If you choose foods from the Banting Green List, Tim Noakes says you can practically eat as much as you like without having to worry about weight gain.
Just remember that whilst many will get encouraging results by only eating food on this Banting food list, everyone’s different & may respond differently to certain eating plans.
Eating foods included in the Banting Green List have a very low carbohydrate content (between 0g – 5g/100g) which means that it would be almost impossible to overdo the amount of carbs you ingest.
However, having said this eating too much animal protein is not recommended but you can include a significant amount of fat in your meals which is totally in line with following the low-carb Banting diet.
So whilst eating as much as you like is generally fine, as long the meals are Banting approved, it is advisable to only eat when hungry and stop eating once you feel satisfied & to not overeat.
Incidentally Prof Noakes is a huge supporter of the Banting diet & the Banting food list is therefore often referred to as the “Tim Noakes Green Foods List”.
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Essential Banting Green List Of Foods
- Eggs (all types)
- Beef, poultry & game (grass-fed & free-range)
- Natural cured meats & sausages (parma ham, chorizo, salami)
- Seafood (except for those high in mercury content such as some tuna, swordfish & tilefish)
- Milk (full cream)
- Yogurt – full cream Greek (be wary of low-fat options as they normally contain loads of sugar)
- Cottage cheese
(Note: if you are lactose intolerant it is best to limit your intake of any dairy product)
- Avocado oil
- Animal fats
- Butter & cheese (organic)
- Coconut oil
- Duck fat
- Macadamia oil
- Olive oil
Nuts & Seeds
- Flax seeds
- Macadamia nuts
- Pecan nuts
- Pine nuts
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sunflower seeds
(Note: Peanuts are to be avoided as they are not nuts but acually legumes which are not Banting approved)
- Green leafy vegetables (including spinach, cabbage, lettuce etc)
- Brussels sprouts
- Spring onions
- Generally any vegetable that is grown above the ground (so not potatoes)
Healthy Eating Tips
- Fatty cuts of meat are not only Banting approved, but are often cheaper as well as tastier.
- Choose a wide variety of foods which makes it more interesting & provides you with a bigger range of different nutrients.
- Only buy foods that you recognise in their natural state & remember that organic, grass-fed & free-range is best.
- Always avoid any processed or convenience foods.
- Avoid eating too much protein in one sitting.
Losing Weight Is All About Hunger Control & Not Portion Control
The beauty with the low-carb styled Paleo way of eating is that you can basically eat as much as you like with little danger of over eating…
…the reason for this is because real, wholesome LCHF Paleo foods & meals are non-addictive and will leave you feeling satisfied & satiated without wanting more or still feeling hungry.
This is just what helps to control your hunger naturally and is exactly what Prof Tim Noakes keeps on saying about eating low-carb, nutrient rich wholesome foods.
Real, nutrient dense foods are non-addictive, non-fattening and will make you feel & look better naturally.
Remember that all your good intentions to stick to a healthy eating plan will soon unravel unless you have a wide & varied range of low-carb recipes always available to keep it interesting & exciting.
To make it easier for you to stick to this healthy eating plan…