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The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy (Primal Blueprint Series) Paperback – January 14, 2012
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- Publisher : Primal Nutrition, Inc.; 1st edition (January 14, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 360 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0982207786
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982207789
- Dimensions : 6.1 x 1 x 9.1 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #207,204 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I'll sum it up like this: It's an okay book that's overly verbose.
Or another way: You can find all you need to know about Mark's "blueprint" on his blog/website for free, in a more concise format that's faster to digest and easier to put in practice.
Again, I'm a fan of this guy and personally I lost 30 lbs. using the Paleo method. My problem with this book is not the content, but that it could've used an editor to cut down large sections. My cynical, sneaking suspicion is that they can't sell a 20-page pamphlet as an authoritative "book" and needed to fill out space. That's probably not the author's intention. But it's my impression as a buyer and reader (take it for what it's worth).
My paleo tips for success summary (which would fit on a postcard):
• Eat lots of chicken, fish and vegetables
• Fruits, nuts and milk are sometimes foods
• Cut out bread and sugar except as special treats
• Walk and exercise some.
• Read Mark's Daily Apple for inspiring stories
• Watch Tom Naughton's "Fat Head" documentary (it's funny, you'll like it, and available on Amazon)
In conclusion, great guy, good book, but considering "time is money" there are more efficient ways to get this info.
The biggest thing surprising me was I am not hungry, don't have the cravings I used to, and still I am shedding pounds. I can easily sustain this eating style permanently.
Was it difficult? Not at all! I found that I never felt cheated or hungry. I had no cravings and decided I finally found the way to eat for the rest of my life. After going on vacation and gaining 3 pounds (yes, I ate all the no-no's and then some), I lost 2 within 5 days of because back on the plan. It just doesn't get any better than this! I
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The reason I took of a star is due to a mistake that has been made (at least in the edition I have), which can be confusing and misleading to people who are confused about the metric system.
The protein requirement conversions are wrong.. E.g. 0.7g of protein per pound of body weight equals 1.4g per kg of weight and not 0.33 as stated in the book.
So a year down the line, and it has been a great move for me, yes I have fallen off the wagon a few times and when I have, I have really noticed it! My mood will be lower if I eat a lot of sugar or processed foods. For me there have been so many benefits of eating primal, I have lost weight, been able to maintain my weight easier, I rarely get ill and I no longer fight the dreaded bloat. Oh, and my skin got so much better, I think some of my wrinkles actually went away! Not only that but the book is really easy to read and the principles include more than just food changes. It's a real lifestyle change, which includes barefoot, crossfit, sprinting every now and then and walking more, getting out in the sun. I have studied sports science and have always known that walking is great for burning fat. It's a brilliant read and it provides real solutions, they may not all be that easy to integrate into your life, it might take a little effort, but it's worth it.
Not just a prescriptive list of what one must eat and do in order to follow the primal blueprint, but explanations as to exactly why grains, legumes etc are so bad, with plenty of basis in science and references to academic peer reviewed articles and journals.
The only reason I didn't give this 5 stars is because I did find it a bit dry at times, not what I've come to expect from Mark Sisson's writing.