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Archive for July, 2012

11 Jul

12 Health and Fitness Blogs You Should Be Reading

With the Primal/paleo/ancestral/real food/whatever-moniker-you-prefer community growing by leaps and bounds over the past year, I thought I’d do another “blogs you should be reading” post. I’ve done this sort of thing before, both last year and the year before. Once again, there are a ton of blogs out there that I’ve either missed or forgotten […]

10 Jul

What Does It Mean to Be Fat-Adapted? – Part 2: Q&A

As I figured it would, last week’s post on fat-adaptation generated a lot of comments and questions. I couldn’t answer all of them (maybe another time), so for today’s post, I tried to collate the most burning questions to arrive at a representative sample. That way I hit the major ones without making this one of […]

9 Jul

Dear Mark: How Much Protein Can You Absorb and Use from One Meal?

Early last week, I received an email from a reader. The subject was protein absorption, and it referred to something I’d written several weeks past in this post on Leptin Reset among other things. I had suggested that your body can only deal with about thirty grams of protein in one sitting. I immediately realized […]

8 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 197

How a kind of bacteria carried by pet dogs can protect you from asthma. And no, this doesn’t mean you have to French kiss your pet to get the effect. In a recent study, short, 8-second bursts of cycling sprints reduced belly fat in overweight men. They added muscle, too. Why both diet and exercise […]

7 Jul

Lime and Basil Beef Kebabs

The marinade for Lime and Basil Beef Kebabs is so deliciously aromatic that it’s tempting to take a sip before you pour it over the beef. Fresh lime juice, orange zest and basil are blended together with garlic, cumin and coconut oil for a zesty flavor combination that intensifies over an open flame. The lime […]

6 Jul

Where Are They Now?

Remember Tara? Derek? Paul? Albert? These are just a few of the Mark’s Daily Apple readers that sent in their success stories a year or more ago. Their stories were an inspiration to us all. Testament to this fact are the emails I receive from fellow-PBers asking how they are doing. Today we find out. […]

5 Jul

Primal Road Trip: Tips and Tricks for Staying Healthy While Traveling

This is a guest post from Steve Kamb of NerdFitness.com “ROAD TRIP!” Are there two greater words in the English language? Well, yeah probably. I mean, “free money,” “Royal Rumble,” and “grassfed steak,” just off the top of my head. But work with me here! Anyways, everybody loves a good road trip – piling your […]

4 Jul

What Does It Mean to Be Fat-Adapted?

When describing someone that has successfully made the transition to the Primal way of eating I often refer to them as “fat-adapted” or as “fat-burning beasts”. But what exactly does it mean to be “fat-adapted”? How can you tell if you’re fat-adapted or still a “sugar-burner”? I get these and related questions fairly often, so […]

3 Jul

Top 10 Reasons to Order The Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal

Update: The 90-Day Journal is still available at PrimalBlueprint.com, but the special limited-time offer has come to end. Last week, I unveiled The Primal Blueprint 90-Day Journal, complete with exclusive freebies, enticements, and coupons. Many thanks to each person that has already ordered a copy. I hope and anticipate this book will help you discover […]

2 Jul

Dear Mark: How Much Glucose Does Your Brain Really Need?

We now know that the oft-repeated “your brain only runs on glucose!” is wrong. I’ve mentioned it before, and anyone who’s taken the time to get fat-adapted on a low-carb Primal eating plan intuitively knows that your brain doesn’t need piles of glucose to work, because, well, they’re using their brain to read this sentence. Obviously, […]

1 Jul

Weekend Link Love – Edition 196

Researchers recently compared the total energy expenditure of patients on four-week isocaloric low-fat, low-glycemic, and low-carb diets. Although activity levels and caloric intake remained the same across all groups, the low-carb group burned 300 more calories per day than the low-fat group. Kinda like how bacteria is beginning to outpace our best antibiotics, pests are […]

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