Paleo / Banting / Tim Noakes / Atkins – the list goes on…….

O my word – you cannot open the newspaper without at least a full page devoted to Banting, or go out with friends for a breakfast without everyone asking if you are “banting”, and as true as Bob, even get a “banting” meal at a restaurant in South Africa these days.  Everyone is on the band-wagon!

Some fellow bloggers have written about “banting on a shoe-string budget”, others have bragged about their weight loss, with photos et al, and the local gossip magazine, “Huisgenoot”, as well as Sunday newspaper “Rapport”, have all had pages and pages devoted to the pros and cons of the high fat, no (or low) carb diet Prof Tim Noakes is advocating.  And those who have lost weight, have miraculously also had all their illnesses like diabetes, brought under better control.

So now, my fellow bloggers and readers, I am to confess, even I went and bought this book.  And who knows, maybe a slimmer, more healthy Suletta is going to emerge from the folds of too much sweet, doughy, yummy treats around the waistline.  Those who know me, will also know that a packet of fudge has no chance of even touching sides once I’ve opened it –
I LOVE sugar!!  So to lay off the cakes, sweets and treats, is going to take every bit of willpower I can muster up.  If there are readers who can encourage me, or who want to share their experience on this, or any other diet, please, please send those comments.  And we will watch this space………


About suletta

Fell in love again at age 50! And followed my man to Zanzibar, for him to set up a dairy farm. I managed to travel into Africa a few times in my life, always loving it and experience the "fever" that grips you on African soil - the one that especially the Europeans now and in years gone by, suffer from. Except I am an African by birth - a South African. A Mzungu.So I discovered at this late stage in my life (not that I feel old!) that some people find my babblings about life interesting, and I quote: "live their lives vicariously through me".
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1 Response to Paleo / Banting / Tim Noakes / Atkins – the list goes on…….

  1. danniehill says:

    First. Sorry I’m so late commenting. Had to look up Banting, and now I know. That diet has been around for years and it does work. I tried it and lost a lot of weight, but you can’t continue it for long for all the reasons you wrote. It will shorten your life. Eating less, a bit of exercise and not drinking a lot of beer– hard for me– and you’ll change your life style so that you don’t need gobs of food. Easy to say. Good luck, Suletta

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