Luca’s Banting Metamorphosis

Luca’s Banting Metamorphosis

“My son has undergone a metamorphosis. Luca has lost 16 kgs, having more energy than you can imagine. He is a star student and happier than ever! Thank you Real Meal Revolution for giving our family a new lease on life”.

It is important for us not to get lost in the numbers on scales and tape measures and by doing so, forget about the real life-changing impact that Banting is making every day. There are names and faces behind every kilogram lost - and wonderful life improvements!

Recently we received an email from Sandra du Plessis telling us the story of her son Luca. We were so thrilled to hear about how Banting had helped Sandra and Luca that we wanted to “shout it from the rooftops.” Below is their story:

“I want to share our amazing journey – and I would like to thank the Real Meal Revolution team for giving us hope!

Luca is our only child. We made the mistake (and as many parents do) of “rewarding” him with sweets and high carb foods whenever we could. We later thought that by giving him Low GI bread for lunch, low-fat milk, and fat-free yogurt, we could rectify our earlier mistakes. But it didn’t.

Luca became overweight at an early age. As he grew older, we realized that we had to do something to prevent him from always being seen as the “fat friend.” We went to a dietician who gave us the “standard recipe”, based on the old familiar food pyramid, etc. Nothing changed; he kept gaining weight. We felt hopeless - the lifestyle we had exposed him to for so many years had caused him to be fat (not overweight, but fat!)

Enter Real Meal Revolution. My sister bought the book and was totally converted after reading the first couple of pages. We bought the book immediately out of desperation. After reading the book; it reminded me of a scene in the movie “Matrix” – you choose to take the red pill or blue pill. “The red pill and its opposite, the blue pill, representing the choice between embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red pill) and the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue pill).” We took the red pill by deciding to give Banting a chance – and it has set us free!!!!

My son has undergone a metamorphosis. Luca has lost 16 kgs, having more energy than you can imagine. He is a star student and happier than ever! Thank you Real Meal Revolution for giving our family a new lease on life.

I am proud to state that my sister started the hugely successful Pretoria Banting Market - out of her love for the “truth.” My son, Luca, sells Banting ice cream at the market and loves to share his story with every customer!”

Incredible stories like Luca’s need to be told. They need to be celebrated and reveled in for the incredible impact that they can make on other people's lives. From the RMR team, huge congratulations to Sandra and Luca for taking their lives back with Banting! What an inspiration you are indeed!

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