I started Banting on 21 July 2014, wearing size 18 clothes. I also had severe problems with my stomach / digestive system and was in constant pain and chronic heartburn and nausea. I had been through many medical tests, with the result: normal. I had gone gluten-free since January 2014, which improved my symptoms, but did not take it away completely.
Around 2 weeks after I had started Banting, the pain, heartburn and nausea stopped completely. I had also lost around 10kg by then.
My entire family is Banting, which makes it easier when we visit each other. Together, we have lost over 70kg and we have never been healthier!
According to the scale, I have lost 19kg, but that is not my focus. I have gone from a size 18 pants to a size 12/small 14. I have also never measured myself.
Yes, I do have the occasional “cheat”, mostly when I go out for dinner, as it is not always 100% possible to stick to the correct oils. I always choose a salad or vegetables as my side dish though…
I will never quit this lifestyle! It has improved my quality of life, I have more energy, and I am sleeping better!