Welcome to Mark’s Daily Apple

Before I get to all the details, let me come right out an tell you what you’ve stumbled upon. This website will show you how to take control of your health. You’ll learn exactly what to eat and how to exercise to get the leanest, strongest, healthiest body with the least amount of pain, suffering and sacrifice possible. This is not an exaggeration. Mark’s Daily Apple and The Primal Blueprint (the health paradigm around which this blog is built) has been conceived to give you the tools you need to make huge changes in your life with minimal effort. Sounds like hyperbole, right? Try it for 21 days and watch your body transform before your eyes, feel your energy levels increase from one day to the next, and discover the power of living according to the Primal Blueprint Laws just as tens of thousands of others already have. Let’s take a closer look at what this site is all about and at everything it offers you…

Who is
Mark Sisson?

Before I go any further, let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 10 million people get healthy.

I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness.

If you’d like to learn more about my background visit this page.

What is
Mark’s Daily Apple?

Mark’s Daily Apple is a blog, a forum for discussion and debate, a place where people go to explore how to live the healthiest life possible. And it’s a place where I rant, teach and attempt to entertain with daily articles. I started this experiment at the end of 2006 and haven’t missed a day yet. Visit the site daily to learn something new, to take home some practical information and tips you can actually use in your life, and for continuous motivation and reinforcement.

What is
The Primal Blueprint?

The Primal Blueprint is a set of principles to live by. It’s a comprehensive health plan that covers everything from diet and exercise to sun exposure, stress management, sleep, supplementation, barefooting, posture, and the list goes on. It’s also a book that I wrote and self-published in 2009.

The Primal Blueprint

The Gist of The Primal Blueprint Is This:

Our ancestors evolved over millions of years under certain environmental conditions. These conditions (the foods they ate, the amount of sun they got, the sort of movement that was required of them to survive, etc.) shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions. Simply put, if you want a good future you better listen to the past. And that’s where The Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple come in. Showing you how to direct gene expression toward fat burning, muscle building, longevity and wellness, and away from fat storing, muscle wasting, disease and illness.

The Basics

  • Primal Blueprint 101

    If you’ve never heard of the Primal Blueprint, or perhaps someone sent you to this blog because you’re interested in making the jump to a healthy lifestyle then you’ve come to the right place. Click here to learn how The Primal Blueprint can change your life.

  • Dig Into The Archives

    Millions of words and over 3,500 feature articles can be a lot to dig through. Here you’ll find every post organized by top categories and by date for ease of browsing. Start searching the archives now, click here.

  • 21 Days to a New You

    I have found that 21 days is the sweet spot for eliminating old habits and replacing them with new ones. Give this a go for three measly weeks, and in that time you are bound to see results. View the 21-Day Challenge infographic here to get started, and dig deeper with this more detailed page.

The Books

  • The Primal Blueprint

    Mark Sisson

    Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy.

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  • The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

    Mark Sisson with Jennifer Meier

    Primal, Low Carb, Paleo, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free.

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  • Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals

    Mark Sisson with Jennifer Meier

    Delicious, Primal-approved meals you can make in under 30 minutes.

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  • 21 Day Total Body Transformation

    Mark Sisson

    A fun, easy-to-follow, practical guidebook to help you get Primal in only 21 days.

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  • Free Recipes on Mark’s Daily Apple

    I publish a new Primal recipe every Saturday. Every recipe ever published on this site has been conveniently organized on the page Primal Blueprint Recipes on Mark’s Daily Apple.

  • Free Reader-Created Cookbooks

    What does the Primal way of eating look like? These two digital cookbooks are a great way to find out. Over the last few years I’ve held numerous “best recipe” contests; the end result of which are these two publications that showcase meals from the homes of Primal Blueprinters from around the world. Subscribe to download them immediately.

  • Free Primal Blueprint Shopping List

    Take the guesswork out of shopping for Primal foods. Get a comprehensive list of what to eat on the Primal Blueprint eating plan, aka The Healthiest Foods in the World. Print it out and use it while foraging at your local grocer or farmers’ market and rest assured that you are eating Primal fare.

Primal Blueprint Fitness eBook (FREE)

Build or maintain lean muscle mass, reduce your body fat, increase your energy, improve your strength, agility and power-to-weight ratio, reduce your risk of getting injured, improve insulin sensitivity, boost immune function and increase organ reserve.
Click here to subscribe and download the free ebook now.

Workouts of the Week (WOWs)

Test your agility, balance, coordination, endurance, speed and strength. Anything goes for WOWs, including fun, conceptual Grok workouts (if you don’t know what this means watch this reader-created workout), View all 52 archived WOWs (one for each week of the year) here.

The Community

From day one I wanted Mark’s Daily Apple to be a place where people could share opposing views, debate the finer points of healthy living, and learn from one another’s personal experiences. Thousands of other Primal enthusiasts seem to like the idea too. If you have questions about the Primal lifestyle, hit up the forum. If you want to connect with like-minded people, hit up the forum. If you want to track your own progress and get feedback from others, hit up the forum! Join the community and the conversation by creating an account today.

Get Inspired

Success Stories

The Primal Blueprint message has been received and taken to heart by thousands of people. I receive emails every day with inspiring, life-changing success stories. People that reversed diabetes; lost 100+ pounds and took back control of their lives; refined their diet and exercise program to attain goals they thought were impossible. If you want a reason to give the Primal lifestyle a shot, or need some motivation to keep going visit these pages for a heavy dose of inspiration.

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