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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 13 - 2016

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
shopping list

store cupboard 85% dark chocolate Almond flour Almonds (flaked, ground, slivered and whole) Arrowroot Baking powder Basil pesto (preferably homemade) Black olives, pitted and whole Cauliflower wraps Cocoa powder Coconut (strips and desiccated) Dijon mustard Dried blueberries Dry red wine Dry white wine English mustard powder Espresso coffee Ground flaxseeds Hazelnuts Linseeds Low-carb pumpkin wraps or cauliflower pizza bases Macadamia or almond nut butter Passata (preferably homemade) or tomato puré Pecan nuts Pine nuts Pistachio nuts Psyllium husks Pumpkin seeds Sesame seeds Sunflower seeds Tinned artichoke hearts Tinned cherry tomatoes Tinned chopped tomatoes Tinned tomato paste Tinned whole italian tomatoes Walnuts Xylitol Xylitol icing mix fresh fruit, veg & herbs Avocados Baby asparagus Baby leeks Baby savoy cabbage Baby spinach Basil Bay leaves Cauliflower Celery Chillies (red and green) Chives Courgettes (large, small and zoodled) Eggplant Fennel Flat-leaf parsley Garlic Kale Leeks Lemons Marjoram Micro herbs Mushrooms (button and mixed) Onions (brown and red) Oranges Pomegranate rubies Pumpkin Rocket Rosemary Sage Sweet peppers (red and orange) Sweet potato Thyme Tomatoes (cherry, roma, rosa and vine) homemade stocks Beef Chicken Fish Lamb Vegetable meat, poultry & fish MEAT Pork Bacon Lard Pancetta rashers Parma ham Pork belly Pork mince Pork sausages Salami Red meat Beef cheeks Beef mince Beef tallow Lamb tallow Leg of lamb Poultry Chicken breast fillets Chicken pieces Duck leg quarters Eggs Whole chicken Fish Anchovy fillets Fish fillet, e.g. yellowtail Mussels (in shell) Prawns (in shell) Trout fillet oils, sauces & vinegars Balsamic vinegar Coconut oil Extra virgin olive oil Red wine vinegar spices & dried herbs Black pepper Celery salt Cinnamon sticks Cumin, ground Fennel seeds Himalayan salt Kosher salt Oregano Rosemary Saffron Smoked paprika Star anise Thyme White pepper dairy Bocconcini Butter Cream Cream cheese Crème fraiche Feta Ghee Goat’s cheese Low-carb vanilla ice cream Mozzarella (including buffalo mozzarella ball) Parmesan Pecorino Ricotta Sour cream…

2 min
what can i eat?

YES MEAT As far as possible, choose grass-fed or organic meats. Enjoy the fat and the skin! • Bacon (try to find charcuterie bacon, if possible without nitrates and nitrites, and with the lowest carb content – which means the least sugar) • Beef • Biltong (for powdered, grind your own) • Chicken • Duck • Game • Home-cured meats (if buying cured meats, avoid sugar and strange chemicals) • Lamb • Offal • Pork • Sausages containing only meat and spices (no MSG or fillers like gluten, rusk, soy, sugar and so on) • Turkey EGGS Any way you like, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Real organic eggs are definitely best, if you can find them. FRUIT* • Avocado • Berries • Coconut FISH/SEAFOOD (on the SASSI green list, of course!) The oilier the better: • Anchovies • Angelfish • Calamari (squid) • Dorado • Haddock • Hake • Kob • Mackerel • Mussels • Prawns • Salmon • Sardines • Scallops • Snoek • Trout •…

3 min
roark gyms

if hurling tractor tyres and whipping ropes sounds like your kind of workout, Roark Gyms is calling your name. Don’t expect quick workouts, flashing lights or fancy machines, though – Roark is all about basic equipment. And hard work. And dedication. But if you stick with it, you’ll get the results you’re after. James White is the founder, owner and head coach at Roark Gyms. He was also the first fully certified Gym Jones instructor in Africa. Gym Jones is Mark Twight’s business – and he’s the world-renowned Alpine mountaineer who also has the distinction of training the actors and stunt crew for the movie 300. (Just to give you an idea of James’s pedigree.) Back to Roark Gyms: their aim is to help discover what your body is capable of,…

5 min
winter soups & sides

MIXED SEAFOOD SOUP SERVES 4– • 1 tbsp ghee • 2 large leeks, sliced • 1 small bulb fennel, sliced • 2 stalks celery, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, chopped • ½ cup dry white wine • 1 piece of orange rind, removed with a peeler • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes • 1 tbsp xylitol • big pinch saffron in 2 tbsp boiling water • 1 litre homemade fish stock • 500g firm fish fillet, cubed (we used yellowtail) • 8 whole prawns, cleaned • 300g whole mussels, cleaned • 5g flat-leaf parsley, chopped • himalayan salt and white pepper • grated lemon zest, to garnish • extra chopped parsley, to garnish 1. Heat the ghee in a large, deep pot, add the leek, fennel, celery and garlic and sauté until the mixture has softened. 2. Add the wine, bring to a boil, then simmer for 3 minutes. Add…

1 min
the choice is yours

WHAT’S OUT THERE? Over-ear: They’re large, but the cushioned pads covering the entire ear make them comfortable to wear for hours at a time, and the sound quality is good. Look for earphones that fit well and deliver clean, powerful sound. In-ear: The most common type, these are light, portable and cost-effective. They offer a less sculpted audio signal, but good definition on low frequencies. They are more susceptible to sound leakage, though, and are often too loose for comfort. And if you want booming bass, these don’t deliver. Bone-conducting: These headphones sit on your cheekbones, usually in front of your ear. They’re useful for people who want to hear their music clearly but don’t want to drown out background noise – a good option for joggers who need to hear traffic over the sound of…

6 min
and 6 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

Q: Potatoes and sweet potatoes have the same carb count. So why are sweet potatoes allowed on low carb while potatoes aren’t? A: Potatoes and sweet potatoes are actually completely unrelated. Potatoes come from the Solanaceae family, which includes the other ‘deadly nightshade’ vegetables, tomatoes, peppers and eggplants. These produce solanine, which is poisonous, so never eat the leaves or stems of these plants, or green potatoes. As such, potatoes can be inflammatory to those with inflammatory joint conditions like arthritis, so they’re best avoided. The sweet potato, on the other hand, comes from the Convolvulaceae family and has a morning glory sort of vine (you can eat these nutritious leaves if you wish). Although the carb count of potatoes and sweet potatoes is very close (a difference of only 1.2g…