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Mark, 66, has a BA in biology from Williams College and is a former world-class endurance athlete, with a 2:18 marathon and a fourth-place finish in the Hawaii Ironman World Triathlon Championships to his credit. Today, Mark directs his competitive energies into high-stakes Ultimate Frisbee tournaments against competitors decades younger on the battlefields of Miami Beach, FL.
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Are you sick and tired of struggling through regimented diets that work for a minute and then become unsustainable? Are you confused about the changing fads and ongoing controversy over what’s healthy and what’s not? It’s time to embrace a simple, scientifically validated plan that transcends gimmicks and avoids the stress of regimented macros and mealtimes.
Health and fitness expert Mark Sisson presents a comprehensive lifestyle approach based on the principles of intermittent fasting. He’ll teach you how to gracefully burn body fat while keeping your energy, focus, and positive attitude.
In TWO MEALS A DAY, you’ll implement an eating style that’s incredibly nourishing and easy to adhere to for a lifetime, dial-in a winning fitness routine, prioritize recovery, and learn powerful strategies for overcoming self-limiting beliefs and behaviors. When you’re ready to level up, you’ll implement some cutting-edge techniques to achieve stunning body composition breakthroughs. Packed with forty-two delicious meals in a variety of categories, TWO MEALS A DAY has everything you need to hit the ground running and pursue enjoyable and lasting lifestyle transformation.
“Sisson masterfully delivers a comprehensive guide . . . to finally achieve success as it relates to health and weight loss.”—David Perlmutter, M.D., author of Grain Brain
Mounting scientific research is confirming that eating a ketogenic diet could represent one of the greatest nutritional breakthroughs of our time—and that it might be the healthiest and most effective weight loss strategy ever. Going “keto” by eating high fat, low-to-moderate protein and low-carb foods enables you to break free from the disastrous effects of carbohydrate dependency by resetting your metabolism and promoting metabolic flexibility—where your body learns to burns fat instead of sugar for energy, even when you go off plan.
Unlike many other ketogenic programs that require challenging restrictions and deprivation or offer misinformation, Mark Sisson, bestselling author of The Primal Blueprint and publisher of the #1 paleo blog MarksDailyApple, presents a unique two-step, scientifically validated approach for going keto the right way. He first reveals the real secret to rapid and sustained weight loss, which is in becoming "fat-adapted" before entering full nutritional ketosis. It takes as little as 21-days to reprogram your metabolism to burn fat for fuel, by ditching processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high fat, primal/paleo foods—and you'll see immediate results. Next, you’ll fine-tune with Intermittent Fasting and then foray into full ketogenic eating for a further weight loss boost and improved health.
With The Keto Reset Diet, you can eat to total satisfaction by enjoying rich, high-satiety foods, and even weather occasional slip-ups, using:
• Step-by-step guidance
• A helpful list of toxic foods to avoid and nutrient-dense food to replace them
• Daily meal plans, including a recipe section with over 100 keto friendly recipes
You’ll use keto as a lifelong tool to stay trim, healthy, energetic, and free from the disastrous health conditions caused by the typical American diet. The Keto Reset Diet is the definitive guide to help the keto-beginner or the experienced health enthusiast understand the what, why, and how to succeed with ketogenic eating.
Mark Sisson’s 2009 release of the The Primal Blueprint was the catalyst for the primal/paleo/ancestral health movement to gain mainstream awareness and acceptance. Both the hardcover and paperback editions enjoyed a seven-year run at the top of the primal/paleo charts and selling hundreds of thousands of copies. Sisson, publisher of the acclaimed MarksDailyApple.com, the acclaimed and most-visited primal/paleo blog, has spent the past six years diligently researching and evaluating recent the most up-to-date science and reflecting on thousands of users’ experiences going primal. The New Primal Blueprint offers a comprehensively revised, expanded, and updated message from the original runaway bestseller.
The New Primal Blueprint comes alive with a vibrant full-color presentation packed with photos, graphics, and cartoons to make for a fun, easy, and memorable read. Join hundreds of thousands of primal enthusiasts and embrace a new way of life where you take responsibility for your health, fitness, and happiness. Reject once and for all the flawed conventional wisdom that has left modern citizens struggling with fatigue, excess body fat, and elevated disease risk factors as a consequence of grain-based eating habits, exhausting exercise routines, sedentary lifestyle patterns, and high-stress existences that misdirect our genes and promote illness instead of wellness and longevity.
