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21 Feb

Primal Bloggers Around the Net

You’re not alone in your Primal adventures. As our traffic, daily emails, reader comments and other metrics attest to the number of Primal Blueprint adherents is increasing every month. This is especially apparent with the growing number of blogs either directly about or strongly related to the Primal lifestyle. Here are a few of our favorites followed by some killer Primal recipes that our readers (and now fellow bloggers!) have created themselves.

Number one on the list has to be Son of Grok. (He is family after all!) He is taking the Primal lifestyle to an entirely new level, and he is broadcasting his amazing changes to the world. Check out his story on our Primal Testimonials page and be sure to visit his site for some delicious recipes (links below).

This new kid on the block is one of our favorites. Primal Fusion, written by Ryan Denner (regular MDA commenter) and Angie, is devoted to “Adventures in eating fresh, sustainable, organic, healthy, and extremely primal.” If homemade grain-free muffins pique your interest you’ll definitely want to pay their site a visit.

Reader Dave Fish decided to go Primal when the new year started. See how he is doing experimenting with burpees, bodyweight exercises and Primal Energy Bars on his blog, The Primal Experiment.

Dave isn’t the only one blogging about going Primal. Check out Living Primal, too.

We’ve got Worker Bees and Brynith has the BEE Lifestyle. Earlier this year Brynith committed to a Primal lifestyle and has been going strong ever since. Visit her site for inspiring Primal musings and excellent food tips (see below).

Recipes and food tips from Primal sites around the net:

Caveman Cookies

Coconut Pancakes

Primal Office Snacks

Primal Ingredient: Coconut Flour

Dinosaur Dropping: Primal Fudge Balls

How To: Primal Breakfast

Grain-Free Muffins

The Son of Grok Jerky Method

If you have a blog about your own Primal journey hit us up with a link to your site in the comment board. And if you don’t, consider starting one!

Sharing your story and personal experiences can be a fulfilling and enlightening act. Don’t know where to start? Consider setting up a free blog with Blogger.com as three of the bloggers above have done. It’s a cinch and only takes about one minute!

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. I’m new to blogging but I have been primal for around a year,I hope to blog a bit more actively and although maybe not stictly primal I am aiming to seek out Grain free beers available in the UK and review them soon.

    Graeme wrote on February 21st, 2009
  2. If you click on my name I think it should lead you to my blog I’ve just started. It’s not that great yet, but I’m just getting into my stride :)

    Natalie a.k.a. Beastie Girl

    Beastie Girl wrote on February 21st, 2009
  3. I’ve been reading up on primal/paleo and strength training for the better part of a year, but have only done limited short term experiments so far.

    Just recently, I decided that I needed to get more serious about it. I don’t have any issues with weight (thank you good genes!), but I do have some mood and autoimmune conditions that are not going to go away on their own. Eating whatever and not exercising regularly is just not working that well for me.

    Soooo…I joined the local Y a week or so ago, and two days ago I committed to a 30 day Primal experiment! I’m excited, and planning to document this and future experiments at my long-dormant food blog.

    Nikki wrote on February 21st, 2009
  4. Let the revolution continue. You can be pleased to know Zen to Fitness is also a primal friendly blog and its a lifestyle I choose to follow!

    Chris - Zen to Fitness wrote on February 21st, 2009
  5. I am also new to blogging. I really like when Mark addresses family/kids in his post, and decided to start a blog on being a primal-type mom; I was also really influenced by Gary Tubes’ work–look for posts at http://www.goodcaloriemom.blogspot.com

    jrkern wrote on February 21st, 2009
  6. I have a paleo recipe blog called Caveman Food. Clicking on my name should take you to it I think, but if not it’s http://cavemanfood.blogspot.com.

    I love MDA and I visit it every day, but I don’t think I’ve ever posted before! I’ve been talking to my sister a lot lately about diet and exercise and MDA has been a great resource for her as well. Only a week into it and already she’s dropping weight and feeling a million times better! Thanks for keeping up the great site.

    Elizabeth wrote on February 21st, 2009
  7. Woo Hoo! Thank you Mark. It seems like everyday there are more and more primal blogs. It is awesome to see it spreading. You have done amazing things for me and others I know. Thank you and keep up the good work el capitan! Thank you for sharing and not hoarding your wealth of knowledge!

