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15 healing HERBS & SPICES
Herbs and spices have been used for culinary and medicinal purposes for centuries. Studies have shown that they have powerful healing properties and can be used as a defence against chronic diseases and conditions. Most spices are nutrient-rich, cont
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Bouncing OFF THE WALLS
IT can be hard to stick to an exercise routine, especially if you’re not doing something you enjoy. That’s why Rush puts a different spin on working out by making it freeing and fun – like the kind of exercise you got as a kid. ‘Rush is an extreme sp
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Viva Italia!
FAT 57G | CARBS 14G | PROTEIN 58G FAT 36G | CARBS 11G | PROTEIN 24G FAT 28G | CARBS 18G | PROTEIN 29G FAT 6G | CARBS 8G | PROTEIN 3G FAT 23G | CARBS 17G | PROTEIN 29G FAT 56G | CARBS 17G | PROTEIN 10G SERVES 6 30ml olive oil1 onion, finely chopped2 c
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Eat This, Not That
MAKES 10–12 SERVINGS FAT 3G | CARBS 3G | PROTEIN 1G 2 tbsp coconut oil1 red onion, finely chopped6 ripe plum tomatoes, chopped1 small knob of ginger, peeled and quartered1 tbsp coconut sugar (or xylitol)4 tbsp apple cider vinegarsalt and black pepper
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Lose It! disclaimer
1. You must not use the content in LOSE IT! as a substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional. You should seek medical advice from a qualified professional before starting any weight-loss programme. 2. LOSE IT! magazine (which we some
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From The Heart
MAKES 20 FAT 14G CARBS 6G PROTEIN 3G ½ cup almond flour½ cup hazelnut flour (finely ground hazelnuts)1 cup desiccated coconut½ cup white sesame seeds, toasted¼ cup xylitol1 egg120g butter, melted1 tsp vanilla extract 100g 85% dark chocolate, roughly
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Welcome!
It’s the start of a new year and – you know what they say – New Year, New You! The moment is right, right now: so if you haven’t already made the switch to low-carb living, do it now. You’ll lose weight, sleep better, have more energy, lose the sugar
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Catch Of The Day
SERVES 6 FAT 16G | CARBS 18G | PROTEIN 24G 500g pumpkin, peeled and cubed4 tbsp olive oilpinch of salt2 onions, finely chopped5cm piece of ginger, grated1 clove garlic, finely chopped1 tsp cumin seeds1 tsp ground coriander3 cardamom pods1 tbsp curry
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Keto Bagels
A great recipe for bagels from Diet Doctor Andreas Eenfeldt (see more at dietdoctor.com): 220g mozzarella cheese30g cream cheese1½ cups almond flour2 tsp baking powder2 eggs½ tsp sea salt2 tsp flaxseed1 tsp sesame seeds¼ tsp poppy seeds 1. Preheat th
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Rise ’n Shine!
SERVES 4 FAT 31G | CARBS 7G | PROTEIN 25G 15g butter, for greasing400ml creamhandful baby spinach leaves12 asparagus spears, blanched250g smoked trout ribbons4 large free range eggs, at room temperature1 tbsp chopped dill1 tbsp finely chopped chivess
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from 92kg to 66kg AND STILL COUNTING!
Erin Goliath (26) has struggled with her weight since she was a teenager. ‘When I hit puberty I started gaining weight exponentially. I spent my teens and early twenties being overweight.’ She attributes her weight gain to PCOS, a hormonal disorder k
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Take It Outside
MAKES 8 TARTLETS FAT 30G | CARBS 9G | PROTEIN 14G 1½ cups almond flour1 egg30g butter½ tsp salt¼ cup Parmesan cheese2 tbsp thyme leaves 4 eggs200g ricotta200g cream cheesejuice of 1 lemon¼ cup cream2 sprigs of thymepinch of salt and freshly ground bl
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Camel Milk
Camel milk has been around for centuries as the basic milk supply in various regions in the Middle East and Africa. With its many health benefits, it’s considered to be the closest thing to milk produced by human mothers. Thankfully, its steadily inc
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Meal Prep Marvels
FAT 41G | CARBS 5G | PROTEIN 42G MAKES 4 To save time buy an organic rotisserie chicken from your local supermarket and pull all the meat from the bone. Use the meat for delicious sandwich and wrap fillings. The Caesar dressing is delicious and versa
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Do You Need A keto Reboot?
