Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Primal Blueprint by Mark Sisson

When I started running in late 2009, I looked at my diet and noticed a few areas that were out of balance.  I had very little variety, and just like in running if you do the same thing over and over it could lead to injury.  So I needed to start introducing new foods.  I've been successful in doing that, and much happier with the new variety of foods I eat. 

To further my knowledge I've been reading books like "The Primal Blueprint" by Mark Sisson.  What I like about this book is that it works.  I've lost some weight, but that is not what impresses me.  Mr. Sisson says we eat to many carbohydrates.  So for a few days I cut back on the bread, pasta, and crackers.  I immediately dropped over 5 pounds.  Cool, but not as cool as this.  I did a low carb day with lots of fruit and vegetables.  The next day I had oatmeal and a Hammer Recoverite drink for breakfast.  That's a good amount of carbohydrates.  As Mr. Sisson predicts I crashed and got really hungry.  So the next day I avoided the carbs and guess what, no crash and consistent energy! 

I also like that he makes a great omelet.  In fact, I'm going to go make one for lunch now (I even bought organic eggs specifically for omelet making).


  1. Good luck this weekend Mark! You are going to rock it:)

  2. The Primal Blueprint is the the basis for the Paleo diet, which I follow. I've been doing it for a few weeks (like 2 or 3) and have lost significant weight and increased my energy levels substantially.

    My running has improved a lot and gotten speedier and I've been able to add 4 sessions of crossfit a week to my routine of running 6 days a week.

    I wish I had found this "diet" aka nutritional lifestyle much, much earlier.