Banting Rules

Top 10 Banting Rules

Banting FoodsBy applying these Banting rules to your daily eating habits you are likely to shed some weight initially & experience fairly dramatic weight loss after a few months.

However, it is important to note that everyone is different & the way certain people’s bodies adapt to this way of eating could be different to others despite applying these Banting diet rules to their lifestyles.

This therefore means that some will experience more weight loss and health improvements than others.

So, to enjoy some of the incredible health & weight loss benefits you could get from this way of eating, here are the 10 Banting rules to live by…

  1. Eat real, wholesome food only – avoid processed junk food & always choose organic, free range, grass-fed meat, eggs & dairy
  2. Avoid sugars completely – Xylitol, Erythritol or Stevia are sweet substitutes you can use but do not opt for artificial sweeteners which could contain all sorts of nasty chemicals & preservatives
  3. Cut out carbohydrate from your diet especially simple carbs including bread, pasta, rice, breakfast cereals, pastries, cakes, etc – You’ll get your body’s daily carbohydrate requirement from vegetables (green leafy veggies are best)
  4. Fruit & Nuts – only eat fruit sparingly as it has a high sugar content (especially bananas) – nuts such as almonds, walnuts, macadamias & pecan nuts make good snacks but should be limited if you are looking to lose weight (remember peanuts are legumes & must be avoided)
  5. Avoid grains, gluten, wheat, rye, barley, couscous, quinoa etc – they are toxic & inflammatory
  6. Eat good fats (such as grass-fed animal fats, unsalted butter, lard, duck fat, ghee, olive oil, coconut oil & avocados) but avoid trans fats found in margarine, vegetable oils & omega-6 – so do not cook with sunflower oil
  7. Eat until you are full – by not eating addictive types of foods (simple carbs, sugars & processed foods) you will feel satisfied & won’t want another helping
  8. Eggs (free range) are fine to eat – they are healthy & keep you feeling full for longer especially after breakfast which will keep you for craving a mid-morning snack
  9. Dairy products are fine to eat as long as they’re organic & come from grass-fed cows – always opt for the full cream version & avoid so called “fat free” versions as they often contain large amounts of sugar & preservatives.
  10. Do not snack between meals & only eat when you’re hungry – if you don’t feel like lunch don’t have it, it’s better to skip a meal than force yourself to eat when you’re not hungry.

Professor Tim Noakes has had a significant impact on the soaring popularity of the Banting diet in South Africa & elsewhere in the world mainly due to the enormous success he has had with it in reversing his diabetes & shedding a significant amount of weight.

Banting is, however, so much more than just a diet – it is more of a lifestyle & a way of eating that could have a dramatic impact on both your health & the way you look.

After William Banting had managed to lose so much weight on the LCHF diet prescribed to him by Dr Harvey, this way of eating became the standard diet for weight loss until around 1960 when it was replaced by the “heart healthy” low fat, high carb diet.

Banting is once again regaining its former popularity due to the spectacular results so many people are experiencing by eating this LCHF diet which is the exact opposite to the so called “heart healthy” diet.

Losing Weight Is All About Hunger Control & Not Portion Control

Tim Noakes Meal PlanThe beauty with the low-carb Banting styled Paleo way of eating is that you can basically eat as much as you like with little danger of over eating…

…this is because real LCHF Paleo foods & meals are non-addictive and will leave you feeling satisfied & satiated without wanting more or still feeling hungry.

This is exactly what helps you control your hunger naturally and is exactly what Prof Tim Noakes keeps on saying about eating low-carb, wholesome foods – they are non-addictive and will make you feel & look better.

To make it easier for you to stick to this healthy way of eating…

Download This Massive Collection Of Banting Styled LCHF Paleo Recipes & 8-Week Meal Plan here »

PS. The Paleo & Banting diets are very similar eating plans with the main differences being that Banting does not recommend fruit whilst Paleo does not recommend dairy.

For more information, see how Paleo compares to Banting here »

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19 comments on “Banting Rules
  1. Alizan Peters says:

    I started the banting diet a week ago and I have to rave about the results. I have been struggling with weight around my waist line for a long time and I am generally a healthy eating person inclusive of exercise. I absolutely love the results and I am still continuing with the eating plan because I am happier than I have ever been

  2. Welile says:

    Hai am so,happy that I had about this Diet plan it actually amazing I have be trying to diet on my own but I always fail because I love junk food but I hope I could just try this new plan, plz kindly email me the 7 day meal plan thank you

  3. Kim says:

    Good Day

    I’m really interested in starting this diet plan, however I have a few uncertainties that I would like you to assist me with please. Am I allowed to add salt, pepper, fresh garlic, chilli, mixed herbs etc to my meals? I like a kick 🙂

    please help?


  4. nthabiseng says:

    Please email me the plan. Im breastfeeding and need to know if its safe

    • PaleoGuy says:

      Hi Nthabiseng

      Here’s a link to a 7-day eating plan but I cannot say if it is “safe” – please consult your medical practioner or nutritionist for professional advice as this site contains advice & opinions but is not a substitute for professional medical advice;

      Hope this helps….

  5. jennefer says:

    I would like to know if someone can send me a grocery list of what to buy what I need to start this whole thing I just can’t loose the weight after my second child

  6. Michelle Birley says:

    I have started using the Banting way of eating and I must say that I have more energy in the mornings I feel better , my cravings for junk food have disappeared,
    I was for a long time on the “low fat” way of eating and it left me still feeling hungry and unsatisfied.

    I love eating foods that are wholesome it just makes all the difference 🙂

  7. Mjimaco says:

    Banting sounds interesting and I am just about to get on it. I am a person who have struggled with excess weight for a long time. I succeeded once with Dr Cohen’s Personalised weight control but I regained the weight later. Please motivate me, I really need to shed kilos.

  8. Tracy Mansfield says:

    This lifestyle is the best thing ever. I feel very privileged to have stumbled across it last year. Over 10kgs weight loss, and the health benefits are amazing. Will never ever look back

  9. charms says:

    where can I get a copy of the green list?

  10. Irene says:

    I started banting in August 2015. I have seen amazing results in my energy, brain fog and general health….besides loosing 23kg’s. I absolutely love it. However I fell off the ban wagon over the festive season…but now I am back with vengeance. I have got a whole lot of new recipes for entice my taste buds and am planning my week meals on the weekends…so there is no excuse. can’t wait for the brain fog to clear again and to loose the next 15kg’s. Thank you Tim for the revolution…if only everyone was a believer!

  11. janine says:

    Plse help. I want to start, but dont know what where to start. There are so many banting diets. Which one do i use. I want to lose fast.

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