We’ve all fallen off the low-carb wagon… a slice of toast here, a round of beers there – it happens to the best of us! (The festive season presents a whole new set of challenges; you don’t want to be the Grinch, turning down a portion of gran’s prize
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Lchf
As far as possible, choose grass-fed or organic meat. Enjoy the fat and the skin! • Bacon (Try to find charcuterie bacon, without nitrates and nitrites, and with the lowest carb content – which means the least sugar)• Beef• Biltong (for powdered, gri
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Nutrient density WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT MATTERS
When you think of ‘healthy food’, what image comes to mind? For most, it would probably be a large plate of colourful vegetables, or a salad with a small portion of lean meat. But, which of these is a healthier option: broccoli or chicken livers? Tha
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Africa’s Miracle Plant
Buchu is only found in a small area of the Western Cape – mainly the Cederberg region. Lucky for us, because this indigenous herb has been used for over 300 years for its health-giving properties. ‘We grew up learning about the wonderful medicinal pr
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Q&A
Q I’ve heard that eating vegetables raw is far more nutritious than eating them cooked. Is this true? A It’s both correct and incorrect. It all depends on the vegetables! For example, cooked carrots have more beta carotene than raw carrots. This anti
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17kg DOWN AND Bursting With Energy!
‘My weight has been up and down for most of my life,’ says Emma Johnson. After giving birth to her youngest at 31, she managed to shed all the baby weight. But when she and her husband split up, Emma’s stress levels skyrocketed and she rapidly gained
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Testing, Testing
Information supplied by the Heart and Stroke Foundation South Africa tells a chilling story: an estimated one in 10 South Africans has diabetes and almost one in five of us has impaired blood glucose control. Even worse, half of diabetics are unaware
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LOW-CARB Is Good For Your Head Not Just Your Health
Wouldn’t it be amazing if just by feeding our brains with a healthier diet we could make a difference to how we feel and function each day? While more studies are needed to fully understand all the ways in which a low-carb lifestyle helps, it is defi
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Spaghetti Squash
With its mild, slightly sweet flavour and stringy texture, spaghetti squash is a no-fuss, oven-baked option that works well with practically any choice of topping. Although winter squashes aren't usually recommended for low-carb or ketogenic diets, s
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8 Reasons To Eat SQUASH
Squash contains 6% of the required dietary intake (RDI) of vitamin A, which promotes healthy vision and helps to repair cellular damage to skin. The high levels of vitamin C found in squash (9% of the RDI) help to fight free radicals in the body, sup
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(don’t) Feel The Burn
It’s 2am. You’re lying awake, hoping that sharp pain in your chest is not the first sign of a heart attack. When you swallow it feels like there’s a golf ball stuck in your throat. Sound familiar? These symptoms are most often linked to a digestive c
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Size Up Your PORTIONS
Banting is so appealing for many people because it encourages them to eat less than before without being too consciously aware of it. There is also none of the pedantic calorie counting and hunger usually associated with dieting. Eliminating sugar an
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Portion Plan
Portions of chicken, beef, pork, lamb and eggs for each meal should be about the size and thickness of the palm of your hand. Portions of fish can be a little larger for both men and women. While fatty meats are approved for an LCHF lifestyle, eating
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66kg DOWN AND I GAVE BIRTH TO A HEALTHY BABY GIRL
Kirsten Fernandes battled with her weight since her late teens but it was when her father, who passed away earlier this year, went into renal failure in 2013 that the gravity of her situation hit home. ‘Like me, he was diabetic,’ Kirsten says. ‘When
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BULLETPROOF COFFEE Health Hack Or Health Hype?
There’s nothing really new about the concept of bulletproof coffee (BPC), a latte-like high-fat breakfast substitute that many claim has energy-boosting and weight-loss benefits. Drinking coffee or tea with butter or yak’s milk is an age-old culinary
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Roughage & ready
For decades, we’ve been told to ‘eat more fibre’. But what exactly is fibre, and is it really essential for optimal health? Dietary fibre is found mainly in whole fruits, vegetables, wholegrains and legumes, and is probably best known for its ability
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