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Primal Blueprint: Reprogram Your Genes for Effortless Weight Loss, Vibrant Health & Boundless Energy (Primal Blueprint Series) Hardcover – 1 Jun 2009


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  • Hardcover: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Primal Nutrition, Inc (1 Jun 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0982207700
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982207703
  • Product Dimensions: 18 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (143 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 simple laws for effortless weight loss, a healthy immune system and boundless energy. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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GET THE BODY AND HEALTH YOU WANT – WITH THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF EFFORT

Reach your physical and genetic potential with Mark Sisson’s 10 Primal Blueprint Laws. Combining evolutionary biology with modern science, Sisson explains why it makes sense to look to your ancestors’ lifestyle habits to get the ultimate body. He then shows how to adapt these Primal principles to your life today and transform your health with ease.

THE PRIMAL BLUEPRINT WILL HELP YOU:

Lose weight quickly and easily

Increase your daily energy levels

Get a strong, fit, lean body

Improve cholesterol and blood sugar

Enjoy vibrant health and sleep soundly

An empowering and enlightening book that will help you stop struggling with your weight and give you back real control of your body.

Mark Sisson is a leading international authority on evolution-based health and fitness principles. For more information visit his world-famous marksdailyapple.com.

--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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116 of 117 people found the following review helpful By K. A. Porter on 14 Oct 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm going to find it very hard to write a review for this without being too gushy, but out of all the fitness and diet magazines that I've read over the years, this has had the most impact on my life.

Mark writes in an informal and engaging way, breaking down each of the blueprint rules succinctly. Each time he gives justification, backed by scientific evidence, as to why the rule should be followed.

I've always been interested in the affect of diet on a fitness regime. I felt like I had all the pieces of the puzzle, but this book showed me how to put it together.

I started eating primally six weeks ago, and have seen a dramatic transformation. I've lost a lot of fat, have more energy and look younger. There are other things that have changed, but I'll save them for the pub! I'm getting to be the fittest I've ever been, but I'm also loving the workouts - not bored by the same old gym regime.

The one downside is that me and another friend who has turned primal have become 'primal bores'. I'll talk to anyone about it (as my fiancee rolls her eyes...) and encourage everyone to read it. Sometimes I bore myself with how much I go on about it....

So, if you're interested in diet, nutrition and the affect it has on your health and fitness, I couldn't recommend this book enough.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Faye Belle on 9 Feb 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have been following the Primal Blueprint for 6 months now and I have lost 3 stone. My adult acne and IBS have also completely gone. I don't have to starve myself and I no longer get horrible sugar cravings all the time. I look and feel great and would never go back to my old way of eating. I think other reviewers have said enough about the book itself, so I will just give a couple of tips based on my experience of following the recommendations in the book.

The blueprint is so different to how I was living and eating before that I found it a bit overwhelming to make so many changes overnight, so instead I introduced them gradually. I started with cutting out bread, then the next week caffeine, then sugar etc. It took me about 6 weeks to fully adjust, but I think this was much easier mentally and physically than doing it all at once.

Try not to get too stuck in a food rut. Whenever I find myself feeling a bit bored with Primal eating I get my recipe books out and come up with some new dishes to try. I also find it good to keep a few meals in the freezer for those days when I just can't be bothered to cook from scratch. That way I'm not tempted to have a take-away or something for convenience's sake.

I would recommend looking at Marks website marksdailyapple.com . There is a lot of information on there and you can get some free exercise and recipe PDFs. The success stories section is particularly good if you are in need of some inspiration. Some of the people on there have been through some truly amazing transformations.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone wanting to lose weight and/or improve their health.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Duty on 20 Jun 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
In 2007 I had a total hysterectomy due to ovarian cyst at the age of 50, After that I never felt the same. Lack of confidence, sleepless nights, hot sweats, aches and pains, mood swings, depression, back ache. I tried HRT pills briefly and they made me feel worse and for the next few years I struggled with increasing weight and dragging myself to work like a zombie. Then a few months ago I went to the Doctor and told him I tried all the herbal remedies and nothing works he gave me HRT patches but after blood tests and blood pressure checks said my cholesterol was 8.5 and my pressure was borderline high and promptly gave me a prescription for statins and blood pressure tablets. So I came home and started surfing the internet and reading. I purchased this book and tore up the prescription and started following the advice. No cereals, no potatoes no legumes. Lost of vegetables, salads, fish and chicken and a little meat. After a month I felt better and now four months later I feel better than I have done for many,many years. I sleep better, have lost weight, my skin is good, I feel happy and I look at myself in the mirror, no more aches and pains no bad temper and I feel lighter than air. I love this man and what he has done to change my life. My husband loves him too T Thank you
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103 of 108 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 7 Mar 2010
Format: Hardcover
You might think: it's just another fad diet, it's very american, it's just Atkin's rehashed.

You might, but you'd be wrong.

This isn't a diet, at least not how we now understand that word to mean, it's a whole body whole life way of living. Yes, Mark suggests low carb eating, but with no "only bacon and eggs for the 1st month" a la Atkins. Mark promotes the eating of lots of vegetables and fruit (yes, fruit, again unlike Atkins). There's no magic here, other than the magic that is in all of us - our genes and making them work for us.

Mark promotes 10 laws to help lead a better life. One that works with how our bodies are designed to work. This includes laws on food (of course), exercise and having a happier life.

The excercise suggested would be easily attainable by any one (obviously to differing standards) except for the most stubborn of couch potatoes. The core of it is lots of walking. I have easily built this into my day to day life, (ie: the oft suggested get off from the bus a couple of stops earlier) so that it hasn't felt like a chore at all and I no longer have to find time to go to the gym (and then fail in that endeavour). The other elements of the exercise program are easy to do at home, and with no equipment if that's the way you want to go (and it is for me).

Some may find some of the thinking challenging, as it's different to what we hear from 'experts' and government bodies (such as whole grains are good). Regardless of that, I encourage anyone interested in leading a healthy life, easily (regardless of whether you have weigh to lose) to grab a copy. Of course, if you have weight to lose it's fantastic - I've easily (very easily) lost 10 Kg in 2 months and have never felt better.

Mark has a great philosophy and is a great writer, informative, inspiring and funny.
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