Starting your low carb journey?

Learn what is Banting and Ketosis.  Get to know your lists and what to have in your pantry.  Practice good LCHF habits and how to track your macros.

An LCHF lifestyle:  Eat real, wholesome food only.

Avoid processed junk food and always try to choose organic, free range, grass-fed meat, eggs and dairy if possible. Avoid sugars completely, however xylitol, erythritol and stevia are sweet substitutes you can use but do not opt for artificial sweeteners as  they contain all sorts of nasty chemicals and preservatives in.  Cut out carbohydrate from your diet especially the high carbs which include bread, pasta, rice, breakfast cereals, pastries, cakes etc.  Your body will get enough carbs from the vegetables that you eat and green leafy vegetables are the best.

This lifestyle requires you to work in three stages

Prepare: By preparation you will prepare yourself and your environment for the journey that you are about to embark on. This will lay the foundation for your LCHF lifestyle.

Decarb: After you have made the necessary preparations you will now go all out to remove as many carbs from your diet as possible. You will even see some weight loss as well.

Live: Now you have become accustomed to this way of life you can continue to be your ideal weight and the healthy self that you want to be. Always keep your long term goal in sight and remind yourself where you have come from. This is a way of life to ensure that you remain lean, healthy and happy for the rest of your life.

BantingGirls LCHF lifestyle is based on the research from Real Meal Revolution and other great scientist around the world.
Other LCHF guidelines
  • Fruits and nuts – fruit needs to be eaten sparingly as it has a high sugar content, opt for berries as they have the lowest sugar content.  Nuts such as almonds, walnuts, macadamias and pecans make great snacks but should be limited if you are looking to lose weight.  Remember that peanuts are legumes and must be avoided.

  • Avoid all grains, gluten, wheat, rye, barley, couscous, quinoa etc. as they are toxic and inflammatory.

  • Eat good fats such as grass-fed animal fats, unsalted butter, lard, duck fat, ghee, olive oil, coconut oil and avocados and avoid trans fats totally which is found in margarine, vegetable oils and omega 6. Don’t use sunflower oil and rapeseed oil to cook in.

  • Eat until you are full by eating good carbs until you feel satisfied and don’t want another helping.

  • Eggs are fine to eat, they are healthy and keep you feeling full longer.  You can eat eggs every day without a problem.

  • Dairy products are fine to eat as long as they are full fat and don’t contain large amounts of sugar and preservatives.

  • Only eat when hungry.  It’s better to skip a meal than to force yourself to eat when you are not hungry.

What is Ketosis

Ketosis is a normal metabolic process and a natural state for the body when your body is fueled by fat.  When your body does not have loads of carbohydrates from food for your cells to burn for energy, it burns fat instead.  This is what happens when you are on a low carb healthy fat lifestyle, your body adapts to burning fat instead of carbohydrates.  As part of this process, your body will be making ketones.  Your body will switch to ketosis for energy.


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