Don’t forget your roots
December 10, 2012
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What’s with all the fat loss and health related nutritional advice and diet plans being centered around western foods? When was the last time you saw a diet plan that didn’t have tuna and broccoli and was abundant in traditional foods like rajma or injira or hummus?
Does that mean the only way to become fit and healthy is by eating foods your ancestors never ate? Does that mean one can’t get fit or healthy without whole grain bread and steamed brussel sprouts and grilled chicken breast and blocks of tofu?
I call BS!
We Indians ate our lentils and curries and ghee and khadis and curd for a reason just like the Ethiopians ate theirs and the folks from the middle east ate theirs. It is absolutely possible to eat foods that you grew up eating and get healthier and fitter every progressing day. It is, in fact, preferable.
- Eat real food and stay away from allergens for the most part like your ancestors did. Details here.
- Tweak your traditional Indian diet and make it match your current activity level. My step by step guide is here.