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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 29 -Jan-19

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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2 min.
news, views and reviews

The start of a brand new year is always a great opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start something new in your life – whether you’re venturing into the low-carb lifestyle for the first time (keep going! It really will change everything for the better), jumping back on the bandwagon after a slightly excessive holiday or simply trying to hone your low-carb approach to better suit your personal health issues, metabolism and lifestyle, LOSE IT has your back! One of the things we like most about eating low carb is how liberating it is. There’s no measuring or weighing or counting – it really is as simple as eating real food and cutting out sugar in its various forms. But with that freedom comes responsibility: we all have to work…

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 BLOG AUTHOR NICKY PERKS (www.primalperks.com) is the cofounder 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, GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES…

2 min.
low-carb lowdown

Much more matcha Matcha tea has made landfall in SA and is the latest must-try item (though it might be a bit of an acquired taste). It’s now widely available at coffee shops and restaurants in various forms: matcha shots, lattes, teas and even desserts. Matcha, like green tea, comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference lies in its unique nutrient profile and how it’s grown. The plants are covered 20 to 30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content and gives the plant a darker green colour. Unlike green tea, matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which means it’s higher in antioxidants and caffeine. Although further research needs to be done, studies have established it has several…

6 min.
‘i’m healthy, strong & full of energy!’

“People know they’re overweight because they eat too much, but they never ask: 'Why do we eat so much?”’ On 1 January 2014, after years of countless diets and rock-bottom self-confidence, Elize Delport (57) of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga summoned the courage to weigh herself. ‘I never used to climb on a scale and I rarely looked in the mirror,’ she says. She weighed 92kg. Stepping onto that scale was the first step towards a healthier lifestyle for Elize, which, four years later, would see her 35kg lighter! Elize was 15 years old when her family moved to Holland. ‘I lived there for five years and finished high school there,’ she says. ‘They eat a lot of bread and potatoes in Europe, and when it’s cold there is a lot of comfort food.…

4 min.
this month’s miracle ingredient:seaweed

Before you shiver at the thought of munching on a bit of algae, know that there are various types of seaweed that are widely consumed. Think sushi. People living in coastal villages and in many Asian countries also regularly incorporate seaweed into soups and salads. It can be eaten dried, fried or soaked, and ranges in colour from red and green to blackish-brown. Called ‘the new kale’, seaweed is packed with nutrients, just like its cruciferous namesake – maybe even more so than vegetables found above water. Here are a few of its top benefits. 1 It’s high in iodine By eating just a gram of seaweed, your daily iodine intake will be met. Seaweed granules can be added to table salt to help increase the quantity of iodine. The iodine in seaweed…

6 min.
minus the carbs

For decades we’ve been told that when it comes to exercise, we need carbohydrates to perform at our best. Thousands of runners, cyclists and other sports enthusiasts have adhered strictly to the carbo-loading protocol and wouldn’t dare question this way of fuelling up. But studies have proven that ketosis (burning fat for fuel rather than glucose) can be helpful for those doing ultra-endurance events or just low-intensity exercise aimed at maintaining general overall health. So why did we think carbs were the way to go in the first place? In the late 1970s, a theory in physiology emerged that muscle glycogen (the carbs in our muscles) is the only factor that determines athletic performance. In other words, more carbs equal more muscle mass, equal more strength, equal better performance. Shortly there- after,…