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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 6 - March 2015

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

5 min
brilliant things to do with aubergine, cauliflower & courgettes

CREAMY CAULIFLOWER SOUP WITH BACON BITS SERVES 4 • 1 tbsp coconut oil • 2 onions, finely chopped • 2 garlic cloves, crushed • ¾ cup white wine • 600g cauliflower florets • 3 cups homemade vegetable stock • himalayan salt and white pepper FOR THE HERB OIL • 3 tbsp olive oil • 5g of mixed green herbs • 250g streaky bacon, chopped 1. Melt coconut oil in a pot, add onion and cook over a medium heat until soft and golden brown. 2. Increase the heat and add garlic and wine. Cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. 3. Add cauliflower florets and stock, cover with a lid and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is soft. 4. Blend soup until smooth and creamy. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 5. For herb oil: Blitz together olive oil and green herbs. 6. To…

2 min
lifting weights

1 HEAVY BAG LIFT STARTING POSITION: Stand with your feet hip distance apart and squat to pick up the bag. Grabbing each end of the bag, raise it to chest height in one swift movement. Keeping your feet firm and abs tightened, lift the bag above your head and hold for a few seconds before putting it down again. REPEAT: 15–20 times WHERE YOU’LL FEEL IT: Quads, glutes, arms, core and back 2 PUSH-UP WITH KNEE TO ELBOW STARTING POSITION: Place the bag in front of you. Bend down and assume a push-up position by placing your hands on the bag. Push your body away from the bag; hold for a second. While maintaining this position, bring your left knee towards your left elbow and hold for a second before putting it down again. Repeat…

1 min
the facts

The cells in our brains (which are called neurones) interact with each other through electro-chemical impulses that control our glands, thoughts, feelings and movements. Epilepsy causes a part of the brain to send out uncontrolled electrical impulses, which lead to seizures. During an epileptic episode, a person can experience sudden seizures (fits or muscle spasms) and even loss of consciousness. Some patients with uncontrolled epilepsy can have seizures up to 100 times a day. Although roughly half of seizures have no identifiable cause, epilepsy can be caused by the following: Brain damage: Lack of oxygen during birth, a direct head injury with visible brain damage or bleeding, infections and strokes can all cause brain damage, which in turn can cause epilepsy. Metabolic causes: Chemical imbalances or toxic substances in the body can interfere…

4 min
take five fabulous tomato recipes

‘Add flavour to fresh and cooked tomato dishes with spices, herbs and garlic.’ WARM TOMATO AND PORK STIR-FRY WITH COURGETTE NOODLES SERVES 4 • 500g pork fillet, sliced • 2 tsp thai seven-spice • 3 tbsp coconut oil • 1 x 5cm knob ginger, chopped • 2 garlic cloves, chopped • 2 spring onions, sliced • 1 stalk lemongrass, finely chopped • 300g mixed cherry tomatoes • 1 x 165ml tin coconut milk • 2 tbsp lime juice • himalayan salt and black pepper • 4 courgettes, cut into julienne strips • fresh coriander and baby gem lettuce, to serve 1. Toss the pork fillet with the thai seven-spice and set aside. 2. Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a wok over a high heat, add the pork and stir-fry until crisp and golden. Remove pork; set aside. 3. Add another tablespoon of coconut oil to the wok,…

4 min
‘banting has turned our marriage around’

‘Last September we went on a cruise and – as people do – we ate a lot. But two weeks later we arrived back home and took a good look at ourselves – it was time for a change. We were both unhappy with our weight and lifestyle. We just couldn’t do that to ourselves any more. I weighed 91kg and my husband weighed 127kg… now I weigh 77kg, and he weighs 109kg. We see each other every day, so we didn’t really notice the difference in our weight. But recently we looked back at photos from our cruise, and that made us see just how much weight we’ve lost. We were blown away! It’s not like we’ve lost 50kg each, but we celebrate every kilogram lost as success – we’re not…

4 min

THIS MONTH’S MIRACLE INGREDIENT Cauliflower is often overshadowed by its green cousin broccoli, but this underrated vegetable contains an impressive array of nutrients. Here are just some of its health benefits: 1 IT HELPS FIGHT CANCER For the past 30 years, cruciferous vegetables have been lauded for their cancer-fighting properties. The slightly bitter taste of cauliflower comes from sulforaphane, a molecule that has been shown to kill cancer stem cells and slow down tumour growth. Cauliflower also contains antioxidants that help prevent cellular mutations and reduce oxidative stress from free radicals. One of these is a plant sterol called indole-3-carbinol, which has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate, breast, cervical, colon and ovarian cancers. 2 IT BOOSTS HEART HEALTH Sulforaphane serves another function too – it significantly improves blood pressure and kidney function.…