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

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 7 - May 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

3 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 NICKY PERKS – BLOG AUTHOR OF WWW. PRIMALPERKS.COM AND 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 sharing our insights and experiences! To pre-order issues of LOSE IT! email Julian Padua at julian.padua@media24.com or call him on (021) 408 1291. To download a digital version of LOSE IT! to your tablet or smartphone, go to…

8 min.
‘i got my revoked pilot’s licence back thanks to lchf.’

‘I’m a commercial pilot. We have to go for regular health checks once a year or, after a certain age, twice a year. I was on a fire-fighting contract, which means you don’t get much exercise – you sit a lot and wait for fires. We were also staying at a lodge and the food was just really good and we were eating a lot – big portions of everything. At my age, 65, I have a medical check every six months. I was approaching this and the weight had crept up on me. I said to my colleague, “Paddy, I think we’d better stop having bacon and eggs every morning; we should have cereal and porridge and that type of thing instead – something a bit healthier.” That’s exactly where I…

2 min.
lchf news

Five-a-day? Health organisations count up the fruits and veg we should be eating per day – but the number varies from country to country. This has never been the subject of an evidence-based scientific investigation, says UK public nutrition researcher Zoë Harcombe, but rather the result of a marketing campaign. She says the best providers of the essential macronutrients are animal foods – meat, fish, eggs and dairy. But what about the best providers of vitamins and minerals? Surely that prize goes to veggies? Nope. Animal foods again! (Though she concedes that seeds and a few non-animal foods – kelp and peppers – are useful.) ‘The most nutritious foods on the planet, therefore, are animal foods,’ says Harcombe. ‘I went back to the USDA [United States Department of Agriculture] nutrition database…

6 min.
what’s the link carb addiction & early obesity?

Dr Robert Cywes shares his insights. Our expert: DR ROBERT CYWES specialises in paediatric and adult bariatric surgery. He has been practising for 15 years, and has performed around 6 000 surgeries. He completed his medical degree at the University of Cape Town, after which he furthered his studies and expertise in North America. The experience he gained while running the Palm Beach Metabolic Center’s weight-loss support programme, plus the surgery he performs, have given him a unique insight into the physical – and psychological – aspects of obesity in kids and adolescents. emma can’t do sport at school. She shops in the plus-size adult section. The words ‘pool party’ make her toes curl. At school, she swaps apples and yoghurt for fizzy drinks. Her calmest, safest place is alone in her bedroom,…

2 min.
dr cywes explains what we can (and can’t) do.

1. YOU CAN’T DECIDE FOR YOUR KIDS ‘If parents bring an adolescent to me against their will, I can’t help them. I can tell them my story, but I can’t help them. If they come in of their own accord saying, “I’m fat, I’m miserable, I can’t play school sports, please help me!” I can give them guidance. Until they hate being fat more than they love carbohydrates, no one can help them make a lasting change.’ 2. NEGATIVITY AND JUDGEMENT WON’T HELP – ENGAGEMENT WILL ‘As a practitioner, I have to be able to identify problems without making my patients feel judged. I do this by treating mistakes as learning opportunities. So when they admit a mistake, I say, “Okay, let’s learn from it; it happened, it’s not that bad.” Then they’re…

2 min.
the banting boys

‘eople are usually put off when they see how much LCHF-friendly products cost in the shops,’ Steven van der Merwe says, ‘but that’s because these big retailers have simply jumped on the bandwagon, hoping to make a quick buck.’ After doing some homework, Steven and his partner Bernard Maher found they could supply these products for far less than the big retail stores. ‘A kilogram of nuts is about R300 in the shops, but we found we could sell it for half of that,’ says Steven. The pair set up shop in their Table View home and called themselves The Banting Boys. They stock nuts, seeds, almond flour, coconut flour, coconut oil, nut butters and raw organic cacao – everything you need to live the perfect LCHF lifestyle. And the best part? They…