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DIET is an action word

I have given this a lot of thought, and in this post I would like to share my insights with you. The battle against the bulge is one that I have been fighting since I was a child. At times, life’s hurdles made me feel like I was truly fighting a losing battle. Years of fertility treatments, 2 pregnancies, and a hormonal disorder certainly doesn’t bode well for obtaining the slim physique I have always dreamed about. However, my long journey has been an education I wouldn’t want to have missed out on had weight loss and improved health come too easily. Every day I thank God for his blessings and guidance, which assures me that I am not walking this road alone. Read the rest of this entry

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Want to become a Banting coach?

Are you passionate about the Banting/LCHF lifestyle? Would you like to help others achieve their weight loss goals, and get healthy? This is your chance to be a part of a growing, vibrant community of coaches. We will equip you with the required knowledge, tools and coaching resources, and provide you with on-going support. Read the rest of this entry

How Emma got her “happy” back

Note from Nicky: I am always so inspired when I see people turn their lives around, and reclaim the life they want, and deserve.  As Emma explains in her story below, change is never easy, but hard work and dedication does pay off. We all have the ability to write a different story for our lives. Thank you Emma for being brave enough to share your story of transformation with others.

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Can I eat as much as I want on LCHF?

Can I eat as much as I want on LCHF? My short answer to this question is, “No, you can’t”. BUT, you can eat as much as you NEED to feel satisfied. This is a very important distinction, and can make all the difference.  Once you start really listening to your body, you will completely change your eating habits, and will lose weight and keep it off.  The rules are simple. Read the rest of this entry

Banting gave me freedom

Lately I have given quite a bit of thought to my motivation to keep eating this way. What drives me? Why has my experience with Banting (low carb/high fat) been so different from all the other diets I have tried over the years? This is a very important question, and one that will require a very honest answer, if I am to help others. In this post I will share with you my three main reasons for eating this way, and why I will always eat this way. Here they are:  Freedom from hunger,  freedom from food addiction and freedom from sub-optimal health. Read the rest of this entry

Answers to some Banting questions

I love it when people ask questions and engage in dialogue to find out more about the Banting lifestyle. It means they have open minds. Minds willing to learn.  This is the mark of an intelligent person. Science is not static but is constantly evolving.  If the Food Pyramid guidelines (emphasising grains and carbs) actually worked, wouldn’t we all be thinner and healthier than we are today?  Instead we are fatter – much fatter, and suffering from serious diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. So this post if for those intelligent people willing to explore new paradigms.

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Need help losing weight?

Last week saw a dream come true for me. My goal and passion has always been to share with others what I know about the Banting way of eating (low-carb, moderate protein and high fat). I truly believe that it is the best way to good health and vitality. Last week I was honoured to be training side by side with one of South Africa’s top nutritionists, Sally-Ann Creed (who is also co-author of the Real Meal Revolution). Yes, that red book!
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The healing power of LCHF

Most people focus on the weight-loss aspect of a LCHF way of eating. For many people it is the diet that FINALLY  works for them and allows them to easily maintain their weight-loss. But in this post, I share with you one woman’s incredible story of how LCHF healed an intolerable skin condition for which none of the doctors and specialists she consulted could find a cure. My friend’s journey back to health illustrates very powerfully how the food we eat impacts not just our waistlines, but our health. This is Helen’s story……. Read the rest of this entry

How merry is your Xmas gonna be?

It’s the time of year when friends and family come together, relax,  give gifts and EAT. Shops are full of mouth- watering Christmas fare. This definitely makes it more difficult to eat healthily. Here are some strategies for ensuring that the inevitable “fall off the wagon” over the holidays is not too severe.  Read the rest of this entry