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Good Fat, We Love You

March 29 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites: We also love our Apples! Here's the roundup, kids. What's the Big Omega? This study says Omega-3's don't help with depression or anxiety. This study says they do, an...

Fish Tartare: A Recipe from Good Fat, Bad Fat

May 21 2016 - In honor of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest release, Good Fat, Bad Fat by Romy Dollé, we thought we’d share another recipe from this healthy fat resource. If you missed the Rösti with Fried...

Good Fat, Bad Fat Has Arrived! Order Your Copy Today and Get a Free Gift!

May 17 2016 - I talk a lot about fat on this blog—body fat, healthy fat, harmful fat—so when I came across Romy Dollé’s book Good Fat, Bad Fat, I was more than intrigued. The only problem was, it was written...

Carl’s Jr.: ‘Feel Good About Being Fat’

February 18 2008 - The proliferation of over-indulgent double meat, double bacon, double cheese, double bypass-surgery monster burgers across our fast-food nation has been taken to an all new level as detailed by this a...

Fat Food Is Smart Fuel

January 12 2007 - Smart Fuel, Just in Time for the Weekend... Want skin that Cindy Crawford would be jealous of? Eat fat. That's right - fat! Many of us, especially women, tend to avoid fat because we've been told i...

The Problems with Antibiotics: They Kill the Good Guys and Make You Fat

November 17 2011 - Whenever I think about antibiotics, I stymie my inner Star Wars fan and admit that it's a good thing the Force isn't real and Art Ayers is not actually a wizened microbiologist version of Ben Kenobi. ...

Monday Musings: Dairy Fat Good and Placebos Win (with a twist)

December 27 2010 - Dairy resides in a murky area for some of you guys, but I think most of us can appreciate a good slab of grass-fed butter, maybe a bit of raw cheese, and some fermented dairy, either kefir or yogurt. ...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm… Fat

October 11 2008 - If you read that in Homer Simpson’s voice, you’re doing it right. You see, science is starting to admit more and more often that Homer Simpson may have had it right in at least one dietary area: h...

Mark Sisson Is Not Afraid of Fat, Part 2

November 15 2006 - The Harvard School of Public Health has announced the results of a painstaking 20-year study: fat does not make you fat, or sick, or anything else we've been taught about fat. In fact, a high-fat, hig...

Low-Carb Is Not a License to Live on Bacon

March 08 2007 - Yesterday I discussed the much-buzzed-about Stanford Atkins study...at length. As many of you know, I am very much in favor of a diet that is high in good fats, lean protein, and green vegetables - an...

Carl’s Jr.: ‘Feel Good About Being Fat’

February 18 2008 - The proliferation of over-indulgent double meat, double bacon, double cheese, double bypass-surgery monster burgers across our fast-food nation has been taken to an all new level as detailed by this a...

Fat Food Is Smart Fuel

January 12 2007 - Smart Fuel, Just in Time for the Weekend... Want skin that Cindy Crawford would be jealous of? Eat fat. That's right - fat! Many of us, especially women, tend to avoid fat because we've been told i...

The Problems with Antibiotics: They Kill the Good Guys and Make You Fat

November 17 2011 - Whenever I think about antibiotics, I stymie my inner Star Wars fan and admit that it's a good thing the Force isn't real and Art Ayers is not actually a wizened microbiologist version of Ben Kenobi. ...

Monday Musings: Dairy Fat Good and Placebos Win (with a twist)

December 27 2010 - Dairy resides in a murky area for some of you guys, but I think most of us can appreciate a good slab of grass-fed butter, maybe a bit of raw cheese, and some fermented dairy, either kefir or yogurt. ...

Mmmmmmmmmmmm… Fat

October 11 2008 - If you read that in Homer Simpson’s voice, you’re doing it right. You see, science is starting to admit more and more often that Homer Simpson may have had it right in at least one dietary area: h...

Mark Sisson Is Not Afraid of Fat, Part 2

November 15 2006 - The Harvard School of Public Health has announced the results of a painstaking 20-year study: fat does not make you fat, or sick, or anything else we've been taught about fat. In fact, a high-fat, hig...

Low-Carb Is Not a License to Live on Bacon

March 08 2007 - Yesterday I discussed the much-buzzed-about Stanford Atkins study...at length. As many of you know, I am very much in favor of a diet that is high in good fats, lean protein, and green vegetables - an...

I Can’t Eat Anything!

January 15 2007 - Junior Apple Mike F. writes: "Mark, what can I eat? I hear dairy is bad, fat is bad, then fat is good, but some fat is bad, carbs are bad, but fiber is good. There is nothing left. I can't even hav...

