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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 26 -Jul-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

2 min
lose it! disclaimer

1. You mustn’t use the content in LOSE IT! 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. Both the LOSE IT! website and the magazine (which we sometimes refer to as LOSE IT!) provide educational information on weight-loss management and are intended to assist users in weight loss. LOSE IT! is not a medical organisation and cannot give medical advice or a diagnosis. 3. The information and material on the LOSE IT! website and in this magazine are intended as a general guide to assist weight loss and do not take into account individual circumstances. LOSE IT! will not provide any form of assistance or support in individual cases, nor feedback on any…

2 min
news, views, and reviews

Following a low-carb, healthy fat way of life is easy: the food is delicious, the healthy fats and protein make sure we’re rarely – if ever – hungry, and it’s pretty similar to how South Africans usually eat, just minus the bread and pap! There’s just one issue – fighting the fear of fat. Years of shocking dietary advice have trained us to think that fat is bad for us, but it’s reassuring to know that things are changing globally. In a meta-analysis conducted by Dr Zoë Harcombe and others last year, involving 89 801 participants across seven studies, they concluded: ‘Epidemiological evidence…found no significant difference in CHD (coronary heart disease) mortality and total fat or saturated fat intake and thus does not support the present dietary fat guidelines. The evidence… lacks…

1 min
our experts

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST 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!’ she says. Call 083 307 8036 or email your questions to ruthmmarcus@gmail.com 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!…

1 min
low carb lowdown

ON TRACK per serving fat 46g carbs 10g protein 11g THE WONDER OF CHIA SEEDS Many people on a low-carb diet have found comfort in this ‘quinoa replacement’ – and no wonder: it’s ideal for baking, adding to smoothies, sprinkling on yoghurt or for making into porridge. Don’t be fooled by its diminutive size – these tiny seeds not only swell up but are also highly nutritious. CHIA SEED PUDDING SERVES 2 • 1½ cups (375ml) dairy-free milk (coconut milk works best)• ½ cup (100g) chia seeds• stevia, to taste (or 1–2 tbsp (15–30ml) erythritol)• 1 tsp vanilla extract TO SERVE • strawberries (or other berries)• fresh mint leaves 1. Whisk the dairy-free milk, chia seeds, stevia and vanilla well in a mixing bowl. 2. Cover the bowl and refrigerate it overnight or for at least 6 hours. The pudding should be thick and…

1 min
does ‘you are what you eat’ apply to cows too?

Yes – but don’t let the grass-fed vs grain-fed debate stress you out. Rather stay focused on eating a diet rich in healthy fats from both animal and non-animal based sources. When it comes to choosing beef, aim to eat the highest-quality meat that you can afford. Grass-fed beef contains higher amounts of certain nutrients, such as vitamins A and E, but the important factor to focus on is that both grain-fed and grass-fed beef are highly concentrated sources of nutrients. Beef contains high amounts of vitamins B12, B3 and B6 and is rich in highly bio-available iron, selenium and zinc. It also contains high-quality protein and a host of lesser-known nutrients – among them creatine and carnosine, which are both very important for muscle and brain development. PHOTOGRAPHS: DAWIE VERWEY, GALLO…

4 min
27 kg lighter

Troy’s journey started five years ago, when he had a slight heart attack. ‘I woke up one morning with a strange feeling in my left arm. I knew I didn’t feel normal but with my check-up coming up I didn’t see the need to rush to the doctor. The next day, my cardiologist told me to go to the hospital immediately and a few hours later I was operated on. In the blink of an eye my life went from spending the day with my family and friends to waking up in the ICU. His doctors couldn’t tell him what the exact cause of his heart attack was but speculated that it might be genetic, or related to stress or weight. ‘After my heart attack I was immediately put on a ton…