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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 36

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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.

The festive season can be a tricky time for those of us who are living the low-carb life: we tend to associate holidays with relaxing and ‘letting go’, and all too often, that seems to mean letting go of all the hard-earned good eating habits you’ve built up over time. On top of that, you’re surrounded by friends and family, who – with the best intentions – all urge you to eat and drink whatever you fancy. It can be tough. What works for us is to focus on what we’ve gained rather than what we’ve lost. And what we’ve gained is: a clear brain, better sleep than ever before, way more energy, a whole new wardrobe, a fresh outlook on life, better relationships and a renewed sense of purpose. What we’ve…

1 min.
watch out world!

Samsung’s Galaxy Watch3 is the next generation companion for managing your routines, smashing your fitness goals and taking charge of your health. It records your REM cycles and sleep routines, is equipped with more than 120 home workouts, displays your heart rate in real time and has a running guide that helps you keep pace and gives you tips on the go. The advanced algorithm analyses your movements to help improve your form. You can even measure VO2 max values and keep up with your daily, weekly and monthly performance! The watch automatically detects hard falls, sending an SOS to your emergency contact with your location, lets you make calls, stream and text. www.samsung.com/za/watches…

1 min.
on shelf

For a healthy morning boost, try SCHECKTER’S RAW’S RANGE OF DRINKS. We enjoyed Chok A Blok nut mylk (R69) made of homemade activated almond milk, organic cacao powder, organic coconut oil, Medjool dates, vanilla and cinnamon. Or try Black Magic (R58), made of activated charcoal, apple, lemon and alkaline water. Visit: www.schecktersraw.com Enjoy the smokey, spicy flavour of HUNGRY BROTHERS SMOKED PAPRIKA ROASTED CHICKPEAS. This snack is a healthy replacement for chips and an allergen-friendly alternative to roasted nuts. Flavoured with natural spices and free of artificial additives. About R48 for 80g from Faithful to Nature. The range also includes beetroot roasted chickpeas and dark chocolate roasted chickpeas. OH MEGA ALMOND NUT BUTTER is a 100% natural nut butter that is deliciously smooth and packed with protein and essential minerals. It’s the…

1 min.
what to sweat in when you’re expecting

Finding workout clothes to wear during and after pregnancy can be a challenge, but Nike is making it easier with the launch of its first dedicated maternity collection. Nike M Collection is designed for pregnant women who want to remain fit and active. The collection of tanks, leggings and reversible pullover ensures the perfect fit and feel – and is made with sustainable materials. www.nike.com/za/maternity PHOTOGRAPHS: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES, SUPPLIED. SOURCES: TEASTEEPING.COM, WWW.HUMNUTRITION.COM/BLOG…

2 min.
great foods for hormone balance

Hormones affect everything from your sleep to your energy and mood, and when they’re off-balance, life can seem pretty unmanageable. Irregular bowel movements, unexplained weight gain or weight loss and irritability are all on the list. The good news, says US dietitian Carrie Gabriel, is that there are certain foods that can help balance hormones naturally: Hormones affect everything from your sleep to your energy and mood EGGS lower your levels of insulin and ghrelin. You’ll feel fuller for longer and consume fewer calories. FATTY FISH, such as salmon, herring, mackerel and sardines are rich in vitamin D, which helps manage female testosterone levels (linked to weight gain and fatigue) and stabilise your hunger hormones. POMEGRANATES are full of antioxidants, but they’re also known to help block excess oestrogen production. LEAFY GREENS such as spinach,…

6 min.
the low-carb chef who cooked her way to being 20kg lighter

‘I’ve had a passion for food for as long as I can remember,’ says Desiré de Vincenzo. ‘My parents’ home was always filled with family and friends on weekends and I spent a lot of time in the kitchen with my dad, cooking meals.’ But Desiré’s childhood hobby was put on hold as she grew older. ‘I had been working in the technical field for 15 years, but I just wasn’t happy.’ In 2014, at the age of 34, Desiré quit her job and enrolled in the Christina Martin Culinary Arts Programme. ‘When I started chef school I was overweight; around 89kg. Being there didn’t help much – which good chef doesn’t taste their food?!’ But this wasn’t the first time Desiré’s love for food had sent her weight fluctuating up…