How to begin the LCHF (low carb) lifestyle

Before you begin a low carb diet there are a few important points that you should understand.  The LCHF ( low carb, healthy fats) way of eating is a long term LIFESTYLE, it is not a conventional diet as we know diets. It is really important to understand that the food you eat can make you … Continue reading How to begin the LCHF (low carb) lifestyle

Not so healthy heart

Recently one of the drug reps that calls on my partners practice kindly left a complementary cook book for us called " Cooking from the heart. This is a cook book released from time to time by the Heart and Stroke foundation of South Africa and contains, apart from detrimental tips like "sunflower and canola … Continue reading Not so healthy heart

The Big Fail of Biggest Loser

With the failures of "The Biggest Loser" weight loss program currently splashed in the media, many are asking how and why these contestants were unable to maintain the weight loss experienced on the show. The previous post on calorie reduction explains part of the problem. When we decrease calories in, the body decreases calorie out. Feed your body … Continue reading The Big Fail of Biggest Loser

What makes us fat ?

After my last post on the failures of calorie restriction I am sure there are many people wondering how to lose weight if we don't follow a sustained calorie cutting diet ? To lose weight effectively we first need to understand what makes us fat. Yes - eating junk ( which includes all processed foods) … Continue reading What makes us fat ?

Caloric reduction as primary is “Crap”

One of the biggest myths of the nutrition and diet industry is the calorie myth. Dietitians and nutritionists all over the world still repeat this tired old mantra that if you shed a certain number of calories from your diet, you will lose weight. Unfortunately even in the " low carb" community calorie counting is still being practiced … Continue reading Caloric reduction as primary is “Crap”

How much food should I eat ?

We have learnt that saturated fat ( in reasonable amounts) is good for our health but apart from that it helps to keep us feeling full, thereby reducing our total food intake - well that's the theory anyway. According to the good Prof Noakes , we have an internal gauge, the appestat , which determines … Continue reading How much food should I eat ?

Food list conundrum

Within months of Banting becoming popular a number of social media groups sprung up in support of Prof Noakes and his real food ideas. These groups are wonderful for spreading the real food message and supporting banters on their journey to good health.  However as well meaning as most people are, a large amount of advice … Continue reading Food list conundrum

“The Banting Solution” content

BUY THE BOOK HERE Listen to me chat to Chris Avant-Smith on the RANT & RAVE show Radio Today. Author interview Since  pre-orders   for "The Banting Solution" opened we have been asked a number of questions about the content of the book, how it differs from the "Real Meal Revolution" and does the book have recipes? … Continue reading “The Banting Solution” content

Are you feeding your children C.R.A.P ?

It was my intention to continue with a series on Diabetes but in the last 24hrs I came across a couple of posts / comments on social media sites that I wanted to address. It is not always appropriate to give my personal opinion on other peoples Facebook pages but I do believe that somehow … Continue reading Are you feeding your children C.R.A.P ?