So what will happen when I go to the old age home?

Since LCHF (Banting) really became a lifestyle for me, I think about a lot of things, even things regarding my future! You see, I really want to do it for the rest of my life, if God permits it. So what about when I go to the old age home?

Luckily it is still far from that, and perhaps I don’t even live by then.

While travelling in Australia, I learned a lot. Every now and then we stop at a grocer’s store and buy goodies that are easy to handle, like cheese, cream cheese, tomatoes, salami, ham and a little bit of fruit, one per day. We also buy yoghurt but I am not sure if that is the correct thing to do as I haven’t seen double cream yoghurt with xylitol. Only full cream yoghurt with s u g a r! Not good. Oh and we have a packet full of almonds.

Okay, I don’t think I can live like this forever. We don’t get breakfast in the hotels and at R150+ for bacon and eggs, I rather eat the goodies I’ve bought. So whenever we are hungry, we eat some of these goodies and once a day we try to eat a good meal, like fish or chicken and salad.  I also learned again that a hamburger without the bread roll is more than enough. Many places don’t worry to give salad instead of the bread and chips, but if they don’t want to serve it like that, it still is no problem!

So back to the old age home. Firstly I want to believe that by then, they also would have learned that a lower carb menu is better. But if not, I think I shall eat whatever they give me that is suitable for LCHF, leave the starch and top it up with the goodies in my room. It cannot be that difficult! And when I am so old and cannot do that for myself anymore, I ‘ll have to eat what they serve me, whatever it is.

What is the first thing I am going to make when I return home? THREE eggs, fried in BUTTER! Oh, that would be nice! Njam.



Banter travelling again

Every time I go on holiday, I am worried about how I am going to do my LCHF eating. Then I make this decision: ‘As far as possible I shall do LCHF, but if it is impossible for a day or two, I won’t panic.’

This time, my first challenge was the 30 hour trip from Cape Town to Sydney, when I would have no control over my food. So I started my day with a breakfast of two eggs and a tomato.

At Cape Town International, I was privileged to visit FNB’s SLOW lounge where I could eat cheese and salads, totally Low Carb. As a result of that, I could say no thank you for the carb loaded wrap that was served on our flight to Johannesburg.

SLOW lounge again at Johannesburg International, thanks to FNB, so it was cheeses and salads again! Everything went quite well!

I didn’t specify any food preferences for my trip. Now that I am aware of it, I can’t believe how many sugar and starch are included on our menus. Dinner was served: Beef and rice, bread roll, TUC biscuits, butter, cheese, chocolate cake, after dinner chocolate, fruit, pasta salad.

Do you know what? In the past, I would have eaten everything on my plate and if they brought anything more, I would eat that as well, feeling bloated, but still needed more! Do you remember that feeling? Give me more food! Yes! More and more and more!

But thanks to the LCHF lifestyle, the beef was enough, with the fruit and cheese. Nothing more was needed, I felt wonderful, not bloated at all, comfortable enough even to sleep for an hour or two.

When breakfast came, again there was enough scrambled eggs and sausage and a piece of cheese and fruit to eat. The neighbour gave me his cheese as well, which I really didn’t need, but enjoyed.

Takeaways still are a problem, because carbs are the main thing. At Mac Donalds, I ordered a wrap with spinach and bacon and feta, ate the filling and didn’t eat the wrap. More than enough food!

At a grocery store we bought a few LCHF goodies and together with a few nuts I will survive. Most hotels offer breakfast where eggs are on the menu, and one nice meal a day will be possible where the Banter can make good choices.

Yes, LCHF is definitely a lifestyle that works for me, even on holidays.

Best wishes


After thought: Please read what Awethentiq wrote about LCHF.

Who paid me?

Please, help!

On August, 30’th, somebody paid money into my bank account for a Toortsie’s Banting Bash. Unfortunately the person didn’t send me his/her postal details.

Was it you? 

Please, if it were you, send me your details. Remember, I know the name of the person and from which bank it was paid. I contacted the bank and they couldn’t give me the contact details as it wasn’t mentioned. 

If it were you, please let me know. I really want to send you your book! 

Best wishes


Ps. No chancers, please!