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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 23 - 2017

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

2 min
news, views, and reviews

Most of us are back at work at this stage – and if you’re not, please tell us what it is that you do because we want to do it too! Still, being back at work also means we’re back into some kind of routine, which is excellent. We don’t know about you, but we like a bit of routine. Part of eating well is planning ahead, and who wants to do that when you’re on holiday? It’s not that eating low carb is difficult in any way – even if the meals weren’t as delicious as they are, we’d want to stick to it solely because of the way it makes us feel: better sleep, more energy, fewer mood swings… the low carb lifestyle is a no-brainer when you take…

1 min
our experts

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST SALLY-ANN CREED is the foremost and most experienced low carb practitioner in South Africa. DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has over 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 also the cofounder 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 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…

2 min
low carb lowdown

Know your ABCs Which gives you more vitamins: meat, fish and eggs or fruit and veg? That’s easy, you say – fruit and veg, of course. Well, if it’s about vitamin C, yes. But for A and B (and others), things become more nuanced. We checked a couple of favourites on the USDA Nutrient Database. For the sake of simplicity, we narrowed it down to vitamins A, B12 and C. All values are for 100g of each food. Tuna canned in water A = 17μg B12 = 2.55μg C = 0 Ground beef, 80% lean/20% fat,pan-browned A = 3μg B12 = 2.8μg C = 0 Eggs, boiled A = 149μg B12 = 1.11μg C = 0 Cooked broccoli A = 77μg B12 = 0μg vitamin C = 64.9mg Lettuce A = 370μg B12 = 0μg C = 9.2mg Bananas A = 3μg B12 = 0μg C = 8.7mg The takeout? It’s yet another argument for a…

4 min
‘just hang in there and tell yourself you are worth it!’

‘I started getting chubby when I went to school. At first it didn’t bother me at all, but a comment from my friends on sports day really hurt. I’d headed across the field to buy some treats at the tuck shop, and by the time I got back to them, I was sweating quite a lot. “Did we miss the 1200m run?” they asked. It was really upsetting, but if it weren’t for that, I would have just carried on the way I was. I didn’t participate in many school activities; I wasn’t active in any way. Food was my life; I enjoyed eating – and sweet treats most of all. I got to a point when I couldn’t go a day without eating chocolates, cake or dessert. I drank…

1 min
werner’s quick chicken dinner

ON TRACK per serving fat 14g carbs 6g protein 34g • 4 pieces skinless chicken• 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil• 1 onion, diced• 2 garlic cloves, crushed• 200g button mushrooms, sliced• ½ cup red pepper, diced• 1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes• ½ cup water• 1 tsp xylitol• 350g baby marrow spaghetti• Himalayan salt and black pepper• pinch of red chilli flakes• flatleaf parsley, chopped 1. Heat a nonstick pan. Fry the chicken in the olive oil until it has browned, then remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. 2. Fry the onion and garlic in the leftover oil in the pan, until translucent. Reduce the heat, return the chicken to the pan and toss in the mushrooms and red pepper. Stir until well combined. 3. Add the tomato and juice. If it’s too dry, add ½…

2 min
this month’s miracle ingredient: avocado oil

Until fairly recently, olive oil and coconut oil enjoyed most of the attention but, as health-conscious consumers become more educated, avocado oil has begun to grow steadily in popularity. It is high in the monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid, oleic acid; several B vitamins and vitamin K, and has a moderate amount of vitamin E, magnesium and potassium. Avocado oil is pressed from the fleshy pulp of the avocado, not the pip. The oil has a smooth, silky texture and mild nutty flavour. In fact, it doesn’t taste much like avocado at all, which is a bonus if you’re one of the unlucky few who don’t like avocados. The addition of avocado oil to a meal boosts the absorption of carotenoids found in the vegetables. Carotenoids are phytonutrients that help fight free radical…