I don’t own a scale, so I cannot tell if I have lost any weight at all, but I do know I have had some of the side effect they talk about! Bloating, headaches, etc. BUT! I do feel more healthy, no doubt, and my clothes feel more comfortable.
For the first time in my life the thought of a diet is really not daunting, and as I’ve mentioned previously, it must be because there are not restriction on how much you may eat. (Must say, stuffed myself with nice loin chops – fat ‘n all!, and roast chicken the other day and felt positively pigged-out).
For lunch today I made a tuna pie: fried onion in a dollop of butter, added the tuna and some paprika, herbs and spices and CREAM. Whipped this into an egg and milk mixture, topped with grated cheese and baked till brown and crispy. I served it with a lovely side salad with added fresh mint leaves from the garden, and there we had our banting meal.
Tonight I will try and delight hubby with some nice chicken curry in coconut milk, with veggies to match. Must say, becoming quite the cook these days. My friends are probably laughing out loud now, as they know this is a newby for me.
I spent some more time poring over the contents of the book – The Real Meal Revolution, and I must say, it really makes sense to me. Think back on how we older folk grew up: fatty meat, real butter, cream, full-fat milk, eggs etc. I can vividly remember my granny’s meat dishes – swimming in the fat! And then ponder on the cancer stats then and now – a huge increase in cancer cases worldwide since the food pyramid that the USA got us all to believe, with carbs / grains etc making up the biggest chunk of it, was told as gospel since the late 70’s.
I for one, am happy to give this a good try – but as my dear fellow blogger, Dannie Hill said, everything in moderation. So I had a small glass of sherry last night………
Happy banting to everyone else who is doing it out there – and that, I believe is now almost half of South Africans. So much so that some potato farmer wants to sue the author of this book, Tim Noakes.