I don’t know what the question is, but Banting is the answer.  For many people it is. Banting, butter and bacon?   We all know a Banter, are a Banter or want to give banting a go and the ultimate destination is not to just to lose that stubborn, pesky belly fat which most of us thought we will never get rid of after 40… no!  It is to fit into that sexy blue jeans again without the b-l-o-a-t-i-n-g tummy distress.

And besides that… once you realise that it is not just another fad diet but a lifelong commitment to yourself and your health, there is no turning back.  It is truly a lifestyle.  Once you experience the soul-satisfying joy that comes from stepping into that first smaller size and then another… and another… it gets easier to make those healthier food choices, daily. Consistently.

Once you relive the bloating and other side effects of eating a slice of white bread with plenty butter (which would most likely be my lifelong Achilles heel – and at almost a whopping 25 grams total carb per 2 slices) and you understand how gluten compromises gut health, and causes chronic inflammation you think twice before indulging.  And my goodness, gluten is for in almost everything for some reason… to glue, to stretch, to thicken and to make things gooey and spongy.

The long-term health benefits of Banting by far outweighs the sweet allure of the non-banting, processed, fast food world – once you have committed to your banting health and weight goals.

But let us briefly have a look at some of the common benefits, besides looking and feeling great because you can fit into that sexy denim, skirt or top again.  (Carefully, hopefully, stored away a few years back for ‘’one day’’).  And over the next few blog posts we will delve deeper in to each individual benefit and even touch on some myths around cholesterol and fats.

The five most common benefits of the Banting Diet:

  1. Weight loss
  2. Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Disappearance of Irritable Bowel Syndrome 
  4. Normalised blood pressure
  5. Vastly improved sleep

Honestly? Who would not want to experience at least 3 out of those 5 benefits?  And the good news is there are many more benefits than just the above mentioned 5.

Sources for your own investigation and questioning the status quo:

https://realmealrevolution.com/real-thinking/introduction-to-the-banting-diet

https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/food/bread/carbohydrate

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