Health & Fitness
LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 31 - Jul 2019

It has all the scrumptious, health features for you need! Autumn is already creeping in; here is 32 AMAZING recipes for comfort food. ‘34KG down’, read Santasha Marias success story and she’s ready to walk down the aisle. Best Ideas This Month: FIVE healthy oils for your pantry. Should women be fasting? How to balance your hormones when fasting, all you need to know. Switch Things Up with Steve Uria’s new exercise regime guaranteed to be fun and sweats. YOU GLOW GIRL: RushTush fitness influencer shares her journey to health. Good Gracious! Local bakery brings all sugar and gluten free treats. Going LCHF might be the answer to liver disease, more on page 18. Ever think about what you are eating? MINDFUL Eating, think before you chew. Dr Marcus answers your questions. Competitions, News, Views and Reviews in latest in Low-Carb Living!

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1 min.
lose it! the lchf way

EDITORIAL TEAM EDITOR Suzy Brokensha Deputy editor: Creative Caryn McArthy Managing editor Crystal Matthews Features editor Liesl Robertson Food editor Justine Kiggen Features writers Charis Torrance Christina Pitt Contributors Features: Simamkele Mbanga, Caroline Petersen, Food: Tani Kirsten Subeditor: Chana Boucher Production: Liezel Dukes Chief subeditor Sameena Amien 021 406 2900 Content manager/Consumer Test House editor Tasneem Larney 021 406 2870 Picture editor Washiefa Larney 021 406 2904 Senior designer Janine Nortjé Photographer Liza van Deventer Retoucher Johan Alberts ADVERTISING SALES Danie Nell danie.nell@media24.com 021 406 2182 FAIRLADY MARKETING TEAM Brand coordinator Andile Nkosi 021 406 2257 andile.Nkosi@media24.com Commercial Head of Events Francois Malan 021 406 2376 francois.malan@media24.com FAIRLADY PUBLISHING TEAM General manager Nerisa Coetzee Publisher Nikki Ruttimann Finance manager Jameelah Conway Production Manager: Media24 Monthlies Kerry Nash General enquiries (CPT) Donvé Myburgh 021 406 2387 CIRCULATION SALES & SOLUTIONS Circulation manager Riaan Weyers 021 503 7179 MEDIA24 CORPORATE CEO: Media24 Ishmet Davidson CEO: Print Media Rika Swart GM: Lifestyle Minette Ferreira…

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You have a copy of LOSE IT in your hands because you know that eating low-carb will change your life for the better. You’re right! You’ll feel satiated, satisfied and full of energy. You’ll sleep better, have fewer mood swings and your brain will feel razor sharp. But eating properly is just part of the solution – you also need to really take care of yourself, which means your mental and spiritual wellbeing too. Reaching a balance with food also means achieving balance in other areas in your life, and that starts with self-care. Experts agree that there are a few very simple things you can do to get there. Here are five that we swear by and try to do every morning: • When you wake up, stretch. Just lie in your…

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what’s new…

CAN I EXERCISE WHILE FASTING? The short answer is, YES! It’s a lovely time to exercise, specially if your fast is between 36 and 48 hours. Your body feels fast and light; your head is clear and focused … it’s great. Having said that, there are a few things to bear in mind: • Listen to your body. If you’re feeling flat and exhausted, do a few simple stretches instead of cardio. • Drink water – but not just before you exercise. Your body must be properly hydrated (remember you’re not getting any water from your food in this time). • Remember your electrolytes! Add a pinch of salt to your water, drink a cup of bone broth or drink a quarter cup of brine (take it from your gherkin jar – yes, seriously!)…

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60kg down and pedalling on!

After 16 years in an abusive relationship, Heidi Cilliers had all but given up on life. ‘I was in a very bad marriage and just wasn’t interested in anything any more. I was abused and had to look after my four kids all alone. My only pleasure in life was eating. I had to look after the kids, go to work, eat – that was it.’ A typical day included a pie for breakfast, hamburgers and chips for lunch, takeaways for dinner, and chips and chocolates as snacks in between meals. As a result, Heidi’s weight climbed to 121kg. ‘I just sat in front of the TV. That was my life. My version of fun was doing grocery shopping. We lived on junk food.’ After divorcing her ex-husband, Heidi met James,…

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creamy chicken and mushroom casserole with bacon and spinach

SERVES 4–6 KEEP ON TRACK per serving FAT 40G | CARBS 14G | PROTEIN 32G 8 chicken thighs, on the bonesalt and pepper2 tbsp butter for frying100g bacon, diced1 onion, finely chopped2 leeks, halved1 stalk celery, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, crushed250g button mushrooms, halved2 cups chicken stock1 bay leaf2 tsp chopped fresh thyme250ml creamthe juice and zest of 1 lemon3 cups baby spinach 1. Season the chicken thighs well with salt and pepper. 2. Melt the butter in a medium-sized casserole dish, and brown the chicken pieces in the butter, a few at a time, until they are golden on both sides. Remove from the casserole dish and set aside. 3. Add the bacon, and fry until crispy. 4. Add the onion, leeks, celery, garlic and mushrooms, and fry until soft. 5. Return the chicken to the casserole…

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easy ways to use lemon balm at home

SIP LEMON BALM TEA Add two teaspoons of lemon balm leaves to a cup of boiling water. Let the tea brew for five to 15 minutes, strain and enjoy. RELAX IN AN ESSENTIAL OIL BATH Add six to eight drops of Melissa essential oil to your bathwater. You can also use it in a massage oil, cream or aromatically in an oil burner. FLAVOUR FOODS Marinate chicken breasts in olive oil, garlic, chopped lemon balm leaves, salt and pepper. Heat coconut oil in a frying pan, cook the chicken breasts and garnish with fresh lemon balm leaves. MAKE A HOME-MADE CLEANER Its antiviral and antibacterial properties make lemon balm a great all-purpose cleaner. Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a glass spray bottle with a few drops of lemon balm essential oil. The essential oil…