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LOSE IT! The LCHF way Vol 23 - 2017

LOSE IT! THE LOW-CARB WAY MUCH MORE THAN A MAGAZINE It’s the chance to get your life back! GET READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE with Lose It Volume 27. In ‘Low-Carb Lowdown’ you’ll find all you need to know about the benefits of egg yolk and going low-carb for optimum fertility, and clinical nutritionist Ruth Marcus answers the burning question: ‘Is low-carb safe for kids?’ With all the lifestyle dietary options around these days, things can get confusing. In “What’s in a name?” Ruth also talks about the key differences between LCHF, Keto, Paleo, unpacks the criteria for a safe dietary lifestyle and advises low-carbers on finding their personal dietary ‘fit’. Be inspired by Bregda Mostert, who dropped not only loads of kilos, but all her meds too! Can fasting (‘The New F-Word’) fast-track weight-loss? Short answer: YES. We’ve got some great tips from people who did it. Cookbook writer Ine Reynierse shares the family health history that changed her relationship with food, plus some delectable recipes from her cookbook Eat Lekker – For Goodness’ Sake. We try out electro muscle stimulation (EMS) training to find out what this fitness fix can do for your strength development and how it works. And in ‘10 Ways to beat sleeplessness’ we discover just how lack of sleep directly affects our eating habits, health and state of mind. Volume 27 is jampacked with 35 great recipes for every occasion, so go on, have that occasional chocolate treat (‘Now & Again Treats’) – you deserve it! In other words, this issue has all you need to know about low-carb living and super recipes to keep you on course: that’s why Lose It – The Low-Carb Way is not just a magazine; it’s a chance to get your life back!

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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…

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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, @ loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and 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

Know your ABCsWhich 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 waterA = 17μgB12 = 2.55μgC = 0Ground beef, 80% lean/20% fat,pan-brownedA = 3μgB12 = 2.8μgC = 0Eggs, boiledA = 149μgB12 = 1.11μgC = 0Cooked broccoliA = 77μgB12 = 0μgvitamin C = 64.9mgLettuceA = 370μgB12 = 0μgC = 9.2mgBananasA = 3μgB12 = 0μgC = 8.7mgThe takeout? It’s yet another argument for a…

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

afterbefore‘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…

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werner’s quick chicken dinner

(PHOTOGRAPHS: NICOLENE OLCKERS, SUPPLIED)ON TRACKper servingfat 14gcarbs 6gprotein 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, chopped1. 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…

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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…