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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 15 - 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

3 min
news, views & reviews

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST SALLY-ANN CREED is the foremost and most experienced LCHF practitioner in South Africa. DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has over 40 years of medical experience, and personal experience of living the LCHF lifestyle. He also has a deep scientific and medical interest in the subject. BLOG AUTHOR NICKY PERKS (WWW. PRIMALPERKS.COM) is also the CO-FOUNDER OF BANTING BUDDIES, which offers personalised coaching to those wanting to lose weight and get healthy. NUTS ABOUT MAC-EDEN In our feature on Mac-Eden Nuts (LOSE IT! Volume 14) we incorrectly stated that their products were available in specific stores in KZN. Luckily for us all, we were wrong: Mac-Eden’s lovely products are ONLY available online – but can be delivered anywhere in South Africa. Even better! Go to www.macadamianuts.co.za. Please share your success stories, recipes, banting restaurant reviews,…

4 min
‘i lost 22kg and now have my energy back!’

Before banting… ‘In mid-December 2015, when I got on the scale at my doctor’s rooms, I got the shock of my life – I was 100kg! It was my routine six-monthly blood pressure and sugar check-up. (I was on chronic meds for blood pressure and on glucophage for type 2 diabetes.) My glucose intolerance tests were as high as 15.6 (mmol/L) and averaging in the upper eight’s, and my blood pressure was also high (every member of my immediate family suffers from this). I was always tired and sluggish – I had no energy and really had to push myself to get through the day. When I got home, I’d open a bottle of wine while getting supper ready for the family. That was when I was most happy – in…

2 min
flaxseeds best idea this month

This golden-brown seed is believed to have originated in Egypt, and might well be a superfood. Recent studies suggest eating it may reap a host of health benefits. Besides the nutritional value, research also indicates flaxseeds may reduce the risk of certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colon cancer, as well as heart and lung disease. Here’s why you should be eating them regularly: 1. They’re full of good fats. Flaxseeds are a potent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, which aid platelet function and benefit blood pressure (BP). They help reduce inflammation (which helps prevent arthritis), balance your hormones and prevent heart disease and diabetes. In animal studies, the plant omega-3 fatty acid found in flaxseeds – alphalinolenic acid (ALA) – inhibited the incidence and growth of tumours and decreased the…

2 min
lchf news

POLISH OFF Did you know that a few hours after applying nail polish, one of the chemicals used as a plasticiser in most brands – triphenyl phosphate (TPHP) – can be picked up in your blood? That’s according to a small Duke University study done with the Environmental Working Group (EWG). Apparently, there’s an association between the chemical and changes in the hormone and reproductive systems of humans. What’s more, they think these chemicals could be making us fat. ‘The most recent studies suggest that TPHP interacts with a protein central to regulating the body’s metabolism and production of fat cells. Scientists are conducting more investigations to discover whether, in fact, TPHP contributes to weight gain and obesity.’ If you’re concerned about your favourite polish, enter its name into the search…

5 min
‘i was addicted to junk food!’

SINDI HAS LOST 41KG! ‘I’ve gone from a 46E-cup to a 44D, and my dress size has gone from a full-size 26 to a comfortable 24, and it’s still going down. I really need to get a new wardrobe!’ ‘IN early December 2014 I felt so ill I believed I was going to die and leave my kids without a mom, and the thought overwhelmed me. I knew something had to change, so I phoned my GP and asked his advice. At the time, I weighed 154kg and I was addicted to junk food. I’d have McDonald’s for breakfast and lunch and a McFlurry on the way home in the car. Oros was my Achilles heel. The first thing my GP said was: “You need to cut down on the sugar.” I’d heard…

3 min
and 4 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

‘What kind of exercise is best for burning fat?’ Q: What kind of exercise is best for fat burning – longer duration steadystate exercise like road running or cycling, or high-intensity interval workouts that include heavy weights? A: Firstly, exercise does not lead to weight loss and fat burning. Having said that, in the world of paleo and LCHF, high-intensity interval training, aka HIIT, seems to be the exercise of choice. The shorter bursts of high-intensity exercise in HIIT (as seen in most CrossFit classes), where all the muscle groups are worked effectively, seems to make more sense than mindlessly doing the same exercise for hours on end at the gym, or running or cycling daily for long periods. And while HIIT doesn’t directly cause any fat burning or weight loss, it…