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

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 33 - Jan 2020

With lockdown in full swing, it can feel difficult to make healthy decisions. Everyone has taken up baking, and that banana bread is calling your name! But now that we’re spending less time going out for dinner and more time preparing our own meals, it might also be the perfect time to review, recommit, and get your life on track. This issue has you covered with fresh ideas, motivation, and meal inspiration. This month’s power ingredient is an ancient seed the Mayans named ‘strength’: chia seeds, and we find out exactly why. Get to know our top lockdown pick, Buyfresh – the organic online grocery store that delivers straight to your doorstep. You’ll also meet an inspiring power couple who lost 110kg in total on the LCHF diet! We discuss insulin resistance, if peanuts should stay or go, and how fasting can rid your body of toxins. With 47 new recipes, you’ll be able to whip up indulgent guilt-free pleasures as well as succulent comfort foods. We perfect an easy-peasy pie recipe – crusty and flaky, just the way you like it! Take a walk on the greener side with some plant-based low-carb meals, keep things fresh with some tasty Greek food or opt for a spicy low-carb curry. And for dessert, we’ve snuck in a few decadent chocolate dishes, just for you. Top it all off with the perfect roast and you’ve got this season sorted! LCHF is about more than just weight loss; it’s about your health and your happiness!

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in this issue

1 min.
lose it! disclaimer

1. You must not use the content in LOSE IT! as a substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional. You should seek medical advice from a qualified professional before starting any weight-loss programme. 2. LOSE IT! magazine (which we sometimes refer to as LOSE IT!) provides educational information on weight loss management and is intended to assist users in weight loss. LOSE IT! is not a medical organisation and cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis. 3. The information and material in LOSE IT! are intended as a general guide to assist weight loss and do not take into account individual circumstances. LOSE IT! will not provide any form of assistance or support in individual cases, nor feedback on any information you submit to the magazine. 4. You use LOSE IT! magazine…

2 min.

It’s the start of a new year and – you know what they say – New Year, New You! The moment is right, right now: so if you haven’t already made the switch to low-carb living, do it now. You’ll lose weight, sleep better, have more energy, lose the sugar-low blues and feel more in control of your life. And, best of all, the optimum tool to help you make that happen is right here in your hands. This issue of LOSE IT is packed with low-carb recipes so knock-out delicious you’ll honestly wonder why you haven’t always cooked this way (by the way, we hope you tried Vickie’s ‘potato’ salad featured in our previous issue – it’s very good and perfect for summer – we just can’t get enough of it). Because…

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what’s new …

YOU NEED MORE PROTEIN THAN YOU THINK! It’s not so much that we’re overweight as under-muscled, says Dr Gabrielle Lyon, an integrative physician with a fellowship in Nutritional Sciences and Geriatrics. As we age, we need to eat more protein to maintain our lean muscle mass because muscle is the reservoir for amino acids – the more lean muscle we have, the more likely we are to increase longevity. How much you need depends on your age and your muscle mass: a broad rule of thumb is 1g of protein per kg of your ideal weight per day. Lean muscle is a vital metabolic, endocrinal organ, she says. Google ‘The Prot-age Paper’ for more!…

1 min.
keto bagels

A great recipe for bagels from Diet Doctor Andreas Eenfeldt (see more at dietdoctor.com): YOU’LL NEED 220g mozzarella cheese30g cream cheese1½ cups almond flour2 tsp baking powder2 eggs½ tsp sea salt2 tsp flaxseed1 tsp sesame seeds¼ tsp poppy seeds Method 1. Preheat the oven to 220°C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. 2. Place the mozzarella and cream cheese in a medium, microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Repeat in 30-second bursts until the cheese has melted and can be easily combined. 3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the almond flour and baking powder until well combined. Add 1 egg and the almond flour mix to the melted cheese. Mix well until a smooth dough forms. 4. Divide the dough into four parts and form into bun…

1 min.
sleep science

Getting enough sleep is essential for every single area in your life, from weight-loss to mental wellbeing. Now Boston sleep scientist Laura Lewis can explain why: in the deep non-REM (non-rapid eye movement) stage of sleep, waves of clear cerebrospinal liquid flow through our brains, ridding them of toxins and other metabolic by-products – and we absolutely need to be asleep for that to happen. Alzheimer’s is one of the things this process helps protect against, she believes, but certainly not the only one. Get your ZZZZZs!…

1 min.
why willpower doesn’t work

If your excuse for not sticking to better habits (sleeping and exercising more, eating less) is because you lack willpower, think again! Scientists say that people who do manage to make permanent changes in their lives do it by taking themselves out of temptation’s way. In other words, not being in a position to be tempted is better than resisting temptation. One of the reasons for this, they believe, is that willpower is a quality that can become depleted, and when that happens you will fall off the wagon in a big way. Basically, if you’re craving sweet things, staying out of the bakery will give you a better chance of long-term success than going in there and ‘being strong’.…