Mondo Weekend Link Love

It’s been over a month since the last Weekend Link Love, so I’m making up for it with this mondo list of the best stuff from August. That’s an entire month of hot blog posts, funnies, buzz-worthy scientific studies, and ironic conventional wisdom fails…

You may have heard of Mike O’Donnell from the IF (Intermittent Fasting) Life. He now makes up half the brains behind the wonderful Fitness Spotlight, and he’s got a great new video exposing the biggest weight loss and diet scams. Watch it.

How long ago was Grok chopping up his kill? As some anthropologists from the University of Arizona found, a very long time ago.

Forget cabbage soup, say goodbye to diet cookies, Pay Now, Live Later has the scoop on the latest celebrity craze, the amputation diet. And it works. Seriously, works like a charm.

The running list of PETA faux pas is so long, I’ve had friends tell me they are funded by special interest groups interested in making vegetarians look ridiculous (I’m not kidding). Read’s hilarious dissection of PETA’s latest officious blunder.

Stepping back a few years…okay a few decades, an old dorm mate interviews me at Here’s the intro, part 1, and part 2.

And if you aren’t tired of interviews yet, here’s another one by Katie Drummond at True/Slant.

Mary Dan Eades talks bacon chocolate. Oh boy…

TIME Magazine explains why exercise won’t make you thin. Sounds familiar… “Gortmaker, who has studied childhood obesity, is even suspicious of the playgrounds at fast-food restaurants. ‘Why would they build those?’ he asks. ‘I know it sounds kind of like conspiracy theory, but you have to think, if a kid plays five minutes and burns 50 calories, he might then go inside and consume 500 calories or even 1,000.'”

In the Recipe Corner:

The Fitness Adviser has a grand slam list of tips from health bloggers. You may see some familiar faces.

Want to know how far you can go with a pull up bar? Fitness Black Book introduces you to the Bar-Barians.

The ripped folks at Crossfit Generation have started a new Primal Eating blog. It’s off to a great start; check it out!

Birthday Shoes has a preview of the new Vibram Fivefingers designs!

For all the Brits out there, the Times Lab Blog has a fun little chart showing what Britain has been eating for the last 30 years. And if you live in London, John is hosting an Evolutionary Fitness meet-up group, so feel free to get in touch with him.

Via Exuberant Animal, Nike says what?

And finally, this cartoon pretty much gets it right…

About the Author

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.

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