Introduction to the Banting Diet

What is the Banting diet?


The banting diet is based around a LCHF (Low carbohydrate high fat) diet that was introduced by a Dr William Harvey who resided In London in 1861. He was the first one who brought about the diet.This is the reason why the banting diet is also known as the Harvey diet,it’s named after its founder.

Dr Harvey has always said that this diet is right for him as he is a Carbohydrate Resistant person. His diet soon became popular and everyone who started this incredible way of life testified with the result. People didn’t only lose weight but felt a lot healthier over all.The Diet works best for folks people who are Carb Intolerant.

Signs that you may be carbohydrate intolerant

  • If your weight fluctuates all the time
  • If you are having a hard time to control those nasty sugar and carb cravings
  • Are you one of those that gain weight extremely easily?
  • Do you find you are Starving the first thing in the morning?
  • Would you classify yourself as an emotional eater?
  • Do sugary and starchy foods make you feel foggy or sleepy?
  • Do you find yourself  feeling very irritable in the evenings?
  • Do you feel a lot more emotional before having your periods?
  • Do you gain weight all around your waist rather of your hips and thighs?

William Banting was a British undertaker who was very overweight and desperately wanted to lose weight. In the year 1862 he paid a visit to his doctor, William Harvey, who proposed a radical eating plan that was high in fat but consisted of very few carbohydrates.

By following this eating plan William Banting experienced such amazing weight loss that he wrote an open letter to the public, the “Letter on Corpulence”, which became widely circulated. As more people started following this eating plan to lose weight, the term “banting” or to “bant” became popularised.

Low carb diets are scientifically proven to work efficiently at burning fat and reversing many signs and symptoms relating to the metabolic syndrome including Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, hypertension and obesity and other chronic illnesses. 

Banting simplifies your road to adapting to a low carb diet to revitalize your health and your weight. The Banting Diet is The Real Meal Revolution’s four-phased dietary program designed to get you slim and healthier.

Banting summarized in a few words

Consume vegetables, meat, nuts, seeds, little bit of fruit and minimal starch. Eat real fats. Stay away from sugar, grains, seed oils and processed food. Taste new dishes. Protect your gut. Eat when starving. Drink when thirsty. Fast occasionally. Sleep well. Exercise. Relax. Socialize. Listen to your body. Keep improving.

Who should think twice before doing the Banting diet?

  1. Breastfeeding

Ultra strict Banting is not recommended for breastfeeding mommies. It can limit the production of breast milk and has also been revealed in limited research studies to lead to ketoacidosis. It is recommended to keep your carbohydrates between 80g and 100g. To make it much easier for you we have developed a Breastfeeding Meal Plan has been developed by the Realmealrevolution, which you can find on their Online Program.

2. On diabetes or blood pressure prescription medication

Banting is the best thing you can ever do if you are diabetic or have high blood pressure. However, because it works so well, your medication can start having a negative effect on you very soon after you begin, which can lead to low blood pressure and other complications. It’s best to do this in co-ordination with your doctor.

How to start Banting immediately

How do you do Banting Diet?

Step 1

Get the Banting Food Lists.

Step 1

Begin Observation to get to grips with where you’re at.

Step 2

Enter Restoration and restore your gut and good habits.

Step 3-

Take on Transformation and march toward your Awesome Weight.

Step 4

Hit Preservation and find your nutritional sweet spot while optimizing your life-style.

The benefits of the Banting diet

In the 1st edition of The Real Meal Revolution book, Professor Noakes described obesity, diabetes, hypertension and hypercholesterolemia as simply the tip of the metabolic-syndrome iceberg. He suggested that insulin resistance was in fact at the core of most lifestyle diseases and that atherogenic dyslipidaemia, hypertension, obesity, gout and Type 2 Diabetes may all be symptoms of a combination of a diet high in carbohydrates and inherited or manifested insulin resistance.

You might have heard that the Banting Diet is great for weight loss. There is no truth better than that. Banting works. And it works fast.Visit GH  to see testimonies of different people.

What a lot of most people do not know is that it works for a whole bunch of other stuff too.

The 5 most common benefits of the Banting diet:

The above benefits are common with most low carbohydrate diets. Here are a few more additional benefits:

Please keep in mind that if you are on chronic medication, it is highly recommended that your physician monitors your medication from the moment you join the program. Banting often works so quickly that normal medication doses may become dangerous if not managed closely.

  • Weight loss
  • Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes
  • Disappearance of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Greatly improved sleep
  • Normalised blood pressure

Additional benefits of the Banting Diet

  • Great energy
  • Enhanced athletic performance
  • Reduced achy bones and joints
  • Reduction in heart burn
  • Reversal of PCOS (and reported increase in fertility).
  • Clearance of gout.
  • Reduction in migraine headaches and epileptic seizures.
  • Improved sex drive.
  • Vastly improved mental clarity.
  • Reduction in chronic inflammation and all blood markers associated with heart disease risk.

The extra benefits are well recognized among low carbohydrate practitioners and in the Banting community. Some others that have been mentioned by a variety of low carb experts, and that our members have mentioned are as follows.

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