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October 07, 2011

Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Goes Primal

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It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

My name is Abe Wagner. I’m 31, 6’4” and 250 lbs. I pay my bills by fighting other large men in a cage in front of a crowd. My journey to the Primal Blueprint way of life was somewhat long and round about. I was originally introduced to the paleo diet concept through Crossfit. To say my understanding of the key concepts was flawed and incomplete would be an understatement. In retrospect, I was on what is commonly called the “fail-eo diet”. I was still trying to “stay low fat”…you know, for the health of my heart. Wow, I couldn’t have been more off! I was also getting the majority of the fat I was eating from nuts (read Omega-6). Needless to say it didn’t work out too well, and while my body composition had improved, I felt like crap all the time and had no energy, which eventually led me to declaring that the way of eating didn’t work.

A few months later, in December of 2010, I happened upon Mark’s Daily Apple and began reading. I decided to try that way of eating out again, but this time with a better understanding of how the Primal way of eating works and the roles and effects that different foods have. I have been eating this way since then, so I guess about 10 months. The results have been incredible!

From a health standpoint, for years I struggled with respiratory issues. I would literally spend the first half hour of every day producing mucus from my chest and have to stop between rounds of MMA training to spit crap out. I had tried everything: allergy medication, allergy shots, heart burn medication, acupuncture and homeopathic treatments. I had been to pulmonary specialists that could slightly improve the symptoms, but never give me 100% relief. I would be on antibiotics to clear up whatever infection there was in my chest and I would improve, but not get all the way better. And so I was literally on antibiotics every other month for 7-8 years. That’s no way to live. Now, knowing the role Omega-6 plays in inflammation on a cellular level, and given that I haven’t had any chest/mucus issues since switching to the Primal way of eating, it’s not surprising that my chest was chronically inflamed and always making mucus. I notice on days that I make exceptions to my diet (like maybe eating something fried in vegetable oil), the issues start to return and that’s all it takes to remind me that this is how I need to eat for the rest of my life. So Primal eating has literally kept me from having these chest issues for almost a year now. Mark’s analogy of “digging a hole so you can put a ladder in it to climb up to wash the basement window” really hits home for me when I think about all the medical treatment I received for the problem when all I had to do was stop eating processed vegetable oil.

Also, I had a case of eczema on my face that I had to use a prescription cream on twice a day to prevent it from getting all red and flaky. The active ingredient in said cream is an anti-inflammatory steroid. Again not surprisingly, this problem has cleared up now that I’m managing my inflammation on a cellular level by improving my O3/O6 ratio.

All that being said, where the rubber meets the road for me is athletic performance, after all its how I pay my bills. The better breathing from not being congested all the time went a long way to start with, but it’s my energy levels and recovery that have really benefited from a Primal Blueprint diet. My endurance and explosiveness are measurably improved. After a two hour training session, my first thought used to be “if I don’t eat in the next 10 minutes, I might die.” Now I feel pretty much like I did at the start of the work out except sweaty. My body has been converted to powering itself off of fat (and I always have access to the fat on my body) instead of having to carb-up every 3 hours. Unexpected bonus: when being powered on carbohydrate, your body only has energy while you’ve eaten carbohydrate. This means that while you sleep, your recovery is slowed due to lack of energy intake. Now while I sleep, my metabolic processes are still humming along on body fat and I’ve noticed my muscle recovery has shortened by about 50%. Not surprising when you consider I’ve now effectively went from recovering 16 hours a day to 24. Also, my body feels less sore and achy after a day of being banged around by other fighters. I attribute this also to management of inflammation.

My overall body composition has changed only slightly since I was in fairly good shape prior to making the change. I only lost 5 lbs of body weight, going from to 255 to 250, but I lost 4” off of my waist. Originally I didn’t know how that could even be possible, but now taking into account the inflammatory effects of grains on your stomach and intestines, it makes sense. My waist shrunk not because of fat loss, but because the chronic inflammation in my intestines was relieved and finally went down.

(After Abraham KO’d Tim Sylvia)

Something that didn’t work for me was trying to stay at a 30/30/40 ratio of macro nutrients. Getting 40% of your calories from carbohydrate is A LOT of broccoli and cauliflower when you are as big as I am and eat as much as I do. I was much more successful once I shifted more to about 65/30/15 and started consuming much more fat.

