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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 14 - 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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4 min
seafood surprise!

KEEP ON TRACK PER SERVING Fat 22g Carbs 9g Protein 40g STUFFED CALAMARI SERVES 4 • 800g calamari tubes, cleaned FOR THE STUFFING • 100g chorizo, finely chopped • 100g ricotta, crumbled • 10g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped • 10g fresh basil, finely chopped • juice of ½ lemon • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted • himalayan salt • black pepper • extra lemon wedges, to serve 1. Place the calamari tubes on a board. 2. For the stuffing: Mix all the ingredients together and season the mixture well. 3. Pack the stuffing into the calamari tubes and secure each with a toothpick that’s been soaked in water. 4. Cook on the braai grid over medium coals for about 5 minutes per side, or until nicely browned. 5. To serve: Serve warm, with extra lemon wedges for squeezing over. KEEP ON TRACK PER SERVING Fat 28g Carbs 16g Protein 3g ROAST PEPPER AND FENNEL SALAD WITH ORANGE DRESSING SERVES…

1 min
10 rules of banting

1 LCHF/banting isn’t a high-protein diet – it’s a healthy fat, medium protein, low-carb way of eating. 2 CHOOSE REAL FOODS that look like what they are, and cook them from scratch. 3 NO SUGAR – it’s best to go cold turkey. But if you need to make a transition, use stevia, xylitol or erythritol – NOT artificial sweeteners. 4 NO GRAINS – of any kind. 5 HEALTHY FAT is not the enemy. Enjoy it! 6 STOP SNACKING You won’t need to – it’s just a habit. 7 EAT ONLY when you are hungry; eat until you are satisfied – then stop. 8 EAT EGGS – they’re healthy, satisfying and very good for you. 9 NO (or very, very little) FRUIT Think of it as a sweet rather than as a healthy snack. 10 DON’T EAT when you’re not…

6 min
‘i’ve dropped 36kg!’

‘t all began when my mom needed a hip replacement. When I went with her to the orthopaedic surgeon, we were both told that we were heavily overweight and her surgery would only be possible if she lost 40kg. In our family, “us girls” often do things together, so my mother, sister and I – all at our heaviest ever – decided it was time to take losing weight seriously. I felt like there were no options left. I had tried the shakes, the cleanses, the liquid diets, highprotein diets, injecting myself with substances – awful things that left me feeling absolutely exhausted and constantly hungry. So when the orthopaedic surgeon told me he had been eating fat to lose fat, I practically laughed in his face. I thought he was off…

4 min
lorraine lost 20kg with the help of lose it ’s 6-week online programme

Q: Have you always struggled with your weight and health? A: I’ve never been really slim. Even when my weight was within the normal range for my height, I was very heavy around the core area. I can’t tell you how many times I was driven to tears by the ‘balanced diets’ I tried. I’d lose a little, but as soon as I ate ‘normally’ again, I would gain – with interest. And even though I was always reasonably active, my weight loss was very slow. The real problem was that I was a ‘foodie’. I loved trying new recipes, making my own pasta and baking my own bread. Going out with friends and family meant eating somewhere and having lovely wines with our meal. Q: How did you start the low-carb life? A:…

4 min
chicken broth 4 ways

KEEP ON TRACK PER SERVING Fat 47g Carbs 27g Protein 46g CURRIED CHICKEN AND PUMPKIN SOUP SERVES 4 • 1.5L basic chicken broth • 2 tbsp ghee • 2 onions, finely chopped • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced • 300g pumpkin, peeled and finely cubed • 2 tsp ground coriander • 1 tbsp garam masala • 1 tbsp medium curry powder • pinch chilli powder • 5g fresh coriander, chopped • himalayan salt and black pepper TO SERVE • double cream yoghurt • 1 red chilli, sliced • ¼ red onion, chopped • fresh oregano 1. Place the basic chicken broth in a large pot and set aside. 2. Heat the ghee in a pan, add the onion, garlic and ginger and sauté over a low heat until softened. Toss in the pumpkin and continue to cook until golden. 3. Add the spices, stirring until everything is well coated, then cook…

3 min
great reads

PERIODIC FASTING BY ANNCHEN WEIDEMANN & ANNARET BRAND (STRUIK LIFESTYLE) Intermittent fasting, or the 5:2 diet, is about eating normally (but healthily!) for five days, and cutting back for two. Studies show that this approach works better than trying to keep up a diet all the time. It’s a bit tricky to do it without guidance (do you just eat nothing on the fast days? does it matter what you eat, as long as you cut the calorie count?) but the authors, two local dieticians who have plenty of experience in dealing with obesity and insulin resistance in their practice, show you how to do it in this book. And there are plenty of recipes and meal plans to keep you on track. THE GOOD GUT BY JUSTIN & ERICA SONNENBURG (BANTAM PRESS) The subtitle makes a…