Published on Nov 21, 2017
“I was talking to a client of mine about declining physical performance as we age, and how 50 is not 20. Somehow, somewhere in the middle there, in my 30s, I manage to feel and perform physically and mentally better than ever before. And I don’t think this is the limit, I believe I’m just starting out – and banting, ketogenic diet, high fat diet is one of the causes, one of the causes we all can get back to.
While searching for a cutting edge nutrition book I stumbled upon this short pocket guide to banting.
The Banting Pocket Guide by Tim Noakes, Bernadine Douglas
What is banting? Another fancy word like a ketogenic diet?
Well, banting, is actually a modified classical ketogenic diet, low carb high fat moderate protein diet.
In the middle of 19th century it was noticed, that carbohydrates, particularly processed carbohydrates, make us sick and fat. So if you think that low carbohydrate diet is a fad – it’s a persistent trend! It first appeared in the west, North America and Europe, in 1862 officially, when “William Banting was a British undertaker who was very obese and desperately wanted to lose weight. In the year 1862 he paid a visit to his doctor, William Harvey, who proposed a radical eating plan that was high in fat but included very few carbohydrates. By following this eating plan Banting experienced such remarkable weight loss that he wrote an open letter to the public, the “Letter on Corpulence”, which became widely distributed. As more people started following this eating plan to lose weight, the term “banting” or to “bant” became popularised. What are we designed to eat? Banting merely discovered what human beings were designed to eat…”
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