Note: I don't usually sell you on stuff, but I really believe in this guy and his books. What I've learned by following this "primal lifestyle" has truly changed my life for the better. Please read this, and consider changing your life for the better. It's not hard to do if you want it.
Do you have mysterious ailments, migranes, weird twitches, blood sugar "issues," some sort of "syndrome," embarrassing gurgles in your "tummy," cholesterol issues, poop problems, or eyes that water even when you're not watching The Notebook?
Are you overweight? Do you want to lose fat, be stronger, leaner, have muscles that are more toned. ...maybe even get long and lean? Come on, you know you do. Admit it.
Have you tried to diet before? Counting calories? Weighing food? Points? Calories are delicious, but what does a macro taste like, anyway?
Have you been considering eating healthier. Maybe more like our own ancestors ate? ...back in the days of yore? This could be the perfect book for you, at the perfect time!
I'm not going to say that this book is a cure all, a blessing, or magic. Far be it. It's not. But, the modern diet and lifestyle is not doing any of us any favors. This book doesn't ask you to live like your ancestors, just to learn from them.
The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation
I've long been a fan of Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint, which is one of the most reasonable, logical and well laid out plans for good health and, of course, fat loss. I've been eating "primally" for years now, and I continue to healthy and fit, not to mention toned, long, and lean! Easily, I might add.
In case you've never seen my "before" pics, take a gander!
|At the beach in '03. I'm the one with the sweaty shirt|
|My friend Chris and me (w/the big ears) in Portland, July '11|
Is it a paleo diet? Sort of, but don't let that scare you. A huge part of the success of Mark's Primal Blueprint is the delicious food and his 80/20 guidelines that still let you eat your favorites sometimes.
You've heard of an 80/20 rule before, right? 80% of the money is earned by only 20% of the people? Things like that. In this case, it's eat right 80% of the time, and relax a bit for the other 20%.
That's a relief, isn't it? Is 80% all that hard? No, in school 80% was like a B. As your dad probably told you "you just phoned it in." That was school, but here, good job! It's not all or nothing, this is real life, not the end of your life. It's living in the real world, not
About the book – I will paraphrase, which means I toned down the rhetoric (a bit), from the book's description:
"The 21-Day Total Body Transformation is a practical, action-oriented guide for how to eat, exercise and live Primally – a step-by-step, “cut to the chase” resource to make a smooth and quick transition into a Primal lifestyle. In it Mark tells you exactly what to do every day for 21 days to take control of your health for the rest of your life.
8 Key Concepts, 5 Action Items, and a lively 21-Day Challenge of daily endeavors in the areas of Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle – with corresponding journal exercises. If you can spare an hour a day for just 21 days, you might just transform your life with this guidebook.
If you are new to the Paleo Primal scene, this book is one-stop shopping for all you need to know to enjoy the most life-altering benefits of living Primally within 21 days."
But Roland, I'll never finish the book, and I can feel myself giving up even as I read this blog post
Not. So. Fast...
That's happened to me, too. In fact, I'm looking at a recent popular diet book, right now, that's 250+ pages. You don't get to "start" getting better until about page 210. That's when it tells you what to do. If you're like I was, that book was getting covered up with old fast food wrappers on the floor of my car long before I got to page 50, much less 210!
I asked Mark Sisson about just this issue (I didn't mention the fast food wrappers, so shhhh...)
Does the book help someone start on the day they get the book? Many books have to be at least mostly read before you know how to get going. Is there a “quick start” section that lets them get going NOW and then continue reading?
and Mark responded...
The point of this book is to get someone started right away. There is indeed a “quick start” section and all the tools to begin going Primal the day you receive the book. Thanks!
A guide book, not a text book
The 21-Day Total Body Transformation is a practical, action-oriented guide for how to eat, exercise and live "Primally" – a step-by-step, “cut to the chase” resource to make a smooth and quick transition into a more ancestral or Primal lifestyle. In it Mark tells you exactly what to do every day for 21 days to take control of your health for the rest of your life; 8 Key Concepts, 5 Action Items, and a lively 21-Day Challenge of daily endeavors in the areas of Diet, Exercise, and Lifestyle – with corresponding journal exercises (for you emos).
If you can spare an hour a day for just 21 days, you might just transform your life with this guidebook.
But wait, there's more!
Free Gift! Yes, all gifts are free, but this is "gift with purchase." If you purchase the paperback version of The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Total Body Transformation by Monday, October 24th you can get a free 130 page ebook of tips and tricks, motivation and inspiration, and how-tos from hundreds of people who've already gone through Mark's plan. Email your Amazon shipping confirmation to firstname.lastname@example.org and receive your "thank you" ebook in your inbox. So, in addition to the 21 day book itself, you'll have hundreds of "coaches" to guide you through!
BTW, if you also buy The Notebook in the same order, I think you'll get Free Super Saver Shipping from Amazon! Now that is a sweet deal!
...and in conclusion.
If you have any questions, please ask in the comments or shoot me an email.
Before I let you go, I want to address a few concerns that I hear over and over again. Let my commentary, below, put your mind at rest...
I don't like to be hungry AND without my precious bread
Who does like to be hungry? You may have heard of a paleo-style diet before, which basically means that most of the time you have to eat a steak or some chicken, or a beef patty instead of a burger, and have vegetables instead of fries. I know it sounds like it sucks, but it's actually pretty cool. Did I say you have to eat a tiny little serving? No! It's not like you're going to be hungry, as that's not the goal. Plus, if you're hungry later, you can have another burger, later, just go bunless. It's your health here, and it's only 21 days to see how you do?
Yes, unlike many paleo books or plans, "Primal" allows dairy, as long as you're not having dairy issues. Yes, I can pass on the bun, but passing on the cheese is tougher. One cheeseburger, please, hold the bun.
This is not "all or nothing"
A paleo diet can feel restrictive on paper, and googling it will turn up paleo advocates that tell you to be perfect or don't play at all. That's not this. This is The Primal Blueprint! Remember the 80/20 rule that I told you about?
Be awesome. Be Primal.
Doesn't it just sound awesome?
Primal. Is. Awesome.
Again, if you have any questions, please ask in the comments or shoot me an email and I'll try to help you out!