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South Asian Paleos: protocol, rationale, results?

by (517) Updated March 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM Created March 07, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I"m defining South Asian as the broad sweep between Afghanistan and Myanmar/Burma--I'm likely Ancestral South-Indian biased, given my known genealogy (Sri-Lankan Tamil), and started eating LC/high-fat, then simply low-grain, high-fat and now more of a 55C/15P/30F ratio--doing all this due to poor bodycomp, energy and mood as well as a desire to mitigate risk factors stemming from familial history of t2 diabetes and heart disease at visually lean states. I ate as a low-protein, high-grain, low-fat lacto-vegetarian from age 0-24 (with one 6month period of high whey protein powder intake--about 300g p a day) with meat/fish/eggs added after 24 (but generally same macros as before.)

I'm interested in your current and past diet protocol, the reasons for doing so and your results so far. If possible, exercise structure would also be welcome.

thanks in advance.

For reference regarding ancestry (I am very much interested in anyone with any amount of it): http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v461/n7263/full/nature08365.html

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24343 · March 22, 2012 at 12:26 AM

I'm of Indian ancestry, but have experimented with diets and exercise protocols for pretty much all my adult life. My Gujarati background means I grew up eating very little meat.

My pal and confidant (just like Golden Girls, but also very different) Aravind is lacto-ovo vegetarian paleo.

There are some related questions on paleohacks, like this one:
http://paleohacks.com/questions/9663/is-paleo-for-indian-people-significantly-different#axzz1pnhK7v5P

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1602 · March 07, 2012 at 11:55 PM

I don't think there's any significant differences between different ''races''.

I've eaten pretty much every macronutrient ratio under the sun (from 5% carb to 75% carb etc) and I've been eaten 50/30/20 C/F/P for a while now and this is what I like the best.

I'm 100% northern european. It's a fairytale to think there's massive differences; elitism and detracts from the actual biology.

I'm gonna just say it... a lot of Americans who have mostly white ancestry seem to have a fetish for carnivourism here. It's slightly odd.

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