We have seen many sides of the Banting argument - those that are for the eating lifestyle and those who are against it or wary of it.
For us at Food24 the most interesting thing about the whole debate are the comments from people who have actually tried the diet and either found success or haven't lost any weight at all. You can read all the comments and testimonies here.
The diet has many believers who have followed this eating plan to amazing results, and then there are the sceptics, and even a University of Stellenbosch study that has found that Banting is no more effective for weight loss than a well balanced weight loss diet.
Dr Michael Mol, one of South Africa's most well-loved celebrities, and presenter on Hello Doctor is interviewed by News24 Live and both he and Hello Doctor CEO Andy Milne weigh in with their opinions on the diet and whether or not they would recommend it to their patients.
Watch the video below.
For all those who are on the Banting diet or who would like to give it a try you can find recipes in our Low Carb recipe section.