Meet Mark

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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Why an “Ab Routine” Isn’t Necessary (and What I Do Instead)

One of the first things people do when they start working out is focus on their abs—crunches, sit-ups, leg lifts, bicycles, and the like. I mean, who doesn’t want a six-pack? Entire fitness schools have sprung up around the idea of targeting your abs with direct work. Take Pilates. In its purest iterations, it’s considered a “total body” philosophy, but the way most classes seem to go you end up spending all your time doing a bunch of complicated crunches and other targeted ab work (and grimacing every time you cough for the next week).

Let me make a radical proposal here. All this ab work isn’t necessary.

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Instant Pot Bolognese With Spaghetti Squash

Once you’ve had real Bolognese sauce, you never look at spaghetti sauce the same again. Bolognese has a richly nuanced, deeply umami flavor that satisfies in a warm, homey (and foodie) way. Paired with lower carb, higher nutrient spaghetti squash, this meal makes for a true Primal favorite everyone at the table can enjoy. And with the convenience of an Instant Pot, you’ll be out of the kitchen in around 20 minutes, with dinner on the table in about 45 total. Simply cook the squash while you’re busy prepping the sauce ingredients for the ultimate in efficiency. The end result? A rich and meaty Bolognese dish that tastes as good as sauce that simmers for hours.

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My Mind Is Still Catching Up With the Reality Of My Transformation

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 Monday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

Primal eating was not a reality for me for a very long time, I did not even hear the words until I was 27. But flash back to when I was 12-years-old, and had just found out that I was 203.2lbs. I remember that number so clearly because of how hard I sobbed that day on the scale at the doctor’s office. When my 8th grade self saw that I had crossed in to 200+lbs, I immediately I lost any self worth. Media in the 90s made it clear that being fat was social destruction and meant that you were “less than.” Living in this culture of perfectionism, I continued to eat and cope with my “imperfections” with sugar addiction and exuberant amounts of terribly processed foods.

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Our Cyber Monday Deal (and 3 New Products)

Good morning, everybody. I hope you all had an excellent holiday weekend. I’ve got one awesome success story coming up in a bit, but first I wanted to share a quick note to let you know about the blow-out Cyber Monday deal the team and I put together.
Get $10 off a purchase of $50 or more—with free shipping.
Plus, take advantage of a “secret sale” at checkout….
Yup, $10 off your order of anything you want from our Primal Kitchen® line of collagen and whey proteins, bars, oils, mayos, dressings, condiments and sauces.

Did I say sauces? Yup. I’ve got three new sauces I know you’re going to love. (Hint: they’re the perfect gift for your inner carnivore.) And I’ve even got a great “secret” deal for you on those, too….

Just click through the link or use code CYBERMONDAY to receive $10 off your order of $50+ with free shipping—and to unlock that secret sale.

Happy Cyber Monday, everyone, and wishing you a happy and healthy holiday season.

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Sunday With Sisson 11.25.18

Hi, everyone. Hope you’re enjoying your Sunday morning. For those of you accustomed to receiving Sunday With Sisson in your inbox, I wanted to give you a heads up that the team and I are making some changes (just technical) with the newsletter and “Sunday With Sisson” for just a few weeks. Some of you may notice some temporary interruption in your email delivery from MDA. It’s all part of upgrading our systems. Unfortunately, there’s never a good time for these things.

In the meantime, I’ll be posting “Sunday With Sisson” letters each Sunday on the blog until we’re back to our full mailing capacity. Enjoy, and—as always—thanks for joining me here. 

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Weekly Link Love — Edition 4

Research of the Week
Your mother’s immune system had some serious negotiating skills.

Researchers laying the groundwork for a meat tax.

The latest NuSi study finds that low-carb diets increase energy expenditure.

Among Chinese seniors living in an elderly community, higher LDL predicts lower rates of dementia.

Eating organic linked to less cancer.

How sleep loss tanks memory.

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