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Thanks for your answer Dave. I'll buy Vickery & Fries' Take Care of Yourself too along with the things John C has mentioned. The problem with eating jerky down here is that the local culture (india) has religious objections to beef... People stare at you as if you've just suggested cannibalism when you try to find beef down here, so no it's unlikely that I can find copious amounts of beef jerky to fuel myself. I'll start applying paleo to my life and let's see where that leads me.
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@JohnC : Thanks for the details! I currently have to work out in the field in India, so there are a lot of things over here that are iffy compared to any first world country, but thankfully my exile is going to end sooner or later. As far as BMI goes, then I absolutely agree that it isn't an efficient metric for health, especially for a lab girl. That said, I'm curious though, can you please tell me why wheat is bad? These people have an entire culture based on wheat and it would be a great way to test out that hypothesis. It really sounds like an intriguing research topic.
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@JohnC : What I do have access to are the standard fruit (apples, oranges, bananas, strawberries, mangoes in the right season and so on) and vegetables (spinach, potatoes, cabbage etc.) As far as data about me goes, then I'm a 19 year old girl who is 6'1" tall and weighs in at 154 lbs. I have a BMI of ~20.4 I have no personal preferences when it comes to food except that I still have a large amount of fat, which I intend to get rid of. I want to learn how to take care of myself that makes sure I have a healthy, productive life which drastically reduces the usual fading of looks and health.
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@JohnC : Well I didn't want to restrict the possibilities in any way. As far as my diet goes, I miss eating meat, but meat down here seems to be a good way of getting sick. It's a combination of supply and lack of storage options (I don't have a freezer, neither can I get one out in the field) Sometimes the stars align and I can have a decent salami sandwich, but other than that for the foreseeable future meat is a rarity down here.
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@John L Wow. Thanks for the suggestion John! I like the book, but there's a slight snag. I don't have any issues with a paleo diet, but I can't follow one where I live due to meat contamination. It might get me killed. Do you know any other minimalistic diet I could follow? Preferably one that assumes that the food isn't from the first world?
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