Author Archives: Nico Smit

About Nico Smit

Nico Smit works in Cape Town, South Africa at a digital agency by day. At night he tries to balance amateur writing, family life and countless hobbies, life is too short to waste time.

Banting challenge summary

Today is my last day of my Banting diet challenge. It’s been fun, but from tomorrow it’s time to move on again. What have I learned from this challenge? Carbs are cheap, if you want to live cheap, eat carbs Banting … Continue reading

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Banting: week 3 update

Three weeks into my Banting challenge now: So far, I lost 4 kilograms – so just more than a kilogram per week on average. The “magic” of not getting hungry seemed to wear off. I am now getting hungry before meals and … Continue reading

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Banting: week 2 update

Two weeks into the banting diet now and still going strong – almost half way there. This is my almost-in-the-middle-of-my-challenge update. I don’t have any long prose to write about my “amazing life changing banting diet”… so I am just … Continue reading

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Banting challenge: update 1

It’s been one week since I started my Banting challenge. So far so good. I haven’t cheated at all and kept to the rules very strictly. I decided to write an update on how things are going and what I’m … Continue reading

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September 2015 Challenge: Banting

The hype about the “Banting diet” has been making the rounds for the last couple of years. I have been obstinately refusing to budge (and I still do) – but seeing as I try different challenges on a monthly bases, … Continue reading

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Update and news

I know I have been very quiet on this blog for most of the year. I fell into a rigorous daily routine of getting up early, working, squeezing one or two extra things into the day, sleeping, and repeat. I have … Continue reading

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October 2014 Challenge: Stretch

In short: Like most modern people, I sit in front of a computer for a living, at a desk. I do exercise at times, but then other times I get so busy that there just is no time for exercise. … Continue reading

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