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Banting Diet Food List: A Guide to The Food You Can Eat on this Diet

June 08, 2018 15 Comments

Banting Diet Food List: A Guide to The Food You Can Eat on this Diet

Unlike other diets, the Banting Diet food list is broken up into three easy to follow groups: the green list, the orange list, and the red.

Trying to lose weight means a lifetime of change. Diet and exercise are important, and they need to be consistent. The best way to keep the weight off (excess fat) is to change a lifetime of bad eating habits along with adopting other healthy lifestyle factors. The Banting diet food list is designed to get you thin and healthy. Healthy low carbs, good fats, loads of choices, the Banting Diet works through four phases. It's broken down into three sections. Red List, Green List, and Orange List. Here we will take a closer look.

Banting Diet Food List

Think of the colors like traffic lights. Once you know what is on each list, you will know if it's okay or not to be eaten.

Banting Green List

This is your green, meaning good to go list. These are called 'Eat to Hunger.' Included here are fruits and vegetables, heavier on the vegetable side.
  • all leafy greens
  • tomatoes
  • cucumbers
  • celery
  • cabbage
  • cauliflower and broccoli

The proteins are all meats, poultry, and game. Seafood, eggs and cured meats, as well. For the good fats, we have rendered animal fats, avocado oil, nut oils, butter, hard and firm cheeses, olive oils and seeds. You can easily find recipes for great meal planning and for flavors, add lemon and lime juices, and other condiments that are free of gluten, sugar, preserves and vegetable oils. Mayonnaise is fine if it doesn't contain preservatives or vegetable oils. Drink plenty of water, caffeine-free teas and flavored waters you can make yourself or other drinks without sugar.

Banting Orange List 

Banting Diet orange list

This list is called 'Exercise Self-Control. These are foods that have health benefits but may not help with weight loss if taken in excess. On this list are some dairy foods, like cream cheese, soft cheese, cottage cheese, mozzarella, full-fat cheeses and milk and milk substitutes, like almond or coconut milk. Raw nuts, and unprocessed nut butter. Caution with coffee and caffeinated teas. There are some fruits and vegetables on this list. Fruits like:

  • apples
  • bananas
  • mangos and grapes
  • cherries
  • oranges and peaches
Vegetables included are:
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • butternut squash
  • peas
  • beets and pumpkin

These foods are healthy and delicious, they just need to be eaten sparingly.

Banting Red List

This is the never eat list. These include heavily processed foods, foods that are high in carbohydrates and loaded with bad fats, sugar, and sodium. Grain-based foods like crackers and breakfast cereals and battered foods are out. Potato chips, sugary and energy drinks, jams, canned fruit, coffee sweeteners, vegetable-based oils and processed cheese and dairy items. There is also a grey list, that covers vegetarian proteins and things like supplements.

Real Meals

The secret to following a diet is not looking at what you can't have, but what you get to eat. You can make fabulous meals and still have all the great flavors you love. Following the Banting diet food list, you can have all the meals you love. For more information about the Banting Diet, head over to the fantastic Real Meal Revolution site or check out our healthy oils and condiments suitable for Banting.

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15 Responses

That_Guy
That_Guy

May 27, 2019

Hey, can I jump on the bandwagon of people too lazy to do any research themselves asking for you to do all the work and send free meal plans and guidelines so I don’t have to do anything myself? Thanks, and can you also come to my place to wash my car for me while you’re at it? I’d really appreciate it!

Irene Tafirenyika
Irene Tafirenyika

May 25, 2019

I want to start banging I belly is boring me

Vernie Pillay
Vernie Pillay

May 24, 2019

Please send me a list of foods which I can and cannot eat. Want to start the Banting diet and I am also diabetic, just for the record

Eileen Pieterse
Eileen Pieterse

May 19, 2019

I started with my 7days. Please send me a list of the do and donts

Solly
Solly

May 18, 2019

I want to start banting.

Nosipho
Nosipho

May 18, 2019

I need to start eating clean for my skin I do not want to lose weight just need to eat clean

Mpho
Mpho

May 16, 2019

please can I have a banting meal plann

Cassie
Cassie

May 15, 2019

Plz email me a list for breakfast lunch n supper a simple 7 day wanting diet want to loose weight

Leeaander
Leeaander

May 14, 2019

Please email me the list of foods im suppose to eat…i want to start banting diet

Agatha Bwalya
Agatha Bwalya

May 14, 2019

I want to start banting

MARTHA MABE
MARTHA MABE

May 13, 2019

I WANT START BANTING ALSO

Semoko
Semoko

May 12, 2019

i want to start Banting

zizipho
zizipho

April 30, 2019

i want to start banting diet

Thato
Thato

April 26, 2019

i want to start banting

Mwango kapolyo
Mwango kapolyo

April 23, 2019

I want to start banting

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