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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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in this issue

3 min
what can i eat?

Yes MEAT As far as possible, choose grass-fed or organic meat. Enjoy the fat and the skin! • Bacon (Try to find charcuterie bacon, without nitrates and nitrites, and with the lowest carb content – which means the least sugar.)• Beef• Biltong (for powdered, grind your own)• Chicken• Duck• Game• Home-cured meat (if buying cured meat, avoid those with sugar and strange chemicals)• Lamb• Offal• Pork• Sausages containing only meat and spices (no MSG or fillers such as gluten, rusk, soy, sugar and so on)• Turkey FRUIT* • Avocado• Berries• Coconut SWEET THINGS • Erythritol• Stevia• Xylitol (good quality) SEAFOOD The oilier the better! (To check the sustainability status of the seafood you choose, SMS the species name (e.g. mackerel) to FishMS 079 499 8795.) • Anchovies• Angelfish• Calamari (squid)• Dorado• Haddock• Hake• Kob• Mackerel• Mussels• Prawns• Salmon• Sardines• Scallops•…

3 min
eat like a bird

ON TRACK per muffin fat 28g carbs 5g protein 5g PALEO FLAXSEED, BANANA & COCOA MUFFINS MAKES 8 (OR 10 SMALL) • 50g flaxseeds• 150g macadamia nut meal• 1½ tbsp cocoa powder, plus extra, for dusting• 1½ tsp baking powder• 2 jumbo eggs• ⅓ cup macadamia nut oil • 1 large banana, chopped 1. Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line an 8-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Mix the flaxseeds, nut meal, cocoa powder and baking powder in a bowl. 2. Blitz the eggs, macadamia nut oil and banana pieces in a blender until it is completely smooth and well combined. Pour this mixture into the dry ingredients and stir well to combine. 3. Spoon the mixture into the muffin cases and bake the muffins for 20 minutes. 4. To serve: Let the muffins cool and serve them dusted with cocoa powder. ON…

5 min

‘I’ve been eating LCHF for a while now but am battling to lose weight! What am I doing wrong?’ AND 2 OTHER READER QUESTIONS FOR NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST RUTH MARCUS Q: I like to have a glass or two of wine over the weekend. Should I drink red or white? A: Most of us have heard that red wine is better for us than white because of its health benefits, and that’s partially right. The skin of a red grape contains resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant effective in inhibiting the activities of enzymes that stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Red wine also contains polyphenols, another group of anti oxidants that actively improve immune function. The skins are discarded in the making of white wine, so it loses out on these benefits. But drinking white wine…

2 min
eat this, not that!

ON TRACK per pie fat 77g carbs 25g protein 37g BEEF & BACON PIE MAKES 4 PIES FOR THE PASTRY • 100g coconut flour• 50g desiccated coconut• 1 tsp dried oregano• 50g almond flour• 50g pecorino cheese, grated• 1 tbsp psyllium-husk powder• Himalayan salt and black pepper, to taste• 110g butter, cubed• 1 jumbo egg, beaten FOR THE FILLING • 2 tbsp coconut oil• 250g beef cubes• 150g bacon, chopped• 1 onion, chopped• 1 small carrot chopped• 2 celery stalks, chopped• 100g exotic mushrooms, roughly chopped• 2 tbsp tomato paste• ⅓ cup white wine• 1 cup home-made beef stock• 1 egg, beaten • fresh thyme sprigs, to serve 1. For the pastry: Blitz to combine the coconut flour, desiccated coconut, oregano, almond flour, pecorino cheese, psyllium-husk powder, salt and pepper and butter in a food processer. Scrape the mixture into a bowl,…

1 min
what is glyphosate? farmer angus explains

‘Glyphosate is the active ingredient in a herbicide called Roundup, which is like the Floyd Mayweather of farming. It’s used on everything: chickpeas, wheat, maize, soya, sugar cane, you name it. The urine of 90% of people tested contains glyphosate. It’s in mother’s breast milk. Unless you’re eating pure grass-fed meat and only organic everything else, you are ingesting glyphosate. It was first patented in 1964 as a chelating agent – in other words, it binds to micronutrients. It was used as a descaling agent for boiler pots. So every time you ingest glyphosate, you’re basically “descaling” your body of micronutrients (zinc, manganese, iron, etc). Part of the problem is that testing for glyphosate is very expensive – food products have to be sent to the US for testing.’…

5 min
meet our new low-carb nutritionist ruth marcus

‘During my teen years I suffered from anorexia and was hospitalised on several occasions. By my early twenties I had stabilised and regained the weight; I thought I was on the road to recovery.’ At that stage Ruth was exercising regularly and following what she thought was a ‘healthy’ diet, but her health was still deteriorating rapidly. ‘I was at a normal weight but getting sicker and sicker; I was diagnosed with a host of autoimmune diseases, including diabetes. It was a combination of genetic predisposition and the fact that my body had gone through so much – your organs start to shut down when you’re severely underweight.’ In 2014, Ruth needed to have a liver biopsy. ‘That’s when I realised that the fat-free, high-carb lifestyle wasn’t working,’ she says. She’d heard about Banting…