October 8, 2018
Tasty low-carb meals in 20 minutes
When you’re hungry and strapped for time, a sandwich or some pasta may seem like the easy choice, but those choices are loaded with carbs. Step away from your usual unhealthy meals and try these quick, nutritious low-carb meals. These are delicious, filling and will keep the kilos at bay too. Low-carb tikka cauliflower rice Cauliflower is a versatile and nutritious vegetable when it comes to cooking. It’s packed with fibre, antioxidants, and is a low-carb alternative to grains and legumes. Swap your usual steamed cauliflower for a flavourful, spicy meal instead. Ingredients: 1tbsp oil 1onion, sliced or diced 120ggreen beans, cut…Read More
January 5, 2018
Banting vs. the Mediterranean diet
There are many ways to get your body into shape. Whether you choose to go big on Banting, or cruise the Mediterranean diet – both have their pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know. Med mania When you hear “Mediterranean”, you might picture an idyllic scene overlooking a white sandy beach. In this scene, you’re scarfing down delicious fresh fish, fresh vegetables and salty olives. The typical Mediterranean diet includes good fats, some carbs and a big side of vegetables. The diet is good for your heart because it replaces saturated and trans fats (which clog your arteries)…Read More
December 26, 2014
Banting snacks for Boxing Day
The year is almost over and what a year it has been! Many people all over South Africa have adopted the Tim Noakes Banting diet, to great effect. Many people claim that the change has improved their lives and their waist-line. The only issue is: the rules and changes aren’t easy, and it certainly isn’t made any easier now that it’s the holiday season. (more…)Read More
December 14, 2014
Banting Christmas lunch
If this is your first holiday as a banter, or you’re having LCHF guests over for Christmas lunch, you might be wondering where to begin. Here are some suggestions on how to make it a fabulous and stress-free day. (more…)Read More
July 10, 2014
Banting on less than R150 a week?
A blogger (who’s also a medical doctor*) decided to give Professor Tim Noakes’ “banting” eating style a try, to challenge her own ideas about food and weight. Most importantly, she wanted to see whether cash-strapped South Africans could actually afford to eat this way, or whether it’s only possible for the small percentage of people living on a fillet steak and Norwegian salmon budget. In short, here’s what she found out about the effects of banting: Her cravings for sweet things disappeared, she no longer had dips in energy after eating, and she managed to lose 1.7kg! (more…)Read More
June 5, 2014
Swedish meatballs anyone? Sweden makes LCHF official!
Low-carb high-fat (LCHF) is no longer just a passing trend, Sweden has become the first Western nation to develop new dietary guidelines that reject the popular low-fat diet, in favour of LCHF. (more…)Read More
May 28, 2014
Is the #LCHF eating plan right for you?
Low-carb high-fat (LCHF), banting - call it what you will – you’ve likely heard about it, know someone who’s on it, or you’re doing it yourself. The LCHF eating plan is incredibly popular right now, and a lot of people have had great results from it, but does that make it suitable for everyone? Not necessarily. What if I’m vegetarian? It’s doable, but you’ll need to radically increase the amount of protein you eat – and this can become expensive with the often exotic “green foods” on the LCHF eating plan. And if you’re vegan, it also poses problems –…Read More
May 21, 2014
Tim Noakes gives us the low down on LCHF
Dr Michael Mol recently interviewed Professor Tim Noakes, and Hello Doctor’s CEO Andrew Milne, to get the low down on the low-carb, high-fat eating plan, and how it affects your body. Take a look! (more…)Read More