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Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. 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 100 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...

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October 12 2017

A Big Announcement (and Our Keto Team’s Day on Facebook)

By Mark Sisson
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6b20160e-93e3-4800-a28a-d81c1957fc0aI’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.

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  1. Huge milestone, Mark, congratulations!

    All wellness roads lead to paleo. Whether through Crossfit, keto, superfoods, you and your team have shown a consistent, improving knack for identifying popular trends and using them to introduce people to sustainable and authentic healthy practices.

    This is revolutionary momentum.

    Let’s continue to lead by demonstrating real results from honest experiments!

    Makes me want to do more work!!

    1. Timothy, “real results from honest experiments” – wow, the perfect tagline for what we all do here. Love it. It’s been one amazing trip seeing the paleo and Primal principles move into popular consciousness over the last few years. For all the books and articles, I think it still comes down to sharing the success each of us finds in our own healthy practices. Grok on, and thank you!

  2. Way to go Mark! You (and your team) clearly deserve that position in the list and your humbleness and respectfulness makes every single of your steps even more significant. Thank YOU to help all of us getting better health, better lives and helping everyone viewing aging from a so much more positive perspective.

    1. TheMadRoot, thank you so much. This is my life’s passion, and nothing about success or failure (I’ve seen both) changes that. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing, and I love that I get to share it with this awesome group of folks on MDA.

  3. Nice to see balance out there about keto. Enjoyed the discussion immensely, even being metabolically flexible for a long time. Congrats on the success of this book.

  4. Looks like you can now add “NYT best-selling author” to your list. Cross that off your bucket list. Congratulations!!!

  5. Absolutely blown away with the natural health benefits and hope that Keto diet offers healthy and ill people. Thank you so much.

  6. Mark,
    I can honestly say that you have changed my life for the better. Reading the book, it occurred to me that this was as you said in the FB video, the next step in the Primal journey.
    Congratulations on bringing your great experiences and presenting them in a awesome way.
    Peace.

  7. Congratulations! I’ve just finished reading the first chapter, and can’t wait to dive in (well, as soon as the scalloped potatoes leftover from Canadian Thanksgiving are gone). I’ve been into ketosis a few times in my adventures in primal living, but it’s always started accidentally, and then I’d just fumble my way through. Looking forward doing it again, but this time with guidance and intent.

  8. Great discussion. Thoroughly enjoyed it and gleaned a lot of clarity around Keto. Intuitive keto model is the summary for me. Experiment and analyse and identify what works best for you. Thanks to you all 🙂

  9. Congrats to you Mark as well as Brad & Lindsay! Regardless if you found it easy or difficult, life changing or just another day, this is a great accomplishment! There are millions of books that are published yearly and most are not life changing to the authors & collaborators but your is, for the team and all your readers & followers! I happen to find the Facebook page before knowing and purchasing the book and to me I consider it being at tge right place at the right time!

    Thank you so very much for having taken the time to put your knowlege and experience in writing for the rest of us so we can get right to the target.

    Again, CONGRATS to all of you and THANK YOU!

  10. Woohoo! Totally celebrating this, you, your choices, your curiosity, your sharing, your ongoing journey, Mark! Thank you for all that you are, all that you share, and all the lives you impact in a beautiful way!

  11. I got the book on Audible and almost finished with it but primal>>>keto got me ripped AF!!! My life is fundamentally changed forever.
    The book just cemented some things I was already doing and helped connect a few dots that I’ll employ when I eventually add coaching to my business.
    Thanks a bunch for all the hard research work etc that you’ve done. Great job to Brad, as well. Great narration!

  12. Just purchased the book onto my kindle, I have a condition called Lipoedema, I hope that going the keto way will stop some of the pain and swelling in my arms and legs. I take a small handful of meds and I don’t want to do that any more, this way of living is my experiment, the lippy fat will not go away but the imflammatory triggers will be removed by keto. Fingers crossed.
    Thank you for your insightful and down to earth book.

  13. A complete reset on ‘Eat your Vegetables”…. 🙂 Sometimes the simplest answer is the best… Thank you Mark…

  14. Wow, congrats…that is incredible! Love what you said about “the most benefits with the least amount of sacrifice.” For me, that’s exactly what living a primal/keto lifestyle is all about. Thank you for using this platform to inspire so many people to look and feel their best.

  15. Congrats, Mark! I love all your books and am looking forward to this one. Reading your blog every day truly has changed my life; and not just because I lost 35 pounds – incorporating more sun, outdoor time, getting great sleep and having more fun has made my life so much more fulfilling! Thank you.

  16. Congratulations! I am so excited for the incredible team behind MDA and The Keto Reset , but also for all of the amazing transformations that will occur because of this book. This is my absolute favorite out of all of your books, Mark; I can’t see how anyone who reads it would be able to resist trying keto. Your impact on the health of the world is epic. 🙂

  17. Thanks for all you do! Love this and have been a reader and fan for many years. I would only trust Mark and his educated team to help me embark on a personal experiment like this. One thing that would be very handy is a weekly shopping list for the menus in the book. I’ll create one myself but I bet it would be helpful to others too!!

  18. I have already bought two copies of the book (one for me, one for a gift) and I have sent more people to your web site than I can count. You’re the best Mark! You deserve every success.

  19. If you are fat adapted you should not be spilling ketones in your urine?

  20. Very impressive and very well done. I’m sure support is going to simply keep growing too. You do an amazing job and the information you offer is always fascinating.