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“Among the researchers, gurus, doctors and coaches who offer alternatives to the establishment’s threadbare health gospel, Mark Sisson stands out. His Primal Blueprint is the distilled essence of decades of research and experience — a definite and clear, yet always achievable, approach to living that delivers satisfaction and results."
-Ray Sawhill, New York, NY
"Although I mainly got into it for the weight loss, I’ve been feeling physically better for the most part and it’s become a philosophy I’ve grown to believe in."
-Roger De Rok
"I can eat meat, and fat, and eggs in butter without the fear of getting fat again. I can be free… free to eat, to run, to breathe, to live Primally."
"It helped me to change my mindset, and to realise it is all about lifestyle, not just about dieting. Since then, I have lost another 25kgs and now I weigh 72kgs, and fitting a size 12!"
-Michelle, New Zealand
"In the first three months I dropped 65 pounds, from 225 to 160 (Iʼm 5-11), and went from 34 percent body fat to 9 percent."
-Tim Rangitsch, Rapid City
"This is not an exaggeration, I had only tried the diet for less than 24 hours.. By the time I was making dinner I was feeling a lot better.. The stress headaches were a barely audible hum in the background.. After a nice healthy dinner with no grains or starches, good protein and a nice helping of mono fat as the main part, the pressure in my head was gone..and funnier still, I just wasn’t hungry for ages.."
-Martin F, Glasgow, Scotland
"Within the next 3 months, not only did my weight get down to 170 lbs, and my waist shrink to 31.5”, but my life had changed forever. Remember the litany list of medications I mentioned before? Depression medication: Gone. Blood pressure medication: Gone. Testosterone: Gone. And for the first time in 30 years…let me say that again…for the FIRST time in 30 YEARS. Asthma medications: Gone. Done. Finished. Wow! What a concept. Proper nutrition and exercise – the best medicine available to mankind."
"I’m 35 years old (5′10″ 168lbs) and feel like I’m in the best shape of my life and getting better every day."
-Mike, Peoria, AZ
"I’ve lost 25 lbs, due in large part to the Primal Blueprint. At 6′ 2″ and 48 years old, I now weigh 189 lbs."
"Went fairly strict Paleo Jan 1st this year (NOT a news years res) and have lost 14 lbs, feel great, lots of energy and has basically cured my IBS."
"So I gave it a shot, and I’ve been at it since July. I have lost almost 20 pounds and am a lot happier not eating so much junk."
"Mark’s Primal Blueprint is not only easy, and works, but makes such common sense. Yes, we all have the genes we were born with, but for the most part, it’s our lifestyle that determines how they express themselves and that my friends, in a nutshell, is what it all boils down to."
"I turned 55 last week. And thanks to two years of EF, I feel like I’m getting younger."
"There is much, much more to the paleo lifestyle and diet then “getting big”; it’s about physical and mental health, sustainability, and quality of life."
"I am 194 pounds! My doctor no longer worries about my cholesterol. I ENJOY my workouts. I have virtually NO stress! Its amazing, I feel great! I love the food that I am eating, the workouts that I am doing, the people that I have met online."
-Son of Grok
"15 pound drop in 17 days and NO loss in stamina. Heck I’m stronger than I’ve ever bin before!"
-Ted, Staff Sergeant, US Army
"You have made things I have been struggling with for years so clear and given me a perspective on our environment and lifestyle which I was seeking but couldn’t quite put my finger on."
"As a binge purger, eating more primally and cutting out grains has finally allowed me to let go of the 'OMG, those 50 extra calories will go straight to my thighs!' mentality."
"I’ve tried A LOT to get the Crohn’s under control and I can honestly say the PB lifestyle has been more successful than all the medications, supplements and other diets I’ve tried."
"I’m down to 5.5% bodyfat and don’t eat more than 20g/day of carbs that aren’t from fruits and veggies – this is how i finally got past 9% b.f."
"Update: I have a FLAT abdomen. Am inches thinner on my waist and am down two jean sizes. It is incredible. I am so happy with this new program and lifestyle."
