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10 Golden Rules of Banting (High Fat Low Carb Diet)

Published on April 11, 2014,

The website Health24 has an interesting summary of Professor Tim Noakes’s low-carb ‘banting’ diet including ten golden rules and an overview of what Tim Noakes eats…

10 Golden rules of Banting10 Golden rules of Banting Banting has become synonymous with the Tim Noakes Diet which refers to going on a high fat, low carbohydrate diet. Here are some rules to guide you. Tim Noakes’ eating plan was first prescribed in 1861 by a Harley Street surgeon Mr William Harvey with great success to a corpulent London undertaker, Mr William Banting, thus it is more appropriately named the Harvey/Banting diet. In time the term to ‘bant’ was introduced into the English language. It referred to the use of this low carbohydrate diet for weight loss. Indeed ‘Banting’ was the standard treatment for weight loss in all the major European and North American medical schools for nearly 100 years until it suddenly went out of fashion after 1959 when it was written out of all the major medical and nutritional textbooks, to be replaced with its polar opposite, the currently popular low fat, high carbohydrate, ‘heart healthy’ diet.

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Here are the 10 golden rules…

10 golden rules of Banting

1. Remember: this is not a high protein diet. It’s a high fat, medium protein, low carb way of eating

2. Choose real foods that look like what they are, and cook them from scratch

3. Fat is not the enemy. Enjoy it!

4. Eat only when you are hungry; eat until you are satisfied – then stop

5. Don’t eat when you’re not hungry. You won’t die if you occasionally skip a meal you don’t feel like eating.

6. Stop snacking. You won’t need to – it’s just a habit.

7. No sugar. It’s an addiction, and it’s probably best to go cold turkey. But if you need to make it a transition, substitute with SteviaZylitol or Erythritol – NOT artificial sweeteners.

8. No grains of any kind

9. No (or very, very little) fruit. Think of it as a sweet rather than a health snack.

10. Embrace eggs. They’re healthy, satisfying and very good for you.

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Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrong

Published on March 24, 2014,

The UK’s Observer newspaper has a very interesting piece by Joanna Blythman asking whether, after the major study last week that dismissed a link between fats and heart disease,  it is time for a complete rethink on what is healthy and unhealthy as far as food is converned?

Why almost everything you’ve been told about unhealthy foods is wrongCould eating too much margarine be bad for your critical faculties? The “experts” who so confidently advised us to replace saturated fats, such as butter, with polyunsaturated spreads, people who presumably practise what they preach, have suddenly come over all uncertain and seem to be struggling through a mental fog to reformulate their script. Last week it fell to a floundering professor, Jeremy Pearson, from the British Heart Foundation to explain why it still adheres to the nutrition establishment’s anti-saturated fat doctrine when evidence is stacking up to refute it. After examining 72 academic studies involving more than 600,000 participants, the study, funded by the foundation, found that saturated fat consumption was not associated with coronary disease risk. This assessment echoed a review in 2010 that concluded “there is no convincing evidence that saturated fat causes heart disease”.

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Success Story: “Low Carb – It’s Amazing How Easy It Is”

Published on March 21, 2014,

The DietDoctor has a great success story from Mauro who had no luck losing weight until he first dropped sugar and then the carbs. The before and after pics show how well it is working out…

“It’s Amazing How Easy It Is”Here’s Mauro’s LCHF story, from Mexico City: Hello Andreas, My name is Mauro Chan and I’m from México City. I found your page while I was trying to learn more about sugar, from the best on this theme, Dr. Robert Lustig. I wasn’t fat, but I was overweight and I started to diet and exercise but with no good results and one day I found the truth about sugar and I’d quit, but then I discovered your page and it was a phenomenal discovery. I started to lose weight quitting sugar, but it went way better when I quit carbohydrates!!!! It’s amazing how easy it is and eating what I really want, so I started to make my little war against sugar and the very bad information of media to eat very bad and make us so sick!

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