Or as I like to call it…. The Idiots Guide To Banting. 

No offense, but Banting is quite a radical way of thinking if you’re a follower of traditional nutritional advice. It’s hard to wrap your head around it given how we’ve been indoctrinated into believing that our modern, processed, high carb diets are healthy and balanced diets, while we continue to get sicker and diabetes and other modern diseases are on the increase. 

I won’t lie, it was hard for me to wrap my head around when we first started banting two and a half years ago. But my results spoke for themselves. And the changes in my body and health were undeniable. I’d been following the wrong dietary advice for my entire adult life. Here’s a reminder of where I started and where I am today:

Sharon Front View
Front view after a year of banting.
Sharon Side View
Me side view after a year of banting.

And it’s a lifestyle I intend to stick to. I’m NEVER going back to where I came from. I can’t. I won’t. I love how my body functions on banting. I love how I look on banting and I love how I feel on banting.

And it’s an easy lifestyle to follow when you have a good grasp on the basics of banting. There is a lot of literature available on banting and low carb high fat lifestyles. Great recipe books and local recipe books and banting for children. And yet, even when we’ve read them, we’ve had questions and there are grey areas that leave a lot of us confused.

That’s what makes The Banting Solution so great. 

The Banting Solution Review

About the book: 
At last, the banting book that will answer ALL your questions about the banting lifestyle AND provide you with the solution to permanent weight loss! The Banting Solution not only explains what banting is all about, but also:
• answers banters’ most pressing questions;
• busts the myths that have cropped up around banting;
• provides helpful meal plans and banting-friendly food lists;
• helps us understand food labels; and
• teaches us how to bant on a budget.
Most importantly, it teaches us how to get rid of those unwanted kilos and keep them off forever! With solid research supported by actual case studies and before-and-after photographs, readers will now be able to access all the information they need about banting in just one book.
What I loved most about this book is that is extensively covers areas that have left many of us confused. It has REALLY in depth green, orange and red food lists and covers everything from how banting works and why it works to questions that I see asked over and over again on all the banting support groups that none of the other books available cover. From facts and myths on alcohol (ahem) and everything in between. 
It even has detailed meal plans for low carb tolerant and slow starter banters, for lacto-ovo-vegeterian and flexitarian banters, for fat sensitive banters and also for those who are profoundly insulin resistent (me) and those who are aiming for nutritional ketosis. 
The book also details shopping lists and basic ingredients you always want to have on hand when banting as well as frequently asked questions and everything in between. There are also recipes, although this is not the main focus of the book and so many of the other banting books have already covered this.
The book is co-written by Berndine Douglas, who is the founder of Slender Slim 4 U banting clinics and Bridgette Allan, who is a registered nurse who has also studied personal nutrition and nutritional therapy and runs her own integrative wellness practice.
You can buy your copy of The Banting Solution (which is also available in Afrikaans) from Loot,  Takealot or Raru and most good book stores.
Or you could win your copy here:
T’s & C’s
  • You HAVE to complete the Rafflecopter entry form to be eligible to win
  • Entries open to South African residents only
It’s a great book, if you’re interested in trying out the banting lifestyle, I’d highly recommend you get a copy of this book along with all the others as it covers a lot of areas that the other books don’t. 
Disclaimer – I was given a review copy of this book as well as a copy to give away to one lucky reader.