Banting for a better lifestyle

The idea is that this way of eating makes your body switch from burning carbs for energy to burning fat.

The best way to help you avoid slipping back into your old eating habits is to plan your meals well. And should you forget to take your lunch to work a Banting meal can be delivered straight to your desk from places such as Sandwich Baron, who cater for all your Banting needs.

As long as you eat the right types of fats (mostly animal fats) and minimal carbs, avoid anything with a carb content of more than five grams per 100 grams, you can eat until you’re full.

Vegetables should be your bulk-food and this means that you must try to have veggies with every meal. Green vegetables are the best as they are low in carbs and full of nutrients.

Water loss also peaks in the first week. Depending on the shape you were in when you started, if you continue to cut out all carbs and focus only on protein and fat, and providing your total energy intake stays below the amount you use, you’ll probably keep on losing weight without much effort or without ever really feeling hungry.

The staple of Banting is cauliflower and broccoli mash, a substitute for mashed potatoes. Courgettes are a great substitute for pasta.

Fruit is full of natural fructose. Fructose is perceived to be ‘good sugar’ but for a Banter there is no such thing.

Sugar is sugar regardless of its perceived ‘goodness’ and, while natural sugar is far preferable to refined sugar, its consumption needs to be strictly controlled.

The lifestyle is so popular that restaurants have started adapting their menus to cater for Banters.

For various Banting options visit Sandwich Baron Alberton.

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