Why Are South Asians / Indians Skinny Fat – Part 1: A Genetic “Curse”?
If you have genes of Indian descent you face a unique problem when it comes to your health and fitness. A problem that is rarely addressed by mainstream (Western) fitness sources. Even in India, no one is talking about this. Not your favorite fitness YouTuber, Instagram model or local bodybuilding guru. No one is taking into account this unique obstacle South Asians face on the path to optimized health and a great physique.
South Asian Skinny Fat Body – Part 5: Stress Belly
Did you really think that eating right and exercising properly was enough?
The gym takes up about 2% of your week. How you spend the rest of your life matters just as much, if not more.
If you are of South Asian descent, you know you face unique challenges when it comes to your health and fitness.
To truly transform, you must be willing to consider and work on every part of your life, a.k.a. your lifestyle.
I am not interested in half measures. Neither should you be.
South Asian Skinny Fat Body – Part 4: Workout Program
If a normal diet plan doesn’t work for your skinny-fat genetics do you think any random workout program you pulled off the internet will?
You may have tried many routines and exercise programs in the past but did you get the results you wanted? Probably not.
There are a million workout routines out there. Most designed in the West and for Western body types and genetics.
Did you ever consider that maybe these programs were never designed to be used by you?
Remember, as South Asians, we are built differently.
Our training strategy should reflect this.
South Asian Skinny Fat Body Part 3: Fat Loss Nutrition (Phase 1)
Why are villagers and labourers in India often leaner and healthier looking than the people living in cities and towns?1Why do they not only look better(less fat around the abdomen) but also show less prevalence of chronic disease as they get older?
Have you ever seen a fat lion in the wild? Or an obese buffalo? They eat their natural diet but do not become overweight. Why then do Indians who live in cities eating their (mostly) “natural” diet then show signs of obesity?
The difference between these scenarios is that two of these groups have a diet that is in harmony with their lifestyle. One does not. Us.
And unless you have the resources of a Bollywood star, something has to change.
South Asian Skinny Fat Body – Part 2: Transformation Plan
So you’ve dieted and dieted, tried different exercise programs but you’re still not happy with the results. Countless hours in the gym and kitchen but to no avail.
Not a great return on your investment huh?
What you didn’t know is that if you’re of South Asian/Indian descent, you’re body has been working against you.
It has been hardwired to resist change.
Phase 1 Transformation – Nikhil N.
Nikhil did everything right, worked out 3-4 times a week, followed the flexible nutrition principles laid out in my diet article and trusted the process.
Nik’s transformation is a perfect example what 3 months of following the first phase of my Transformation Plan looks like. Expect to lose atleast 7-10% bodyfat while gaining muscle and only spending 3 hours in the gym per week. We are now moving onto phase 2, stubborn fat protocol for 4-6 weeks to lose that last bit of lower abdominal fat while preserving the muscle he gained. After that, it’s time to rebuild!”
I am currently offering transformation coaching options via a mobile app that gives full access to a monthly exercise, diet and lifestyle plan.
Meet the team
Man on a mission: Fix the health and physiques of my skinny-fat South Asian brothers and sisters all over the world with tailored Health and Fitness guidance.
Jas has been training for over 15 years and has experience with powerlifting, bodybuilding, CrossFit, and endurance training.
Parveen's passion lies in combining body transformation with behaviour change to achieve long term sustainable success.
Rakesh's passion is to help clients transform their health in the simplest and most realistic way possible. He realizes how being overweight affects