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

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 28 -Nov-18

On Sale Mailer – Lose It! V35 With lockdown in full swing, it can feel difficult to still make healthy decisions. Everyone has taken up baking, and that banana bread is calling your name! But now that we’re spending less time going out for dinner and more time preparing our own meals, it might also be the perfect time to review, recommit, and get your life on track. This volume of LOSE IT! has you covered with motivation, fresh ideas, and meal inspiration. This month’s power ingredient is an ancient seed the Mayans named ‘strength’: chia seeds have become the latest craze, and we find out exactly why. Get to know our top lockdown pick, Buyfresh – the organic, online grocery store that will deliver straight to your doorstep. Meet an inspiring power couple who lost 110kg in total with an LCHF diet – you’ll never believe what they look like now! We discuss the ins and outs of insulin resistance, if peanuts should stay or go, and how fasting can rid your body of toxins. Try something new with Hotpod yoga: yoga inside a 37°C cocoon pod to keep warm in the chilly season (and don’t worry, they still have classes online With 47 new recipes, you’ll be able to whip up indulgent guilt-free pleasures as well as succulent comfort foods. We perfect an easy-peasy pie recipe – crusty and flaky, just the way you like it! Take a walk on the greener side with some plant-based low-carb meals, keep things fresh with some tasty Greek food or opt for a spicy low-carb curry. And for dessert, we’ve snuck in a few decadent chocolate dishes, just for you. Top it all off with the perfect roast and you’ve got this season sorted! LCHF is about more than just weight loss; it’s about your health and your happiness. Stick with it, you’ve got this!

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1 min.
hello holidays!

We all love holidays – the only tiny problem is keeping on track food-wise with so much temptation around. Even apart from the food itself, there is something about spending time with friends and family that makes us think every meal is a special occasion, so any indulgence is justified. And then, of course, there’s the ‘well-meaning’ friend or relative who presses food or drink on you – ‘Oh go on: just this once. Don’t be so boring!’. We’ve all got that person in our lives, but we don’t need to listen to them. HERE ARE 5 THINGS WE’VE FOUND THAT HAVE HELPED TO KEEP US MORE OR LESS ON TRACK WHILE ALSO HAVING A GOOD TIME. 1 REMIND YOURSELF HOW UNCOMFORTABLE FEELING BLOATED REALLY IS: it’s unpleasant to be too full, and…

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 BLOG AUTHOR NICKY PERKS (www.primalperks.com) is the cofounder 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, GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES, MAGAZINEFEATURES.CO.ZA…

2 min.
low-carb lowdown

Get healthy – fast! If you don’t suffer from an eating disorder, fasting for various lengths of time offers a good route to increased energy and weight loss. Also, says nephrologist Dr Jason Fung, who heads up Toronto’s Intensive Dietary Management programme, it results in less loose skin than other forms of weight-loss: bonus! Most diets concern themselves with what we eat, he says, when they should also be looking at when: ‘Here’s my best single tip for weight loss. It’s so simple and obvious that even a five-year-old could have come up with it: Don’t eat all the time! ‘Unfortunately, most nutritional authorities tell you the exact opposite. Eat six times a day. Eat lots of snacks. Eat before you go to bed. Eat, eat, eat — even to lose weight! It…

3 min.
iron more than just a mineral

Who would have thought - oyster are a great source of iron, not just an aphrodisiac! The minerals in our diet are essential for a variety of bodily functions; without them, the body simply wouldn’t function. Although they are all vital, we don’t need equal quantities of each, and minerals are grouped accordingly. Macro-minerals or major minerals are what we call those needed in larger amounts, while those we need less of are micro-minerals or trace elements. WHAT IS IRON? Iron is one of the micro-minerals. It forms part of haemoglobin, the substance in red blood cells that helps blood carry oxygen throughout the body. Anaemia (lack of haemoglobin in the blood) is a common disorder that often goes undetected, even though it currently affects around 1.62 billion people worldwide. The most common causes…

6 min.
in it for the long run

‘I would do a 12-week diet and lose 20kg. Then I would think, “Well, I’ve achieved my goal” and then binge-eat and put all the weight back on in just a month.’– Ronald Smith Ronald Smith’s weight problems started during puberty, fuelled by a family who loved to gather around the dinner table. ‘I come from a very big family. My grandmother had 11 kids, so we’d have very big family get-togethers, where we would eat a lot.’ His sister, Shayna, agrees. ‘We loved hearty meals and our carbs – we loved food in general. Dinner was a variety of calories and there was no skimping on the cheese sauce,’ she laughs. Shayna started picking up weight after high school. ‘I was always quite thin when I was in school. My problems…

4 min.
8 top tips for eating in restaurants without blowing your diet

Just because you want to lose weight doesn’t mean you can’t be social and enjoy eating out with friends and family! But your decisions before, during and after that meal will determine whether your diet remains relatively intact. From a psychological perspective, relaxing the rules a little when enjoying a meal out can be a helpful strategy to recharge your motivational battery and keep you going towards your goal. The key is to choose your treat wisely. For some, this means having a glass of wine with your meal, but no dessert. For others, it could entail skipping starters, having only protein and salad for mains, but enjoying a shared dessert. There might be occasions where you don’t feel the desire to go off your plan at all. One ‘less than…