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November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

By Mark Sisson
19 Comments

The staff and I are taking the day off to honor the holiday, but I didn’t want to let the opportunity slip by without extending my gratitude to you, the MDA community. To all our readers, I want to say thank you for your incredible enthusiasm and involvement (in the comment boards, in the forum, and in spreading the word about the site and book). It’s been a truly amazing and transformative year here at Mark’s Daily Apple, and I hope it’s been a successful and enjoyable journey for you as well. Of course, I realize that not everyone is in holiday mode today. Actually, MDA had visitors from 189 countries worldwide last month – Australia to Sweden, India to Brazil, Canada to Hong Kong, and on goes the list. Nonetheless, I hope you all have much to be grateful for today. Happy Thanksgiving – and best wishes – to everyone out there!

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George
George
7 years 13 days ago

Thanks Mark.

I’m going to completely cheat today and go for 20% healthy and 80% bad for me.

Cajsa
Cajsa
7 years 13 days ago

I’m one of the readers from Sweden – Thanks for a great website!

Griff
Griff
7 years 13 days ago

Thank you for creating this site, for writing your book, and for helping me figure out how to normalize my blood sugars. I owe you hugely, Mark.

Sharonll
Sharonll
7 years 13 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Mark. Thank you, thank you, for hosting this site and writing your book; you have literally transformed my life and I will be forever grateful to you.

Brett
Brett
7 years 13 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving, Mark. I’ve been reading since July, but this is by far one of the things that has been the most influential on my lifestyle.

Annika
7 years 13 days ago

I’m with George – it’s a 20-80 day for me. A few major cheat days a year aren’t going to hurt me (much).

Ashley
Ashley
7 years 13 days ago

This site is amazing and I think keeps a lot of people on track. But for today I am def taking advantage of the 80/20 principle….all day, not just for the turkey meal!! Bring it on!

Chris
Chris
7 years 13 days ago

A UK based grok here just wanting to say that I’m thankful for Mark and all the MDA team as well as the great community – I’ve been ‘grokking’ since April and the positivity and enthusiasm of this place has helped me stay on the path, best decision of my life! Peace all & have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Frode Matinsen
Frode Matinsen
7 years 13 days ago

Thanks from Norway. Excellent site! It is a big inspiration for me to read and follow you all!

frotin
frotin
7 years 12 days ago

what is 20/80? I have ordered the book, maybe I will get the answer there…

Annika
7 years 12 days ago

20-80 would be 20% primal and 80% bad for you, which is what I plan to do today for Thanksgiving!

Mark has the 80-20 rule, meaning you should strive to eat 100% primal, but don’t stress too much about it; if you wind up being 80% primal you are doing fine.

Johnny at The Lean Saloon
7 years 12 days ago
You’ll definitely learn more about the 80/20 concept when you receive Mark’s book. Meanwhile, 80/20 is 100% primal, but that on some occasions when a meal isn’t 100% primal, then at least 80% of THAT MEAL should be primal, and the other 20% outside of primal. It doesn’t necessarily mean that 80% of your diet is primal and the other 20% not. This concept is applied to periodic meals, not to absolute dietary habit. But I agree entirely with Annika that you should never stress too much about your food intake, as that’s probably just as unhealthy as (if not… Read more »
Del Mar Mel
Del Mar Mel
7 years 12 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving, all! Many thanks for this resource, the book and the “spirited” exchanges in the forum. I’m definitely getting another education and expanding my diet. I have a perfectly primal (very simple) dinner planned!

Ruth
Ruth
7 years 12 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone on MDA from the Dominican Republic!!

Johnny at The Lean Saloon
7 years 12 days ago

I’m thankful for this site, and all sites that have impacted my health, as well as my wife’s. This morning she weighs 35 pounds lighter than she did 6 months ago when she first begun the Paleo lifestyle. And we absolutely do not starve ourselves, nor do we spend our lives in some gym. Thank you to MDA and the community.

Looking forward to the future!

Shaun
7 years 12 days ago

I became a reader here, and I’ve probably sent some of my readers here too. But Happy Thanksgiving Mark and readers.

Ed
Ed
7 years 12 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving to all! My thanks to Mark for making this Thanksgiving less harmful to me than previous ones. First of all, this is the first year I paid attention to details other than caloric excess. Also, through portion control and more selectiveness at the family buffet, I was able to minimize the damage from today’s cheat. Finally, tomorrow I will reapply myself to primal/paleo principles, and I will still be much better off than I was a year ago.

Cheers!

Fred
7 years 12 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving Mark! MDA is such a terrific site…and The Primal Blueprint is one of my most favorite books in a long, long time. Thanks fopr all you and the folks at MDA do!

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