Author: Mark Sisson

If you are aligned with the Primal Blueprint 80% of the time, you will experience great success and likely build momentum toward becoming even more than compliant, naturally and with less effort, as time proceeds.

Please realize that a rigidly perfectionist approach comprises many of the intended benefits of an otherwise disciplined “healthy” lifestyle. Your mental and emotional wellbeing are important too.

The Primal Blueprint eating strategy is driven by pleasure–Iencourage you to strive for total satisfaction with every bite of food you eat. A regimented program featuring cheat days implies that you are suffering on the non-cheat days!

“Perfection is impossible. However, striving for perfection is not. Do the best you can und the conditions that exist. That is what counts.” John Wooden. 

Instead of falling victim to your genetic vulnerabilities, you can control how your genes express themselves in constantly rebuilding, repairing, and renewing your cells. The idea that you can reprogram your genes through your behavior is the central premise of this book. True, you might have a genetic tendency toward alcoholism, accumulating excessive body fat, or contracting type 2 diabetes like others in your family, but you’ll only express these predispositions when you make poor lifestyle choices and send the wrong signals to your genes. Instead of falling victim to your genetic vulnerabilities, you can control how your genes express themselves in constantly rebuilding, repairing, and renewing your cells. 

Become a fat-burning beast by eliminating processed carbohydrates from your diet to minimize insulin production. This means ditching not only sugar and sweetened beverages, but also grain products, including wheat, rice, pasta, cereals, and corn. A diet that emphasizes meat, fish, fowl, eggs, nuts, seeds, and colorful carbs from vegetables and fruits, is the primary way to improve your general health, control your weight, and minimize the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and other diet-influenced medical conditions. 

“Americans will always do the right thing–after they’ve exhausted all the alternatives.” Winston Churchill 

10 Primal Blueprint Laws:

1. Eat plants and animals

2. Avoid eating poisonous things

3. Mover frequently

4. Lift heavy things

5. Sprint once in a while (every 7-10 days)

6. Get plenty of sleep

7. Play

8. Get plenty of sunlight

9. Avoid stupid mistakes

10. Use your brain