I know a lot of people try this diet out for weight loss purposes and that’s fine and good, but I eat this way because it makes me feel better. It lets me perform better. I hate that it’s a given in our society that to eat “healthy” your food has to taste bad and that to lose weight, you had to be hungry all the time. I eat nothing but delicious real food, lots of it, 6000 calories a day (give or take, since I don’t really count all that much anymore). I never really feel that super-hungry feeling that I used to. I don’t fade at the end of workouts the way I used to. And I can breathe normally for the first time in years. The Primal Blueprint has been a big part of all of that.

Thank you,

Abraham Wagner

(Full disclosure: Abraham’s story goes to show that anyone, including elite athletes, can benefit from going Primal. After Abraham sent in his success story I offered to sponsor him with the Primal Blueprint Platinum Package. In exchange he’s going to help me spread the word to the MMA community.)

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Edward
Edward
4 years 11 months ago

This story really hits home Abe. Thanks for sharing it. I have a new favorite fighter. 😉

Mark Ellis
4 years 11 months ago

Likewise – great stuff Abe! Will most definitely be following your MMA journey from now on, best of luck.

It’s especially impressive to hear how a primal approach can optimize performance even for an already-elite athlete.

Thanks for sharing your story.

Mat Herold
Mat Herold
4 years 11 months ago

Awesome to see such an accomplished athlete on Friday! I love the Fridays, it always gets me excited and focused to stick with paleo and not go to “faileo” diet on the weekend. Haha faileo! Questions for Abe:
1. What are your carb sources?
2. What is your pre training meal or pre fight meal like and how long before you fight?

Thanks!

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

My carb sources are typically veggies, I bought some purple sweet potatoes in bulk not long ago for really glycogen depleting workouts. Also, I suppliment pure maltodextrin (converts directly to glucose) with my whey protein in a 4:1 ratio for optimal recovery. I could use the potatoes here for glucose, but I’m usually thirsty at that point, so I prefer to drink the carbs.
And I typically just eat normally before a fight, I eat my last “meal” about 4 hours out.

Abel James
4 years 11 months ago

You look like you just bit your enemy’s head off in the second to last picture. Freaking awesome.

Living proof that there are still caveman warriors.

Adam
Adam
4 years 11 months ago

I like reading the weight loss stories, I really do, but this is the stuff that I love to read. When I am recommending the Primal lifestyle to people they tend to say they are too active for low carb. I can’t get them to understand that fat is an excellent fuel source. Now I will use this for reference. This is very encouraging for me. Thanks.

April
April
4 years 11 months ago

I agree with this poster! This has finally convinced my boyfriend that he can be strong and muscular AND get enough calories while trying out this primal stuff. Thanks for sharing, Abe!

Happycyclegirl
Happycyclegirl
4 years 11 months ago

Wow! Thanks for sharing It’s amazing what inflammation can do. I hear you on feeling better! 🙂

cTo
cTo
4 years 11 months ago

MDA needs more shirtless glamour pics of professional male athletes. Just saying.

For me as well, while weight loss has been important, the improvements in my heath are what have really made it worthwhile. I too suffer from chest phlegmy-ness and Ive noticed its gotten WAY better since going primal. Still around a little bit, but now Im not clearing my throat literally all day long.

Hearing that primal has brought a professional to better performance and form is inspiring even to us mortals! ;D Thank you for sharing!

Ginger
Ginger
4 years 11 months ago

You are one beautiful non-inflamed man!

Becca
Becca
4 years 11 months ago

Couldn’t agree more 🙂

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

You guys are going to make me blush 😉

Helen
Helen
3 years 3 months ago

Totally agree times 3! 🙂

Andrea
Andrea
4 years 11 months ago

Awesome story! I’m glad to hear you found inflammation relief!
(assuming my math is correct) I’m interested to hear how one eats 4000 calories a day in fat?? What foods exactly are on your menu?

Ricky
Ricky
4 years 11 months ago

Abe,

Would you share a typical day’s meals with us. Great to hear of a top tier athelete having such positive primal success!

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I felt like ti was too long for these comments, so I made a post in the forum about it.

http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39439.html#post592147

Andrea
Andrea
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks so much! It’s deceptively simple. Awesome!!

