Our coaches have undergone a comprehensive education process developed by Banting Buddies and Sally-Ann Creed. They are passionate about Banting and many of them have walked their own weight loss journey. Please don’t struggle on your own.  We have dedicated and knowledgable coaches who want to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Give one of them a call today.

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Elise Bonett

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Contact Details

Randburg/Fourways Johannesburg Cell Phone: 083 455 7500

Why you became a Banting Buddies coach?

Because it worked for me, I want to share that! I am excited to guide clients step-by-step through their own personal journey to weight loss and a healthy lifestyle. Everyone has a different journey and different challenges to overcome. I believe Low Carb Healthy Fat is the most sustainable way to do this. Good fats are the best and cleanest fuel for peak performance of the body and brain, and it is also what makes food taste delicious. This is Good News! So I became a coach in 2014, attended the LCHF conference in Cape Town in 2015 and got my Diploma in Clinical Nutrition in 2017.


How have you personally benefited from Banting?

For me the permanent weight loss, energy and health have been my benefits. I love to see my clients succeed in transitioning to this lifestyle. The best things about the LCHF Lifestyle (apart from delicious food) are increased energy and reduced hunger because you are eating the real food (not processed food) that God put on earth for you and designed your body to digest to keep it healthy, (let food be your medicine). So this is what makes it sustainable – you are not weak, hungry and battling to get through the day.


Other interests and background info:

So blessed to be happily married, have two daughters, 1 son-in-law, 3 grandchildren, plus a very active 85 year old Mom! (Oh and 3 doggies) I have always been interested in nutrition and exercise; I used to teach exercise classes. I enjoy Pilates, Cycling, Watersports and Family Holidays.


Testimonial from a client: Carina Van Zijl

‘I was one of those who was taught, that in order to run a 10km race, I had to fill up on potatoes, pasta, bananas & other carbs. I also used to eat at least five different fresh fruit types per day, loved my sweetened yogurt as well as at least one or two sweet treats per day such as a slice of cake or chocolate. In addition, I avoided any form of fat and oil intake because I grew up with the notion that fatty foods will lead to extra weight gain.

Over the last couple of years, I slowly gained at least one kg of weight per year until I was about 6 kg overweight. I further experienced health issues such as pain in my finger joints, extreme sinusitis, my cholesterol level kept rising and my thyroid got enlarged. Needless to say that my doctor prescribed lots of medication to treat each of the above conditions. I further took a hand full of supplements per day to ‘make up’ for the lack of nutrients in my unbalanced diet.

Having researched the LCHF Banting diet concept, I knew I had to give it a go. To the disbelieve of my general practitioner, I informed him of my decision to cut all medication and to start with the Banting diet.

Once on the Banting diet, I lost one kg of weight per week and reached my goal within six weeks. Further benefits I experienced was that my cholesterol level decreased from 6.8 to 5.2 and the pain in my finger joints as well as my sinusitis completely disappeared! My poor husband was obviously ‘forced’ to be on the Banting diet by default. His cholesterol level dropped from 8.5 to 5.1!’


Our coaching programmes, consultations and support groups are for educational and informational purposes only, and merely seek to help the client understand the Banting approach to eating and weight loss. Banting Buddies coaches do not dispense medical advice, make diagnoses or treat medical conditions. People are to use the information provided by Banting Buddies at their own discretion. Neither the coach nor Banting Buddies can be held liable for any outcome resulting directly or indirectly from the coaching process. If you suffer from a medical condition, it is suggested that you speak to your doctor before starting one of our programmes. The coaching relationship is about you, the client, taking full responsibility for your actions, and your health. Banting Buddies do not guarantee any results.