For The Love Of Banting: NEW: The Ultimate BANTING Beginner Challenge

Thursday, 22 June 2017

NEW: The Ultimate BANTING Beginner Challenge

Challenge starts on Monday 3rd July 2017. 
This is the BEST way to start banting.
Minimal side effects which makes it easier for you to hack this lifestyle!


1. Clean out cupboards.
Have a look at the Red list and the ingredients on the stuff you currently have.
Give the red list stuff away.
2. Make up your shopping list from the meals below and buy your necessities only. Stick to a cooking oil - choose one or two, or if you can, invest in one of each. They all last longer that way and you can use them for different applications.
3. Make Bone Broth using either This or This recipe.
4. Make a list of reasons why YOU want this.
Not anyone else, for this to work YOU must want it to work.
Write it all down, even the trivial reasons. Fold that up and keep it in your bag or wallet - when the temptation arises, before doing anything, re-read your list. Think about why you started this in the first place and if that tempting food is really worth it...
5. Make Seed Crackers
6. Make Amasi Cream Cheese
(You can do this by straining amasi through a kitchen cloth in the fridge for atleast 24 hours)

THE MEAL PLANS



Monday


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner:

Banting Cottage pie - for beginners replace Cauli Mash with Sweet Potato Mash


Tuesday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Leftover Banting Cottage Pie (Same mantra as above)

Dinner:


Wednesday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Leftover Banting Mexican Dish served with Nachos

Dinner:

Thursday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Leftover Cheesy Wrap-Ups served with 3 Cheese Bake


Dinner:

Friday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner:


Saturday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

 Supper:


Sunday:


Breakfast:

Falooda Porridge (Can be replaced with Chia)

Lunch:

Seed Crackers served with cream cheese
Include a small apple for beginners

Dinner:


Monday


Breakfast:

Simple Scramble with Avocado, fried tomato and Mushroom

Lunch:

Dinner:

Banting Lasagne - served with a portion of Coleslaw


Tuesday:


Breakfast:

Banting Omelette with fillings of your choice

Lunch:

Leftover Banting Lasagne

Dinner:

Chicken Liver Curry with Cauliflower Rice

Wednesday:


Breakfast:

Affordable Omelette base with stuffing of your choice

Lunch:

Dinner:

 Sunflower flathead pizza with toppings of your choice
(make two if you can finish a whole one by yourself)


Thursday:


Breakfast:

Leftover Sunflower flathead pizza with toppings of your choice

Lunch:

Leftover Meatballs with stuffed gem squash

Dinner:

Chicken coated with a Moroccan Spice Rub served with the braai salad


Friday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Dinner:

Banting Bolognese Sauce served on Zoodles


Saturday:


Breakfast:

Fried eggs served with leftover Cheesy Caulibroc Strips
.

Lunch:

Leftover Banting Bolognese Sauce served on Zoodles

Supper:



Sunday:


Breakfast:

Lunch:

Seed Crackers served with cream cheese and salami

Dinner:

Chicken Curry with Cauliflower rice.




The meal plans with the portions of foods in the recipes above may seem a little excessive, but the idea is to build a stock of ready-meals you can just take out the freezer the night before for lunch the next day or that morning for dinner - so you're prepared for whatever life throws at you.

That's probably one of the hardest things about Banting - not having the real option of LEGAL ready meals - but if you make extra portions like above  - you will never have a problem again!


The rules are:

  1. If you can, download the Carb Wise App - insert your meals, that way you will get to know how to use it, and how you should start tweaking what you eat when you're done with the challenge. Its the best and only Banting themed weightloss tool!
  2. You can change the meals in the above plans to suit you - have a look at others from this list - but beginners must still have the orange list items suggested and green listing banters must have the green list counterparts. Also remember that the shopping list is made for the meals suggested, so go through the meal you're crossing off YOUR list and omit those items from the shopping list for you.
  3. If you're a beginner, fr the first week, you can add one small apple per day, or some blueberries - but only for the first week. If you're wondering WHY this is, that's quite simple. You minimise carb flu symptoms which in turn, eases you into Banting - making your change to this life style easier. As simple as that!
  4. You can skip anyone of the meals (I'd suggest either breakfast or lunch as you need the supper for the leftovers for lunch the next day!) - if its lunch, 
  5. If you MUST snack, go for fatty biltong, a boiled egg, cucumber with cream cheese on top - those types of things. Snacking is strongly discouraged though...
  6. If the sweet craving attacks, have a glass of water. If its still there after 5 minutes - have a tablespoon of cream cheese...if STILL there, make one of these LEGAL desserts - but please don't do it too often - we are trying to wean ourselves off the need for regular sweetened goods altogether: Banting Chocolate Mousse OR Dairy Free Banting Chocolate Mousse OR Mini Lemon or Lime Cheesecakes 
  7. Do not cheat at all. Rather have a legal item from the many recipes available - the results of your progress are up to you...
  8. The most important rule is:
READ THE BEGINNERS GUIDE (PINNED POST) on
Banting 7 Day Meal Plans Facebook Group
this document has a wealth of information on what to expect when Banting

If you have any questions - Please don't hesitate to post it on the Banting Group in the link above!

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