A lot of people come to the Primal Blueprint having felt lousy for many years. It might be because of excess weight, medical issues, or general lack of energy.
The point is, many of these folks have forgotten how to feel—let alone cultivate—basic physical pleasure in their lives. When you live with constant pain or fatigue, it can be hard to imagine the other side of the spectrum, and that’s okay. Just take action to move yourself there—each and every day.
In other words, take the time and effort to feel good again on a daily basis. Living Primally will do its work in easing the physiological issues, but it’s important to inject pleasure into your lifestyle (e.g. get a massage, take a better bath, relish really good food, feel the sun on your face, tune into the sensory elements of your day).
The idea here is to reorient your experience of your body. Find ways to feel good, and you’ll be motivated to live a life that supports pleasure as a dimension of full well-being.
For more on the pleasure principle, continue reading here.
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.