At age sixty-six, ancestral health movement leader Mark Sisson is still in peak athletic condition and exceptional health. He credits his ketogenic diet and complementary lifestyle practices as the reason, and rightly so—research has confirmed the anti-aging benefits of following a high-fat, moderate-protein, low-carb eating pattern.
In Keto for Life, you’ll implement a holistic plan of action to live a long, healthy, and happy life with Sisson’s Four Pillars of Longevity: Metabolic Flexibility, Movement and Physical Fitness, Mental Flexibility, and Rest and Recovery. Through mindful eating, moving, thinking, and resting, you can initiate DNA repair and cellular rejuvenation to actually reverse the aging process and halt cognitive or physical decline.
You’ll discover how to escape carbohydrate dependency once and for all, incorporate the most potent ketogenic superfoods and supplements available to boost brain function and protect against heart disease, dial in your sleep habits and recovery patterns for an immediate energy boost, and successfully manage modern life stressors like hyperconnectivity. And with the game-changing 21-Day Biological Clock Reset, you’ll create a daily longevity routine that feels natural and easy to permanently maintain.
Featuring more than eighty delicious, nutrient-dense ketogenic recipes from leading health and gourmet experts, Keto for Life will unlock your full longevity potential and keep you living well.
You'll transition out of the regimented, carb-dependent, fat-storing Standard American Diet (SAD), the chronic, overly-stressful exercise patterns recommended by Conventional Wisdom, and other health-compromising elements of hectic modern life. Instead, you'll smoothly implement the evolution-tested lifestyle behaviors of our hunter-gatherer ancestors to promote optimal gene expression.
By eating Primally, you'll transform from a carbohydrate-dependant "sugar-burner" into a "fat burning beast" as Sisson puts it, where the fat stored on your waist, hips, thighs and everywhere else becomes your body's preferred fuel source, and your energy, hormone, metabolic, and immune function are optimized automatically. With an intuitive mix of Primal workouts, you'll get exceptionally fit in only a few hours per week - and have fun while you're at it!
The Primal Blueprint 21-Day Transformation is stocked with photos, diagrams, concise section summaries, workout descriptions and pictures, resource lists for Primal-approved foods and foods to avoid, recipe suggestions, and detailed real-life success stories to help you stay confident and focused on your Primal journey. MarksDailyApple.com provides extensive support with thousands of articles on living Primally in the modern world.
- Key ConceptsYou really can reprogram your genes by the way you eat, exercise and live from day-to-day.
- The clues to optimal gene expression are found in evolution: adapt the simple lifestyle behaviors of our (genetically identical) hunter-gatherer ancestors into hectic modern life.
- Your body prefers burning fat over carbohydrates: Eating Primally will return your body to its "factory setting" as a fat-burning beast
- 80 percent of your body composition success is determined by how you eat - particularly your ability to regulate the wildly excessive insulin production of the Standard American Diet.
- Grains are totally unnecessary: Grains (and legumes for that matter) offer minimal nutrition, a high insulin response, and contain anti-nutrients that promote inflammation and compromise digestion and immune function.
- Saturated fat and cholesterol are not your enemy: They are critical to cellular health, hormone function and metabolism, and only cause problems when insulin production is excessive.
- Exercise is ineffective for weight management: Energy burned during workouts is negated by increased appetite/caloric intake. A chronic exercise pattern results in burnout and compromised fat metabolism.
- Maximum fitness can be attained in minimal time with high-intensity workouts. Brief, intense strength and sprint workouts promote optimal gene expression and broad athletic competency. You can get super-fit in only a few hours per week!
Armed with the secrets to healthy living, you'll take decisive action over your 21-day journey to:
- Eliminate SAD foods that promote weight gain and chronic health problems.
- Go Primal: restock your kitchen and implement winning strategies for shopping, dining out, and snacking.
On the heels of Mark Sisson’s bestselling The Keto Reset Diet comes a roadmap to starting—and staying—keto. You will transition away from carbohydrate dependency and weight loss frustrations into the world of metabolic flexibility, where you can reprogram your metabolism to use fat for fuel. You'll ditch processed grains, sugars, and refined vegetable oils in favor of nutrient-dense, high-fat foods. With the delicious, diverse meals in this cookbook, your journey will be enjoyable, convenient, and free from the risk of backsliding and burnout that comes with a rushed approach to keto.
