Real Meal Revolution Certified Banting Coach, Sarah Flower, goes global
We are so proud to have Sarah Flower as one of our Certified Banting coaches representing in the UK. Sarah is a nutritionist, author and consultant in the food industry, having published almost 20 books. Her latest edition, following her involvement with RMR has just hit the shelves internationally.
Jonno was asked to write the foreword and this is what he had to say.
“We live in curious medical times. As science and technology advance, we are increasingly able to treat previously incurable diseases and provide previously unimagined palliative care. Yet, at the same time, we find ourselves in the throes of the most widely spread and expensive health catastrophe in history: the obesity epidemic.
While it may seem that many of the global population is facing health risks as a result of malnutrition, the sad truth of the modern world is that obesity and its related syndromes are causing even more damage to our collective health. In Britain, 62 per cent of adults are classed as overweight; of these, 28 per cent are obese.
I was born in 1984. Back then, famine and malnutrition were head-line health issues, while diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure were rarely reported. Today, however, the ‘diseases of obesity’ are seen as almost inevitable conditions for those approaching middle age. In my lifetime. Global health has deteriorated, and it has become crystal clear that we have been getting something wrong.
In 2013, I was fortunate to be part of a national health turnaround in South Africa following the launch of a book I co-authored. The Real Meal Revolution has sold over 275 000 copies to date and spawned a new understanding of and approach to eating, focusing on low-carbohydrate high-fat (LCHF) nutrition. We exposed politicians, farmers and scientists for creating the obesity epidemic – whether intentionally or not – by offering the wrong nutritional advice to the entire western world.
Since the 1970s global health guidelines have advised us to avoid fat and encouraged us to eat carbs (directly) and sugar (indirectly). In creating a cookbook that spurned this advice in favour of eating fat and avoiding carbs, we have witnessed first-hand how people have simultaneously solved their weight problems and reversed their health problems. The effects have been so dramatic that some readers have reported curing themselves of Type 2 diabetes, which was previously believed to be an incurable disease.
The reason our book has sold so many copies (and has been published internationally) is because our advice works. Removing sugar and refined carbs from the diet is now considered by most doctors in South Africa as the key treatment for Type 2 diabetes and obesity management, as it should be around the world.
Sarah Flower is one of the many inspiring nutritionists I’ve encountered on my journey of nutrition and health discovery in recent years, a bright-smiling dietary soldier in the battle for better health. Sarah’s book is filled to the brim with everything you need to remove sugar and refined carbs from your diet. Critically, her recipes will make this life-style change feel less restrictive and more indulgent – exactly what you need to make it sustainable.
What we eat has a profound effect on our health and our lifestyles. Food is indeed our medicine and eating real food that is free from processed junk is the way to improve your health and your life. Sugar-free, home-cooked food is the future of healthcare and, if you ask me, Sarah’s treatment – in the form of Southern Fried Chicken, Rhubarb Crumble and Chocolate Pecan Meringue Cake - is just what the doctor ordered.
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