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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Vol 22 - 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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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
R 60
R 225
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
oil’s well!

PAN-FRIED TROUT WITH PECAN HERB PESTO SERVES 2 FOR THE PESTO • 10g flatleaf parsley, roughly chopped • 10g fresh coriander, roughly chopped • 30g pecan nuts, toasted and roughly chopped • 1 small clove garlic, minced • 30g Parmesan cheese, grated • ½ cup Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil FOR THE FISH • 2 tbsp Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil • Himalayan salt and black pepper • 1 x 300g trout fillet, deboned and skin on • To serve: roasted vine tomatoes and asparagus as well as lemon wedges • To garnish: micro herbs and pickled red onion 1. For the pesto: Blitz the herbs and pecans in a food processor, then add the garlic and Parmesan and blitz again. With the motor running slowly, add ½ cup Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil in a steady stream and blitz until the mixture has emulsified. Season. 2. Heat the…

3 min
what can i eat?

These list are always a work in progress - please feel free to share any new discoveries you make on your low-carb journey with us! Yes MEAT As far as possible, choose grass-fed or organic meat. Enjoy the fat and the skin! • Bacon (Try to find charcuterie bacon, 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 meat (if buying cured meat avoid those with sugar and strange chemicals) • Lamb • Offal • Pork • Sausages containing only meat and spices (no MSG or fillers such as gluten, rusk, soy, sugar and so on) • Turkey FRUIT* • Avocado • Berries • Coconut SWEET THINGS • Erythritol • Stevia • Xylitol (good quality) SEAFOOD The oilier the better! (To check the sustainability status of the seafood you choose, SMS…

2 min
anti-inflammatory types of food to start eating now

HERBS AND SPICES: These are powerhouses of antioxidants, phytochemicals, enzymes and nutrients that fight inflammation at a cellular level. Curcumin in turmeric is one of the best known of all anti-inflammatory compounds, but don’t forget ginger, cayenne and cinnamon. Rosemary and thyme are powerful immune stimulants but virtually every herb has something nutritionally unique to offer. GINGER: Use it liberally in its fresh form for its gingerols, powerful compounds with antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that are wonderfully healing. PEPPERS: While peppers are part of the deadly nightshade family, which may be inflammatory to arthritics, they are packed with inflammatory-biomarkerreducing vitamin C, bioflavonoids, betacarotene, quercetin and luteolin. The quercetin in red pepper and onion acts as an antihistamine by working on the mast cells that pump out histamine. BLUEBERRIES: These reduce inflammation due…

2 min
low carb lowdown

IS OUR MEAT SAFE? When you hear that most men in the US and Europe could be infertile by 2060, you have to wonder what’s going on. There are myriad factors at play (stress, diet, alcohol, smoking…) but another multi-faceted issue is the increased environmental pollution of water, air and food. The Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology journal says many chemicals used everywhere in the world are endocrine disruptors, which means they mimic natural hormones and stop them acting normally. (Of course this applies to women, too.) In Europe, the use of hormones is prohibited. Our local, independent Food Advisory Consumer Service says almost all abbatoir meat in SA is produced with the aid of hormones (which speeds up the rate at which cattle reach slaughter weight) but that these levels are…

3 min
eat this not that!

ON TRACK per cup fat 0g carbs 20g protein 1g FESTIVE CRANBERRY JELLY MAKES 1½ CUPS • 200g frozen cranberries, defrosted • 2 tsp ground cinnamon • ½ tsp ground cloves • 1 star anise • 2 tbsp xylitol 1. Place all the ingredients in a small pot and stir to combine. 2. Bring it to a boil, then simmer gently for 3–4 minutes until the mixture has thickened. 3. To serve: Let the jelly cool completely, then serve it chilled with sliced meat. Tip: Use the jelly sparingly due to the higher carb count that comes from the cranberries. POMEGRANATE COOKIES MAKES 14 • 160g butter • 3 tbsp xylitol • 3 jumbo eggs • 2 tbsp psyllium husk powder • 50g flaked almonds, chopped • 170g almond flour • pinch of salt • 40g pomegranate rubies • xylitol icing, to dust 1. Preheat the oven to 180?C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Cream…

5 min
10 low-carbs principles to live by

1 Eliminate sugar Sugar harms your metabolism, contributes to inflammation and can hinder weight loss. It leads to tooth decay, insulin resistance and, further down the line, diseases such as type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Many of us struggle to eliminate it from our diet because sugar triggers a release of dopamine that lights up the brain’s reward centre. The best way to stop is – to stop. Going cold turkey is easier to control and should allow you to lose your taste for it more quickly. 2 Say goodbye to refined grains The most common are wheat, corn, oats and rice. Besides being high in fat-promoting carbohydrates, grains also interfere with enzymes we need for good digestion. The gluten in grains can damage the lining of your small intestine, which can lead…