Dear Mark: Soy Lecithin, Healthy Fat Alternatives, Wasted Workouts, and Magic Grapefruit

May 02 2011 - Things got a little heated regarding the milligrams of evil soy lecithin used as in emulsifier in most dark chocolates in last week's Dear Mark post, so before launching into today's questions and ans...

Sisson Says: Don’t “Loaf” Around

November 06 2006 - CARB CONCERNS Apples are asking what I think about bread. The short answer: not very much. But this is an ongoing issue worthy of some debate, so let's get it started: In general, the best sourc...

Dear Mark: Soy Lecithin, Healthy Fat Alternatives, Wasted Workouts, and Magic Grapefruit

May 02 2011 - Things got a little heated regarding the milligrams of evil soy lecithin used as in emulsifier in most dark chocolates in last week's Dear Mark post, so before launching into today's questions and ans...

The Tuesday 10

January 09 2007 - The Top 10 Tips for: fighting the free radicals that destroy the body 10. Take the world's most potent antioxidant supplement. 9. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke (and stop smoking!). 8. Don...

This Is a Big Fat Blog Post

January 12 2007 - Apples, as you know, this is a pro-fat health site - pro-fat meaning we recommend eating beneficial fats, of course, not getting fat. There are a lot of issues to consider when it comes to fat - heart...

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People

July 11 2007 - Bibliona Flickr Photo (CC) There are more diets than donuts, and the truth is that most of them will work in the short-term. But the reason few diets work long-term is because they are rarely sustain...

Dear Mark: Gallbladder-less, CrossFit on Hiking, and Gluten Cutter

June 03 2013 - We've got a three parter for today's edition of Dear Mark. First up is a question about gallbladders and a Primal way of eating. Or, more specifically, the lack of a gallbladder, and how one can make ...

It’s Time to “Get Real”

January 29 2009 - Dear readers, it’s time to get real. I realize that most of you probably don’t think you need a lecture. You may not need any further motivation. You’re eating good, whole foods, getting dail...

Dear Mark: Cold Weather Sprint Alternatives, Palm Olein, Podcast Questions, and Dark Circles

January 27 2014 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, we've got a four-parter. First, I discuss some alternatives to traditional outdoor sprinting for people in cold weather. Just because you can't go run 100 meter dashe...

Primal Blueprint Workout Plan: The Basics

August 10 2009 - Based on the feedback I get, people like the Primal Blueprint for its simplicity. All it takes is a reasonably strict adherence to the ten Primal laws for most people to enjoy improved body compositio...

CrossFit Training: How to Lose Fat with Primal

July 27 2017 - Note: Many of you have written to me wondering about my newfound obsession with CrossFit. I'm responding to a steady stream of requests from CFers who want to do Primal but have been led to believe th...

Dear Mark: More of Your Challenge Questions Answered

January 23 2017 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering 11 questions. I answer questions about nutrient deficiencies and tremors, breastfeeding on the 21-Day Primal Blueprint Challenge, cheating without appa...

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People

July 11 2007 - Bibliona Flickr Photo (CC) There are more diets than donuts, and the truth is that most of them will work in the short-term. But the reason few diets work long-term is because they are rarely sustain...

How to Deal with Common Primal Stumbling Blocks

September 20 2011 - A 30-day Primal Blueprint Challenge wouldn't be complete without you facing some actual challenges. Yesterday, because we're all in this together, I asked you to share your struggles with everyone in ...

The 10 Rules of Aging Well

September 27 2007 - 1. Eliminate Self Destructive Behaviors This is the first step in preventing disease and meeting your later years with vitality and good health and it almost goes without saying - almost. The health ...

This Year: Evolve Your Resolve

January 01 2008 - Ah, the power of New Year?s to swell hopes and ignite ambitions! Perhaps it?s the champagne. Or maybe it?s that sway of public sentimentality at midnight. Whatever the case, New Year?s is synonymous w...

7 Ways to Deal with Food Anxiety

September 29 2016 - People frequently wax sentimental for what they call “simpler” days—presumably times when the rules were fewer and clearer, when choices weren’t so overwhelming, when demands were less and com...

Simple, But Not Easy

November 14 2007 - In a conversation I was having with Mark recently he told me, “Living a healthy lifestyle is simple, but not easy.” So true. The basics of health are few. We can debate and elaborate on the specif...

Dear Mark: More of Your Challenge Questions Answered

January 23 2017 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering 11 questions. I answer questions about nutrient deficiencies and tremors, breastfeeding on the 21-Day Primal Blueprint Challenge, cheating without appa...

Staying Healthy and Fit in Different Lifestyles

November 20 2008 - Thanks to Andrew Rubalcava for this Guest Post! Andrew's site Go Healthy Go Fit is a newcomer in the health and fitness blogosphere having just started a couple months ago. Be sure to drop by and read...

