Vicky’s Banting Journey to success.
I saw Vicky’s amazing before and after pictures on Facebook and asked her if she would do a story about her banting experience with us! In just three months in, she’s halfway to her goal weight!
MY BANTING JOURNEY
My eye-opening moment came after seeing our year-end function photos in November 2014. This was truly my turnaround point! I had heard about Tim Noakes Banting diet and slowly started off by joining all the Banting groups to educate and prepare myself.
I finally started my journey in mid-January 2015 weighing in at 96 kg. I set myself a goal of losing 31 kg to reach my target of 65 kg. Amazingly I lost 6 kg within my first week. The following week the “carb flu/ keto flue” kicked in and lasted three weeks! I suffered terrible headaches, nausea, dizziness and generally was feeling run-down, tired and weak. On top of that I got a mild kidney infection in Week 4. Fortunately after Week 5 all symptoms subsided and I had lost 8 kg.
Week 6. I read about the benefits of intermittent fasting and decided to give it a go since I had only lost two more kilograms in five weeks. From then, every Saturday I fasted 24 hours – I would have my breakfast at 9 am and then only eat again on Sunday 9 am. Unbelievably I lost one kilogram that week and since have continued, losing a kilogram each week.
I have been banting now for three months and have lost a total of 16 kg. I currently weigh 80 kg.
So what’s my secret everyone asks?
I follow the rules as per the RMR book and keep it simple!!! I eat from the green list 97% of the time. Occasionally, with family, friends or work gatherings, I will have a small serving of what is offered. If I cheat, I do so with food and not sweets. So far my weight loss is due to my eating habits only (no exercising), however, I will be joining the gym soon.
I don’t do all the baked goodies. I definitely do not: plan my meals, track everything I consume, use apps, count my portions, overdo it on the fat, or restrain myself. This is a lifestyle. I take it one day at a time – had I gone to the extreme I would not have made it this far.My Blood pressure is normal/healthy 128/75 and before banting I was on medication for high blood pressureMy Cholesterol is a healthy 4.59 and before banting it was 7.2My sugar is healthy 4.8
A big thank you to Vicky for sharing her progress with us all the best in your journey forward. Let me know in the comments whats you think about Vicky’s story.