Is There A Difference Between The Banting And Ketogenic Diets?
The Banting Diet: Tim Noakes and the Banting Diet have gained popularity in South Africa faster than the next big boy band. But did you know that the Banting diet is actually nothing new? It has been around since 1863 when William Banting wrote a booklet called the Letter on Corpulence in which he documented all of the unsuccessful diets he had experimented with as well as the one which worked for him, now known as the Banting diet. This diet placed emphasis on consuming meat, greens, fruit and dry wine while avoiding sugar, saccharine matter, starch, beer, milk and butter.Things have changed slightly since Tim Noakes has reinvented this diet. While the diet still avoids things like sugar and starch, it promotes the healthy fats like whole milk and butter. In fact, the only fat that Tim Noakes recommends staying away from is trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils). In Tim Noakes’ approach to his diet, he does not specifically recommend that you follow a restriction on your calories. The thought pattern behind this is basically that if you are not eating carbs, your insulin levels aren’t spiking to levels which will encourage fat storage. Secondly, the increased intake of prote Continue reading >>