Food Shame: The Morality of Eating

May 14 2015 - Last week in my Paleo f(x) post, I shared that my favorite presentation I did at the event, “Tweaking the Recipe to Create an Awesome Life,” discussed my evolving philosophy on moderation for the ...

10 Common Primal Mistakes You Might Be Making

April 27 2016 - Most of us go Primal to solve problems created by Conventional Wisdom. The importance of whole grains and daily cardio, the dangers of dietary fat and animal protein, the primacy of carbohydrates for ...

The Tuesday 10

January 09 2007 - The Top 10 Tips for: fighting the free radicals that destroy the body 10. Take the world's most potent antioxidant supplement. 9. Avoid exposure to cigarette smoke (and stop smoking!). 8. Don...

Fresh Mix

January 19 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites: Not just the latest news - the best! 1) Folic Acid Rocks A major study on folate is making a splash. Scientists say folic acid appears to help stave cognitive declin...

Sensible Vices: Round 2

May 28 2008 - What can we say? We love our vices: those delightful, scrumptious, indulgent little morsels of gratifying transgression. O.K., this isn’t really how we look at it, but it’s kind of fun (and relati...

The Only Proven Way to Gain Weight: Go on a Diet!

April 05 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites: Dieting doesn't work, "they" tell us. But wait, the Mediterranean diet prevents health problems in the tiny tots! What gives? We're here to help you sort through the confu...

H1ow N1ot to Get Swine Flu

May 01 2009 - Swine flu. Even the hype surrounding it is pandemic. It’s made headlines in every major newspaper and magazine. The CDC has a new press release every half hour. TV talking heads and radio pundits fu...

Dear Mark: Gallbladder-less, CrossFit on Hiking, and Gluten Cutter

June 03 2013 - We've got a three parter for today's edition of Dear Mark. First up is a question about gallbladders and a Primal way of eating. Or, more specifically, the lack of a gallbladder, and how one can make ...

Primal Nutrition and Fertility

April 28 2010 - Although for many of us starting a family simply happens (surprise!), others among us take an intentional approach. Maybe we delay having children for professional, financial or relationship reasons. ...

The 10 Rules of Aging Well

September 27 2007 - 1. Eliminate Self Destructive Behaviors This is the first step in preventing disease and meeting your later years with vitality and good health and it almost goes without saying - almost. The health ...

Dear Mark: Fiber, Fat and Fasting

August 04 2008 - Weekly Reader Mail Dear Mark, I have two questions. My first regards training and rest days. Simply, how many days of complete rest should I take for an entire week? I someone who's been overwe...

Dear Mark: More of Your Challenge Questions Answered

January 23 2017 - For today's edition of Dear Mark, I'm answering 11 questions. I answer questions about nutrient deficiencies and tremors, breastfeeding on the 21-Day Primal Blueprint Challenge, cheating without appa...

Fish Tartare: A Recipe from Good Fat, Bad Fat

May 21 2016 - In honor of Primal Blueprint Publishing’s newest release, Good Fat, Bad Fat by Romy Dollé, we thought we’d share another recipe from this healthy fat resource. If you missed the Rösti with Fried...

Adaptogenic Keto Fat Bombs

June 10 2017 - The basic ketogenic diet garners about 65-75% energy needs from fat sources. While a good Primal diet offers much in the way of healthy, varied fats, with keto it's helpful to have extra strategies fo...

Keto Earl Grey Collagen Fat Bombs

March 31 2018 - The good folks at Pique Tea have stopped in this week to serve up two awesome keto recipes to our Primal crowd. Enjoy these rich and chocolatey Keto Earl Gray Collagen Fat Bombs today, and be sure to ...

Bacon, Chicken and Avocado Salad

April 17 2010 - Lauren Seaver had us with the first three ingredients in her salad: bacon, chicken and avocado. What is there not to love? This combination is not new to most of you, in fact, you might even throw it ...

Handy Primal Sandwich Alternatives (Or, Sub Subs)

April 22 2009 - Last week, I got this email from a reader: I work 12 hour ER shifts.  Our cafeteria is too expensive and the food is horrendous anyway (where do you think hospital food gets that reputation?)  My...

Top 10 Ways to “Go Nuts”

October 07 2008 - Loaded with heart-healthy good fats and a good source of protein, nuts are a satisfying - not to mention - tasty addition to any diet. But, if you relegate your nut consumption only to the odd handful...

Fat Guacamole Devils

January 23 2010 - Breathing new life into a tried and true recipe is a simple way of adding variety to your diet. Take deviled eggs, for example. They’ve been around as long as any of us can probably remember, althou...

