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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 27 -Sep-18

On Sale Mailer – Lose It! V35 With lockdown in full swing, it can feel difficult to still 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 volume of LOSE IT! has you covered with motivation, fresh ideas, and meal inspiration. This month’s power ingredient is an ancient seed the Mayans named ‘strength’: chia seeds have become the latest craze, and we find out exactly why. Get to know our top lockdown pick, Buyfresh – the organic, online grocery store that will deliver straight to your doorstep. Meet an inspiring power couple who lost 110kg in total with an LCHF diet – you’ll never believe what they look like now! We discuss the ins and outs of insulin resistance, if peanuts should stay or go, and how fasting can rid your body of toxins. Try something new with Hotpod yoga: yoga inside a 37°C cocoon pod to keep warm in the chilly season (and don’t worry, they still have classes online 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. Stick with it, you’ve got this!

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news, views, and reviews

When we started LOSE IT in 2014, one of the first people we interviewed was Zoë Harcombe, a nutrition and health researcher with a special interest in obesity. Zoë has a master’s in economics and maths from Cambridge University and a PhD in public health nutrition. She’s whip-smart and extremely well informed on her chosen subject – one thing she’s become famous for is the meticulous analysis she brings to ostensibly scientific articles on diet-related matters. So when a study published in The Lancet journal in August this year stated that ‘low- and high-carb diets increase risk of early death’, we knew where to turn. This is what Zoë had to say about it (for more, see her excellent blog at www.zoeharcombe.com): ‘The average carbohydrate intake of the lowest fifth of people…

1 min.
our experts

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST RUTH MARCUS has a master’s degree in obesity and weight management. ‘Eating low-carb is the best way to find food freedom!’ she says. Call 083 307 8036 or email your questions to ruthmmarcus@gmail.com DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has more than 40 years’ medical experience, and personal experience of living the low-carb lifestyle. He also has a deep scientific and medical interest in the subject. BLOG AUTHOR NICKY PERKS (WWW.PRIMALPERKS.COM) is the co-founder of Banting Buddies, which offers personalised coaching to those wanting to lose weight and get healthy. Please share your low-carb success stories, recipes, restaurant reviews, tips, questions and concerns with us via info@loseit.co.za, @loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and facebook.com/Loseitmag. We look forward to hearing your insights and experiences! PHOTOGRAPHS: LIZA VAN DEVENTER, ANÈL VAN DER MERWE, SUPPLIED…

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low-carb lowdown

Hold onto your YOLKS Attention, gym bunnies! A recent report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that eating only the white of an egg isn’t doing your health any favours. Eggs are an excellent source of lean protein – the egg yolk contains 3g of protein, almost half of the protein found in the entire egg – and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The yolk also contains all nine essential amino acids needed to build and preserve muscle. In fact, most of an egg’s vitamins and minerals are found in the yolk. Nicholas Burd, a University of Illinois professor of kinesiology and community health who led the study, says egg yolk boosts the body’s ability to utilise protein in the muscles and that the muscle-building response post-workout for those…

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‘from xxxl to size 14: i’ve got my health back!’

‘It took me three to six months just to eliminate certain food and to focus , then the kilograms started to drop off.’ Married for almost 32 years and the mother of four children, Bregda Mostert had long considered her family’s diet to be healthy, and she had always been moderately active. In 1990, when one of her children was diagnosed with leukaemia at just three years old, she began to research what could have caused it. This included taking a careful look at what the family was eating. ‘We lived on a farm [about 120km north of Cape Town], so we’d never been fast-food people. In fact, I would have described us as an old-fashioned, healthy kind of family – cutting fat off our meat and eating lots of fruit, that…

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this month’s miracle ingredient: eggs

IF you’ve been sceptical about including eggs in your diet, it’s time to change your thinking: there’s general consensus among dietary experts that eggs make you feel and look good. What’s so incredible about them? To begin with, they’re heart protective – which flies in the face of the previously held belief that eggs raise cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease. They also raise your ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and transform ‘bad’ small, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles to the large, fluffy kind, which are mostly benign. Plus, they contain a little bit of almost every nutrient the body needs for good health. Still not convinced? Here are five more reasons to add eggs to the menu: 1 They can help you lose body fat The high-protein, healthy-fat content of…

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the new f-word

Even though humans have been fasting in some form or another for thousands of years (we do it every night while we sleep!), the very idea has become controversial. We are taught to graze on small meals throughout the day and to keep snacks on hand ‘to keep our blood sugar steady’. We’re warned against the hazards of skipping meals: It will put your body into starvation mode and bring your metabolism to a grinding halt; you will become shaky and light-headed, and unable to focus or even function. Research, however, shows that none of this is actually true. In fact, abstaining from eating for a certain period has been shown to have tremendous health benefits. ‘The most obvious benefits of fasting are that it helps with weight loss and type 2…