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9 Ways You Might Be Inadvertently Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts. How to Shop, Cook, and Eat Out on the Primal Blueprint. Welcome!

How to Shop, Cook, and Eat Out on the Primal Blueprint

How to Deal with Common Primal Stumbling Blocks. Welcome!

How to Deal with Common Primal Stumbling Blocks

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal Lifestyle. 16 Tips for Desk Jockeys: What to Do About Sitting All Day. 15 Ways to Beat Stress. Do I need to really even say the holidays are a stressful time of year?

15 Ways to Beat Stress

Every lifestyle blog, magazine, evening news program, and newspaper will have a stress-related feature right about now. I bet Dr. Oz has a “holiday stress relief” show airing. It’s part of the culture – we expect holiday stress and seem to love wallowing in it. How to Gain Weight and Build Muscle. So you wanna put on some lean muscle mass.

How to Gain Weight and Build Muscle

And you want to do it within the context of the Primal Blueprint, but aren’t sure where to start. It’s a common question and it’s about time I addressed it head on. As I’ve made pretty clear, our ultimate goal is to achieve positive gene expression, functional strength, optimum health, and extended longevity. In other words: To make the most out of the particular gene set you inherited. These are my end goals, and I’ve modeled the PB Laws with them in mind. I’d be the first to tell you that lean body mass is healthier than adipose tissue. Of course, we’re all built a little differently.

Let’s face it, though. The main hormones that contribute to muscle anabolism are testosterone, growth hormone (GH), and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Testosterone Crazy bodybuilders don’t inject themselves with anabolic steroid hormones that are based on testosterone for nothing. Growth Hormone. Sensible Vices. Welcome!

Sensible Vices

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, increase energy levels or just generally look and feel healthier you've come to the right place. Here's where to start: Visit the Start Here and Primal Blueprint 101 pages to learn more about the Primal Lifestyle. Subscribe to my free weekly newsletter to receive 10 eBooks, a 7-Day Course of Primal Fundamentals, and more - all for free. Cut to the chase by visiting PrimalBlueprint.com. Thanks for visiting! One issue I have with our modern lifestyle – of many – is the emphasis on perfection. Which brings me to vices. Great health is about maximizing the potential output for the minimum input. Unleash Your Inner Grok. Even though we, as Primal enthusiasts, do acknowledge his presence by eating his food, doing his exercises, and minimizing the kind of artificial stress he rarely experienced, something seems absent from our relationship with Grok.

Unleash Your Inner Grok

We pay attention to his counsel when it comes to nutrition and biology and fitness – but is something lost in the translation between his past and our present? It’s almost like we’re tourists on some grand expedition: temporal-anthro-eco-nutro tourists who visit the Edenic past and, indeed, adopt its way of life and follow its precepts to a tee with resounding success and inimitable results. But in the end, we remain tourists. We aren’t yet truly going Primal.

Environment and necessity naturally play big roles in our disconnect. 10 Baby Steps to Help You “Get Primal” For this month’s 30-day challenge, we realize that everyone is starting from a different place.

10 Baby Steps to Help You “Get Primal”

As much as we learn from our hardcore Grokkers, we welcome Primal newcomers with open arms and eager ears. We want to know their stories, their challenges, and the strategies that finally make it work for them. Some of us are the type to jump in the deep end of the pool and figure it out when we get to the bottom. Others of us dip our toes, scan the ladder placements, and study the grade of floor depth. Different strokes, we say. Even as we accept that our own Primal journey will be different from the next person’s, it can be a little awkward or discouraging to be the one feeling out the shallow end while others are doing flips and belly flops in the deep side of the pool.

Re-make a meal Not that a single meal doesn’t count for something, but we actually mean a meal category (or maybe snack) each day. Drop or swap a vice Give up a grain at a time Out with the old, in with the new as they say. How to Guide: Making the Switch to Primal Living in 6 Easy Steps. Perhaps you’ve been reading MDA for some time now, finding yourself intrigued, maybe even testing the waters a bit.

How to Guide: Making the Switch to Primal Living in 6 Easy Steps

The Primal Blueprint sounds good to you. It speaks to you. It makes sense. The mind is clearly motivated, but the heart is, well, a bit trepidatious. Maybe the “Act As If” challenge interested you, inspired you, but you’re not quite there yet: “Compared to my lifestyle now, I don’t know if I could make this big of a change.” “Do I trust that I could stick to this kind of life?” “Maybe this is just for diehards.