The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series)

Being healthy and fit has gone mainstream--millions sweat the calories away on the roads or in health clubs and scrutinize labels and menus trying to do the right thing to control weight, delay aging, and feel healthy, fit, and energetic. And it's simply not working. 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. This 2012 paperback release contains extensive, never-before-published bonus material, including an incredible full-color, 16-page insert of seven Primal Blueprint reader success stories and their stunning before/after photos, pictorials, detailed descriptions and workout log pages for the Primal Essential Movements and Primal sprint workouts, hacks for each of the 10 Primal Blueprint lifestyle laws (to promote quick results in body composition, fitness, athletic performance, daily energy levels, and reduce disease risk factors and reliance on medication, solutions to common questions and stumbling blocks)-- pulled from Primal Blueprint reader submissions, and commentary on diets and dieting, including compare/contrast of Primal Blueprint with other popular programs.

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By Audrey L (Buford, GA) · ★★★★☆ · February 28, 2012
A very easy read with lots of great information on diet, sleep, play, and permission to quit exercising yourself to death. He promotes 10 easy rules:

1. Eat lots of animals, and plants.
2. Move around a lot at a slow pace (walk).
3. Lift heavy things.
4. Run really fast every once in a while (very sh... ...more
By Angela (Olive Branch, MS) · ★★★★★ · July 17, 2011
This is the best book I've read about what is also known as the "paleo" diet (no grains, reduced dairy, no sugar but honey, lots of vegetables, fruits, good fats like coconut oil, high-quality meat and eggs, and nuts). He explains the science in a logical way and outlines the diet in a down-to-ea... ...more
By Krystal (Fishers, IN) · ★★★★★ · January 22, 2012
Mark Sisson’s enthusiasm for Primal eating and his robust and entertaining writing style make this book a pleasure to read! The premise of The Primal Blueprint is to encourage you to eat and move the way that mankind has evolved to over the past two million years. He discusses why “calories in, c... ...more
By Maria (Bellevue, WA) · ★★★★☆ · June 10, 2010
I had to give this book a certain amount of credence since I am exhibiting so many of the problems Mark Sisson claims results from eating too many carbs. Although I walk 5 miles a day except on week-ends and have since I retired a little over 2 years ago, I have not lost weight, I am developing a... ...more
By Alison · ★★★★☆ · June 19, 2013
This book changed my life. Finally a book that tied together all the research and came to the conclusions I had after several years of studying nutrition and the effects on our health. No longer was I the crazy one. This is a groundbreaking, brave book by Mark Sisson that lays out exactly how far... ...more
By Eden (Tucson, AZ) · ★★★★★ · February 08, 2011
I really enjoyed this book. It's well written and nicely laid out. The chapter summary/highlight sections are great for sharing with people who are interested in the topic, but maybe not committed enough to read the whole book yet. The information presented here makes a lot of sense. Don't think... ...more
By Melanie (Waterloo, ON, Canada) · ★★★★☆ · March 07, 2012
Take every altered eating recommendation with a grain of salt, but Sisson lays out in a lot of detail why Primal recommends nuking grains, sugar, and processed anything from your diet. (And if you've read anything like Wheat Belly, you'll know in a lot more detail what's concerning about grains t... ...more
By Huma (Naperville, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · July 30, 2011
I found this book randomly and read it because for that stretch of time, I had nothing else to do. 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. The rules are simple: e... ...more