Banting is a term used for a Low Carbohydrate High Fat diet plan. In other words, you cut out starches and sugar, and eat high fat and full cream products. If you easily gain weight when eating starch and sugar, then you may be carbohydrate/ insulin resistant and will find benefit in the Banting way of eating. Fat and protein serve as a hunger suppressant and by cutting out starch and sugar you will not experience chronic hunger. The fact that it is called a high fat diet does not necessarily mean that you should force yourself to eat a lot of fat; it simply means that you donu2019t have to fear adding healthy fats to your diet plan.
Dietary guidelines from the seventies prescribed a, low fat, high carbohydrates diet. u2013 Some dieticians and scientists now prescribe a low carbohydrate high fat diet as there are good fats and bad fats. A diet high in starches and sugar (carbohydrates) may well be responsible for cardiovascular diseases and chronic health problems.
Dr Schoonbee from Stellenbosch emphasises that you should not see this plan as an instant diet, rather you should incorporate the Banting guidelines into your lifestyle. Although you have a 21 Day menu, you can adapt it to fit your preferences and metabolism. Portion sizes and meal frequency can be adjusted. Banting is a very individualistic diet plan. You only eat when you are hungry. If you eat enough fat with breakfast you definitely won’t feel like having a snack 3 hours later.
It may happen that you will only feel hungry again at around 15:00. You can then eat the lunch on your menu, or if you donu2019t want to spoil your dinner, snack on a handful of nuts, biltong or a piece of cheese. You do not have to eat all the food on the menu if you do not feel hungry. But if you feel hungry between meals, it means that your previous meal did not contain enough fat. You can then snack on the items listed at the bottom of the eating plan or drink a Bulletproof coffee (coffee with a bit of butter and coconut oil in).