    The SoG

    Son of Grok wrote on February 21st, 2009
  8. That was a cool list. Sugar and gluten are unnecessary foods. It is so simple – fruits, veggies, meats, olive oil, butter and nuts…

    Yavor Marichkov wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  9. Natural Messiah is a great blogger on Primal/Paleo workout philosophy and in fact all things Paleo. He also knocks up a great rant when sufficiently irked by media claptrap…

    Methuselah - Pay Now Live Later wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  10. Just recently found your blog. Enjoying catching up on your wealth of information. Great stuff!
    Thought you might like to check out my diet experiment. I am eating nothing but meat and eggs for six weeks. I tested my blood markers before and will retest after. Here’s the link: http://curiousfarmer.wordpress.com/meat-diet/

    curiousfarmer wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  11. Primal recipes and pictures on my site. Just click on my name.
    Thank you Mark for letting us link.

    Marc

    Marc Feel Good Eating wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  12. Most of the recipes in our little food blog are of the Primal Lifestyle kind. This was started when friends/family asked “So what do you eat if you don’t eat rice/noodles/potatoes?”

    WT - Food Ideas wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  13. I can’t figure out why my comments seem to disappear on this site.

    Will definitely explore those links! Great post. I bake with mostly paleo ingredients on my blog. It’s all low carb, gluten-free, and sugar-free anyway.

    Lauren B wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  14. Thanks for the shout out Mark! I just made the Scotch eggs from Caveman Cooking, and they are yummy! Living Primal is getting better every day. I sure can feel the difference when I eat something with too many carbs…yuck! Thanks again for the great website!

    Krys wrote on February 22nd, 2009
  15. We’re all about primal fitness and outdoor adventure. We get some strange looks from all the runners on the lakefront path (especially in the winter), but none of us are sporting knee braces or dorky “fuel belts”!

    Steve wrote on February 23rd, 2009
  16. I recently started a blog, about the evolutionary lifestyle, among other topics. So far, I’ve written about the theoretical basis of primal living and its implications.

    It’s great to see more people spreading the evolutionary logic.

    Toban wrote on February 23rd, 2009
  17. I could’ve sworn I already posted a thank you- but here it goes again, thank you for the link love! I really appreciate it!

    And I love all the links to other recipes, I can’t wait to try!

    -BEE
    http://www.BEELifestyle.com

    BEE wrote on February 23rd, 2009
  18. So many blogs, so little time

    Trinkwasser wrote on February 24th, 2009
  19. The primal lifestyle / diet is something that I am incorporating into my life. I was introduced to Mark’s Daily Apple through the blog of a fellow Canadian and Olympic triathlon champion, Simon Whitfield. It looks like the primal diet helped him get on the podium – twice!

    Mark K. wrote on February 26th, 2009
  20. I completed the 30-day Primal Challenge last year and blogged my results. I’m mostly primal with a few changes to suit the endurance athlete. It worked for me running a sub 3 hour marathon and running a course record on a 90km run two weeks later. I’ve tried a few things over the last few months but with an ultramarathon or two around the corner I’ve gone Primal again and will keep my site updated.

    Branden

    Primal Runner wrote on March 1st, 2009
  21. I LOVE this site! Mark thank you so much for the well thought out and balanced information. I can’t wait to share it with my friends and clients!

    I’m looking forward to catching up on past articles!

    Victoria wrote on March 3rd, 2009
  22. This blog is great, keeps me occupied for ages! Hats off for you!

    Adventure holidays wrote on April 17th, 2009
  23. Ackk, sorry, posted the wrong link. I’m still new to blogging. Apologies!

    http://primaltriathlete.blogspot.com/

    Judymac wrote on December 22nd, 2009
  24. I’m a primal ultra runner who likes beer. Slowing transforming from fat to muscle, I lost 60lbs eating a primal diet 6 days a week.Just started blogging about it last month.We take trips and have lots of photos on site.
    I owe it all to Mark’s Daily Apple!

    Digger wrote on March 4th, 2010
  25. I just finished your book and am finishing up a paleo food challenge which has inspired me to start a food blog! Check out some recipes at cavemengourmet.com

    Yinh wrote on May 28th, 2010
  26. I started my primal journey around jan 2011 and blogging about it as well :)

    Jos wrote on February 17th, 2011
  27. I live primal and my blog is http://www.garydeaglefitness.com .

    Gary Deagle wrote on February 22nd, 2011
  28. I’m new here so would someone please explain why I get declined with a comment that I haven’t been invited to view the site. It seems rude. What’s up with that?

    Lee wrote on January 5th, 2012
  29. I started dabbling with the primal lifestyle a year ago and am loving it. My blog http://www.memyselfandfood.com was born two years ago, where you can now find a slew of paleo-friendly recipes, nutrition tips and restaurant reviews in Toronto, Canada.

    Come say hello and let’s chat primal!

    Danielle wrote on March 3rd, 2012
  30. The PRIMAL FUSION link appears to be by invitation only.

    Karen wrote on March 29th, 2014

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