At Banting Buddies we are all about how to easily make your new eating habits part and parcel with your day to day. We find some of the best ways to achieve this are by taking baby steps to integrate fully into the Banting eating plan, so that it becomes a part of your lifestyle, and perhaps most importantly to concentrate on what you can eat, rather than what you can’t.
Instead of saying to yourself, “I need to avoid…” or “None of…” or “I can’t touch..”, rather consider what you should be eating.
On a Banting diet, it’s encouraged to eat freely from:
Meat, fish and eggs (so long as it is real and not processed) including beef, pork, lamb, game meat, duck, chicken, fish & shellfish and eggs – even eat the fat on the meat as well as the skin on the chicken. Fatty rather than lean cuts of meat are great! And you can top these meats with your favourite fatty sauces such as Béarnaise or Hollandaise sauce.
And what about this list of veggies? All kinds of green leafy veggies that grow above ground, such as cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage and Brussels sprouts. Asparagus, zucchini, eggplant, olives, spinach, mushrooms, cucumber, lettuce, avocado, onions and garlic, peppers, tomatoes and the list goes on.
Also super on the Banting diet is that you can make your food taste good by adding natural fats: butter, olive oil, coconut oil and even cream on occasion.
With dairy products you always select full-fat options – real butter, full fat milk, and Greek yoghurt and high fat cheeses – yum!
The more these foods can be organic and free range, the better. One also needs to be aware of portion size. And perhaps the most important question to ask yourself is “Am I eating REAL food?”. However, with the above foods on your chopping block it’s easy to see how even eating healthy can be delicious.