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

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 15 - 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!

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3 min.
news, views & reviews

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. NUTS ABOUT MAC-EDEN In our feature on Mac-Eden Nuts (LOSE IT! Volume 14) we incorrectly stated that their products were available in specific stores in KZN. Luckily for us all, we were wrong: Mac-Eden’s lovely products are ONLY available online – but can be delivered anywhere in South Africa. Even better! Go to www.macadamianuts.co.za. Please share your success stories, recipes, banting restaurant reviews,…

4 min.
‘i lost 22kg and now have my energy back!’

Before banting… ‘In mid-December 2015, when I got on the scale at my doctor’s rooms, I got the shock of my life – I was 100kg! It was my routine six-monthly blood pressure and sugar check-up. (I was on chronic meds for blood pressure and on glucophage for type 2 diabetes.) My glucose intolerance tests were as high as 15.6 (mmol/L) and averaging in the upper eight’s, and my blood pressure was also high (every member of my immediate family suffers from this). I was always tired and sluggish – I had no energy and really had to push myself to get through the day. When I got home, I’d open a bottle of wine while getting supper ready for the family. That was when I was most happy – in…

2 min.
flaxseeds best idea this month

This golden-brown seed is believed to have originated in Egypt, and might well be a superfood. Recent studies suggest eating it may reap a host of health benefits. Besides the nutritional value, research also indicates flaxseeds may reduce the risk of certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as heart and lung disease. Here’s why you should be eating them regularly: 1. They’re full of good fats. Flaxseeds are a potent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which aid platelet function and benefit blood pressure (BP). They help reduce inflammation (which helps prevent arthritis), balance your hormones and prevent heart disease and diabetes. In animal studies, the plant omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseeds – alphalinolenic acid (ALA) – inhibited the incidence and growth of tumours and decreased the…

2 min.
lchf news

POLISH OFF Did you know that a few hours after applying nail polish, one of the chemicals used as a plasticiser in most brands – triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) – can be picked up in your blood? That’s according to a small Duke University study done with the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Apparently, there’s an association between the chemical and changes in the hormone and reproductive systems of humans. What’s more, they think these chemicals could be making us fat. ‘The most recent studies suggest that TPHP interacts with a protein central to regulating the body’s metabolism and production of fat cells. Scientists are conducting more investigations to discover whether, in fact, TPHP contributes to weight gain and obesity.’ If you’re concerned about your favourite polish, enter its name into the search…

5 min.
‘i was addicted to junk food!’

SINDI HAS LOST 41KG! ‘I’ve gone from a 46E-cup to a 44D, and my dress size has gone from a full-size 26 to a comfortable 24, and it’s still going down. I really need to get a new wardrobe!’ ‘IN early December 2014 I felt so ill I believed I was going to die and leave my kids without a mom, and the thought overwhelmed me. I knew something had to change, so I phoned my GP and asked his advice. At the time, I weighed 154kg and I was addicted to junk food. I’d have McDonald’s for breakfast and lunch and a McFlurry on the way home in the car. Oros was my Achilles heel. The first thing my GP said was: “You need to cut down on the sugar.” I’d heard…

3 min.
and 4 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

‘What kind of exercise is best for burning fat?’ Q: What kind of exercise is best for fat burning – longer duration steadystate exercise like road running or cycling, or high-intensity interval workouts that include heavy weights? A: Firstly, exercise does not lead to weight loss and fat burning. Having said that, in the world of paleo and LCHF, high-intensity interval training, aka HIIT, seems to be the exercise of choice. The shorter bursts of high-intensity exercise in HIIT (as seen in most CrossFit classes), where all the muscle groups are worked effectively, seems to make more sense than mindlessly doing the same exercise for hours on end at the gym, or running or cycling daily for long periods. And while HIIT doesn’t directly cause any fat burning or weight loss, it…