"The Primal Blueprint was like a breath of fresh air! In just two months I’ve had more energy and drive than I can ever remember having…and it’s so easy! Who knew eating well and exercising could taste so good and be so much fun?"
"I got more and more serious about the Primal Blueprint, I found that not only was I losing weight, getting stronger, and feeling more physically and mentally energetic, but the chronic colds and sinus infections that I had always accepted as a fact of life stopped getting me."
-Gabe, San Francisco, CA
"I have more energy than I have had in YEARS. I can finally keep up with all of my 5 kids, including our 16-month-old twins, all day and even have some energy leftover once they’ve gone to bed. I love being able to actually run around and play with my kids!"
"I have been able to drop my body fat from 10-12% to about 7-9%, and lost another 10 lbs, I sleep better, sprint faster, and jump higher and just feel better overall… Today I feel like I’m living primal and pretty optimal for my body. I’m 5′8″ and weigh 165lbs."
"If you are contemplating a lifestyle change I would say being Primal is a great way to go. Jump in with both feet and live life, it’s great. The community on the internet is a great place to gain knowledge and get different ideas. Part of the fun is trying these things and then figure out what works for you."
"Perhaps the greatest testament to the changes in my life are that both my Endocrinologist and my Doctor/Scientist husband are now trying the PB lifestyle as is my sister and even my meat averse diabetic mother."
"My husband went primal in Iraq on this deployment and has dropped 30 pounds. My children have also all become healthier kids too! I get a kick out of saying ‘our family’s gone primal!’"
"My Parkinsons is still there, but somehow less obvious, this past month or so I have become a true fat burner, my brain fog has disappeared and I am physically and mentally in the best shape I have been since PD."
"I am rid of the insulin roller coaster. No more massive hunger attacks, no more sugar or carb cravings, no more mid-afternoon crashing, no over-eating at night, no more feeling like I’m a slave to meal times."
"I can’t even begin tell you how your book has been music to my ears and eyes with every chapter I read. it makes so much sense to me and I can see my skin clear up before my very eyes. My brain is sharper, my workouts are more meaningful and focused and I have been sleeping better."
"If I never lost weight or felt better (I’ve also lost a lot of weight and feel better than I have in years!) I would do this plan just for the connection I have found with my family and co-workers."
"I can feel my ribs, I can see the muscles that were hiding under the fat on my back and elsewhere, I have a body shape I never even knew was possible – and I feel fantastic."
"After only 6 weeks using Primal principles, I have lost the 10 pounds of extra padding over my abs, my cholesterol dropped from 170 to 121, my Triglycerides from 100 to <22 (too low to measure!), and I am eating more, feeling more energy, and just all around totally amazed how correct your book is."
"Despite the physical changes, I have to say the enormous feeling of well being has been my greatest gain from the PB, I feel like a human being should both feel and think."
"This is my testimony to the fact that the choices you make in what foods you eat, directly impact the quality of your life and your emotional health. I am astounded by the difference I felt after just days back on the Primal Blueprint and how everything from my mood to my digestion has continued to improve each day I follow it."
"The incredible amount of knowledge and success I have picked up from these areas of Mark’s have been nothing short of a Godsend to me. I have closely followed the suggestions he has provided and the evidence speaks for itself."
"I’ve only been doing the PB for a few weeks, but having gone from 200 pounds a year ago to 160 now on a 5′9.5″ frame, the difference is already dramatic. I had to throw out my entire wardrobe and buy all new clothes!"
"Finally, I decided, after being linked to your site, to drop grains altogether. Honestly, I didn’t think it would work. But in a matter of several days, my energy sky rocketed, ! my digestive issues cleared up, and I performed better in the gym. Perhaps the best thing of all, however, is that I don’t ever really feel hungry, even though I eat much less (calorically and volumetrically) than I used to."
"I am actually at the point where i need to eat more food as I don’t want to lose anymore weight!!"
