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

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 13 - 2016

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!

South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
Read More
$3.81(Incl. tax)
$14.29(Incl. tax)
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
news, views & reviews

Our expert panel NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST SALLY-ANN CREED is the foremost and most experienced LCHF practitioner in South Africa. DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has over 40 years of medical experience, and personal experience of living the LCHF lifestyle. He also has a deep scientific and medical interest in the subject. BLOG AUTHOR NICKY PERKS (WWW.PRIMALPERKS.COM) is also the CO-FOUNDER OF BANTING BUDDIES, which offers personalised coaching to those wanting to lose weight and get healthy. Please share your success stories, recipes, banting restaurant reviews, tips, questions and concerns with us on info@loseit.co.za, @loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and facebook.com/Loseitmag. We look forward to hearing your insights and experiences! We’ve always loved actress Melissa McCarthy, and now that she’s lost 75 pounds on a low carb diet, we feel we can claim her as one of our own.…

3 min.
leafy greens

Top tip Store your greens away from tomatoes, apples or other fruits that give off ethylene gas, which can cause them to wilt quickly. GO ahead and add those leafy greens to your grocery list – besides being almost completely carb-free and having little to no impact on your blood sugar, they are also full of nutritional goodness. In fact, calorie for calorie, leafy green vegetables are probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. They are rich in antioxidants, fibre and minerals (including iron, calcium, potassium and magnesium) and provide a variety of phytonutrients, including beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. Leafy greens even contain small amounts of omega-3 fats and they are brimming with vitamins (namely K1, C, E and many of the B vitamins). Great idea Add a splash of olive oil…

12 min.
‘i lost 107kg without giving up fine wine!’

HENNIE WEIGHED 200KG ‘When I started I was so heavy that I didn’t register on the scale.’ One half of the blog, Batonage – A Journey Through Food and Wine, Hennie found a whole new life after trying banting. More than two years down the line, he still loves it, is more active than ever and continues to lose weight, albeit more slowly. We asked him about his LCHF journey. Q: What made you decide to go low carb? A: We go on holiday to Greyton all the time and a mate who was visiting took a photo of me from below while we were there. When I saw what I looked like, I thought: ‘I’ve got to do something – I can’t go through life looking like this.’ I’d previously done Body for…

6 min.
and 6 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

Q: Potatoes and sweet potatoes have the same carb count. So why are sweet potatoes allowed on low carb while potatoes aren’t? A: Potatoes and sweet potatoes are actually completely unrelated. Potatoes come from the Solanaceae family, which includes the other ‘deadly nightshade’ vegetables, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. These produce solanine, which is poisonous, so never eat the leaves or stems of these plants, or green potatoes. As such, potatoes can be inflammatory to those with inflammatory joint conditions like arthritis, so they’re best avoided. The sweet potato, on the other hand, comes from the Convolvulaceae family and has a morning glory sort of vine (you can eat these nutritious leaves if you wish). Although the carb count of potatoes and sweet potatoes is very close (a difference of only 1.2g…

2 min.
lchf news

Chock-full You can have your choc and eat it – but in small quantities, and as dark as you can go. Let the label be your guide: ingredients are listed in order of proportion. So if sugar appears first, it’s the main ingredient, and that’s your cue to steer clear! There is a small amount of naturally occurring sugar in cocoa beans, but, according to labelling legislation, anything under 5g sugar (naturally occurring or not), can be termed sugar free. So some producers who come in under this point label their chocolate 0g/100g, which is obviously impossible, if the chocolate has any cocoa beans in it. There will be at least 1.8g of sugar in a 90g bar of chocolate (and this would be a dark one!). Still, not bad compared with…

6 min.
4 ways to fix it

Escaping stress in our modern world is no easy task. There’s always something causing anxiety, be it concern over finances, ageing parents, sick children, political instability, crime or a relationship that has broken down. Stress comes at us from every direction, and is often unrelenting. Whether its source is mental, physical, emotional, dietary or environmental in nature, the way your body responds is the same: chronic stress causes a cascade of chemical reactions that impact your sleep, cognitive abilities, hormone balance, mood and libido. And, as if being an irritable, foggy-brained zombie weren’t bad enough, stress also makes you fat! The type of fat that can make you consider buying a pair of elasticised trousers from the maternity-wear section so that you can sit, breathe and eat a meal at…