Hello everybody and happy 2017 to all of you. May this be the year for achieving your goals and realising all your dreams for health and wellness. I hope you find this article of value since there is much confusion out there with regards to what ketosis is, why you might want to try ketosis, how to get into ketosis as well as how to test for it.
What is ketosis?
When you go very low carb, your insulin levels drop. This allows your body to start burning your stored fat for fuel, and very effectively melts those extra kilos away. As long as insulin stays high due to a high carb intake, weight loss is going to elude you. Your body has an amazing ability to convert its engine from petrol (carbs) to diesel (fat). It is a totally natural process, and has enabled humans to endure times of famine all through the ages. Today, researchers are discovering that keto-adaptation has other therapeutic benefits that go beyond mere survival. Read the rest of this entry
Book review: Understanding LCHF
“Why do we get fat and what can we do about it?”
Author: Martina Johansson (Published in 2016 by Struik Lifestyle)
In my opinion, this is definitely one of those books that anyone who is serious about weight loss and health should own. It offers a holistic approach and level of detail that will certainly help you understand why we get fat and what we can do about it. It is also very well priced at around R 190 for 180 pages worth of good content. To find all this information in one place and written in an easy to understand way is a real bonus. This book has the potential to make a really positive contribution to the numerous South Africans who are struggling to lose weight, or who want to take their Banting diet to the next level. Read the rest of this entry
I have given this a lot of thought, and in this post I would like to share my insights with you. The battle against the bulge is one that I have been fighting since I was a child. At times, life’s hurdles made me feel like I was truly fighting a losing battle. Years of fertility treatments, 2 pregnancies, and a hormonal disorder certainly doesn’t bode well for obtaining the slim physique I have always dreamed about. However, my long journey has been an education I wouldn’t want to have missed out on had weight loss and improved health come too easily. Every day I thank God for his blessings and guidance, which assures me that I am not walking this road alone. Read the rest of this entry
Last week I celebrated my birthday – the big 40. Although I am totally chilled about having reached this milestone, it definitely has been a time of reflection for me. I can look back over the last few decades, knowing that my life has been abundantly blessed.
I have a wonderful family, amazing friends and a lovely home. I feel proud to have achieved so many of my goals – this blog being one of them.
What still eludes me however, is ridding my body once and for all of the excess weight. It has been my life-long struggle and it’s getting old. Read the rest of this entry