Rosemary and Garlic Pork Loin in Caul Fat

December 17 2016 - Pork tenderloin cooks quickly and can be an easy weeknight meal, but the fear of ending up with a dry and flavorless dinner is real. Pork tenderloin is a lean cut, and the lack of fat makes it an unfo...

Primal Comfort Foods

January 30 2009 - Cold weather has a way of encouraging comfort food eating, and partaking in traditional comfort foods typically means derailing your healthy eating plan with carbs, carbs and more carbs. Fortunately, ...

Apple-Stuffed Roasted Chicken With Sweet Potato Chips

June 19 2009 - After all the animal fat talk this week, I figured a recipe was in order. But how could I make a dish that revolved around animal fat? Animal fats usually are just cooking aids, rather than stars of t...

When You Reprogram Your Genes to Become a Fat-burning Beast, Life Can Be Good!

February 17 2017 - 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’...

Little Leafy’s Keto Diet Success Story

September 08 2017 - 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’...

Don’t You Just Love Making Doctors Speechless

June 24 2011 - 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’...

Regaining Control: Michelle’s Primal Journey

August 25 2009 - My weight struggle began when I turned 21. I got really stressed out at my job, and in turn I became depressed and very anxious to the point that my Doctor put me off work. That was the beginning of m...

Can You Be an Endurance Athlete and Primal?

February 24 2010 - By now you know I have a biased point of view that rigorous endurance training is antithetical to health. Yes, I competed and loved it for 20 years, so I get the appeal it has for so many, but these d...

What Does It Mean to Be a Fat-Burning Beast?

June 22 2012 - It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark's Daily Apple reader. I'm excited to be able to bring you this story today. As much as I'm not a fan of Chr...

Success Story Follow-up: It’s about a Healthy, Real Life!

April 28 2017 - 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’...

3 More Primal Blueprint Tales of Transformation

November 12 2010 - It's time for another healthy dose of inspiration from Mark's Daily Apple readers that took control of their health and turned their lives around. Many thanks to Jason, Marti and Dan for sharing their...

When Eating Healthy is Making You Fat!

July 01 2011 - 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’...

The Problems with Antibiotics: They Kill the Good Guys and Make You Fat

November 17 2011 - Whenever I think about antibiotics, I stymie my inner Star Wars fan and admit that it's a good thing the Force isn't real and Art Ayers is not actually a wizened microbiologist version of Ben Kenobi. ...

Low-Carb Is Not a License to Live on Bacon

March 08 2007 - Yesterday I discussed the much-buzzed-about Stanford Atkins study...at length. As many of you know, I am very much in favor of a diet that is high in good fats, lean protein, and green vegetables - an...

I Can’t Eat Anything!

January 15 2007 - Junior Apple Mike F. writes: "Mark, what can I eat? I hear dairy is bad, fat is bad, then fat is good, but some fat is bad, carbs are bad, but fiber is good. There is nothing left. I can't even hav...

Dear Mark: Soy Lecithin, Healthy Fat Alternatives, Wasted Workouts, and Magic Grapefruit

May 02 2011 - Things got a little heated regarding the milligrams of evil soy lecithin used as in emulsifier in most dark chocolates in last week's Dear Mark post, so before launching into today's questions and ans...

Smart Fuel After Turkey Day

November 24 2006 - SMART FUEL Today's Smart Fuel isn't any particular item. Instead, let's address the real topic at hand: the mountain of Thanksgiving leftovers lurking in the fridge. Perhaps you really indulged yes...

Why the Kind of Body Fat You Carry Matters

June 07 2016 - All fats are not created equal. We know this because we're constantly correcting people who get it wrong. There are good fats and bad fats and really really bad fats and fats that are conditionally go...

How to Dog Whisper Your Food Cravings

July 06 2007 - Warm, fudgy chocolate cake. Melt-in-your-mouth fettuccine alfredo. An icy flute of champagne. Gee, thanks a lot, MDA. Whether it's for garlic knots or a tuna melt, the temptation to indulg...

The Only Proven Way to Gain Weight: Go on a Diet!

April 05 2007 - Worker Bees' Daily Bites: Dieting doesn't work, "they" tell us. But wait, the Mediterranean diet prevents health problems in the tiny tots! What gives? We're here to help you sort through the confu...

The 7 Habits of Thin (Healthy) People

July 11 2007 - Bibliona Flickr Photo (CC) There are more diets than donuts, and the truth is that most of them will work in the short-term. But the reason few diets work long-term is because they are rarely sustain...

Jimmy Moore: Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb & Lovin’ It

March 13 2007 - Apples: I'm very pleased to bring you a can't-miss interview with everyone's favorite low-carb blogger, low-carb rock star Jimmy Moore of Livin' La Vida Low-Carb. Jimmy's wildly popular blog (and new ...

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