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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 12 - March 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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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
R 60
R 225
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
news, views & reviews

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. NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF I QUIT SUGAR.COM, SARAH WILSON is a former editor of Australian Cosmo, and hosted the first season of the hugely successful MasterChef Australia. Soon after that, she discovered the immense health benefits of giving up sugar, and has since committed her time and energy to persuading others to do the same. One of the things we…

4 min
i lost 20kg and managed to get my diabetes under control

“ will never forget the moment the doctor turned to me with a solemn look – the kind you don’t want to see on a doctor’s face – and asked grimly, “How long have you had diabetes?” Confused, my heart began to race. “Diabetes?” I asked. He then informed me that my blood glucose was 16.9mmol (normal is around 4.5)! What he said after that is a hazy memory. This news hit me like a wrecking ball. Suddenly, my hopes of getting myself to gym and losing weight with my wellintentioned Monday diets were all dashed. It felt as if I’d lost a battle I didn’t even know I was fighting. I remember going home and looking at a box of Lindt chocolates, feeling like I’d received a prison sentence. I wouldn’t be able…

1 min
my top 10 tips:

Drink 1 litre of water when you wake up. This has many health benefits, including hydration, glowing skin and regular bowel movements. Juice your greens. This is an easy way to get in all the healthy nutrients. Keep healthy snacks nearby. I have nuts, biltong and Sally-Ann Creed Banting Chocolate on hand for busy days. Boil eggs in advance. I boil some on Mondays and keep them refrigerated for a grab-and-go snack. Freeze leftovers. I do this so that on the days my family has a cheat meal, I can easily access something that’s banting-friendly. Try fat bombs. I keep these in my fridge, as they satisfy a craving and keep you satiated on days when you feel peckish. ReadLOSE IT! magazine. It helps me feel connected to a greater community of like-minded people who are…

5 min
and 5 other reader questions for dr schoonbee

Q:I’m eating lots of leafy greens and supplementing with psyllium husks, but I’ve been struggling with constipation since changing to LCHF. What’s causing this and what can I do? A: The problem of constipation is fairly common during the first few months on LCHF, mainly because our bodies have to adjust to the new foods we eat. I usually advise patients to drink plenty of water and to eat more healthy fats and seed crackers. You could use xylitol in some of your dishes, as this also has a laxative effect, although it can cause abdominal cramps. If nothing helps, try a laxative like Movicol or lactulose syrup. Most people find that after the first few months, their stool pattern returns to normal and is regular. Q:After going low-carb I quickly lost…

2 min
lchf news

Time for a cuppa If you’re drinking tea or coffee with your meals, it could be interfering with the absorption of some key vitamins and minerals – dietary iron in particular, noted researchers Mchiza and others in a review of dietary surveys in SA from 2000 to 2015. One study showed that a cup of coffee taken with a meal reduces iron absorption from 5.88% to 1.64% (filter coffee) or 0.97% (instant coffee). And the stronger the instant coffee, the less iron is absorbed. It’s the tannins, present in both tea and coffee, that are the problem. And for many of us, there’s a teaspoon or few of sugar too… cut that out! Weighing in To get to your goal (great health, right?), it helps to know where you started. What you weigh…

3 min
the simplicious life with sarah wilson

‘ grew up on a farm where we were always conscious of using leftovers, conserving resources and caring about food scraps, so these principles have always been part of my DNA,’ says Sarah. ‘In my new book I really wanted to show people how to turn this into an easy flow and make it truly simple to live, breathe and represent this ethos.’ I Quit Sugar: Simplicious does just that, with practical everyday tips and ideas alongside delicious recipes, and it’s refreshingly authentic, using Sarah’s handwritten notes, kitchen utensils and food scraps in the photos. In case you’ve missed the I Quit Sugar phenomenon, here’s how it began. As a sufferer of Hashimoto’s disease (an autoimmune disease that attacks the thyroid), Sarah was advised by specialists to quit sugar and processed foods,…