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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 38

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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

1 min.
lose it! disclaimer

1. You must not 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. LOSE IT! magazine (which we sometimes refer to as LOSE IT!) provides educational information on weight-loss management and is 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 in LOSE IT! 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 information you submit to the magazine. 4. You use LOSE IT! magazine and…

2 min.

Chatting to our brilliant food editor Vickie de Beer earlier this month reminded us that we don’t speak nearly enough about how extraordinarily effective eating low carb can be in controlling diabetes. Vickie’s son Luca is a T1 diabetic, and seven years ago, when we first met Prof Tim Noakes, they were finding it difficult to control his sugar, even with the use of insulin. It was a total leap of faith for her family to try the low-carb diet when the entire medical fraternity was preaching exactly the opposite, but she did – and they have never looked back. Luca is 19 now, and eating low-carb completely changed his life. In the seven years that we’ve been publishing LOSE IT! we’ve featured so many people who have testified that eating low-carb…

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what’s new…

you won't be disappointed! Fun on wheels Roller-skating is not only fun but also has great fitness benefits. The activity has made a huge comeback in the US and now the trend has landed on our shores with the opening of Rollercade, an indoor roller-skating amusement park in Cape Town with a range of activities and entertainment on offer. For booking information and pricing, visit rollercade.co.za THE BANANA TRICK Australian blogger Kate Freebairn, also known as The Pantry Mama, gives her plants a boost with banana-infused water. She soaks banana peels in water for a few days to allow the minerals to leech out. The potassium, phosphorous and calcium in the peels are good for the plants, and the healthier the plants are, the more resistant they are to pests.…

1 min.
hot stuff

Did you know that a shot of caffeine can give your workout an edge? According to an article in Time magazine, your muscles use glycogen (a stored version of glucose) for energy, and when glycogen stores run out, muscles tend to get weaker, which leads to exhaustion. Caffeine can shift muscles to burn fat faster, which can preserve glycogen stores and give muscles more time before they tire out. Studies have revealed that caffeine’s trigger effects start to peak about 1 hour after ingestion and can last from 3 to 6 hours. Exercise experts suggest that caffeine could be an effective addition to a workout regime to power you through more easily and with less fatigue.…

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on shelf

SOUTHERN SOUL THE RESTLES SLEEPER contains a combination of calming essential oils: lavender ylang-ylang, chamomile, tea tree, rosemary and eucalyptus. Rub a little of the salve on your temples and allow the soothing scents to calm your mind so you can drift off to sleep. About R70 (58g tin); Faithful to Nature LE CREUSET HAS INTRODUCED A NEW SHADE CALLED NECTAR, described as ‘a ray of sunshine swirled with honey and a hint of caramel’. Enamelled cast-iron cookware and oven-to-table stoneware are available in the sunny new colour. lecreuset.co.za/nectar BE.BARE, founded by two young South Africans, offers a range of shampoo and conditioner bars that are subtly scented with essential oils. Their mission is to produce effective products that are vegan, cruelty-free, kind to the planet, and free of parabens and phthalates.…

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get your zen on

Experts agree that taking a couple of yoga classes a week may help ease depression. Some people who don’t respond to traditional treatments might do well with yoga because, unlike antidepressants, yoga and deep breathing target the autonomic nervous system, says Dr Chris Streeter, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Research shows that 40% of people on antidepressants do not recover fully from depression, Dr Streeter says, which puts them at increased risk of relapse. ‘Instead of adding another drug, I would argue that yoga is another thing you can add to the treatment regimen that might help.’ More research is needed to determine how yoga stacks up against other treatments, but it’s a good place to start!…