What is the difference betwen LCHF and Banting please?

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    • What is the difference betwen LCHF and Banting please?

      Just wondering if anyone has an answer to this?
      I saw my friend in the weekend and she has started the Banting WOE, though we couldn't really figure out if there were any differences?
      If anyone could shed some light, it would be greatly appreciated :D
    • Its the same thing, Banting is just a name that comes from Mr William Banting who in the 1800s followed a low carb diet that was given to him from his ENT specialist to cure his obesity. William Banting kept notes which are freely available on the internet due to the age of them exceeding copyright: Banting Diet

      The Banting diet today is basically just another low carb, high fat diet but in South Africa they call it Banting. Ultimately all these diets essentially are very similar, I guess people like to give them different names, change them up a little etc to say its different *shrug*
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    • To elaborate what LCHF means is this... I will say I follow low carb high fat not because I follow a LCHF diet in Sweden or read <insert random blog here> but because essentially ANY proper low carb diet is low carb high fat. Sweden and other nearby countries were very smart in using that term because it avoids confusion and gets straight to the point. I now say low carb high fat so its more obvious straight away that it's "high fat" especially when you have other "sort of" low carb diets like bodytrim that are not and are more focused on high protein and low fat. A ketogenic diet is the same thing as LCHF but its the equivalent to a weight loss stage or Atkins induction where you keep carbs below a certain amount (usually 20g) and eat high fat not high protein as excess protein will be treated as carbohydrate by your body. You see the term Nutritional ketosis bandied about but basically its just another fancy name for ketosis with the recommendation to measure ketones via blood rather then urine.. I now even see on facebook recommendations of fasting to get into "nutritional ketosis" and sorry but I don't think that's a great thing to go around recommending let alone necessary anyway.
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