The Primal Blueprint (best selling book, written by Mark Sisson) and its 10 Laws is a clear and straight forward guide as to how we should ideally live our lives based on how our primal ancestors had to live their lives to survive. However, the majority of the population does not follow this concept, not even in the slightest degree. Once you begin to understand what exactly is meant in detail with each of these laws, it will be like a light switch turning on in your brain over and over again. As you slowly gain knowledge and start to understand the real value of nutrition and what it can do to your body and mind, both negative and positive, as well as the many other elements these laws address, your body and mind will undergo a transformation. These 10 laws literally cover our scope of activities in life and if you take to them your life will become healthier, happier and energised.”
We do not have to eliminate the foods we enjoy most, we just have to become aware as to what certain foods and beverages are doing to our body, then eliminate the bad ones! Beyond cutting out excessive carbs and grains, along with processed foods and hydrogenated oils, there really is no sacrifice or struggle involved. You can eat all the healthy fats, meats, fruits, vegetables and decadent treats like dark chocolate you want! That’s because these healthy foods are essentially made up of protein and fat—macronutrients that the human body has evolved to prefer. Grains like wheat and corn were only introduced in the last 10,000 years or so, and we just don’t take well to the processed sugars and carbohydrates they contain. After all, grains—and packaged processed foods—were never part of our primal ancestors’ diet.
Primal eating is first layer to the blueprint for building a healthy and energised body. The more Mark Sisson studied our primal ancestors, the more he realized that lifestyle behaviors beyond diet also contributed to a healthy—and happy—life. The foods our primal ancestors ate, the amount of sun they got, and the sort of movement they engaged in to survive shaped their genome. While the world has changed in innumerable ways in the last 10,000 years (for better and worse), the human genome has changed very little and thus only thrives under similar conditions. Simply put, if you want a good future, you’d better listen to the past. And that’s where The Primal Blueprint comes in. The Blueprint not only teaches you how to eat in a way that will help your body and genes become efficient at fat burning and muscle building, but also how you can increase your longevity and wellness by reducing disease and illness. Make a commitment to Primal living or a Primal Lifestyle as I call it, and you will witness your body and mind transform within the shortest time. You will be able to achieve your ideal body composition without adhering to some frustrating diet, and without banging yourself up on long and excessive runs or weight training sessions. The Primal Blueprint is no fad weight loss program—it’s a set of lifestyle laws and habits that are the keys to health, wellness and longevity.