Prof Tim Noakes
A scientist, a nutritionist, and two chef-athletes - the crack squad behind The Real Meal Revolution have walked or in some cases run the hard yards through the gauntlets of nutritional science and self-experimentation. The revelatory stance and the mouth-watering recipes in this book are the result of their experience combined with overwhelming scientific evidence. THE SCIENTIST - PROFESSOR TIM NOAKES Tim is a highly respected South African Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultra-marathons and is the author of the books The Lore of Running, Challenging Beliefs and Waterlogged. After publishing his latest book, Tim entered the dietary sphere challenging the science behind obesity, coronary heart disease and heart attacks. Tim has dedicated his later life to opening people's eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has now left us in. "Working on this book, the goal is to remove the blinkers of accepted nutritional wisdom by unleashing the scientific evidence showing that the introduction of low-fat eating after 1977 is the direct cause of the twin epidemics of obesity and diabetes that began in 1980. We present the scientific evidence showing why low-fat eating is unhealthy for those suffering from insulin/carbohydrate resistance and how high-fat diets have the unique capacity to reverse all known coronary risk factors, especially in those with the most marked insulin/carbohydrate resistance. But it's not all science. Working with Sally's nutritionist knowledge and the foodie skills of Jonno and David we will show you how to apply eating the LCHF/Banting way practically in your own life through your fridge, your shopping trolley and your stove. All the ingredients are here for you to make major improvements in your weight, your health and your life." THE NUTRITIONIST - SALLY-ANN CREED". Sally-Ann spent most of her life sick with chronic asthma, sinusitis and panic disorder, undergoing many operations on her sinuses, and spending 13 long years as a "victim" of panic disorder and agoraphobia. Through an adjustment in her diet, she regained her health and qualified as a Nutritional Therapist (Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition, Australia). Her goal is to help others experience the same results. Having found that food and supplements could dramatically change her life, giving her the quality of life she'd always dreamed about, she decided to study so that she could help others. Her story is relayed in her best-selling book Let Food Be Your Medicine - an easy to understand guide to healthy living. "The Real Meal Revolution's timing couldn't be more perfect. The entire world is looking at the Paleo/ Banting movement now with dozens of Hollywood celebrities adopting this way of eating with massive success. The low-carb, high-fat lifestyle is arguably the most contemporary dietary lifestyle since Atkins. Although technically not "new" Banting has been updated by current scientific knowledge giving us the best possible opportunity to revolutionise our own health. I personally changed from a low-fat, high-carb diet 16 years ago to a high-fat low-carb diet - it completely changed my life and I've never looked back; I have perfect blood levels of all the important readings, and am enjoying the best health of my life. I encourage anyone stuck in a health or obesity rut to give this a try - it may change your life too!' THE ADVENTURER - DAVID GRIER. Over the past 30 years David has been involved in the restaurant and hospitality industry in South Africa, owning a string of successful fine dining restaurants. After all those years in the kitchen, one day someone left the kitchen door open and he bolted to follow his dream of becoming an extreme adventurer. Since this journey began he has run The Great Wall Of China (4 200km in 93 days), run the entire coastline of South Africa (3 300 km in 80 days), paddled from Africa to Madagascar (500km in 12 days), run the Island of Madagascar south to north (2 700km in 67 days) and run the entire length of India (4 008 km in 93 days). Each of these missions was embarked on in aid of David's charity, the Miles for Smiles Foundation. Funds are raised to provide corrective surgery for children born with cleft lips and palates. To date, funds raised through David's missions have given over 1 000 children the God-given right to a smile. Throughout all of David's athletic escapades, he has followed a strict, low-carb, high-fat eating plan. "As a chef one learns the basics, but then it is up to you to take what you've learned to the next level. You need to be passionate, innovative and creative about what you are working with, but the downside for me was that the hours and the strain on the body began to add up. I managed to achieve many goals in cooking and reached the top, but in the process I ended up becoming unhealthy and overweight (110kg). I began to really look at my life and tried to change my lifestyle, but no matter how hard I tried with exercise and conventional nutrition, the results were not great. Slowly, I began experimenting with LCHF/Banting eating. Being in the kitchen, with all the temptation bubbling around me it was really hard initially to stay focused on the correct path, but then it all clicked. The results speak for themselves. To make LCHF/Banting eating work for you, you just need to be passionate, creative and most importantly, you need to want to change!". THE CHEF - JONNO PROUDFOOT. After training and working in a five-times rated Top 10 restaurant in his early career, Jonno moved through a variety of food and wine establishments before finding his passion in Paleo and LCHF cookery. Since the birth of his interest in performance food and nutrition he has co-hosted 52 episodes of award-winning children's cooking show, What's Your Flava. He has also appeared as a guest chef to cook without carbs on the Expresso Show on numerous occasions. "The low-carb lifestyle first got my attention when my girlfriend lost 19kg in less than six months after battling with her weight for many years. The term 'happy wife, happy life' became instantly significant as she looked and felt better all the time. Having had an interest in diet and nutrition, specifically sports nutrition for many years, this grabbed my attention. Seeing real results in someone after watching people struggle with weight issues my whole life immediately swayed my ways and I began Banting. The impact on my life has been significant. My physical performance has exploded, I can swim harder and longer than ever before and I no longer feel bloated and uncomfortable, before, during or after training. Eliminating my carb intake and increasing my fat has substantially reduced my appetite. Even with constant lapses in willpower, I managed to drop three notches in my belt over my first month of Banting. My concentration and focus have sharpened significantly especially after lunch when, in the past, I used to feel groggy and exhausted from a carb-rich lunch."