Banting Green List

Banting Green List

Tim Noakes Displaying the Type Of Foods You Would Expect To Find On the Banting Green List

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”.

Support your healthy low-carb eating plan with this
Fantastic Collection Of Banting Styled LCHF Paleo Recipes here »
(which includes an 8-Week Meal Plan)

Essential Banting Green List Of Foods

Animal Protein

Banting Diet Food List

Eggs Are a Popular Food On the Banting Diet Food List

  • 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)
  • Offal

Dairy (organic)

  • Milk (full cream)
  • Yogurt – full cream Greek (be wary of low-fat options as they normally contain loads of sugar)
  • Cheeses
  • Cottage cheese
  • Cream

(Note: if you are lactose intolerant it is best to limit your intake of any dairy product)


Healthy Fats On the Banting Green List

Healthy Fats You Would Find On the Banting Green List But No Vegetable Fats

  • Avocado oil
  • Animal fats
  • Butter & cheese (organic)
  • Coconut oil
  • Duck fat
  • Ghee
  • Lard
  • Macadamia oil
  • Olive oil

Nuts & Seeds

  • Almonds
  • Flax seeds
  • Macadamia nuts
  • Pecan nuts
  • Pine nuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts

(Note: Peanuts are to be avoided as they are not nuts but acually legumes which are not Banting approved)


Vegetables Banting Food List

Green Leafy Veggies Are a Favourite On the Banting Food List

  • Green leafy vegetables (including spinach, cabbage, lettuce etc)
  • Artichokes
  • Asparagus
  • Aubergines
  • Avocados
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Courgettes
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Spring onions
  • Tomatoes
  • Generally any vegetable that is grown above the ground (so not potatoes)


  • Stevia
  • Xylitol

Healthy Eating Tips

Eating Foods On the Banting Green List Are Sure To Keep You Trim & Healthy

Eating Foods On the Banting Green List Are Sure To Keep You Trim & Healthy

  • 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

Tim Noakes Banting Food List

Tim Noakes With a Selection Of Foods from the Banting Green List

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…

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


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35 comments on “Banting Green List
  1. jesse prinsloo says:

    need to loss some weight need a easy weight list diet to follow thnQ in advances

  2. tlaleng says:

    I want to star benting diet but i have no clue where to start please help

  3. Rosanne says:

    Hi your banting diet is very interesting. It really got me thinking of changing my lifestyle as well as my families.kindly email me a daily diet plan for breakfast lunch and dinner as well as in between snacks. Regards Rosanne

    • Munira says:

      I m on benting diet I mtrying to strictly observe it but some time can’t stop my self juz tests a littel bit , so pls send me interesting food that can stop tempting me to other food

      • PaleoGuy says:

        Hi Munira

        I know what you mean, when you feel like something tasty you just can’t resist.

        Well we’ve got you covered – try these tasty Paleo treats (same as Banting) which will satisfy & keep you healthy at the same time


  4. Yeshodah says:

    I would like to know more about healthy living and how banting works and how it is related to PCOS. I suffer with PCOS.


  5. nomcebo says:

    pls send me a breakfast,lunch and dinner list.

  6. matshepo says:

    I’m really interested in the bunting lifestyle since I’ve been struggling to loose weight I’ve tried all the diet with no luck. Please sent me your daily eating plan.

  7. Nthabeleng Monyane says:

    please send me the different food lists per colours of what can be eaten and what cannot be eaten. eg. Red list, Green list etc.

  8. I really like what you guys tend to be up too. This type of clever work and exposure!

    Keep up the very good works guys I’ve added you guys to blogroll.

  9. BRENDA says:

    Where will I get the recipe/menu book for Banting Meals? (Breakfast,Lunch, snacks and Dinner

  10. kenneth says:

    Goodmornin guys,I love the list,can you please send the list to my email,

  11. Frank says:

    On weighless we are using Chick Peas as protein is that allowed in the Banting.

    What about coffee and tee during the day and how many allowed?


    • PaleoGuy says:

      I would avoid eating chickpeas as they’re actually legumes which contain anti-nutrients such as phytic acid.

      Coffee & tea is fine but to be specific I would suggest consulting a dietician

  12. norma says:

    really fascinated want to try it

  13. norma says:

    want to get going ,my wedding dress should look stunning

  14. bibitha Felix says:

    hi are fruits allowed in banting diet

    • PaleoGuy says:

      Yes, but in moderation.

      However, if you’re really trying to lose weight, or you’re diabetic, it’s best to get your health professional to advise you as fruits are quite high in sugar, especially bananas, which could cause issues for you.

  15. Bridget says:

    I want to lose my tummy only and not my whole body.what should i do?

    • PaleoGuy says:

      Hi Bridget

      It’s been my experience that eating a low-carb, sugar-free Paleo (or Banting) diet has helped get rid of the fat from all parts of my body so that would include the tummy.
      If you combine this way of eating with low intensity exercise it will also help to burn the fat off your tum.

  16. phumie says:

    Hi l only started Banting diet 3 days ago i would like to find out if it works for the tummy (belly )i might say and how long does it take for me to see the results.



    • PaleoGuy says:

      You should start seeing overall results Phumie – if you stick to it the weight should start to drop from all parts of your body

  17. DUDUZILE says:

    Are potatoes allowed in the Banting diet?

  18. candy says:

    This banting thing is interesting…ill give it a try since i want to loose some weight

  19. Nandipa Sipamla says:

    please email green list for me and recipes as I am starting as a Banter

  20. Tarchie says:

    Hi guys am struggling to download the recipe book, can someone help please.


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