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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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June 20 2010

Weekend Link Love

By Mark Sisson
21 Comments

More proof of the pudding: Reader Adam just won his neighborhood fitness contest by dropping half his body fat living Primally.

Because sometimes you just need to break Primal Law #9, go ahead and join the Warrior Dash. Just remember to stop, drop, and roll if you catch on fire.

Remember, pizza counts as a required bread and a required veggie. Mrs. Q has decided to spend a year eating school lunch. Check out her blog, Fed Up With Lunch: The School Lunch Project, where she posts Children’s Food Bill of Rights, ridiculous meals, and ideas for improvement.

Quick! What does “Loren Cordain” rhyme with?! That’s right, Primal Chat wrote a Primal Poem.

Burger Cordon Bleu? Forum user Rivvin dug up a ridiculous treasure this week called Stufz. Seems this device could also be used for a modest amount of pranking at the family barbecue.

Forget Skittles. Taste this rainbow.

Recipe Corner

  • Did you just create a coconut pancake bacon smoothie mash-up? Or maybe you’ve got an unbeatable avocado loaf. Head over to Tasty Paleo. It’s a recipe swap meet, 2.0 style.
  • If you needed an excuse to buy a mortar and pestle… watch Food Wishes raw green sauce recipe.

Time Capsule

One year ago (June 13 – 19)

Comment of the Week

I just heard on Super Human Radio last week that vitamin D is also a precursor to testosterone production in males. I don’t know all the science behind that but I’ll take more test anyway I can get it!

-Farley on Vitamin D: Loose Ends

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  1. wow – lot of negativity in the comments on that first story considering it was basically all good news. well done Adam anyway!

  2. Oh, the Warrior Dash has an event in my region! I am SO there! Time to go gather a few friends….

  3. Can I get ready for the Rcky Mtn warrior dash in time?? I agree with Tai Haku; there were some negative responses to Adam’s success, but PBers rushed in & squashed that!
    School lunches… ugh. You forget how horrible they are when your kids are out of school. Makes you wanna git out there & shake things up a bit…

    1. OK, I signed up for the Dash. My 50th birthday present to myself 🙂

  4. I {{LOVE}} me some Primal. Happy Father’s Day Mark. And Thanks for contributing to my current happiness.

  5. Adam did an awesome job! and has a beer in hand haha

    I am horrified by some school lunches and by what some mother feed their children!
    Katherine

  6. I did the southeast region Warrior Dawsh in May. It was great fun. A Grok like workout. Crawled through mud, ran through the lake, climbed and jumped over cars, climbed cargo nets and walls, jumped barriers, jumped over fire, and tripped over tires. Plus, I got three free beers at the end. What could be better?

  7. I checked out Tasty Paleo, but didn’t see the coconut pancake bacon smoothie mash-up – and I’m dyin’ for the recipe!

    Anyone? 😉

  8. I’m glad you gave Mrs.Q a shout out, she really is doing us a huge service here!

    Finally purchased the Primal book, LOVE IT! I’m excited to read it!

    B

  9. I’m not so sure the colored bacon will become popular. After all, you don’t need pretty colors to get kids to eat bacon. Everyone already loves bacon! That’s one of the things that is so cool about eating primal. The food naturally tastes good so you don’t have to resort to tricks or cajoling to convince people to like it and eat it.

  10. Way to go Adam! Great to see the Primal word being spread even more in the Seattle area. Forget the negative comments section of the article. There were also lots of positive from other PB’ers. Keep spreading the word.
    Grok on!

  11. “More proof in the pudding”

    Oh no, Mark. Please, no.

    “The proof OF the pudding is in the eating”

    Proof in this case is a somewhat archaic version of the word as a verb, meaning test.

    Yes, you can love primal and be a pedant 😉

    Thanks for the great site (and the book, that I’m working my way through).

  12. Congratulations to Adam! The comments on the website are just from negative people that are jealous of his results. He did a great job and is true proof of how responding to our bodies evolutionary designs really works for overall health!

    I can’t believe our children eat that stuff – ugh. I am sooo homeschooling my babies!

    I love the paleo recipe exchange 🙂 great place for new ideas! I can’t wait to try some.

  13. Mrs. Q blog was interesting. Loved the primal poem. Colorful bacon that’s creative work of art lol. (I like mine natural) Adam, Congrats! (It feels real good to received support & backup) Good post as always Mark 😀

  14. The comments on the success story are ridiculous. Congrats Adam on the success. Hope your “metabolism doesn’t catch up with you…” idiots. PB is the way to go!

  15. OK, I’m doing the Rocky Mountain dash!! I better start training…running’s not my forte, but I’m all about jumping and crawling through mud.

  16. I’m a little taken back by the children’s food bill of rights.

    1) Parents have the right to advocate for their children because children have no voice or real power.

    yep we as do have the right and should use the right to advocate for our kids. but, kids don’t have voice? really? they don’t have “power”? WHAT? obviously you haven’t met my 5 year old son. trust me. kids may not yet have all the knowledge and social power we do as adult. but they got a voice and they use it. and as for power, they got that too. try getting my son to eat something he doesn’t like or take a shower when he doesn’t want to. that’s power right there.

    the issue is, we tend to get into the routine of ignoring kids. and telling ourselves that they are hapless babies instead of seeing them as adults-in-training.

    just my two cents.