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I created a thread in the forum with an average day

Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly
4 years 11 months ago

Abe,
Can’t find the thread: can you post the link or search terms?

Thanks!

Sean Kelly
Sean Kelly
4 years 11 months ago
Raphael
Raphael
4 years 11 months ago

I was thinking about this, too. Though I suspect the actualy macronutrient breakdown is 65/35/5 since that equals 100. if he eats 6000kcal per day then that would be 433.33g from fat, 450g from protien and 75g from carbohydrate. Adding them all up together gave me 958.33 grams of food per day, 0.95833kg. 0.95833kg/2.2 gave me 2.1083lbs of food per day. I’m guessing coconut milk is big staple in the Abraham Wagner diet. Please correct me if I’m wrong since these are just back of the envolope calculations.

Russell (Primal U)
4 years 11 months ago

Actually I’d wager 65/30/5 would equal 100. 😉 Then it’d be 433g fat, 300g protein, 75g carbohydrate.

Raphael
Raphael
4 years 11 months ago

Whoops. That was actually a typo. Thanks for clarifying. Still I reached 450g protien by taking 6000kcal*.30=1800kcal from protien. 1800kcal/4 = 450grams. Is this correct?

Russell (Primal U)
4 years 11 months ago

Yes it is, Raphael. The 300g was MY typo… haha

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

Yeah, it was a type, sorry, its probably more like 65/25/15

450 grams is way too many grams of protein. Sorry for the confusion.

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

Lots of coconut and lots of butter. Its all very delicious.

mike from chicago
mike from chicago
4 years 11 months ago

WOW- I noticed I no longer have to cough up phlegm in the morning; but hadn’t made the connection until now! Crazy

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

Yeah, its a night and day difference for me.

Robin
Robin
4 years 10 months ago

I recently noticed the lack of phlegm in the morning too and figured it was allergies that had been causing it but inflammation makes sense, although I suppose allergies cause inflammation… maybe food allergies to grains? Anyways really glad it’s gone! and no more blowing my nose a million times before bed just so I can breathe!

Timothy
4 years 11 months ago

Abraham, you rock! I mean that in both senses.

What an inspiration. The world needs more primal athletes. As an MMA fan, I look forward to watching you dominate your future opponents.

Peggy The Primal Parent
4 years 11 months ago

“I know a lot of people try this diet out for weight loss purposes and that’s fine and good, but I eat this way because it makes me feel better.”

I feel ya. Same here!

Vegetable oils have been equally destructive and mucus forming for me. I have to stay away from them completely to keep inflammation down. Doesn’t matter how much fish oil I take to counteract it. That stuff is poison.

Good job figuring that out. You look super hot, energetic, and fun!

Helen
Helen
3 years 3 months ago

I’m totally with you here. I don’t have to lose weight, but I can’t believe how much better I feel energy wise. Nowhere near as tired as I was,

Jen
Jen
4 years 11 months ago

What a great story Abraham, thanks for sharing!!

I eat this diet to make me feel better, not for weight loss reasons as well. And a few months ago I increased my fat intake and now I have so much more energy!! I was happy to find the last thing I was missing. Other people may find it gross that I add spoonfuls of fat into every meal, but it’s what my body needs and it tastes delicious. It was fun hearing somebody else doing better with extra fats.

Rahsaan
Rahsaan
4 years 11 months ago

Right on, Abe!

I eat mostly primal and practice martial arts. I can totally attest to the combined efficacy of the two!

Rahsaan
Rahsaan
4 years 11 months ago

When I say mostly primal. I guess I sometimes go back and forth between primal and paleo. And often people at my academy wonder how i can fight 18 to 20 hours into an intermittent fast. Ketosis, people. And I eat a huge fatty dinner of meat and veggies when I get home at night.

Kathy
Kathy
4 years 11 months ago

Great story…and, although I am damn near old enough to be his Mother, let me say he is HOT! Tito WHO?????

JO3_H
JO3_H
4 years 11 months ago

I was able to do a single unassisted chin-up AND a pull-up today for the first time in 8 years… do you guys think I am ready for THE OCTAGON???

