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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 29 -Jan-19

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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.
news, views and reviews

The start of a brand new year is always a great opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start something new in your life – whether you’re venturing into the low-carb lifestyle for the first time (keep going! It really will change everything for the better), jumping back on the bandwagon after a slightly excessive holiday or simply trying to hone your low-carb approach to better suit your personal health issues, metabolism and lifestyle, LOSE IT has your back! One of the things we like most about eating low carb is how liberating it is. There’s no measuring or weighing or counting – it really is as simple as eating real food and cutting out sugar in its various forms. But with that freedom comes responsibility: we all have to work…

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…

2 min.
low-carb lowdown

Much more matcha Matcha tea has made landfall in SA and is the latest must-try item (though it might be a bit of an acquired taste). It’s now widely available at coffee shops and restaurants in various forms: matcha shots, lattes, teas and even desserts. Matcha, like green tea, comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference lies in its unique nutrient profile and how it’s grown. The plants are covered 20 to 30 days before harvest to avoid direct sunlight. This increases chlorophyll production, boosts the amino acid content and gives the plant a darker green colour. Unlike green tea, matcha contains the nutrients from the entire tea leaf, which means it’s higher in antioxidants and caffeine. Although further research needs to be done, studies have established it has several…

6 min.
‘i’m healthy, strong & full of energy!’

“People know they’re overweight because they eat too much, but they never ask: 'Why do we eat so much?”’ On 1 January 2014, after years of countless diets and rock-bottom self-confidence, Elize Delport (57) of Nelspruit in Mpumalanga summoned the courage to weigh herself. ‘I never used to climb on a scale and I rarely looked in the mirror,’ she says. She weighed 92kg. Stepping onto that scale was the first step towards a healthier lifestyle for Elize, which, four years later, would see her 35kg lighter! Elize was 15 years old when her family moved to Holland. ‘I lived there for five years and finished high school there,’ she says. ‘They eat a lot of bread and potatoes in Europe, and when it’s cold there is a lot of comfort food.…

4 min.
this month’s miracle ingredient:seaweed

Before you shiver at the thought of munching on a bit of algae, know that there are various types of seaweed that are widely consumed. Think sushi. People living in coastal villages and in many Asian countries also regularly incorporate seaweed into soups and salads. It can be eaten dried, fried or soaked, and ranges in colour from red and green to blackish-brown. Called ‘the new kale’, seaweed is packed with nutrients, just like its cruciferous namesake – maybe even more so than vegetables found above water. Here are a few of its top benefits. 1 It’s high in iodine By eating just a gram of seaweed, your daily iodine intake will be met. Seaweed granules can be added to table salt to help increase the quantity of iodine. The iodine in seaweed…

6 min.
minus the carbs

For decades we’ve been told that when it comes to exercise, we need carbohydrates to perform at our best. Thousands of runners, cyclists and other sports enthusiasts have adhered strictly to the carbo-loading protocol and wouldn’t dare question this way of fuelling up. But studies have proven that ketosis (burning fat for fuel rather than glucose) can be helpful for those doing ultra-endurance events or just low-intensity exercise aimed at maintaining general overall health. So why did we think carbs were the way to go in the first place? In the late 1970s, a theory in physiology emerged that muscle glycogen (the carbs in our muscles) is the only factor that determines athletic performance. In other words, more carbs equal more muscle mass, equal more strength, equal better performance. Shortly there- after,…