Banting | LCHF go-getters – Ingrid Collender

Ingrid Collender has lost 20 kgs of weight in five months, and is still going strong.

I feel so terrific, I am NEVER EVER going back to where I was! EVER!

– Ingrid Collender

Ingrid is interviewed by Jonno Proudfoot, CEO of The Real Meal Revolution.

Ingrid’s Stats:

Joined program date: 17 October 2017
Start weight: 145.5kg
Current weight: 125.1kg
Awesome Weight as calculated by RMR: 92kg
Personal target weight: 80kg (BOOM)

 

Jonno Proudfoot (JP): You’ve been owning it in the forum for the last couple of months. Congrats on your success so far. What made you join RMR?

Ingrid Collender (IC): Thanks so much!

Before I found Real Meal Revolution, I was completely exhausted. I am a type two diabetic.

My blood pressure was 160 / 110. My resting pulse was over 100pm. I was sleeping poorly, despite taking sleeping tablets and drinking whiskey and wine to sleep.

I was having palpitations, sweating with the slightest exertion, and I could barely walk 200m without being totally short of breath. I was also profoundly depressed.

I was contemplating suicide, and I soon accepted that I was dying. It was not only my weight that was killing me, but my addiction to alcohol and sleeping pills. Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters – Ingrid Collender”

Banting | LCHF go-getters

“We are the first people in South Africa to provide absolute evidence for a diet that works and that is the difference: LCHF is a diet that works”

– Professor Tim Noakes

MARI LEE

Before weight: 132kg

After weight: 87kg

Banting strictness: 100%

 

“Before I started Banting I have been overweight my entire adult life At 55 both my knees simply packed up. I do not have a medical aid so knee replacements were out of the question. My GP told me very bluntly that the knees would feel better if I was not so overweight. Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters”

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Mari Lee

Mari-Lee transformed her health and her life with the Real Meal Revolution Banting diet.

“We are the first people in South Africa to provide absolute evidence for a diet that works and that is the difference: LCHF is a diet that works”

– Professor Tim Noakes

MARI LEE

Before weight: 132kg

After weight: 87kg

Banting strictness: 100%

 

“Before I started Banting I have been overweight my entire adult life At 55 both my knees simply packed up. I do not have a medical aid so knee replacements were out of the question. My GP told me very bluntly that the knees would feel better if I was not so overweight. Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters – Mari Lee”

Banting | LCHF go-getters

Habib Noorbhai is a biokineticist and Banting go-getter.

“As a biokineticist, I was trained to believe that the training would be the answer to my health issues, but I didn’t feel great. I started Banting and after six months I had lost 7kg, I didn’t have heartburn or feel hungry all the time, my stress levels had gone down and my skin felt more refreshed. Most importantly I look the way I did during my undergrad days!”

– Habib Noorbhai, 27

 

Before I started Banting I had less energy, 2014 was a stressful year, I felt bloated and body fat percentage and weight management was a real issue. As a Biokineticist, we were all trained to believe that training/physical activity would assist…

Then I heard about it from my supervisor, Prof Timothy Noakes when he started working on it a few years ago.

I started the lifestyle plan in December and was convinced even more about it after seeing the shocking evidence of sugar and carbs at the Old Mutual Health Summit 2015 at CTICC.

After nearly 6 months I have no heart burn, I am not feeling hungry, my stress levels have reduced, my skin feels more refreshed; and most importantly I have lost body fat percentage and look the way I did during my undergrad!

My final comment on Banting is that it definitely works for those who have chronic and lifestyle diseases/family history and it is the best preventative ‘medicine’ for those suffering from Obesity and Diabetes.

Reference:

realmealrevolution.com

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Habib Noorbhai

Habib Noorbhai is a biokineticist and Banting go-getter.

“As a biokineticist, I was trained to believe that the training would be the answer to my health issues, but I didn’t feel great. I started Banting and after six months I had lost 7kg, I didn’t have heartburn or feel hungry all the time, my stress levels had gone down and my skin felt more refreshed. Most importantly I look the way I did during my undergrad days!”

– Habib Noorbhai, 27

 

Before I started Banting I had less energy, 2014 was a stressful year, I felt bloated and body fat percentage and weight management was a real issue. As a Biokineticist, we were all trained to believe that training/physical activity would assist…

Then I heard about it from my supervisor, Prof Timothy Noakes when he started working on it a few years ago.

I started the lifestyle plan in December and was convinced even more about it after seeing the shocking evidence of sugar and carbs at the Old Mutual Health Summit 2015 at CTICC.

Health Benefits

After nearly 6 months I have no heart burn, I am not feeling hungry, my stress levels have reduced, my skin feels more refreshed; and most importantly I have lost body fat percentage and look the way I did during my undergrad!

Conclusion

My final comment on Banting is that it definitely works for those who have chronic and lifestyle diseases/family history and it is the best preventative ‘medicine’ for those suffering from Obesity and Diabetes.

Reference:

realmealrevolution.com

Banting | LCHF go-getters

Rebekah Allerton, Banting success story

“If you begin from a state of dysfunction, almost anything will bring you back into balance”

– James Fitzgerald, OPEX Fitness

 

Rebekah Allerton, Sales Manager at Real Meal Revolution, relates how as a young person she was highly susceptible to massive weight gain and ill health because of eating large amounts of carbohydrates and processed foods.

Read her story here. 

