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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 25 -May-18

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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4 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
news, views, and reviews

Want to beat the blues this winter? Then eat the right foods: even mainstream publications like the Wall Street Journal are beginning to acknowledge that research over the past decade has shown that a diet high in processed and refined foods increases the risk of depression in everyone, including children and teens. In an April article, they said a bad diet has a terrible effect on your microbiome, the state of which seriously affects your mood. The trillions of microorganisms that live in our gut, said neuroscientist Lisa Mosconi, can alter the production of serotonin. A good diet can’t replace therapy for everyone, but it will go a long way to improving your mood – and mood balance. Good news for us low-carbers – it means we’re well on the way…

1 min.
our experts

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST RUTH MARCUS has a Bachelor’s degree in clinical nutrition and a Master’s in obesity and weight management. ‘Eating low carb is the best way to find food freedom!’ 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 the co-founder 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!…

2 min.
low carb lowdown

LIFE IN THE FAST LANE There’s no standard duration for a fast, says Dr Jason Fung. They can range from 12 hours to a month or more. (The world record for fasting, he says, is 382 days – and the patient was completely fine!) It used to be normal for all of us to fast 12 hours a day, eating nothing between dinner and breakfast, but very few people still do this. And given the 21st-century diet, a 12-hour daily fast is probably no longer enough to protect us from insulin resistance anyway. Some advocate fasting from 7pm each night to 11am each day (so you eat all your daily meals within an eight-hour period), while others report results with a 20-hour daily fast – you eat for only four consecutive…

5 min.
18kg lighter – and writing her own low-carb cookbooks!

‘I made the decision to try the low-carb lifestyle - and I’ve never looked back. I became a Banter overnight!’ ‘I’ve lived on a farm in the beautiful Overberg in the Western Cape my entire life,’ says Madelé Burger. ‘I’m a mother, a grandmother and a wife. I play guitar in the church band and do the admin for our farm. I love food, and eat when I’m happy, sad, in a festive mood or bored.’ Over the years, Madelé says, she became addicted to food and piled on weight. She was also diagnosed with metabolic syndrome, her cholesterol levels were well above the normal range and she was pre-diabetic. ‘My eating habits were totally out of control. I knew I had to do something drastic.’ By the time Madelé first heard about Banting,…

7 min.
all about vitamin d

‘THE REALITY IS THAT WE’RE NOT OUTSIDE ALL THAT MUCH ANY LONGER. AND WHEN WE DO GET SOME SUN, WE EITHER GET TOO LITTLE (DUE TO THE TIME OF YEAR) OR TOO MUCH, SO THAT WE BURN.’ There’s been an enormous amount of research into vitamin D over the past decade or so, and with good reason. In fact, it has emerged as the nutrient of the decade. The ‘sunshine vitamin’ has plenty of health benefits that we cannot ignore, especially when it comes to reducing the risk of serious disease: from bone diseases, diabetes, bacterial and viral infectious diseases, many types of cancer and autoimmune diseases to multiple sclerosis and cognitive and neurological diseases. One of the most exciting findings concerning vitamin D is the effect it has on our bones,…

4 min.
this month’s miracle ingredient: south african herbal infusions

Rooibos Rooibos is our most popular herbal infusion, and the one that has gained the most traction internationally. It’s mainly grown in the Cederberg and is fermented (oxidised) to produce the little brown leaves we all recognise. Interestingly, unoxidised/unfermented green rooibos is actually healthier because the fermentation process lowers its antioxidant capacity, but it’s expensive because it has a more complicated production process. Rooibos is very low in tannins and has no caffeine, which makes it a great afternoon or bedtime drink if you suffer from insomnia. It contains a number of flavonols including quercetin, which has antioxidant properties and is known to scavenge for free radicals. One (admittedly tiny) human study showed that unoxidised rooibos produced a 28% higher antioxidant potential in plasma than normal rooibos did. Like black, oolong and green…