The Keto Reset Diet Cookbook will help you replace your old favorites—for every meal—with keto-approved substitutes:
• Breakfast (Cream Cheese Pancakes; Hearty Coconut N’Oatmeal)
• Lunch (Broccoli-Cauliflower Soup; Avocado Stuffed with Salmon Salad)
• Dinner (Braised Short Ribs with Mashed Cauliflower; Cheesy Eggplant-Spinach Casserole)
• Sides (Italian Stuffed Spaghetti Squash; Turnip Noodles with Dandelion Pesto)
• Dessert (Dairy-Free Avocado Mousse; Chai Panna Cotta)
• Snacks (Lemon Protein Balls; Bacon Party Mix)
With these recipes, and many more, you'll experience a new world of low-carb culinarypossibilities and lasting health.
Primal Endurance shakes up the status quo and challenges the overly stressful, ineffective conventional approach to endurance training. While marathons and triathlons are wildly popular and bring much gratification and camaraderie to the participants, the majority of athletes are too slow, continually tired, and carry too much body fat respective to the time they devote to training. The prevailing “chronic cardio” approach promotes carbohydrate dependency, overly stressful lifestyle patterns, and ultimately burnout.
Mark Sisson, author of the 2009 bestseller, The Primal Blueprint, and de-facto leader of the primal/paleo lifestyle movement, expertly applies primal lifestyle principles to the unique challenge of endurance training and racing. Unlike the many instant and self-anointed experts who have descended upon the endurance scene in recent years, Sisson and his co-author/business partner Brad Kearns boast a rich history in endurance sports. Sisson has a 2:18 marathon and 4th place Hawaii Ironman finish to his credit, has spearheaded triathlon’s global anti-doping program for the International Triathlon Union, and has coached/advised leading professional athletes, including Olympic triathlon gold and silver medalist Simon Whitfield and Tour de France cyclist Dave Zabriskie. Under Sisson’s guidance, Kearns won multiple national championships in duathlon and triathlon, and rose to a #3 world triathlon ranking in 1991.
Primal Endurance applies an all-encompassing approach to endurance training that includes primal-aligned eating to escape carbohydrate dependency and enhance fat metabolism, building an aerobic base with comfortably paced workouts, strategically introducing high intensity strength and sprint workouts, emphasizing rest, recovery, and an annual periodization, and finally cultivating an intuitive approach to training instead of the usual robotic approach of fixed weekly workout schedules. When you “go Primal” as an endurance athlete, you can expect to enjoy these and other benefits in short order:
- Easily reduce excess body fat and keep it off permanently, even during periods of reduced training
- Perform better by reprogramming your genes to burn fat and spare glycogen during sustained endurance efforts
- Avoid overtraining, burnout, illness, and injury by improving your balance of stress and rest, both in training and everyday life
- Spend fewer total hours training and get more return on investment with periodized and purposeful workout patterns
- Have more fun, be more spontaneous, and break free from the pull of the obsessive/compulsive mindset that is common among highly motivated, goal-oriented endurance athletes
- Have more energy and better focus during daily life instead of suffering from the “active couch potato syndrome,” with cumulative fatigue from incessant heavy training makes you lazy and sluggish
Primal Endurance is about slowing down, balancing out, chilling out, and having more fun with your endurance pursuits. It’s about building your health through sensible training patterns, instead of destroying your health through chronic training patterns. While it might be hard to believe at first glance, you can actually get faster by backing off from the overly aggressive and overly regimented “Type-A” training approach that prevails in today’s endurance community. Primal Endurance will show you how, every step of the way.
If you want a no-fuss way to get high-fat, low-carb meals on the table faster, The Keto Reset Instant Pot Cookbook makes following a keto-friendly diet easy with 75 all-new pressure cooker recipes. Mark Sisson, author of the New York Times bestseller The Keto Reset Diet and publisher of the number one paleo blog, Mark’s Daily Apple, helps you escape carbohydrate dependency and undergo a total health transformation without following a restrictive diet or sacrificing great taste and variety. You’ll discover the tenets of ketogenic eating and why burning fat for fuel is so effective for sustained weight loss and improved health.