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Rebecca Allerton

Rebekah Allerton, Banting success story

“If you begin from a state of dysfunction, almost anything will bring you back into balance”

– James Fitzgerald, OPEX Fitness

 

Rebekah Allerton, Sales Manager at Real Meal Revolution, relates how as a young person she was highly susceptible to massive weight gain and ill health because of eating large amounts of carbohydrates and processed foods.

Read her story here. 

Banting | LCHF go-getters

“People made assumptions about me as a fat man”

– Brian Berkman

In this video, Cape Town businessman Brian Berkman tells a poignant, cautionary tale of how he once weighed 153kg, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and left with self-loathing, believing the only option left open to him was bariatric surgery.

Bariatric surgery, in my humble opinion, is barbaric. Sure, it’s a miracle of modern medicine, and it saves lives. But it is extreme, invasive treatment for morbid obesity that can involve rerouting the digestive system past most of the stomach, or removing some of the stomach altogether.

And it doesn’t always work.

Berkman didn’t have the surgery. Instead, in 2011, he heard UCT emeritus professor Tim Noakes talking on the radio about the dangers of carbs for diabetes, and Banting – low-carb, high-fat eating – to treat it. The rest, as they say, is happier history. Berkman changed his diet drastically, cut the carbs, ate fat, and by 2013, was a shadow of his former fat self after losing half his body weight (73kg). He has maintained the weight loss till today, and has no symptoms of diabetes.

Best of all, he feels fantastic, energetic and alive. He says simply: “Banting (and Tim Noakes, as Berkman  told me in earlier interviews) saved my life.”

This video is one of many “real testimonials” on The Real Meal Revolution website, run by  Jonno Proudfoot, the phenomenal Cape Town Banting chef who “fell into food by mistake”.

Berkman‘s blisteringly honest story makes inspirational listening on losing weight quickly, safely, without feeling deprived and hungry. He proves that in all the hype, hope and science around diet and weight loss, it’s easy to forget that food is not just about nutrition or even only about health. It is embedded in the human psyche, a basic human need that’s as much about giving and receiving love as it is about survival.

Reference:

Biz News.com, Marika Sboros

 

 

Banting | LCHF go-getters – Brian Berkman

Rebekah Allerton, Banting success story

“People made assumptions about me as a fat man”

– Brian Berkman

In this video, Cape Town businessman Brian Berkman tells a poignant, cautionary tale of how he once weighed 153kg, was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and left with self-loathing, believing the only option left open to him was bariatric surgery.

Barbaric Bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery, in my humble opinion, is barbaric. Sure, it’s a miracle of modern medicine, and it saves lives. But it is extreme, invasive treatment for morbid obesity that can involve rerouting the digestive system past most of the stomach, or removing some of the stomach altogether.

And it doesn’t always work.

Banting

Berkman didn’t have the surgery. Instead, in 2011, he heard UCT emeritus professor Tim Noakes talking on the radio about the dangers of carbs for diabetes, and Banting – low-carb, high-fat eating – to treat it. The rest, as they say, is happier history. Berkman changed his diet drastically, cut the carbs, ate fat, and by 2013, was a shadow of his former fat self after losing half his body weight (73kg). He has maintained the weight loss till today, and has no symptoms of diabetes.

Best of all, he feels fantastic, energetic and alive. He says simply: “Banting (and Tim Noakes, as Berkman  told me in earlier interviews) saved my life.”

This video is one of many “real testimonials” on The Real Meal Revolution website, run by  Jonno Proudfoot, the phenomenal Cape Town Banting chef who “fell into food by mistake”.

Conclusion

Berkman‘s blisteringly honest story makes inspirational listening on losing weight quickly, safely, without feeling deprived and hungry. He proves that in all the hype, hope and science around diet and weight loss, it’s easy to forget that food is not just about nutrition or even only about health. It is embedded in the human psyche, a basic human need that’s as much about giving and receiving love as it is about survival.

Reference:

Biz News.com, Marika Sboros

 

 

Banting | LCHF go-getters

“The only way to feel comfortable about your body and successfully keep off lost weight is first to become aware that being overweight and chronically unhealthy is a symptom of lifestyle imbalance. It is time to balance the system.”

– Leiane Brebner, head of content, Real Meal Revolution

On these posts I celebrate success stories from achievers who have turned their life and health around.

First up is Minnaar Fullard from Pretoria South Africa:

Before weight: 103 kg

After weight: 85 kg

“Before I started Banting, I had been a runner and inclined to fitness all my life. I have a compulsory fitness component to my life in that I am a Special Forces Operator that need to stay at a minimum level of fitness. I was an active participant in road running and ran several marathons, including twice the Two Oceans and twice the Comrades. I have always had a ‘sweet tooth’ and fond of pastas so the idea of carbo-loading was naturally appealing to me. Despite my best efforts at staying and keeping fit, I had to experience my thighs “love handles” growing away from my body especially after reaching the forties. I also started picking up quite a stomach. I started experiencing discomfort while sleeping, my legs seems to have lost their feeling and I often woke up with pins and needles. The sensation after eating a lot of bread or potato or in general a high carb meal really started becoming problematic. Discomfort and heartburn as well as deadly tiredness became regular symptoms of mine. I started picking up weight despite my best efforts to train hard and run or exercise it off. The worst part is that I often found myself over indulging when I consume a lot of sugar and carbohydrate rich foods. The craving for more and the lack of a feeling of being satisfied often got me in trouble with my wife. Compulsive eating habits were part of my daily regime often taking a second or a third helping during the evening meal.  Continue reading “Banting | LCHF go-getters”