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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 32 - Oct 2019

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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lose it! disclaimer

1. You must not use the content in LOSE IT! as a substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional. You should seek medical advice from a qualified professional before starting any weight-loss programme. 2. LOSE IT! magazine (which we sometimes refer to as LOSE IT!) provides educational information on weight loss management and is intended to assist users in weight loss. LOSE IT! is not a medical organisation and cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis. 3. The information and material in LOSE IT! are intended as a general guide to assist weight loss and do not take into account individual circumstances. LOSE IT! will not provide any form of assistance or support in individual cases, nor feedback on any information you submit to the magazine. 4. You use LOSE IT! magazine…

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It’s spring! Time for us all to get outside and up our vitamin D exposure. We love winter, but like all of you, we’re sure, we’re always pretty happy to see the back of it. Spring and summer are actually the perfect seasons to live a low-carb life: they’re all about braais, salads and outdoor living. The only downside to a braai can sometimes be trying to come up with new ideas for low-carb side dishes, which is why we’re particularly delighted with Vickie de Beer’s feature on page 60, dealing with exactly that. Her cauliflower potato salad is spectacular, as is her recipe for roasted Greek salad. We’re very happy to welcome Vickie to the team. Not only is she an award-winning food writer and stylist, she is also a mother…

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is mediterranean keto even a thing?

Increasingly, it seems to be. A ‘Mediterranean diet’ is a pretty broad beast, and where it crosses over with keto at least one study has shown it to be very effective. Here’s what it looks like, according to the study in which 22 obese people with metabolic syndrome went on the following diet: • No calorie counting• Unlimited protein• Fish at least four days a week: mostly sardines, trout, mackerel, and salmon. On the other days, protein from shellfish, meat, fowl, eggs and cheese• Lots of omega-3s. Supplement with 9g of salmon oil on non-fish days• At least 200–400ml of red wine a day, 100–200ml at lunch and dinner. That’s up to more than half a bottle (we like this bit!)• At least 30ml (2 tablespoons) of olive oil a day,…

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an app a day…

WORKOUT FOR WOMEN BY 7M Cost: Free… but it’s only for Apple. What it’s got: Great workouts for beginners as well as more advanced fitness bunnies. They vary in length and focus so you really can tailor your fitness to your lifestyle and your routine to your needs. We strongly recommend it! SWORKIT Cost: $14.99 per month. It’s not cheap, but when you see the testimonials you’ll know it’s totally worth it. It also offers a seven-day free trial and is available for Apple and Android. What it’s got: You work towards a six-week goal, and you determine what that is: weight-loss, improved flexibility or strength. Choose the length of your workout and the app gives you a routine to match that with your goal.…

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berry boost

Talk about dynamite in small packages! They may have a higher carb count (14g per 100g) than most other berries, but these little boosters make up for it with their remarkable health benefits. Blueberries have the highest level of antioxidants of all common fruits and vegetables. Antioxidants protect your body from free radicals, which are unstable molecules that can damage your cells and cause diseases such as cancer. Blueberries have also been found to have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, and they contain substances that can prevent certain bacteria from binding to the wall of your bladder, which may help prevent urinary tract infections. Better yet, they don’t lose their antioxidant powers when juiced or cooked, and can easily be included in your diet. Eat blueberries as…

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oh, sweet thing?

Sugar supplements are a problem for two reasons. Firstly, while you use them, you don’t lose your sweet tooth and, secondly, none of them really tastes or performs the way sugar does. Freesweet might change all that. Made with all-natural, GMO-free ingredients and accredited by international food technologists and nutritional certification bodies, it replaces sugar on a 1:1 ratio and is carb-free, low in calories, and has a low GI response. The thing we like most, though, is that you can bake with it because it also caramelises. Deborah Good, creator and chief brand officer of Freesweet, took four years to develop the product. ‘My objective was to create an entirely new offering in the category of natural sweetener,’ she says. ‘One that has health benefits when used responsibly and…