Since the launch of the original Real Meal Revolution in November 2013, low-carb high-fat (LCHF) eating – otherwise known as Banting – has taken South Africa by storm. The book has sold 275,000 copies and counting, and both it and its follow-up title, Raising Superheroes, have been published internationally by the Little, Brown Book Group. The Real Meal Revolution website has seen more than two million visitors since its launch in 2014 and the company supports thousands of Banters on a monthly basis.
Inevitably, a topic that has such far-reaching health implications and generates so much interest has brought with it controversy, confusion and copycats. Three years after the revolution hit South Africa, it’s time for an overview of what we’ve learnt from the original Banting revolutionaries. Having collated reams of data and overwhelming quantities of personal feedback from those who’ve embraced Banting and had their lives changed for the better as a result, the Real Meal Revolution returns to bookstores with a comprehensive, authoritative handbook on the Banting lifestyle, incorporating the latest science on LCHF eating, gut health, gluten sensitivity, fasting and more.
The result is the evolution of the revolution: a streamlined, accessible, easy-to-read review of what Banting means and how to approach LCHF eating in the most effective way possible..
The Real Meal Revolution was all about taking on the global obesity epidemic with a revolutionary approach to eating; it challenged ingrained beliefs, changed thousands of lives, and continues to sell in record-breaking numbers.
Now, with Raising Superheroes, the authors have set out to revolutionise the way we feed our children. It is time to challenge the children’s food industry and our old assumptions about what children need. It is time to give our children the best nutrition possible, and the best chance of a long and healthy life.
Raising Superheroes, the follow-up title to The Real Meal Revolution, is a “real food” cookbook that provides parents with scientifically supported nutrition advice and delicious recipes to raise the healthiest, brightest kids possible.
It is important to note that Raising Superheroes is not a Banting cookbook; it doesn’t offer no-carb eating for kids. It does, however, advocate low-sugar, low-refined-carb, real food eating. It is the Real Meal Revolution’s next step towards changing the world. (There will be more!)
When Real Meal Revolution landed at number one on the bestsellers’ list and stayed there for twelve weeks, the publishing community started asking the RMR team and Quivertree Publications just how they managed to hit that literary sweet spot.
Apart from the fact that the content in The Real Meal Revolution challenges the core fibre of science, medicine and public education, it has been edited to be become a hugely entertaining read. Incredible photographs of lip-smacking recipes by Proudfoot and Grier, shot by the great Craig Fraser, may also have something to do with the appeal.
Whichever way you look at it, this book is like the lover of your dreams – a well-balanced combination of sharp wit, good looks, impeccable taste and infinite wisdom all merged into one sexy package for anyone who eats food the world over.