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Health & Fitness
LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 27 -Sep-18

It has all the scrumptious, health features for you need! Autumn is already creeping in; here is 32 AMAZING recipes for comfort food. ‘34KG down’, read Santasha Marias success story and she’s ready to walk down the aisle. Best Ideas This Month: FIVE healthy oils for your pantry. Should women be fasting? How to balance your hormones when fasting, all you need to know. Switch Things Up with Steve Uria’s new exercise regime guaranteed to be fun and sweats. YOU GLOW GIRL: RushTush fitness influencer shares her journey to health. Good Gracious! Local bakery brings all sugar and gluten free treats. Going LCHF might be the answer to liver disease, more on page 18. Ever think about what you are eating? MINDFUL Eating, think before you chew. Dr Marcus answers your questions. Competitions, News, Views and Reviews in latest in Low-Carb Living!

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2 min.
news, views, and reviews

When we started LOSE IT in 2014, one of the first people we interviewed was Zoë Harcombe, a nutrition and health researcher with a special interest in obesity. Zoë has a master’s in economics and maths from Cambridge University and a PhD in public health nutrition. She’s whip-smart and extremely well informed on her chosen subject – one thing she’s become famous for is the meticulous analysis she brings to ostensibly scientific articles on diet-related matters. So when a study published in The Lancet journal in August this year stated that ‘low- and high-carb diets increase risk of early death’, we knew where to turn. This is what Zoë had to say about it (for more, see her excellent blog at www.zoeharcombe.com): ‘The average carbohydrate intake of the lowest fifth of people…

1 min.
our experts

CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST RUTH MARCUS has a master’s degree 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 more than 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 low-carb success stories, recipes, 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! PHOTOGRAPHS: LIZA VAN DEVENTER, ANÈL VAN DER MERWE, SUPPLIED…

2 min.
low-carb lowdown

Hold onto your YOLKS Attention, gym bunnies! A recent report published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that eating only the white of an egg isn’t doing your health any favours. Eggs are an excellent source of lean protein – the egg yolk contains 3g of protein, almost half of the protein found in the entire egg – and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. The yolk also contains all nine essential amino acids needed to build and preserve muscle. In fact, most of an egg’s vitamins and minerals are found in the yolk. Nicholas Burd, a University of Illinois professor of kinesiology and community health who led the study, says egg yolk boosts the body’s ability to utilise protein in the muscles and that the muscle-building response post-workout for those…

4 min.
‘from xxxl to size 14: i’ve got my health back!’

‘It took me three to six months just to eliminate certain food and to focus , then the kilograms started to drop off.’ Married for almost 32 years and the mother of four children, Bregda Mostert had long considered her family’s diet to be healthy, and she had always been moderately active. In 1990, when one of her children was diagnosed with leukaemia at just three years old, she began to research what could have caused it. This included taking a careful look at what the family was eating. ‘We lived on a farm [about 120km north of Cape Town], so we’d never been fast-food people. In fact, I would have described us as an old-fashioned, healthy kind of family – cutting fat off our meat and eating lots of fruit, that…

3 min.
this month’s miracle ingredient: eggs

IF you’ve been sceptical about including eggs in your diet, it’s time to change your thinking: there’s general consensus among dietary experts that eggs make you feel and look good. What’s so incredible about them? To begin with, they’re heart protective – which flies in the face of the previously held belief that eggs raise cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease. They also raise your ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol and transform ‘bad’ small, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) particles to the large, fluffy kind, which are mostly benign. Plus, they contain a little bit of almost every nutrient the body needs for good health. Still not convinced? Here are five more reasons to add eggs to the menu: 1 They can help you lose body fat The high-protein, healthy-fat content of…

4 min.
the new f-word

Even though humans have been fasting in some form or another for thousands of years (we do it every night while we sleep!), the very idea has become controversial. We are taught to graze on small meals throughout the day and to keep snacks on hand ‘to keep our blood sugar steady’. We’re warned against the hazards of skipping meals: It will put your body into starvation mode and bring your metabolism to a grinding halt; you will become shaky and light-headed, and unable to focus or even function. Research, however, shows that none of this is actually true. In fact, abstaining from eating for a certain period has been shown to have tremendous health benefits. ‘The most obvious benefits of fasting are that it helps with weight loss and type 2…