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LOSE IT! The LCHF way Vol 24 - 2018

LOSE IT! THE LOW-CARB WAY MUCH MORE THAN A MAGAZINE It’s the chance to get your life back! GET READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE with Lose It Volume 27. In ‘Low-Carb Lowdown’ you’ll find all you need to know about the benefits of egg yolk and going low-carb for optimum fertility, and clinical nutritionist Ruth Marcus answers the burning question: ‘Is low-carb safe for kids?’ With all the lifestyle dietary options around these days, things can get confusing. In “What’s in a name?” Ruth also talks about the key differences between LCHF, Keto, Paleo, unpacks the criteria for a safe dietary lifestyle and advises low-carbers on finding their personal dietary ‘fit’. Be inspired by Bregda Mostert, who dropped not only loads of kilos, but all her meds too! Can fasting (‘The New F-Word’) fast-track weight-loss? Short answer: YES. We’ve got some great tips from people who did it. Cookbook writer Ine Reynierse shares the family health history that changed her relationship with food, plus some delectable recipes from her cookbook Eat Lekker – For Goodness’ Sake. We try out electro muscle stimulation (EMS) training to find out what this fitness fix can do for your strength development and how it works. And in ‘10 Ways to beat sleeplessness’ we discover just how lack of sleep directly affects our eating habits, health and state of mind. Volume 27 is jampacked with 35 great recipes for every occasion, so go on, have that occasional chocolate treat (‘Now & Again Treats’) – you deserve it! In other words, this issue has all you need to know about low-carb living and super recipes to keep you on course: that’s why Lose It – The Low-Carb Way is not just a magazine; it’s a chance to get your life back!

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news,veiws, & reviews

We hope you’re as amazed and inspired by our cover star’s transformation as we are! We loved Siobion’s story so much that we just had to put her on the cover: she is living, walking, talking, dancing proof of what living low carb can do – a far cry from the overweight, depressed woman hiding away in her bedroom that she once was. It’s amazing what we are capable of when we put our minds to it, isn’t it?We all have a turning point, and Siobhan’s was that she didn’t want her daughter to remember her as a sad person. So she did something about it, with determination and grit – and the results don’t just speak for themselves, they shout!Speaking of turning points, we think South Africa as a…

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our experts

NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST SALLY-ANN CREED is the foremost and most experienced low-carb practitioner in South Africa.DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has over 40 years’ medical experience, and personal experience of living the low-carb lifestyle. He also has a deep scientific and medical interest in the subject.BLOG AUTHOR NICKY PERKS (WWW.PRIMALPERKS.COM) is also the cofounder 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 via, @ loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and Loseitmag. We look forward to hearing your insights and experiences!PHOTOGRAPHS: LIZA VAN DEVENTER, ANÈL VAN DER MERWE, SUPPLIED ■…

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low carb low down

Go Cyril!WALK THE TALK!An American Diabetes Association study has shown that a daily walk is a great way to tackle obesity and other lifestyle diseases.HERE’S WHY:• It’s free – you can walk anywhere (but obviously the greener the environment, the better for your body – and soul).• It reduces body fat and high blood pressure.• It’s good for your mind: walking is meditative and can help clear your head. It’s also been shown to help depression.• Unlike medication, there are no side effects to a daily stroll. ZERO. No excuses, people!• It can prevent – or delay – Type 2 diabetes.It’s best to walk in a group – not only will your walkmates help keep you motivated, it’s also (sadly) safer. Follow our new Prez’s example: Go Cyril!Must(n’t) DASHThe DASH…

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going against the grain

(PHOTOGRAPHS: GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES)5 TAKE-OUTS ON GRAINS FROM HIS BOOK:1. Yes, there are plenty of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and fibre contained in whole grains, but you can easily get all those things from other sources including vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, and other foods that don’t have the baggage that comes with grains.2. ‘Whole-grain’ is a marketing term. Any whole-grain flour is just like sugar. Eating two slices of wholewheat bread raises your blood sugar more than eating two tablespoons of table sugar! Whenever you eat something containing wheat flour, you might as well be mainlining sugar.3. You’re not eating the same grains your grandparents ate. New hybrids have been developed that are much starchier, contain more gluten and have a greater impact on our blood sugar than the traditional kinds…

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‘i decided to take my life & myself back’

BEFORE: SIOBION BEFORE GOING LOW CARB.‘In 2016, I went for a job interview.I was sitting in the interviewer’s office and he looked at me and said,“I don’t hire fat people”.’SIOBION MODIFIED HER BANTING DIET TO ALLOW FOR A SLIGHTLY HIGHER CARB INTAKE BECAUSE OF HER RIGOROUS EXERCISE ROUTINE.‘A culmination of factors made me decide to switch to an LCHF lifestyle. My anxiety and depression were so crippling I didn’t recognise myself any more. I decided to take my life and MYSELF back.After the birth of my daughter, I was told that I suffered from post-partum depression. It explained a lot, such as why I found it so difficult to connect to my child and why I felt like I was stuck in a rut. I had so many questions, but…

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this month’s miracle ingredient:   broccoli

Broccoli belongs to the cruciferous vegetable family, along with cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and kale, and is full of nutrients that boost the immune system and help to heal the body. If your goal is optimal health, you would be sabotaging your efforts if broccoli didn’t feature on your dinner plate a few times a week.The top 6 benefits of broccoli:1 CANCER PREVENTIONThe jury’s still out but there has been a lot of research into the role broccoli can play in the prevention of various forms of cancer. There have been promising studies in rats and mice and mixed results in humans that warrant further research.One of the study areas focuses on the isothiocyanates in broccoli as, under certain circumstances, phenethyl isothiocyanate and sulphoraphane are able to inhibit enzymes that…