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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Maria Van Staden

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Contact Details

Harare, Zimbabwe Cell Phone: +263776959613

Why you became a Banting Buddies weight loss coach?

My weight loss journey on this LCHF lifestyle gave me a new lease on life, gave me the confidence and energy to realise my dreams. I have become so passionate about it and want to share that freedom and health benefits with as many people as possible, so they may realise their dreams.

How have you personally benefited from Banting?

I have finally found a way of eating that sustains my way of life without feeling deprived.  My thyroid and overall health has improved dramatically. I found a sense of freedom and joy from food that I have never experienced before on any “diet”.

Other interests and background info:

I am first a wife, mother and soon to be grandmother with a passion for food and life. Sharing my knowledge and experience to help others has always been a priority. I love the outdoors and spend my spare time on the shooting range. Changing my life through this program enabled me to represent my country on a regional and international stage.


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.