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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 7 - May 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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Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Quarterly
R 60
R 225
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
lchf news

Five-a-day? Health organisations count up the fruits and veg we should be eating per day – but the number varies from country to country. This has never been the subject of an evidence-based scientific investigation, says UK public nutrition researcher Zoë Harcombe, but rather the result of a marketing campaign. She says the best providers of the essential macronutrients are animal foods – meat, fish, eggs and dairy. But what about the best providers of vitamins and minerals? Surely that prize goes to veggies? Nope. Animal foods again! (Though she concedes that seeds and a few non-animal foods – kelp and peppers – are useful.) ‘The most nutritious foods on the planet, therefore, are animal foods,’ says Harcombe. ‘I went back to the USDA [United States Department of Agriculture] nutrition database…

2 min
dr cywes explains what we can (and can’t) do.

1. YOU CAN’T DECIDE FOR YOUR KIDS ‘If parents bring an adolescent to me against their will, I can’t help them. I can tell them my story, but I can’t help them. If they come in of their own accord saying, “I’m fat, I’m miserable, I can’t play school sports, please help me!” I can give them guidance. Until they hate being fat more than they love carbohydrates, no one can help them make a lasting change.’ 2. NEGATIVITY AND JUDGEMENT WON’T HELP – ENGAGEMENT WILL ‘As a practitioner, I have to be able to identify problems without making my patients feel judged. I do this by treating mistakes as learning opportunities. So when they admit a mistake, I say, “Okay, let’s learn from it; it happened, it’s not that bad.” Then they’re…

2 min
crunch time

COCONUT MACAROONS MAKES 20 MACAROONS • 4 large egg whites • 70g xylitol • 2 tsp vanilla extract • pinch himalayan salt • 160g fine desiccated coconut • dried blueberries for garnish (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 180ºC. 2. Whisk together the egg whites, xylitol, vanilla extract and salt until foamy. 3. Add the coconut and stir until well combined. 4. Roll spoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place them on a baking tray. 5. Stud each macaroon with a dried blueberry and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown. 6. To serve: Allow to cool and serve with tea or coffee. Store in an airtight container. ‘These all-time favourite cookies taste even better made with almonds and 85% dark chocolate.’ CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES MAKES 20 COOKIES • 120g butter • 60g almond nut butter • 70g xylitol • 1 tsp vanilla extract • 2 eggs • 1…

5 min
all about fatty liver disease

It’s estimated that 10 – 46% of the US population has fatty liver disease, and worldwide prevalence is estimated at between six and 35%. This covers all forms of fatty liver disease, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, with the nonalcoholic form subdivided into nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). Fatty liver is a growing problem… and even children are now diagnosed with it. So how does it develop? One of the main culprits is thought to be fructose. In the USA, highfructose corn syrup (HFCS) seems to be found in nearly every food that has more than one ingredient. Sugar (or sucrose) is made up of 50% glucose and 50% fructose, whereas HFCS is 55% fructose and 45% glucose. Then there’s pure crystalline fructose (sold as a ‘healthy’ alternative…

2 min
about town

DON’T MISS OUR VERY OWN LOSE IT! BANTING BAZAAR 14 HOPE STREET, GARDENS, CAPE TOWN WHEN: OPEN FROM 10AM – 2PM ON SUNDAY 7 JUNE & SUNDAY 5 JULY 2015 DURBAN MARKET ... WHAT: KLOOF BANTING MARKET – suppliers sell eggs, banting ice cream, biltong, bacon, pre-mixed and frozen banting goodies, veggies, mayonnaise, muffins, jams, banting lemonade, pesto, gym gear and more. Nutritionists who specialise in the banting lifestyle are also on site. WHERE: Kloof Town Hall, 31 Old Main Road, Kloof WHEN: Visit their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/bantingmarket/timeline) for details PRETORIA MARKET... WHAT: A market full of strictly LCHF goods, from freshly prepared food you can eat there, to all sorts of products to take home: wraps, breads, muesli, cupcakes, coffee, free-range chicken, coconut water, grass-fed meat, sausages, biltong and droëwors, pesto, cheese, gemsbok salami, full-cream yoghurt, milk and…

6 min
fast food at home

CRISPY FISH WITH SWEET POTATO FRIES SERVES 4 FOR THE FRIES • 2 sweet potatoes, thinly sliced into chips • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted • himalayan salt • black pepper FOR THE FISH • 4 x 200g hake fillets • 150g almond flour • 2 large eggs, beaten • 1 cup coconut oil, for frying • homemade mayonnaise, to serve 1. For the fries: Preheat oven to 180ºC. 2. Toss sweet potato chips in coconut oil. Season and bake for 20 – 30 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove from the oven and keep warm. 3. For the fish: Dip the hake fillets into the almond flour, then into the beaten egg and then again into the almond flour until well coated. 4. Heat oil in a small saucepan and fry fish until golden and cooked through. Drain and season well with salt…