The Primal Blueprint

The Primal Blueprint

21-day Total Body Transformation

Book - 2011
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"Primal Blueprint author Mark Sisson presents a fun, easy-to-follow, practical guidebook to help you 'get Primal' in only 21 days. First, you'll learn eight Key Concepts that represent the most important day-to-day elements living Primally, then tackle five Action Items that will enable you to literally reprogram your genes toward a long, healthy, and energetic life. The Action Items are presented in a fun and life-transforming 21-Day Challenge, featuring daily diet, exercise, and lifestyle endeavors with corresponding journal exercises. You'll transition out of the regimented, carb-dependent, fat-storing Standard American Diet (SAD), the chronic, overly-stressful exercise patterns recommended by Conventional Wisdom, and other health-compromising elements of hectic modern life. Instead, you'll smoothly implement the evolution-tested lifestyle behaviors of our hunter-gatherer ancestors to promote optimal gene expression. By eating Primally, you'll transform from a 'sugar-burner' into a Sisson's so-called 'fat burning beast', where stored body fat becomes your preferred fuel choice, and energy, hormone, metabolic, and immune function are optimized automatically. With an intuitive mix of Primal workouts, you'll get exceptionally fit in only a few hours per week - and have fun while you're at it..."--Publisher description.
Publisher: Malibu, Calif. : Primal Nutrition, c2011
Description: 192 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
ISBN: 9780982207772
Branch Call Number: 613 Sis


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Jun 09, 2016

Where to start! I should give this a terrible review so I can keep the book longer which I cannot - back off you hyenas! - no offense meant :^) -said in 'primal spirit' - no renewal possible as there are 'people waiting'. I would have liked to keep this book longer than 21 days. Paleo diet talk has been around for a while (haha 2,000,000 years- 5 years for most of us). Being a detail person I did not get on board with the incidental references to this concept in the media that I saw, nothing very compelling. However this book is compelling. My first in depth read on the topic - all I can say is wow, all conventional wisdoms are trashed - this book has info want (need?) to know: The fat epidemic explained with an easy rx solution. Very beguiling . Well expressed. What is not to like about : "relax more, exercise less! eat lots of fat and meat ! have fun " and so forth. This book has 21 day plan on how implement 'Paleo; The author has a web page with hundred of success testimonials. Although the plural of anecdote is anecdotes and not data, it is rather compelling. I have eased in and will be starting in earnest on Monday after the 360 km weekend long Rideau Lakes tour bike ride (an enterprise dissapproved by Sisson to be sure). Shout out to LadySugar who reviewed this and brought it to my attendiion - the irony of the sobriquete, the irony.
As as home beer brewer it is somewhat bad news for my hobby but does explain the obvious correlation to beer brewed and kilos gained in a giant pot belly. I plan to report back and update this post in 25 days with my 'anecdote.'

Feb 24, 2016

I found this book easy to use, informative, and employed the use of helpful photographs. Although I do not <agree> with everything I recognize the information to be very relevant when pursuing ultimate dietary health (which of course transcends into overall health) . I hope that I can muster the courage to make some of the recommended changes. One step at a time though.

Dec 22, 2011

This is the most accessible, friendly and easy-to-understand introduction to evolutionary-based lifestyles and eating I have found. I loved this book! It's a quick, easy read and will give you the tools you need to start eating and living like nature intended. This is a fabulous weight-loss program, fitness program, and enery/vitality promoting program. I feel fabulous since starting my Primal/Paleo journey a few months ago. If you want to learn more about nutrition and how conventional wisdom is wrong, this book is for you.

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