"I’m leaner, more cut, lighter on my feet, and continue to participate in the endurance sports that I love. I’m happy, healthy, my energy levels are more consistent throughout the day, and at 32, continue to improve in all 3 triathlon disciplines; swimming, biking, and running."
"My wife and I went primal 3 months ago. We immediately noticed an increase in energy and started working out. She’s lost 25 lbs while I’ve lost 35 lbs."
-John, Amarillo, TX
"After switching to primal and going through a difficult 10 week adaptation period, my energy levels have sky-rocketed to the point thatI have now more energy, both mental and physical, than my co-workers,friends and family."
"I feel great, and I’ve pretty much lost all cravings for grains. Have always been a big chip, cereal, whole wheat bread guy, not anymore and I’ll never go back."
-Jerry H, Abilene,TX
"Well since January I have lost 24lbs in total, the doctor said I can stop my blood pressure meds if I continue doing what I am doing, and on top of that I have not had any back pain or headaches other than very minor(1 on a scale of 1-10) ones."
"I now have no problem being shirtless, I catch myself staring at this new, toned, weightlifting machine in the gym…and best of all, when I take my PT test this month, I will max the waist measurement with a half inch to spare."
"Here it is 2 months into being primal and I am 7lbs lighter, stronger and finally feel as if I am in touch with my body. Now if I eat something not primal, my body sure lets me know that it does not approve. My hair is thicker and my headaches and digestive issues are a thing of the past."
"Applying the principles of Primal nutrition I was able to completely transform how I felt, performed, and looked. No more grogginess after that pasta lunch, no more exhaustion in the morning, no more colds, no more lethargy, flu and headaches (I have not been sick in 2 years!). All this while enjoying the lowest body fat Ive ever had and most strength & muscle."
-Yegor, Malekula, Vanuatu, South Pacific
"As of today, I have lost 80 lbs!!! I saw my doctor last month and he said 'Your lipids came back better than mine, and I eat nothing but f*****g grass all day.'"
"I know that my time and my energy level during training and in the race is from adopting the Primal lifestyle. My energy levels have soared, and I no longer experience the energy dips that my coworkers and friends do."
"My current weight is 162 lbs. I am at 9.6% body fat, and my pant size has dropped down to a size 30. The best part is that I feel better than ever. I am back in the shape I was when I was in my late teens, early twenties."
I’ve been eating fully primal since late February and the difference is absolutely astounding. I’ve lost weight, feel so much better, and eat food that I love.
"It was your book that helped to convince me that there was a healthier, truer, more natural way to eat, something that would genuinely treat my body as a vessel of God and honor its creation."
"Clothes are now getting baggier, and the XL tshirts I love to wear are beginning to hang on me. I started out wearing a size Large chef coat at work — at this point, I had to go down to a Medium."
"My weight and my health are back in my hands where they belong. I’m feeling so much more positive and in control, and the better I feel the more I do to take care of myself."
"To people just starting out on the Primal Lifestyle, my biggest suggestion is DON’T BE AFRAID OF FAT! Fat is your friend and the majority of your calories should come from fat."
"This primal way of eating has allowed me to drastically minimize my insulin usage and maintain non-diabetic blood glucose numbers."
-Mike Opteris, South Central, PA
"I went from 125 lbs to 104 at the lowest but maintain 108. I’m 52 this year and feel better than I have in years. Unlike most of my peers I do not take any medications."
"I have TONS of energy all the time, my blood pressure is under control, and I don’t want to pass out after a flight of stairs. One thing is for sure, if it wasn’t for Mark and the Primal Blueprint, I would be in a sad state of health."
"I went from 298 to 248 (I’ve lifted weights my whole life) and am stronger than ever. In addition, I am in the best cardiovascular shape since I was in the Army (I’m currently 43). Barefoot running is truly freeing."
"Within fourteen days I had dropped eight pounds of fat and who knows what else. I’ve noticed a great increase in my energy levels. My sleep cycle (when permitted by work and school) has evened out. Additionally, my mood has generally been positive as a rule."