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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 17 - 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

6 min
 how to stay motivated when you’re winning

Sometimes the more successful you are, the more likely you are to cheat – and keep on cheating, counterintuitive as it may sound. When you stand on the scale and see you’ve lost five kilos in a month, you are proud and thrilled. Then your colleague brings a delicious chocolate cake to the office, and 10 minutes later, as you wipe the crumbs off your top lip, you think, ‘What just happened?’ One ‘cheat’ leads to another and, before you know it, you’re on a slippery slope – one that leads back into your tracksuit pants with the elasticated waist. Why is it that motivation ebbs and flows like the tides? How can we ensure that this doesn’t impact negatively on reaching our goals? Believe that LCHF is different Your previous dieting…

1 min
how best to get these benefits?

It’s super easy! Try these: BREAKFAST: Add a teaspoon of turmeric to scrambled eggs or a frittata. LUNCH: Spice up your roast vegetables with a dessertspoon of turmeric. The flavour combines really well with cauliflower and root vegetables. Or sauté greens like kale, cabbage and broccoli with butter and turmeric – delicious! For a more subtle flavour, make an amazing (and healthy) salad dressing using olive oil, lemon juice, turmeric, himalayan salt and black pepper. DINNER: This spice enhances the flavour of most soups. Add it to a creamy, curried cauliflower soup and to standard vegetable and chicken soups. For a more substantial meal, add the spice to cauli rice and top it with curried meat of your choice. DRINKS: You can even incorporate turmeric into smoothies and teas! A turmeric-ginger combination works well.…

2 min
lchf news

Not so sweet A study published in JAMA Internal Medicine showed that your chances of dying from heart disease increase with the proportion of sugar in your diet. Participants in the 15-year study who ate 25% of their calories in added sugar were twice as likely to die of heart disease as those whose diets included less than 10% added sugar. And even if the sugar guzzlers were thinner, younger or more active, that didn’t make a difference – this risk was down to sugar consumption only. GET THE HANG OF THESE CLASSES #1 TRX suspension training (total body resistance exercise, FYI). It’s all about being suspended from straps on the ceiling. It was designed for the US Navy Seals, but even if you’re not particularly fit, you can do it too! Find…

2 min
great reads

COCONUT OIL: RECIPES FOR REAL LIFE BY LUCY BEE (Pan Macmillan) Coconut oil is the LCHF community’s wonder ingredient – used for cooking, frying and baking. Or even (true story) for eating directly from the tub! Nature’s perfect, most versatile oil has inspired well-known author Lucy Bee, who suffers from coeliac disease, to create a gorgeous cookbook with over 100 recipes. She values the principles of organic and Fairtrade above all, with the emphasis on raw and naturally sourced products. Some of the recipes have a few sneaky grains in them, but all recipes are gluten-free and mostly low-carb. Her dairy-free banoffee pie looks both decadent and entirely guilt-free! A ROUND-UP OF GREAT LOW CARB READS THE LOW-CARB CREED BY SALLY-ANN CREED (Creed Nutrition) Nutritional therapist Sally-Ann’s latest book is an information- and research-packed guide on the LCHF…

3 min
news, views & reviews

Our expert panel 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. Please share your success stories, recipes, banting restaurant reviews, tips, questions and concerns with us on info@loseit.co.za, @loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and facebook.com/Loseitmag. We look forward to hearing your insights and experiences! We love summer: those lovely early mornings, long sunny afternoons and late evenings (perfect for a banting braai!). But we’ve learnt to accept that in some ways, summer…

1 min
shimmy’s top tips for going low-carb…

• Get your thinking right – be willing to change and take action. • Get comfortable with your body as it is right now, because acceptance is key. • Consult a low-carb nutritionist and trainer at a fitness institution. • Look at what you can afford and make a financial commitment to what can work for you. Low-carb can be adapted to fit different budgets. • Don’t limit yourself by calling it a diet – call it a new life because you don’t plan on going back to your old one! • Focus on being present, one day at a time, with your new life and choices. • Eat at home if you know you’re going somewhere! I make sure that I eat at home to avoid scoffing all the little pastries and goodies I’m offered…