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

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 10 - November 2015

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.
news, views & reviews

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST SALLY-ANN CREED – the foremost and most experienced LCHF practitioner in South Africa DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has over 40 years of experience, and personal experience of living LCHF as well as a deep scientific and medical curiosity about the subject ZOË HARCOMBE Author of The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it?, five other books and a nutrition blog (zoeharcombe.com), Zoë is a Cambridge graduate who is fascinated by the factors that cause obesity Come and meet celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood at Gallagher Estate from 4–6 March 2016! Pete will prepare and cook all manner of delicious banting meals and goodies, and you’ll be able to meet him and the LOSE IT! team. Join us – we’d love to see you there! PHOTOGRAPHS: ANÈL VAN DER MERWE, SUPPLIED. HAIR &…

2 min.
lose it!

One of the best things about banting is that it really doesn’t feel like a hardship – not even when everyone else is out there relaxing and having fun. And that’s a huge relief in holiday season, because that’s when your resolve is really tested. As any ex-serial dieter will know, holidays used, always, to be accompanied by a sense of impending doom – you knew you were going to give in to temptation and ‘break’ your diet some time, the only real question was when it was going to happen. It can be difficult to stick to a particular way of eating (even when you know it really works for your body) when everyone else seems to be piling into typical party food like sweet drinks, chips, pretzels and deep-fried pastry…

5 min.
how to choose the right oils & fats

IN OUR SHOPPING TROLLEY • Lemcke Fine Oils Macadamia Oil (R40 for 250ml), selected retailers • Lemcke Fine Oils Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (R55 for 250ml), selected retailers • Credé Natural Oils Extra Virgin Olive Oil (R95,95 for 500ml), find stockists at www.credeoils.com • Credé Natural Oils Organic Odourless Coconut Oil (R65,95 for 500ml), find stockists at www.credeoils.com • Westfalia Avocado Oil Plain (R36,99 for 250ml), selected retailers • Melfort Lard and Tallow (R66,99 for 250ml), find stockists at www.melfort.co.za • Melfort Duck Fat (R83,99 for 250ml), find stockists at www.melfort.co.za • Kerrygold Unsalted Butter (R39,95 for 250g), selected retailers When it comes to an LCHF diet, canola, sunflower and other seed oils are strictly forbidden. ‘Seed oils are too high in omega-6 fatty acids, which are inflammatory to the body,’ explains Nutritional Therapist Sally-Ann Creed. ‘We need omega-6…

5 min.
the family that lost 168kg combined

The Hearn family were simply fed up with trying to lose weight. The household of four had tried numerous diets, but nothing had worked for them. ‘We either ended up starving ourselves or eating tasteless food,’ recalls 40-yearold Jonita, mother to teenagers Ninette (18) and Bianca (16). But their need to lose weight became critical when her husband Sam (44) was diagnosed with biventricular heart failure in 2012; a condition caused by his obesity. While Sam weighed in at well over 200kg (their scale couldn’t register anything above this), Jonita clocked 198kg – and, already weighing 119.2kg and 130.8kg respectively, it looked as if Ninette and Bianca would also be plagued with health issues later in life if they did not act soon. Jonita started searching for a sustainable solution that…

1 min.
lchf news

BUYING INTO HEALTH Who would have thought that companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi would ever consider selling yoghurt? They’re competing to invest in Greek yoghurt maker, Chobani. Why? Well, sales figures for fizzy drinks are, shall we say, fizzling out. A sure sign that we’re all getting the message! Just add water… Half a litre, half an hour before brekkie, lunch and supper is a great prescription for helping your weight loss along. In a small study published recently in the journal Obesity, those who did this lost 4.3kg on average. A sizeable problem A couple of decades ago it was easier to stay slim. According to research published in the Obesity Research & Clinical Practice journal, even when following the same diet and exercise routine, we’ll weigh in at a couple of BMI points…

3 min.
and 5 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

Q: I’ve been trying to stay in ketosis for a while now, but I’ve recently found that I’m feeling listless and my weight loss has slowed. Can it be dangerous to be in ketosis for too long? A: Personally, I believe it is unnecessary to be in ketosis constantly unless you are a serious diabetic. Being in ketosis for an extended time can interfere with thyroid function, and it may be that you need to get this checked out. It doesn’t happen to everyone, but this may be the cause of your fatigue. Q: In the Q&A in LOSE IT! 9, you talk about IGF-1 and the link to eczema. I’ve had a dry, red rash for the past nine months and also find that I am tired all day. I have…