The Best Banting Blender Mayo

Since store-bought mayo is full of inflammatory oils that are unhealthy for your body, one shouldn’t be having any. Perhaps the thought of making your own is daunting. Don’t be scared off. This recipe is super easy and the mayo absolutely delectable.


1 whole egg
2 eggs yolks
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
1 heaped teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup (250 ml) extra light olive oil or try a combination of light olive oil, avocado oil and macadamia nut oil. (Note: Regular extra virgin olive oil doesn’t work well and makes the mayo taste slightly bitter)
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp garlic powder


Put the whole egg and egg yolks into the blender, together with the vinegar and mustard.
Blend on low-speed until combined.
Very slowly drizzle the olive oil into the blender while on low-speed. The slower the better to allow for emulsification of the oil into the egg mixture.
Add the garlic powder and salt to your mayo and pulse until mixed.
Scrape your mayo out of the blender into a glass jar and keep refrigerated and use within a week.

Recipe courtesy of the Primal Perks website of Nicky Perks


October 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The link between depression and food

Ask someone about the cause of depression and chances are their reply will include the words ‘chemical imbalance’, or ‘serotonin deficiency’. Because of this widely held belief, the taking of antidepressant medications to fix the problem appears to be the most obvious solution. Yes, medication may offer some relief, but it will not cure you and it definitely won’t get to the bottom of why you are depressed in the first place.

New York based psychiatrist Dr Kelly Brogan put down her prescription pad years ago after coming to the realisation that nutrition and lifestyle interventions were a far more powerful treatment for depression than medication. She is the author of “A mind of your own”, in which she shares with her readers the truth about depression and debunks the serotonin theory. Her book details natural protocols for helping women to heal their bodies and reclaim their lives. […]

September 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Become a Coach with Banting Buddies

Are you passionate about the Banting/LCHF lifestyle? Would you like to help others achieve their weight loss goals, and get healthy? This is your chance to be a part of a growing, vibrant community of coaches. We will equip you with the required knowledge, tools and coaching resources, and provide you with on-going support.

Obesity is impacting the quality of life of so many people all around the world, and they are desperate for something that will actually work. They need help. They want someone to walk the journey with them. It will be your role as a Banting Buddies coach to provide them with education, personalised support, and encouragement to lose their weight and improve their health. Here’s your chance to join the fight against obesity. Banting Buddies aims to build a network of coaches around the globe, to whom people can go for caring and responsible advice on weight loss. […]

September 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to survive the festive season

Article written by Banting Buddies coach Cornia Vosloo.

This time of the year, everybody seems to be indulging. Soaking up the summer sun, lazing around the pool, sipping on summer cocktails and snacking on pastries. If you follow a low carb lifestyle, this idyllic picture will scare you. How can you also enjoy a great festive season with family and friends, but not be “that person” that says no to everything.

Our first low carb festive season was filled with fear, guilt and plenty of long faces. I don’t think anybody enjoyed the experience and we decided to change our approach. You can’t get away from the festive season with all the food, drinks and endless snacking – so I would like to share my top 5 tips with you on how we survive the festive season. […]

December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Age, hormones and weight loss struggles

Article written by Louise Hughes (Banting Buddies coach –  KZN, South Coast)

Why do we battle more with our weight as we age? Jade Teta, personal trainer and author of The Metabolic Effect Diet has some answers.

During menopause, a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels decline. These are both anti-stress hormones. Estrogen is also an insulin-sensitizing hormone, and as levels fall, insulin, a fat storage hormone, doesn’t operate as well. With less estrogen and progesterone circulating, a woman’s cortisol level can rise, leading to weight gain around the middle.

For men, a similar effect takes place as they age and experience andropause, which is a collection of symptoms including fatigue and a decrease in libido due to a gradual decline in testosterone. As their testosterone dips, it allows cortisol and insulin to rise, with the result that men’s bodies are not hormonally as well equipped to deal with stress as they were before, and weight creeps up. […]

August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Could you not eat for 24 hours?

Article written by Banting Buddies coach Louise Hughes (KZN South Coast).

What if I told you that you could:

Dramatically lower both insulin and blood sugar (without a drug)
Raise your level of growth hormone (to enhance fat-burning, muscle building and anti-aging),
Improve your leptin response (to better regulate hunger and satiety)
Activate your body’s internal spring cleaning mechanisms (for cellular repair and regeneration)

…. and what if all of these things were known to:

Lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity
Increase your longevity
Boost your BDNF – your brain derived neurotrophic factor, (a substance that increases the growth of new nerve cells in the brain and protects the brain against stress and toxins)


March 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Are you eating the right amount of fat?

Article written by Paul Magnuson, our Banting Buddies coach in Pretoria.

It all depends on where you are in your Banting journey. Too little fat at the beginning could delay quick and effective fat-adaptation (leaving you feeling tired, hungry, irritable and still craving carbs),  and too much once fat-adapted could stall weight loss. Continue reading for a more detailed explanation and strategy for getting the fat in your diet just right. This information might help you lose those last few kilos, or get off that frustrating plateau. […]

February 10th, 2016|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DIET is an action word

A post from Primal Perks.

The battle against the bulge is one that I have been fighting since I was a child. At times, life’s hurdles made me feel like I was truly fighting a losing battle. Years of fertility treatments, 2 pregnancies, and a hormonal disorder certainly doesn’t bode well for obtaining the slim physique I have always dreamed about. However, my long journey has been an education I wouldn’t want to have missed out on had weight loss and improved health come too easily.  […]

October 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Want to become a Banting coach?

Are you passionate about the Banting/LCHF lifestyle? Would you like to help others achieve their weight loss goals, and get healthy? This is your chance to be a part of a growing, vibrant community of coaches. We will equip you with the required knowledge, tools and coaching resources, and provide you with on-going support. […]

October 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Is SOY really nature’s miracle food?

Article contributed by Karyn Gronn (JHB-based Banting Buddies coach)

If soy is nature’s miracle food, then why are so many vegetarians and health conscious fanatics so sick!!! WHAT is the actual motivation behind this hype, or again have the facts been twisted for profit gains?! Unfermented soy is a very controversial food topic. I believe people have been mislead into believing that it is a health food. The science is inconsistent and contradictory in proving it.


April 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments