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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 21 - 2017

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

2 min
news, views & reviews

we South Africans are the most obese and overweight people in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a 2016 report by The Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa. Nearly two thirds of our women – and one third of our men – are classified as overweight or obese, with an enormous 40% of women presenting as obese. What’s saddest about these statistics for us is that it’s not just the adults, who are responsible for their own diets – it’s also our kids: one in four girls and one in five boys between the ages of two and 14 are overweight or obese. Because it’s harder to exercise when you’re overweight these kids often don’t – and that’s a problem in its own right, quite apart from the health issues that result simply from…

2 min
lchf news

GET THE BALANCE RIGHT We’re fans of the Barre 180° class at Virgin Active. A combo of ballet basics, body conditioning, high intensity interval training, s-t-r-e-t-c-h and yoga, this 55-minute class is a winner for posture, co-ords, core strength, muscle strength, fitness, flexibility and endurance. See you there! WATCH LIST If you have some time to spare – 1:17:29, to be precise – you might be interested in this presentation on YouTube: ‘An Advantaged Metabolic State: Human Performance, Resilience & Health’. It’s by Peter Attia, a medical doctor who’s been ‘obsessively reading everything on the science of nutrition’. He also has a blog, The Eating Academy, in which he gets pretty technical, but the video is comparatively accessible. Peter shares his path from ‘fit but fat and metabolically deranged’ to ‘fit, lean, and…

4 min
‘i lost 30kg and became a banting buddies coach so that i can help others feel as good as i do!’

‘I struggled with my weight all my life. As a teenager I was so self-conscious. I tried so many diets. I tried the soup diet, replacement meals, diet shakes, the cabbage diet, the grape diet… the list goes on. Losing weight was not the problem. Keeping it off was! I’d lose weight then usually put it all back on, and more. I’d also tried low-carb, highprotein programmes with some success. Then I went on the HCG diet [an extreme diet that involves injections of the hormone human chorionic gonadotropin], which follows low-carb principles. HCG was just not sustainable but I’d joined some HCG Facebook groups and that’s where I came across Banting. The more I read, the more it made sense. It also seemed doable. I was tired of starving myself,…

4 min
and 2 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

Q: My urine varies in colour from time to time. Why is this? A: Food, certain sweets, medications, and various bodily disorders can change the colour of your urine but a light-yellow colour, like straw, is the most ‘normal’ colour. Urochrome, the end product of haemoglobin breakdown, gives it this colour. If you’re not drinking enough water the tone can deepen to a much darker yellow but it will return to normal after drinking just one glass of water. Warfarin, an anticoagulant, or drugs that treat a urinary tract infection (UTI) could cause very orange urine. Drinking excessive quantities of carrot juice tints your urine orange too, as does taking high doses of vitamin C. If you’re taking a B complex multivitamin or vitamin B2 you may notice that your urine is…

3 min
this month’s miracle ingredient: apple cider vinegar

ACV breaks down mucus, increasing the elimination of harmful bacteria and viruses. what’s apple cider vinegar good for? Well, just about everything, actually. People swear by it for fixing anything from weak stomach acid to arthritis. You do need to make sure that you buy apple cider vinegar (ACV) that is organic, in glass, and contains the ‘mother’ culture, though. Sometimes this culture gives the vinegar a cloudy look, and sometimes the vinegar is clear with a deposit on the bottom of the bottle. The colour of the ACV depends on the kind of apples used and the time of year they’re harvested. The vinegar should also be raw, should not be pasturised (pasturisation is often a requirement for import), and it should not be filtered. The ‘bits’ floating around in…

4 min
diet & depression

The premise of the documentary series on the BBC called Doctor In The House will resonate with anyone who has been in and out of their GP’s office in under 10 minutes. It explores a simple question: what would happen if GPs had more time with their patients? The notion definitely struck a nerve with Dr Rangan Chatterjee, who had long suspected that the traditional doctor-patient interaction was not quite cutting it. ‘I always got this nagging sense that I was just managing disease or just simply suppressing people’s symptoms,’ he says. The turning point came when his six-monthold son nearly died while the family was on holiday in France. His son had a fit and, after trying fruitlessly to revive him, they rushed him to hospital. ‘That night he had…