What is Banting?

  • Low carb, medium protein, high-fat eating lifestyle
  • A return to the way our ancestors ate.
  • Healty eating of unprocessed real foods
  • Avoidance of refined sugars, carbs, and seed oils
  • Reversal of insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and obesity
  • Improved health and well-being through food

The Dietary Guidelines

Since the US government published their revised dietary guidelines in 1977, advocating a diet high in carbs and low in fat, we have seen a massive rise in obesity and diabetes in the Western world.

The Banting Program

The Simplicity of Banting

  • Lose weight by counting carbs and not calories
  • Control your appetite by staying full on healthy fats
  • Stick to all vegetables grown above ground
  • Avoid all sugars and foods containing sugar
  • Don't eat too much protein
  • Don't go overboard on the fruit and nuts
  • Avoid grains
  • Avoid processed oils
  • Read labels
  • Only eat when you're hungry

Banting Myths

  • Saturated fat should be avoided
  • Saturated fats cause high blood pressure and heart disease
  • Fats make you fat
  • Polyunsaturated fats are good for you
  • Cholestrol is evil
  • Cholestrol causes heart disease
  • We need carbohydrates to survive
  • Banting is a high protein diet
  • All calories are created equal
  • Banting is a diet
  • Banting is expensive
  • Losing weight means being hungry

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