Banting diet recently been made popular in Africa by Professor Tim Noakes in his book The Real Meal Revolution.
If you heard and you are asking yourself what is banting – the answer is simple – low carbohydrate, high fat diet, named after William Banting (1797-1878) , the first person to do it. The main idea in this diet is to switch via way of eating from burning carbs for energy to burning fat.
How it works?
In Banting diet, you eliminate all foods that have high carbs and through that your metabolism prepare the body to use fat for energy. Banting diet is so effective that you can lose 6 pounds in 6 weeks. You need to know that for our lives carbohydrates are not necessary! We can live without the starch and sugar, because our body is design like that. In fact it is designed for better working without carbohydrates than with them. In Banting diet you will lose excess weight without feeling hunger, you will have more energy, you will be satisfied and you will live longer. These are not empty promises, it is a reality.
Original basics Banting diet
Fat in Banting diet – better avoid pork. Although low-carb diets high in fat contributes to weight loss.
Protein in Banting diet – milk and butter are usually prohibited because it was thought to contain starch. Today there are no restrictions on these products.
Carbohydrates in Banting diet – It is recommended to avoid root crops, including carrots, turnips, parsnips, turnips and turnip.
Special dietary restrictions: bread, beer, sugar and potatoes. Foods containing sugar and starch are prohibited. The recommendation is four moderate meals a day instead of three large.
A sample daily menu when Banting diet
Breakfast: 200 grams of beef, mutton, kidneys, fried fish, bacon or cold meat with a little bread (homemade low-carb banting bread). One cup of tea without sugar and milk.
Dinner: 250 grams fish (any other than salmon fish) or any meat except pork and any vegetables (no potatoes).
Appetizer: Any fruit. One cup of tea without sugar and milk.
Dinner: 150-200 grams of any meat except pork, or any fish except salmon.
Banting diet is easy to follow, you just need to get used to the menu, one that does not contain sugar and starch.
Among experts there are different views on Banting diet. Some see it as a healthy and moderate way of getting rid of excess weight, while others claim that it is subject to serious doubt.
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