Back to search

My photo
Merle Westcott
South Africa
Contact number
082 925 5228
About / Bio
Why you became a Banting Buddies weight loss coach?
I’m passionate about health and helping others achieve a healthy sustainable lifestyle.  Before I discovered Banting I had done several fitness challenges, while the results were great the diet was not sustainable.

How have you personally benefited from Banting?
I’ve finally found a “diet” that makes my family happy.  Yummy food, that has health benefits.  I sleep well, wake up refreshed, have no afternoon slumps, and have more stamina when exercising.

Other interests and background info:
I’ve been in the complementary healing field since 1996 when I started practicing Life Alignment, which I still practice and teach.  I love kettle bells, my morning session with my Flux family makes me happy.  I’m most as peace away from it all, Lesotho is a favorite place to go.  Most weekends are spent on the beach with my son.

I started my Banting journey on the 01 July, I was very confused about this “high fat” diet I had heard so much about, but being desperate to lose weight I thought this would be the best way of learning about it. My Banting Buddy, Merle, was so helpful! She gave me so many meal ideas and made me understand the technical side of Banting, which now makes so much sense! Surprisingly I even went from a hater of cooking to a Masterchef!!! I now love my kitchen as I love the food I’m eating! I honestly don’t think this would have been such an easy transition if it wasn’t for Merle and the Banting buddy course. My weekly weigh ins kept me in check, and I looked forward to finding out more recipes and info about Banting. I lost weight, cm’s, became a cook and gained a friend 🙂
Deidre De Swardt


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.