I’m not often bowled over. Maybe it’s my age or personality, but I endeavor to take events as information (whether positive or negative) and not get too caught up in the feedback.
Today, however, I’m bowled over—and a little overcome. I’ll admit part of me wanted to title this a “big-ass” announcement, but who knows how Google reads these things….
Let me cut to the chase…
Late last night my staff and I found out The Keto Reset Diet has reached #4 on the New York Times Advice-How To Bestseller List for Sunday, October 22.
Needless to say, we’re all celebrating today.
When I started this project with my writing partner, Brad Kearns, it was first and foremost about living the keto experiment—literally applying the principles to my daily life the way I’ve been doing for decades to design and hone the Primal Blueprint. In other words, it all started with the personal.
That approach has always been the ticket in my opinion. I don’t ask anyone to consider anything I haven’t already tried, retried, researched, and shaped into something that works in my own life.
This time around with The Keto Reset Diet, however, it felt like a new chapter. Although my health had been great, I went into it curious if these physical experiments would make as much of a difference now. I’ve always believed that to be the case, but the proof would be in the results.
And as I’ve gone on record saying, I wasn’t disappointed. Okay, my mind was blown. At 64, here I was experiencing a level of mental focus and physical energy I hadn’t touched before. That’s when I knew—regardless of what happened with the book itself, this experiment had already been life-changing.
But the experience also made me more passionate about sharing the information with as many people as I could. I don’t consider keto a fad or a bandwagon. It’s too personal for any of that. For me, it’s become a fundamental tool I’ll put in practice for the remainder of my days—not every day but enough for me to extract the most benefit with the least amount of sacrifice. Because, hey, that’s what Primal has always been about.
So, I want to say thank you to each of you—whether you’ve been here since the light-hearted early days of the MDA blog or you’re joining us for the first time today. Thanks for reading. Thanks for purchasing the book—and recommending it to others. Thanks for sharing in the MDA discussion that’s been the seedbed for The Keto Reset Diet and every health project I’ve pursued in the last decade.
You better believe I’m honored this book has made the New York Times Advice/How-To Bestseller List. And my team is, too. But none of this distracts me from the personal reward of this project and the fun I’m having with it. I hope you are, too.
So, on that note, I just had to share the Facebook Live I had a blast doing yesterday with Brad Kearns and Dr. Lindsay Taylor, the coordinator and host of the Keto Reset Facebook Group(which this morning stands at a whopping 8822 members).
We covered a ton of ground and shared more than a few laughs talking everything from stair-stepping recommendations to the real 80/20 rule, carb tracking to my favorite vegetables (including, btw, my famed Big-Ass Keto Salad). Catch the replay here, and let me know what you think.
Thanks again, everybody, for your support of the book and of Mark’s Daily Apple. Have an awesome day.
Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.