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LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way

LOSE IT! The Low Carb & Paleo Way Volume 9 - September 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

2 min
what can i eat?

YES MEAT As far as possible, choose grass-fed or organic meats. Enjoy the fat and the skin! • Bacon Try to find charcuterie bacon, if possible without nitrates and nitrites, and with the lowest carb content (which means the least sugar) • Biltong (for powdered, grind your own) • Beef • Chicken • Duck • Game • Lamb • Offal • Pork • Turkey • All cured meats (cured with the least amount of sugar and without strange chemicals) • All sausages (containing only meat and spices – avoid sausages with fillers like gluten, rusk, soya, sugar and so on) EGGS Any way you like, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Real organic eggs are definitely best, if you can find them. FRUIT* • Avocado • Berries • Coconut FISH/SEAFOOD (on the SASSI green list, of course!) The oilier the better: • Anchovies • Angelfish • Calamari (squid) • Dorado • Haddock • Hake • Kob • Mackerel • Mussels •…

2 min
news, views & reviews

Our expert panel NUTRITIONAL THERAPIST SALLY-ANN CREED – the foremost and most experienced LCHF practitioner in South Africa DR GERHARD SCHOONBEE, GP, has over 40 years of experience, and personal experience of living LCHF as well as a deep scientific and medical curiosity about the subject NICKY PERKS – BLOG AUTHOR OF WWW. PRIMALPERKS.COM AND CO-FOUNDER OF BANTING BUDDIES, which offers personalised coaching to those wanting to lose weight and get healthy REBBETZIN SARAH FELDMAN of the Gardens Shul in Cape Town is famous for her delicious food and wide knowledge of kashrut (keeping kosher). Sarah designed the meal plan for our kosher LTL weight-loss programme. Please share your success stories, recipes, banting restaurant reviews, tips, questions and concerns with us on info@loseit.co.za, @loseitmag (Twitter and Instagram) and facebook.com/Loseitmag. We look forward to sharing our…

1 min
lose it!

SOMETIMES ALCOHOL • Brandy • Champagne • Dry red wine • Dry white wine • Rum • Sparkling wine • Tequila • Vodka • Whisky SWEET THINGS • Dark chocolate (80% and above cocoa content – and only very occasionally) • Honey (no more than 1 tsp at a time, very occasionally). Use honey strictly for cooking, otherwise it will seduce you back into sugar cravings in no time! NUTS • Cashews FRUIT • All fruit other than berries VEGGIES • Beetroot • Butternut • Carrots • Sweet potato DAIRY • Milk (only full cream and only very occasionally) NEVER ALCOHOL • Anything labelled ‘lite’ • Beer • Cider • Cocktails • Sugary liqueurs VEGGIES & PULSES • Beans • Chickpeas • Dried beans • Lentils • Parsnips • Peas • Potatoes** SWEET THINGS • Agave • Any artificial sweeteners • Biscuits • Cakes • Chocolate (less than 80% cocoa content) • Energy drinks • Fizzy drinks • Fructose • Fruit juices • HFCS • Ice cream (unless it’s LCHF!) • Malt • Pastries • Sugar • Sweets • Syrup • Veggie juices MEATS • Lunch meats • Processed meats •…

4 min
and 5 other reader questions for sally-ann creed

‘ I’ve plateaued but I’m still losing centimetres. Why is that?’ Q: In the Q&A in LOSE IT! 8, you caution against having too much milk because it contains IGF-1 (a hormone that increases body fat), as well as other substances like lactose. Double-cream yoghurt is recommended in the banting diet and while I know there is very little lactose in full-cream products, what about the hormone IGF-1? A: Great question! The problem with dairy is multi-faceted. Here are some ideas that will shed light on the topic: • We consume far too much dairy, to the point that most of us overdose on it. • Feedlot cattle are given hormones, steroids and antibiotics, which remain intact and affect us – causing weight gain and possibly cancers. • Many people are intolerant of the dairy…

1 min
eat this, not that!

KEEP ON TRACK PER SERVING Fat 7g Carbs 5g Protein 2g NOT THAT regular ice lollies RAINBOW POPSICLES MAKES 16 FOR THE RASPBERRY LAYER • 100g raspberries • 200g double cream yoghurt • 2/3 cup coconut milk FOR THE VANILLA LAYER • 100g double cream yoghurt • 1 cup coconut milk • 50g desiccated coconut • seeds from 1 vanilla pod FOR THE CHOCOLATE LAYER • 200g double cream yoghurt • ½ cup coconut milk • 100g 80% dark chocolate, melted 1. Line a 20 x 20cm baking tray with baking paper, making sure the baking paper hangs over the sides of the tray to form handles. 2. For the raspberry layer: Place all the raspberry layer ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour into the lined container and freeze for 30 minutes. 3. For the vanilla layer: Place all the ingredients in a blender and blitz until smooth. Pour over the…

7 min
all about probiotics

What part of our body weighs around three kilograms and can affect our emotions? You’d be right if you said it was the bacteria we carry around in our gut. In the past decade there has been increased focus on probiotics, live bacteria and yeasts that are good for us, as a growing number of health professionals have come to recognise the importance of gut flora in many aspects of health – from digestion to less obvious things, such as skin, hormone and brain function. Scientists have even discovered that an imbalance in gut bacteria can play an important part in the development of autoimmune conditions, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, chronic fatigue and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. We each have our own unique ‘bacterial fingerprint’ or combination of microbial species that colonise…