UPSIDE DOWN, RIGHT-SIDE UP, TUMBLING THROUGH THE AIR: WE GAVE AERIAL YOGA A SWING TO KICKSTART THE NEW YEAR ON AN ADVENTUROUS NOTE!
‘What exactly is the difference between organic and non-organic?'
... and three other reader questions for clinical nutritionist Ruth Marcus.
‘I WENT FROM 90KG TO 55KG – AND NOW I'M A LOW-CARB LIFESTYLE COACH!'
When Rebekah Allerton started eating low-carb, she quickly shed the weight she’d struggled to lose. Now, she’s dedicated to helping others learn about the lifestyle that changed hers forever.
BAKE IT EASY!
With these delicious oven bakes you can easily feed a crowd with little fuss and effort.
‘HEALING MY BODY, HEALING MY MIND - 17KG LIGHTER AND BACK ON TOP!
Cheryl Moodley was completely burnt out. Her depression took over, her immune system broke down, and the weight piled on. Then she discovered that a low-carb diet could save her body … and her mind.
Why Saturated Fat Is Good For You
Improved scientific methods support the fact that saturated fat is good for you and that sugar, processed carbs, inflammatory seed oils and trans fats cause heart disease.
How Do Amino Acids Work? And Can You Take Them In Supplement Form?
We all need amino acids, not just the gym bunnies, even though they’re usually associated with body building products. Here’s why – plus, how to get them into your diet and whether to supplement.
Raise Your Glass
Following a low-carb lifestyle doesn’t just mean watching what we eat – it’s easy to consume unhealthy carbs in drinks too! But that doesn’t mean you’re limited to water. Here are some refreshing beverages you can enjoy – guilt free!
All About Inflammation
It’s the buzzword of the moment and has been linked to every-thing from cardiovascular disease and arthritis to bowel disorders and cancer. But what is it, what causes it, and how can we keep it at bay?
When ‘Being Healthy' Becomes Unhealthy
Reading food labels, scrutinising ingredient lists, avoiding junk food and even cutting out grains, seed oils and sugar are all health-promoting habits. Those serious about wellness strive to get it right because they just feel better when they do. This is what keeps people making good food choices.
Q & A
‘I suffer from severe eczema, what foods should I eat?’ and two other reader questions for our clinical nutritionist, Ruth Marcus.
5 Easy Techniques To Drop Off To Sleep Quickly
A lack of sleep not only leaves you feeling foggy and sluggish, it can harm your weight loss efforts too! Sleep helps your metabolism and curbs cravings for sugary foods. If you’re battling to nod off at night these five fail-safe methods work like a dream.
‘It's Possible To Live A Happy, Healthy Life With Diabetes If You Manage It'
When wordsmith and strategist Bridget McNulty discovered she had diabetes, she devoted herself to revolutionising support for South Africa’s 4.5 million people with the condition.
Eating With Usana
The Winshaw family gets farming right with Usana Farming. You can taste the difference in their grass-fed beef and pasture-reared eggs – both low-carb must-haves!
MCT Oil Vs Coconut Oil
Coconut and MCT Oil are popular staple items in low-carb meals and snacks. While both are considered to be a healthy source of fat, their health benefits vary and they have different uses. Which should you be using, and how?
Are You Really Hungry?
You’d think true hunger is something we’d have evolved to recognise instinctively – but we haven’t. In fact, we often find it difficult to distinguish between real hunger and a host of other things, like thirst or boredom.
34kg Down In Just One Year... And Counting!
Done with being overweight, unhealthy and exhausted, 41-year-old Candice Cleland decided it was time to change everything. She embarked on a low-carb journey, which has seen her shed 34kg and gain more energy than ever before.
Let's Talk About ‘Treat' Meals
Is perfection what we should be aiming for? Or does an ‘all or nothing’ approach set us up for failure? Scientists are increasingly pointing out that the best diet plan is the one you can stick to in the long term: the one that becomes a lifestyle!
Burn, Baby, Burn!
Many studies have pointed to the role of insulin in fat-burning, but how can you harness your insulin cycle to reach your goal weight?
The Low-Carb Chef Who Cooked Her Way To Being 20kg Lighter
Desiré de Vincenzo has always been a foodie; that’s what motivated her to earn her stripes as a qualified chef and low-carb coach. She lost her way, but now she’s back – and 20kg lighter!
Eat This, Not That
Cheese croutons are a delicious carb-free alternative to enjoy with your soup this winter. Add some toasted seeds and nuts for extra crunch.
6 Ways To Go From Negative To Positive
Studies show that a negative mindset can stop you reaching your potential. It’s not as simple as putting a smile on your face and ignoring the negatives, but you can shut down that inner pessimist to reach your goals.
The Good Fats!
Most meal plans advocate a diet that includes good amounts of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, with some even suggesting supplementation. But what exactly are these hero compounds, and how should we consume them for optimal health benefits?
Get A GRIP
The ancient art of jiu-jitsu is about more than getting a good workout (although you’re bound to work up a sweat). It also teaches you about strategy and self-defence, even if your opponent has a clear weight or size advantage – after all, jiu-jitsu was not designed for the strong; it was designed for the smart.
What The Perfect Plate Should Look Like
Stocking the fridge with all the right foods and cooking your meals from scratch are both positive steps in the right direction. But you might be undoing all your good work when it comes to dishing up.
For The Love Of It
From Farmers’ Markets to fighting cancer, this Funky Ouma knows a thing or two about good nutrition – along with how to spice up your next dinner!
Inspiration: 25kg Down And Happier Than Ever!
Debi Malherbe’s six-year low-carb journey set her free from a lifetime of calorie counting and food weighing. These days, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen and whipping up delicious meals with her favourite LCHF ingredients.
Best Idea: Swiss Chard
When it comes to nutrient-loaded leafy greens, swiss chard – also known as ‘silverbeet’, ‘spinach beet’ or ‘mangold’ – packs a serious punch. Vitamin k is swiss chard’s hero ingredient, just a cup of these greens contains a whopping 716% of the required daily intake.
Inspiration: In Control
After struggling to fall pregnant for nine long years, Vangile Manzini received more bad news: she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. The trauma took its toll, and her weight ballooned to 106kg. Now 20kg lighter, she shares how an LCHF lifestyle saved her life.
the heat IS ON!
EXPERIENCE YOGA LIKE YOU’VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE: IN A WARM COCOON. FEEL YOUR BODY (AND YOUR MIND) OPEN UP INSIDE AN INFLATABLE POD HEATED TO 37 DEGREES.