Janine
Janine
4 years 11 months ago

LOL…you certainly made me chuckle! Yeah, I am still working on the unassisted pull-up 😉

Jane
Jane
4 years 11 months ago

I’m working on reverse chin ups and pull ups.

I made it to 4.

Yeah, I’m uber.

B.J.
B.J.
4 years 11 months ago
B.J.
B.J.
4 years 11 months ago
Pam S.
Pam S.
4 years 11 months ago

As someone who watches MMA quite a lot, I’ve often wondered if any of the fighters follow a primal/paleo diet.

Wendy
Wendy
4 years 11 months ago

OMG now it makes sense why I lost 7.5 pounds in 2 weeks and went down 2 pants sizes. The inflammation is gone! Thanks for such an insightful and well explained story. I’m very new to Primal way of life and loving it! I love MMA and I look forward to seeing you fight 🙂

Janine
Janine
4 years 11 months ago

Abe – you rock…and are a rock!! LOL… So glad to hear about how much healthier you are now! Good luck in the cage!! 🙂

Nicola
Nicola
4 years 11 months ago

OMG I am swooning. And I have a new favourite fighter. Way to go Abe

oxide
oxide
4 years 11 months ago

If Abe spreads the Primal Blueprint into the MMA community, his competition may be healthier but they’ll also be more difficult for Abe to defeat.

Uncephalized
Uncephalized
4 years 11 months ago

A true sportsman looks for ways to excel even his toughest opponents, not to keep them weak so he doesn’t have to compete!

I may have to start following MMA just to root you on, Abe. Grok on!

Nick
Nick
4 years 11 months ago

Fridays rock so hard. I love how primal diets affect everyone in a different, yet awesome way. It’s great to see someone who is “there” make huge strides in their health like you did, Abe. Just another reminder that just because you look good, it doesn’t mean you feel good. Thanks so much for sharing, now I have a good reason to look out for a new fighter 🙂

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Great story! I’m 6’5″ and fairly athletic (no MMA Fighter though). Since I took to full on primal eating, I can’t seem to stop losing weight. I’ve always been a hard-gainer, but I’m practically back to my high-school (read: bean-pole) weight. Feeling great and enjoying the benefits of primal eating and living, but I sure would like to put a few pounds of muscle back on. Here’s another hope that Abe can share some more specific info about the sort of foods he typically eats.

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I think the main thing is intaking enough energy thru fat. There’s a lot of societal programming that make us tenative about it, but you gotta get over that. Also, intaking a carb source that assimilates quickly into blood sugar immediately after a workout. In theory, your insulin response should be even more sensitive now that you’re primal and you shoul dget more bang for your buck from this process.

Graham
Graham
4 years 11 months ago

“I know a lot of people try this diet out for weight loss purposes and that’s fine and good, but I eat this way because it makes me feel better. It lets me perform better.”

Agree completely. My athletic performance is night and day with the PB. And I’m with everyone above…new favorite fighter. Congrats!

Kevin
4 years 11 months ago

Just like everyone else, I always love these Friday stories. I feel fired up for the weekend now! haha

I’m especially pleased to see an MMA fighter eating primal to fuel off fat. Even in a lot of the paleo blogs/sites/forums around, you see people saying that you HAVE to fuel up on more paleo carbs to be that active… but this just goes to show that it isn’t always that way.

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I agree, once you’ve replenished your glycogen reserves, there’s really no need for the excess carbohydrates.

HillsideGina
4 years 11 months ago

Great story, beautiful pictures. Congratulations on getting healthier.

I’m also happy to see a non-weightloss story – too many folks think this is a diet instead of a healthy lifestyle. While I don’t look different from when I started Primal 10 months ago, being thin, I have a longer and longer list of benefits I’ve reaped from this lifestyle change. Grok on!

Primal Toad
4 years 11 months ago

Glad to read a success story about a professional athlete! My best friend is big into cage fighting – I will send her the link!

Thanks for helping us spread the primal word!

evan
evan
4 years 11 months ago

Would love to know a sample daily diet..I too try to get that many calories a day.. thanks and great work!

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I made a thread about it to help answer these questions: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39439.html#post592147

peggy
peggy
4 years 11 months ago

ya he’s hot & all, but I just love the happier, more confident look in his face in those 2 “after” pics. A look that says “HA! I figured it out! You want some of this?”

