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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Shan Reid

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Contact Details

Durban North Durban, KZN Cell Phone: 0814190751

Why you became a Banting Buddies weight loss coach?

With my years of failed diets and frustration of living on food that tasted like cardboard I took on the challenge and training to become a Banting coach to become an ambassador for an eating program that changed me so positively and with such apparent ease, that I believe my experiences along with the program, can have the same constructive impact on others.

How have you personally benefited from Banting?

In addition to always weighing at least 15 kg more than I should (despite being on a constant diet), I was able, with the Banting eating program, to lose 17  kg. A loss I have easily maintained for a year – and one which has allowed me to wear clothes in sizes and designs I always only dreamed about. My new eating habits and lifestyle have also reversed, without medication,  some worrying blood results that depicted a fast-track to a number of chronic and perhaps life-threatening disease. These changes have given me a confidence I have never before experienced.

Other interests and background info:

I have recently moved back to Durban from living and working as a lecturer in Abu Dhabi for 10 years, and prior to that as a lecturer in South Africa for 20 years. My subjects include research, applied biological sciences and crazy as it sounds – nutrition.  I love walking and reading and despite my former size, I took part in yoga, triathlons and dragon-boat paddling.


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.