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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 16 - 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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5 min
i lost 62kg ... and i’m still counting!

‘AT school we were forced to take part in sport. I hated every minute of it! I was always the one running at the back. And kids can be so cruel. I’ve never been a big eater, but I did eat the wrong foods. When I was 11, I joined Weigh-Less. I planned every meal and nothing went into my mouth without being weighed first. It never crossed my mind to cheat. At weigh-ins, the most I’d ever lost was 0.5kg. The group leader always looked at me sadly and asked, “So, how’s your week been?” I went on to try every diet under the sun, quickly losing a little weight – but always putting it back on. Even when I allowed myself to “cheat”, I’d have low-fat or fat-free foods, thinking…

3 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 those with 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 •…

3 min
shall we take it outside?

adventure Boot Camp launched its first camp in September 2005 at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where it hosted 30 women. Today, there are over 50 camps nationwide, in the Western Cape, KZN, North West, Gauteng and Limpopo. Thousands of women sign up for one four-week programme after another, and many have been attending the camps from the very beginning. Amy is one of ABC’s most dedicated campers – she’s just completed her 37th camp! What was life like before ABC? I’ve always enjoyed exercise. I loved soccer and I used to gym a few times a week. I went to classes like aerobics, spinning and yoga – but I am an outdoorsy person and I found the gym sweaty and stuffy. I’d leave my job sitting at a desk – indoors – only…

7 min
tempting treats

KEEP ON TRACK PER SERVING Fat 15g Carbs 6g Protein 5g RASPBERRY SLICES MAKES 24 FOR THE FILLING • 200g raspberries • 3 tbsp xylitol • juice of ½ lemon FOR THE BASE • 100g butter • 2 eggs • 80g xylitol • 130g almond flour • 2 tbsp coconut flour FOR THE TOPPING • 1 egg • 10g xylitol • 70g desiccated coconut • 1 tsp coconut flour 1. For the filling: Place the raspberries, xylitol, lemon juice and 3 tbsp water in a small pot. Gently mash the raspberries with a fork, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. 2. For the base: Preheat the oven to 160ºC and line the base and sides of a 20 x 20cm square baking tin with baking paper. 3. Place the butter, eggs and xylitol in a bowl and whisk together well. Add the almond…

1 min
shopping list

store cupboard 80% dark chocolate almond flour almonds, flaked arrowroot powder artichoke hearts baking powder banting crackers basil pesto bicarbonate of soda blueberries, dried brandy brazil nuts capers cocoa nibs cocoa powder coconut cream and milk coconut, desiccated coconut flour gelatine goji berries hazelnuts, ground and whole honey macadamia nuts mayonnaise, homemade mustard, dijon, grain and english orange blossom water orange extract pine nuts pistachio nuts pomegranate juice psyllium husks red rosebud tea rosewater sesame seeds, black soda water tomato juice vodka walnuts white wine xylitol, regular, icing and syrup fruit, veg & herbs apples, green asparagus avocados baby radishes baby spinach bay leaves blueberries, fresh brussels sprouts cabbage, red cauliflower celery chillies, mild red and green coconut strips/ shavings cranberries, frozen cucumber fennel bulbs kale lemons marjoram micro leaf salad mint chives mushrooms, button, large and exotic onions, red and yellow oranges parsley, curly and flat-leaf pomegranate rubies pumpkin raspberries, fresh rocket, wild romanesco broccoli rosemary strawberries, fresh sweet peppers, red thyme tomatoes, cherry and rosa vietnamese mint watercress homemade stock fish stock meat, poultry & fish FISH anchovies crayfish tails prawns smoked trout, slices and strips POULTRY chicken breast fillets chicken pieces, thighs, wings and drumsticks duck eggs MEAT gammon leg of lamb, deboned pancetta pork sausages streaky bacon oils, sauces & vinegars coconut oil extra virgin olive oil macadamia nut oil vinegar, apple cider and balsamic spices & dried herbs allspice cayenne pepper celery salt cinnamon, ground and sticks cloves, ground and whole curry powder dried chilli flakes fennel seeds ground ginger ground nutmeg himalayan salt oregano paprika, regular and smoked pepper, black and white peppercorns star…

5 min
why sleep is so nb!

do you scroll through your Facebook or Twitter feeds just before you go to sleep? When you wake in the night, do you reach for your cellphone and check emails? Or do you watch TV or work on your computer until late? If so, this could be why you feel so tired when you wake up in the morning and, ironically, why you struggle to get to sleep at night. If you think you’re up until midnight every night because you’re a night owl, think again. There’s no such thing. It’s more likely that your circadian rhythm is upset. Trying to get away with four hours of sleep to meet a tight deadline might be okay in the short term, but ultimately you’ll pay the price in terms of your health,…