Ginger
Ginger
4 years 11 months ago

Look at those legs! I like the short shorts more. 250 pounds of pure YUM.

Russell (Primal U)
4 years 11 months ago

Awesome to have a pro athlete making his presence felt in the MDA circles!

Allen T.
Allen T.
4 years 11 months ago

As someone that Abe beats up on a weekly basis, I’ve seen these results first hand. I can attest to the positive change in his respiratory function and that he doesn’t really inhibit his intake in terms of “gotta count this calorie and that.”

A lot of what he’s preached, I’ve adopted myself (which good results). I’m sure I’ll eventually cross over entirely.

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

Allen!!! Thats for corroborating my story with first hand observation!!!

AlyieCat
AlyieCat
4 years 11 months ago
” Unexpected bonus: when being powered on carbohydrate, your body only has energy while you’ve eaten carbohydrate. This means that while you sleep, your recovery is slowed due to lack of energy intake. Now while I sleep, my metabolic processes are still humming along on body fat and I’ve noticed my muscle recovery has shortened by about 50%. ” That’s not true. People who eat CHO can also burn fat, and while they are asleep, the body switches to fat burning. I’m all for success stories but just because somethigng worked for you doesn’t make you an expert on it,… Read more »
Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

Much of the literature around lifting and recovery insists that you eat first thing, right away because you body has been starving and you need to get it nutrients ASAP. I don’t feel this way anymore, and I have noticed a marked increase in my recovery. I’m not trying to spread bad info, I guess it made sense to me on an intuitive level. Sorry for any mistake I may have made.

AlyieCat
AlyieCat
4 years 11 months ago

I agree with the literature saying eat CHO after a workout for recovery. If you feel like your muscles are recovering faster, they probably are. It’s the part about people who “eat cho” having slowed nighttime metabolisms with which I’m quibbling.

You’ve had success with Primal and that is awesome; your pics look great. I’m an athlete too (Triathlon) with an exercise phys degree and that’s why I’m picky about the metabolic stuff 🙂

Best of luck in your fights!

mm
mm
4 years 11 months ago

People who eat mainly CHO may still have fat burning mitochondria, but they might not have as many as someone who forced his cells use fat as a primary fuel source…

elaine!
elaine!
4 years 11 months ago

Love this! I’m no MMA fighter, but I am slowly trying to get a black belt in kung fu. I’m still adapting to primal and figuring out how to fuel my workouts, but I look forward to the day it amps up my performance on the mat. 🙂

Rob
Rob
4 years 11 months ago

Badass!

J. Stanton
4 years 11 months ago

Congratulations, Abe! Isn’t it great when your body finally starts working the way it should? It’s amazing that we can define so much dysfunction as “normal” (or, worse, as a medication deficiency).

Stop by gnolls.org anytime…I follow MMA, and have a meaningful contingent of MMA trainers, trainees, and fans among my readers.

JS

Daniel
Daniel
4 years 11 months ago

Hi Abe. I’ve been trying to follow a ratio similar to yours 60/30/10. My trouble is to eat enough calories, my target is around 4k.

How to you menage to get 6k!? Specially 3k+ form fats! What are your fat sources? Wich amount?

Could you please share a sample of a daily diet?

Long live to you!

Best regards,

Daniel

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I put a thread on the forum about it: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39439.html#post592147
But I eat a lot of coconut, a lot of butter and some olive oil. Also, I eat a lot of things that used to have a face.

Karen F
Karen F
4 years 11 months ago

This is another one of those success stories where I think we lesser mortals would have been impressed by the “before” picture, but … wow! Abe, in your “after” shots you just about glow in the dark! Congratulations! (and I think this old lady has a new pin-up, too!)

Nion
Nion
4 years 11 months ago

*ahem* I think we need more muscle-man stories like this. With photos. Lots.

Ginger
Ginger
4 years 11 months ago

…photos with short shorts! As a public service announcement, I wish he would post how he gets his legs so big and juicy. I’m sick of seeing dudes at the gym with big upper bodies and ridiculous chicken legs. Please, guys! Big leg, FTW!

Sally
Sally
4 years 11 months ago

I totally agree, it’d be hard to evaluate the results without plenty of photos like these…sorry, what were you saying?…..

