Banting Green List

If you are struggling with your weight you have probably tried a variety of weight loss programs with little to no success. The reason most diet plans do not work is because they leave dieters feeling weak and hungry. However, what if you could eat all you wanted and still lose weight? Well, that is exactly what the Banting diet plan has to offer, plus so much more. You might be surprised to learn there are a variety of foods available in the Banting green list that you can indulge on, until you are completely full or even overstuffed and you will never gain weight.

The best part about the Banting Green list foods is they are not expensive. They are very accessible, even if you live in a rural or urban area. In fact, they are just your average vegetables, fruits, high protein and high fat foods that you can find at almost any grocery store.

The Benefits Of This Amazing Diet Plan

Not only will this diet plan have you shedding pounds in as little as a few days, but also there are a variety of other benefits you will receive in the process. For instance, while on this plan you will be able to achieve more effective sleeping patterns, better blood pressure management and reversal of type II diabetes and irritable bowl syndrome.

In addition to this, the diet plan can provide you with more energy, better athletic performance, less heartburn, more mental clarity and less achy bones and joints.

What Beginners Need To Know About This Diet Plan

As a beginner, there are several things you need to be aware of. For instance, throughout the different stages of the diet plan, you will be allowed to consume a variety of fruits. However, you need to be careful when consuming fruits, because they are packed with fructose, which is very similar to sugar.  While the sugar in fruit is considered “good sugar,” it is still sugar and needs to be monitored carefully.

Four Phases

The revolutionary diet plan is divided into four unique phases, including observation, restoration, transformation and preservation. However, to reach and complete each phase, dieters must follow the plan to a tee. The phases actually help dieters see their results, so they know the diet plan is really working.

  1. Observation – This phase basically involves the introductory process, as it allows the Banting dieter to become familiar with the diet plan. During this phase, you will become accustomed to your new lifestyle and the foods you are eating. Try sticking to only food that can be found in the Banting green list.
  2. Restoration – During this phase, your body will begin to utilize the nutrients and vitamins found in the approved foods to prepare for the transformation phase.
  3. Transformation – During this phase, your body will begin to transform into an energized, healthier and more physical being. This generally occurs after 10 days.
  4. Preservation – Once you reach this phase, you will be fully prepared to take whatever life has to throw at you. This is where you can slowly introduce foods in the Banting orange list.

The Full Banting Green List

Remember, the rules go like this. Eat as much as you want from the Banting Green List, monitor amount of food you eat from the Banting Orange list and STAY AWAY from all foods in the Red List. In this article I will only cover the Banting Green List.

Animal Protein

  • Eggs
  • Natural and cured meats (pancetta, parma ham, coppa etc)
  • Natural and cured sausages (salami etc)
  • All meats including poultry and game
  • Broths
  • All seafood (except tilefish and swordfish- due to high mercury content)
  • All offal

Vegetables

  • All vegetables that grow above the ground and are brown (just not butternut)
  • Tomatoes
  • All green leafy vegetables (spinach, lettuces , cabbage)
  • Artichoke hearts
  • Mushrooms
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Asparagus
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Spring onions
  • Olives
  • Courgettes
  • Leeks
  • Celery
  • Peppers
  • Avocados
  • Onions
  • Sauerkraut
  • Aubergines

Fats

  • Lard
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Cheese – firm, natural, full-fat, aged cheeses (not processed)
  • Avocado oil
  • Mayonnaise, full fat only (not from seeds oils)
  • Coconut oil
  • Ghee
  • Any rendered animal fat
  • Macadamia oil
  • Duck fat

Dairy

  • Hard cheeses
  • Full-cream milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Full-cream Greek yoghurt
  • Cream
  • Cottage cheese
  • Soft cheeses

Seeds and Nuts

  • Sunflower
  • Almonds
  • Pine nuts
  • Pecan nuts
  • Flaxseeds
  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Macadamia nuts

Flavorings and Condiments

Stay away from all flavorings and Condiments that contain sugar.

Sweeteners

  • Xylitol granules
  • Erythritol granules
  • Stevia powder

That should cover all food allowed on the Banting Green List. If you think I missed a food type or if you are unsure of a food item, please feel free to comment below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

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7 DAY BANTING DIET PLAN

If you want to lose weight and reap the benefits of The Banting diet, it is important that you remember to do away with sugar and alcohol. Regulate your body first, and then slowly incorporate foods to see how your body reacts. Remember that you are in control of your body so you can change and try other food options according to how you feel.

Taking note of the side effects of this diet is also important. During the first week or so you will more than likely experience “The Low Carb Flu”.

The Low Carb flue side effects are as follows:

  • Headaches
  • Carb Cravings
  • Nasea

These side effects come from your body getting rid of toxins as well as withdrawals from all those bad foods and sugars your body has gotten used to over the years.

The rules of the diet are simple and easy to keep up with. All that you need to do is eat food low in carbohydrates, enjoy foods that are high in fats and consume an acceptable amount of protein. The key factor behind this diet is to help your body burn fat for energy as a substitute of burning carbohydrates. The Banting Diet generally comprises of 3 meals and 1 snack.

I have taken the opportunity of creating a healthy, yet scrumptious 7 day Banting diet plan that you can incorporate in your Banting way of life.

7 DAY BANTING DIET PLAN:

DAY 1 – MONDAY
Breakfast
2 fried eggs
2 rashers bacon
1 pork sausage
Lunch
Soup
Snack
Can of tuna
Dinner
Steak with broccoli and leafy vegetables

DAY 2 – TUESDAY
Breakfast
2 poached eggs
Bacon
Tomato and onion relish
Lunch
Bacon and tomato sandwich wrapped in lettuce
Snack
2 Boiled Eggs
Dinner
Fish with spinach

DAY 3 – WEDNESDAY
Breakfast
2 eggs
3 rashers bacon
1 tomato
Lunch
Mixed vegetables
Snack
Apple
Dinner
Steak
Pumpkin with butter
Cauliflower and broccoli
Baby marrow with cheese sprinkled on top

DAY 4- THURSDAY
Breakfast
Scrambled eggs fried in butter
Bacon
Mushroom, onion, garlic, yellow pepper and tomato fried in bacon fat
Lunch
Vegetables and cold cut meats
Snack
Almonds and berries
Dinner
Scrumptious pork with fresh vegetables

DAY 5- FRIDAY
Breakfast
Scrambled eggs cooked in butter
Bacon
Tomato, onion and garlic fried in olive oil
Lunch
Steak with Salad
Snack
Nuts
Dinner
Rotisserie chicken
Greek Salad, fresh lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peppers, feta, olives, balsamic vinegar and olive oil

DAY 6 – SATURDAY
Breakfast
2 fried eggs
2 rashers bacon
1 pork sausage
Lunch
Full cream yoghurt
Snack
Raw Nuts
Dinner
Beef with vegetables

DAY 7 – SUNDAY
Breakfast
Coconut milk smoothie
Lunch
Chicken breast
Greek Salad
Snack
Avocado
Dinner
Hake fried in butter and lemon juice
Soft spinach leaves with butter and garlic
Auvergne fried in olive oil

If you have difficulties with losing weight on this diet, you should cut down on your dairy consumption or eliminate it completely from your diet. Dairy products are excellent for those who want to follow the Banting Diet, but if you are lactose intolerant it can stop you from losing weight.

To sum up, the best part about Banting is that it is an lifestyle instead of just a “diet”. While being on the Banting diet you are allowed to eat tasty high fat meals which beats eating like a rabbit in my book any day. With a bit of planning and will power, the Banting Diet will give you the weight loss results you are looking for.

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