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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

KETO The Lose It! Handbook

LOSE IT! THE LOW-CARB & PALEO WAY Volume 36 Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during the festive season can be tricky, but don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! With 43 pages of festive recipes, friends and family will love your low-carb and paleo festive dishes. You can plan your entire holiday from these gorgeous pages, or just leaf through it for a few ideas for the braai or dessert. We also have an article on treat meals … and why they can be a good thing. Need a little pick me up to help with the end-of-the-year blues? Be inspired by some top notch low-carb and keto blogs, or by the incredible story of a business owner and mother who turned her life around by losing 34 kg, and a chef who not only lost 20kg, but is now building a career out of her low carb approach. Another important topic we explore in this issue is - hunger. What’s the difference between hunger and cravings? Experts weigh in and give advice. And did you know that lack of sleep can stall your weight loss – or even cause you to gain weight? We share five sure-fire tricks to get you a great night’s sleep – tonight! You know you can trust LOSE IT to give you the absolute best guide to a healthy, delicious summer – all while keeping you on your low carb track. Sign up for the first January where you’ll go back to work slimmer than when you left in December!

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in this issue

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keto disclaimer

1. You must not use the content in KETO 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. KETO magazine (which we sometimes refer to as KETO) provides educational information on weight-loss management and is intended to assist users in weight loss. KETO is not a medical organisation and cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis. 3. The information and material in KETO are intended as a general guide to assist weight loss and do not take into account individual circumstances. KETO 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 KETO magazine and the information contained in it entirely at…

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There are well over 18 million posts on Instagram with the #keto hashtag, and it’s been one of the top-trending Google searches for four years: there’s no doubt that the ketogenic way of eating is here to stay, and that’s because it works. It really is as simple as that! It’s been embraced worldwide by Hollywood health fiends (Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow are fans, as are the Kardashians) and super athletes alike. Nic Gill, strength and condition coach to the New Zealand All Blacks, says, ‘Most professional sports teams are now at least low-sugar, lower to low-carb. Nutrition for sport is really changing fast. We [the team] go through six to seven tins of coconut oil a week. We travel with peanut butter and nut butters for the guys to…

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meet this issue’s in-house expert keto team!

ELZETTE STRUWIG, registered ketogenic dietitian and owner of Metabolica Med Elzette studied Dietetics at the University of Pretoria and trained in the ketogenic diet at Matthew’s Friends KetoCollege in the United Kingdom. She’s worked with high-fat diets for the past few years and has witnessed the benefits for clients struggling with epilepsy, cancer, PCOS and, of course, weight loss. She is an advocate for the use of keto in refractory epilepsy and in cancer as combination therapy. Her goal is to offer people support, information and access to evidence-based research on their road to optimal health. MICHELLE MELLET, registered ketogenic dietitian at Metabolica Med Michelle received her Bachelor of Dietetics from the University of Pretoria and has a special interest in weight loss, diabetes and sport nutrition. She is passionate about empowering people who want…

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what’s new

What’s the tea? You have every reason to enjoy the mellow, rich brew that is pu-erh tea, purported to relax your muscles and calm your mind – while also burning fat! Pu-erh is a fermented tea that has been found to lower fat concentrations in the blood. Processed in a special way to encourage microbial fermentation after the leaves have dried, it’s a great option for a refreshing drink. Dis-Chem; R23 for a box of 20 teabags. Did you know? PUMP UP YOUR PLAYLIST Why do SoulCycle, CrossFit and Zumba all make use of fast, intense music? Research suggests that music activates the brain’s sub-cerebellum and amygdala (which regulate emotions like pleasure), and decreases interactions between the areas responsible for communicating fatigue and reducing performance abilities. ‘Fast music causes neurons to fire longer with…

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3 great apps to…

CALM YOUR MIND ‘We are not our thoughts. We can create new, more powerful ways of thinking and dealing with life – from confidence and leadership to resilience and more,’ says Claire Aristides, founder of Mindology, a learning platform that helps you connect with your inner calm and strength through various courses and programmes. This app is a great escape for those times when you need to press the mute button on your brain. Mindology helps you to change your mindset and become more productive, positive and confident. You’ll also find podcasts, guided visualisation, meditation practices and more. For more information and online workshops, visit mindology.mykajabi.com or download the app on the App Store. STAY MOTIVATED Built to help you ‘rule’ the keto diet, Ruled.me may just be the perfect tool for an all-round…

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keep moving your adventure partner

The Garmin Instinct Solar is a rugged fitness smartwatch that has amazing battery life, thanks to its solar-charging lens that keeps topping it up when you’re outdoors. Features include a pulse oximeter, which measures the saturation of oxygen in your bloodstream, and a body battery that monitors the quality and length of your sleep, your activity, heart rate variability and stress levels. You can preload activity profiles such as running, cycling, hiking, swimming and more. Other features include smart notifications, and receiving emails, texts and alerts on your watch when paired with a compatible device. R7 999; Cape Union Mart…