Perhaps this is a way to get the reader to purchase the cookbook. Skipping those will come later -- probably much later, but eventually I hope to get there, too. —Joan Welsh”, “Coconut’s distinctive medium-chain composition has been shown to offer protection from heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and many other degenerative illnesses, to improve immune function and fat metabolism, and to protect against liver damage from alcohol and other toxins, and deliver anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting properties.”. He discusses why “calories in, calories out” is not always successful, and what other factors you should consider if you want to not only lose weight, but improve your health and longevity. I even agreed with the bit on 'chronic cardio' - which as an endurance athlete, is a pretty tough pill to swallow. The concepts in this book are seemingly life-changing for me. Rates of obesity, diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer continue to climb, and even the most committed fitness enthusiasts often carry 10 or 20 extra pounds of body fat.In this updated and expanded edition of the 2009 hardcover release from Mark Sisson, publisher and de-facto leader of the burgeoning primal/paleo/evolutionary health movement presents the compelling premise that you can reprogram your genes in the direction of weight loss, health, and longevity by following 10 immutable Primal laws validated by two million years of human evolution. Not only is my weight at the lightest it's been in over a decade, but my energy levels are sky high all day long and I no longer have those uncontrollable hunger cravings that caused me to be 'hangry'. This book is wonderful in many ways, but I'm going to focus my review on the information the book covers on grains and why we shouldn't be eating them. I believe that this one is particularly popular because Mark Sisson recommends that you follow the "lifestyle" 80% of the time, and that should be good enough for you to experience all the health benefits. After putting many of these principles into practice, I've dropped almost 35 pounds since late January. Eat processed carbs get an insulin spike, feel tired, store fat. I was interested in reading this book and I’m sure it has great information to share. People who want to eat steak and be on a diet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Stress comes in many forms, doesn't it? The company expressly states, “The Primal Blueprint is no fad weight loss program – it’s a set of lifestyle laws and habits that are keys to health, wellness and longevity.” The … causes insulin. Thanks. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. That doesn't sound unreasonable to me. He’s huge. A lot of it was stuff I'd heard before, and the author referred to other authors I'd read and found compelling, including but not limited to Eric Schlosser and Jared Diamond. I've also read The Paleo Solution (terrible) and The Paleo Diet for athletes (very good). The most alarming news I gleaned from this book is that the consumption of potatoes, rice, bread, etc. And get some sleep. Refresh and try again. Though Mark approaches healthy eating and lifestyle from a slightly different perspective, we agree on all the basics. Mark proves again that he is an expert in health and wellness. The “Primal Blueprint” is a “way of life” – just like all those other ways of life out there. Don’t do the fad diets. This is the book to convince you:), Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 January 2018, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 2 July 2017. It’s not “restrictive” like a diet – unless, of course, you consider eliminating an entire food group from your diet to be restrictive, or only being able to purchase and consume organic and/or locally grown foods to be restrictive. The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health, and Boundless Energy by Mark Sisson. Reviewed in the United States on February 27, 2016, I love Paleo and used to be a regular reader of Mark's Daily Apple blog. So I thought to myself, "I'll buy his book. Pretty great read! Sisson has done his research, and some of the most enlightening passages are those that engage in myth-busting: fat is bad, dietary cholesterol is bad, grain is the foundation of the food pyramid. It's an interesting plan although it does feel a bit like a repackaged version of Atkins. I recently heard of Mark on an episode of the Lew Rockwell Show. Mark does … You will be Caesar from Planet of the Apes, but smooth and sexy! But then when you read the specifics they seem a little bit complicated. Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. His mother called me crying when she saw him walking from his car into her apartment building because she said he looked 80 years old. I love this book! Great book, great methodology. He used to be a marathon runner and mr ridiculously over firness-ified and now he's sorta reformed and goes by the "less is more" model of fitness.