I thought a good way to kick off the year was to review the basic principles of Banting and give a short explanation as to why they are important. Here are the ‘rules of the game’. Play by them and you will taste victory. Let these 10 principles guide you towards control over your cravings, improved general health, more energy and effective fat loss.
Weight loss and optimal health takes consistent effort and most importantly it requires us to take responsibility over our food choices – and yes we also need to exercise a degree of willpower and restraint. Taking responsibility is often the biggest hurdle one needs to conquer before progress can be made. Excuses just lead us further away from our goals and the truth is, no-one can do it for you. These principles should help you to get things on track.
If I had to run a poll asking people whether they thought beans and lentils were good for your health, I believe most people would respond, “Yes, they are”. I used to think so too, but after delving into the science and literature I have changed my opinion. I am going to try to explain it to you as simply as I can without losing too much of the convincing scientific evidence (which can get a tad complex at times).