Seriously, great news about the inflammation/mucus issues improving with this way of eating, I’m completely sold on it. No more bloat!

Drifter
Drifter
4 years 11 months ago

Great read Abe and I am completely amazed that you can take in that much food. Do you take in those 6000 calories in just three meals? Can you give us just one of your typical meals so we can get an idea of how you eat and more importantly balance your omega ratios?

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

I made a thread: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread39439.html#post592147

I do suppliment fish oil, but most of the meat I eat is grass-fed and most of the fat I get is saturated. In my fridge, I have a selection of lard, tallow, and bacon grease all from naturally raised sources. I also buy tons of grass-fed butter.

Ginger
Ginger
4 years 11 months ago

Are you single?

Jeff Herron
Jeff Herron
4 years 11 months ago

Great story. I’m sending this to my MMA-fighter wife for her to share with everyone at her studio.

I’ve been eating Primally for about 3-4 months now, and I’m still dealing with a lot of congestion, especially in the mornings and at night. What’s the biggest cause of this typically? O3/O6 ratio? Too much dairy? Poor quality of otherwise okay Primal fare?

I’d love to lick this head and chest congestion once and for all! Thanks for any feedback anyone has.

correcty fairy
correcty fairy
4 years 11 months ago
Make sure you’re not getting trans fats in your 20%. I backslid a bit and was eating a lot of fries because I found a place that didn’t drop breaded things in the fry-o-lator. (I am gluten intolerant.) Big mistake. I started getting wicked congestion and migraines. A friend who used to work food service revealed to me that many places use “Lo-Melt” which is partially hydrogenated corn oil. I.e. inflammatory trans fats. If your 20% includes any kind of pastry, I also happen to know from bakery insiders that unless you made it yourself it most likely contains trans… Read more »
correcty fairy
correcty fairy
4 years 11 months ago
One more horror story–a friend of mine who is a vet had some peanut butter and it made her feel funny, so she put it aside and asked me what I thought when I came over to visit. Her first theory was maybe it was the sugar or omega 6? Well, we went over the ingredient list a couple of times and I finally caught in very small print that it contained hydrogenated vegetable oil. IN PEANUT BUTTER. The label said “0 Trans fat” because it was under the 1 gram per serving USDA limit. It was not trans-fat free.… Read more »
mm
mm
4 years 11 months ago

Keep in mind that the kind of natural trans fat in meat is not the enemy; it seems to have no negative health effects…
(If I remember correctly the only natural trans fat is conjugated linoleic acid or its precursors… even beef brains have trans fat in them, in addition to having a whole bunch of brain-healthy cholesterol)

Abe Wagner
Abe Wagner
4 years 11 months ago

Its been asked several times what a day might look like for me, so I made a thread in the Paleo for Athletes section of the forum.

Kathy
Kathy
4 years 11 months ago

Last comment from me on the hottness factor: I just hit “like” on his Facebook fan page! Now I can see those photos whenever I want!
Now, back to the thread and ‘normal’ folks commenting on the success story…. 😉

Wendy Behrend
Wendy Behrend
4 years 11 months ago

GREAT STORY! Wonderful to see the different reasons this lifestyle attracts and pays off for different folk.

Hey Mark… I offered my story too. If you sponsor ME with the Primal Blueprint Platinum Package, I’ll spread your word into every nook and cranny I can find! DEAL? ;-p

IvyBlue
IvyBlue
4 years 11 months ago

I would have waited until retirement to post this. You don’t want your opponents to know what’s giving you the edge.

trista
trista
4 years 11 months ago

this might get my hubby on board… he has a lot of the chest congestion in the AM too.

Slowcooker
Slowcooker
4 years 11 months ago

Loved seeing the Primal Blueprint logo on your shorts last weekend in the Bellator Fighting Championships. Thought you had Prindle on the ropes! Good luck in your future fight Abe.

Mrs. Griffin
Mrs. Griffin
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks Abe for sharing your story. I came to the primal via my hubby who was just insistent that we try something to improve the way we were living. I knew we both had weight to lose, but I never wanted the weight loss to be the main part of the story. I think that you show exactly how and why the Primal lifestyle is just that – a lifestyle and not a diet. Congrats on feeling better and we will definitely keep an eye out for you in the octagon.

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