Try Instant Pot basics like eggs, bone broth, and steamed vegetables; perfect a pot roast or a whole chicken; indulge in nutritious savory treats like lemon cheesecake instead of junk food; and boost your creativity with entrees like Bacon Cauliflower Leek Soup, Spaghetti Squash with Red Sauce and Pine Nuts, and Garlicky Mussels. Free of added sugars, processed grains, and refined vegetable oils, all the recipes are aligned with the low-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, high-fat ketogenic diet guidelines and are an easy and delicious way to help you reboot your metabolism in no time.
Mark Sisson, bestselling author, award-winning blogger, and founder of PRIMAL KITCHEN, teams up with over 50 leading icons in the primal community to amass 130 mouth-watering recipes in this ultimate paleo recipe collection.
Learn how to whip up Primal Kitchen’s uncompromisingly delicious, high quality, nutrient dense sauces and dressings at home to pack healthy fats, phytonutrients, and superfoods into every meal.
With recipe contributions from Melissa Hartwig, Robb Wolf, Chris Kresser, Sarah Fragoso, Pete Evans, Tony Horton, Laird Hamilton, Cassy Joy Garcia, George Bryant, and so many more, The PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Cookbook makes cooking with your favorite paleo personalities right in your own primal kitchen a reality!
The PRIMAL KITCHEN Cookbook includes:
- The 5 signature PRIMAL KITCHEN recipes - Classic Mayo, Chipotle Lime Mayo, Greek Vinaigrette, Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and Wild Ranch dressing
- Nutrient-dense lunches and salads to prep ahead or whip up in minutes, like Spicy Tuna Poke Bowls and 10-Minute Pad Thai Zoodles
- Inspired starters and small bites to please a crowd (or just yourself), including Chipotle Lime Cauliflower Hummus and Baked Bison Meatballs
- Savory sides, from Creamy Chipotle Butternut Squash Soup to Dill Pickle and Bacon Potato Salad
- Main dishes that will certainly become staples in your kitchen, like Hazelnut Crusted Halibut and Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Short Ribs
- Guilt-free treats such as Coconut Cashew Bonbons and Avocado Oil Ice Cream
Cooking’s never been so primally perfect. Eat like your life depends on it and make every bite a taste sensation with The PRIMAL KITCHEN Cookbook.
Since it’s initial release in 2011, Primal Blueprint Quick&Easy Meals has become one of the best-selling primal/paleo cookbooks of all time, presenting over 100 simple, quick preparations for breakfast, lunch, dinner, appetizers, snacks, sauces, toppings and rubs. All the recipes are designed with speed and efficiency in mind. While at times a prolonged gourmet meal preparation experience can be fun, the reality of hectic daily life can often compromise your healthy eating goals. With Primal Blueprint Quick&Easy Meals, you can discover numerous go-to meals that will help you stay on track with your healthy eating goals even when you don’t have much time to cook.
Mark Sisson and chef/food writer/photographer Jennifer Meier show you how to delight your family or guests every time with quick, delicious meals using local produce, CSA meats, healthy fats (yes, and real butter) and nutrient powerhouse herbs and spices. The recipes are free of grains, refined vegetable oils, and added sugars that are the most objectionable elements of the modern diet. Each recipe has a naturally low glycemic impact and comes with a complete macronutrient profile, so you know exactly what you're putting in your body - no guesswork required. Each recipe also has a “Time in the Kitchen” value, so you’ll know exactly what to expect, be it 30 minutes or 5.
As you build momentum for Primal eating, you'll find that you won't even miss the boring, low-fat, high-carb foods that previously were the central focus of your diet. And no matter your experience in the kitchen, you'll learn how to prepare delectable dishes like Bacon Souffle Frittata, Dill and Caper Salmon Burgers and Chorizo and Almond-Crusted Halibut. This isn't a crash course diet, and this won't be a cookbook that collects dust on your bookshelf. These and other Primal recipes provide the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating that you'll eagerly come back to again and again.
Now, there are no more excuses for you to get into the Primal lifestyle, start losing weight, staying healthy and having more energy while enjoying nature's most satisfying foods! This updated edition contains a bonus section of keto-friendly recipes, inspired by Mark Sisson’s 2017 New York Times bestseller, The Keto Reset Diet.
