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LOSE IT! The LCHF way Volume 26 -Jul-18

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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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…

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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…

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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.comDR 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, @loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and We look forward to hearing your insights and experiences! ■…

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low carb lowdown

Try this quick and easy chia seed puddingON TRACKper servingfat 46gcarbs 10gprotein 11gTHE WONDER OF CHIA SEEDSMany 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 PUDDINGSERVES 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 extractTO SERVE• strawberries (or other berries)• fresh mint leaves1. 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…

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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…

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27 kg lighter

beforeA MUCH HEAVIER TROY (LEFT) WITH HIS GOOD FRIEND LEON DE KLERK.afterTroy’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…