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18 Apr

Dear Mark: Just Outside of Goal Weight, Skipping Breakfast and Coffee, and Quark

Dear Mark-Weight coffee quark FinalFor today’s edition of Dear Mark, I’m answering four questions. First up, I discuss what to do—and really, what not to do—as you approach your goal weight but keep coming up short. Second, why do breakfast skippers also tend to be the biggest coffee drinkers around? Is it just correlation or is there a causative explanation lurking within? And finally, what’s the deal with the cultured dairy product known as quark? Is it a worthwhile addition? Is it safe, given its decidedly neolithic origins?

Let’s go:

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17 Apr

Weekend Link Love – Edition 396

Weekend Link Love I was on Lewis Howes’ The School of Greatness podcast and had a great time chatting about Primal living, training, and entrepreneurship. Give it a listen.

Research of the Week

40 years ago, a landmark study seemed to show that lowering cholesterol by replacing saturated fat with polyunsaturated fat reduced heart disease. Today, hidden data now revealed shows the opposite: that replacing butter with vegetable oil lowered cholesterol and increased heart disease.

Heartbreak is real.

Some people are completely healthy despite carrying genes that are supposed to saddle them with crippling diseases.

When doctors go on strike, mortality drops.

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16 Apr

Southwest Drumsticks with PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Chipotle Lime Mayo

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Who can resist meat with a built-in handle? No utensils needed for drumsticks, just a stack of napkins or the willingness to lick your fingers clean. Which is a pleasure, when they’re covered with chicken fat and zesty Southwest spices.

Southwest drumsticks are coated in coconut flour and spices, baked until brown and crispy, then dunked repeatedly in spicy chipotle mayo. It’s an easy dinner or deliciously convenient lunch, so consider cooking a batch specifically to grab cold out of the refrigerator.

The chipotle lime mayo is already made for you in the Primal Kitchen. PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Chipotle Lime Mayo is dairy, soy and canola oil free with no sugar or artificial ingredients. This flavored mayo has just the right amount of heat, plus a smoky chipotle flavor. It’s the perfect sidekick for these drumsticks. Once you have a jar of the mayo in your refrigerator, how else can you use this addictive (and convenient) condiment? Fish, salmon cakes, steak and chilaquiles immediately come to mind.

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15 Apr

70 Pounds Lighter and Medication-Free: How Going Primal Changed My Life

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!

real_life_stories_stories-1-2I’ve been the chef/owner of a couple of restaurants for the past 23 years. When I started in the biz I was kind of like a kid in a candy store! I gained on average about nine pounds a year for 10 years and found myself weighing in at an impressive 317 lbs! I was told by my then doctor to “do” something or bad things were going to happen! I was pre-diabetic and borderline high blood pressure. No specifics on diet or exercise or anything were mentioned. I was left on my own to lose weight and get better.

So I went on a no starch diet and joined a health club! I’d go to the health club between lunch and dinner shifts. I lost 30 lbs and got in aerobic shape through lots of hours on the treadmill and elliptical machines. Emphasis on the word treadmill. Not much fun involved at all. So of course, I gained some weight back and stopped the health club. My weight yo yo’d for the next ten years, I became Type II Diabetic and officially had high blood pressure.

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15 Apr

We’re Hiring PRIMAL KITCHEN™ Brand Ambassadors in Southern California!

We'reHiring_OCCalling all PRIMAL KITCHEN™ enthusiasts! Do you love PRIMAL KITCHEN™ products? Does the idea of educating others on the benefits of wholesome, healthy, delicious ingredients pique your interest? Looking for some fun, flexible, part-time work? Then today is your lucky day! We’re hiring part-time employees in the Southern California area. If you (or someone you know) meet the requirements from the list below, and you’re looking for work with lots of control over your schedule, please apply by filling out the application here and emailing your resume to sierra@primalkitchen.com. Go over our Brand Ambassador checklist and see if you’re a match. If you are, then you might be snagging one of the hottest positions in SoCal!

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