Following the popularity of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook and Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals (both attained Amazon’s #1 ranking for low-carb cookbooks), best-selling author Mark Sisson and gourmet chef Jennifer Meier team up again to transform ordinary meals into culinary masterpieces with Primal Blueprint Healthy Sauces, Dressings & Toppings. You’ll get acquainted with the essential list of Primal-approved ingredients: butter, coconut milk, flour alternatives, puréed vegetables, nut butters, eggs, healthful oils, vinegar, salt and assorted herbs and spices. Then, it’s off to the races to create your dips, rubs, dessert toppings, marinades, seasonings, salsa, pesto, flavored butter, tapenade, gravy and much more. The rich and satisfying flavor these sauces, dressings and toppings bring to your meals will not only boost nutritional and antioxidant values, but will also ban the objectionable sugars and fats found in most conventional flavor enhancers from the table! From staples like ketchup, mustard and hot sauce, to the more exotic creations like Blueberry Chutney, Carrot Salsa and Avocado Lime Dressing, each recipe enhances the nutritional value of your meal and uses only Primal ingredients. That means no gluten, grains, legumes, added sugars or unhealthy trans or polyunsaturated oils. And you don’t have to compromise great taste or spend hours slaving over complicated preparations. With options organized into convenient categories and presented with vibrant photos and simple instructions, going Primal just got easier—and a whole lot tastier!
Enjoy one of the best-selling, primal/paleo cookbooks of all-time, with everything you need to transition to a primal eating style, or get more creative with your primal eating options. These recipes are free from refined sugars, grains, and vegetable oils, and emphasize the ancestral foods of meat, fish, fowl, eggs, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds, and healthy modern foods such as high fat dairy and dark chocolate. Inside, you’ll learn about the basics of primal cooking and living, and how to source the best ingredients and kitchen items. Then, you’ll be off and running with creative recipes in the following categories: Meat, Offal, Fowl, Seafood, Vegetables, Eggs, Primal Substitutes, Marinades, Sauces and Dressings, Desserts, and Beverages.
Even if you’re an enthusiastic meat eater, you’ll break through to the next level by integrating creative preparations of Offal—nutrient-dense animal organ meats. If you think dessert is only about sugar, you’ll be amazed at the array of primal-approved savory treats you can prepare. With the Primal Substitutes section, you’ll realize that you can still enjoy your breads, crackers, muffins, pancakes, and rice, but will soon likely agree that the primal modifications taste even better.
This offering from Mark Sisson, New York Times bestselling author and publisher of the number one primal/paleo blog MarksDailyApple.com, and Jennifer Meier, culinary academy graduate, food writer, and photographer, contains over 100 recipes and 400 photos to help you dial in these fun and easy to understand recipes. Join the wildly popular primal/paleo movement, as millions are transforming their lives by ditching nutrient-deficient processed modern foods and eating the nutrient-dense foods that have nourished humans for 2.5 million years of evolution.
As you ditch refined sugars, grains and vegetable oils and start emphasizing primal foods, you’ll transition away from the disastrous state of carbohydrate dependency and chronically excessive insulin production that is agreed to be the number one public health problem in the developed world. Instead, you’ll become what Sisson calls a “fat burning beast.” This means you are able to burn fat as your primary fuel source instead of relying on regular high carbohydrate snacks and meals for energy. You’ll enjoy stable appetite, mood, energy levels and cognition all day long, and efficiently reduce excess body fat without struggling or suffering in the manner of a typical calorie-restrictive diet. By teaching your body to prefer fat for fuel, you can efficiently reach and maintain your ideal body composition for the rest of your life.
As you build momentum for Primal eating, you'll find that you won't even miss the bland, boring, low-fat foods that previously were the central focus of your diet. How can you argue with a menu that includes Roasted Leg of Lamb with Herbs and Garlic, Salmon Chowder with Coconut Milk, Tomatoes Stuffed with Ground Bison and Eggs, and Baked Chocolate Custard? The Primal Blueprint isn't a crash course diet. These recipes provide the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating, high energy and protection from common health problems that arise from eating the high carbohydrate Standard American Diet. Browse through the Table of Contents and try these interesting and delicious recipes in the Primal Blueprint Cookbook!