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Archive for August, 2009

27 Aug

Cardio Queen Gone Primal

I was always a little on the heavy side, ever since I had my tonsils and adenoids taken out in kindergarten. I would say 3rd grade was the last time I really felt “normal.” After that it was all down hill. I can remember my childhood being filled with snacks, cakes, and overall poor food […]

27 Aug

Contest: Haven’t Bought the Book Yet? Now’s the Time.

The Prize: Damage Control Master Formula, a bottle of Vital Omega fish oils, a canister of Responsibly Slim protein powder, and the Grok shirt. Yep, the whole Primal Nutrition package. The Contest: You read the blog. You like the message. You’ve been thinking about buying the book, maybe waiting until Christmas, or you still have […]

26 Aug

Crispy Kale Chips

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

26 Aug

Adding Randomness to Primal Blueprint Fitness

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

26 Aug

Training in the Woods

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

26 Aug

Jicama “Corn” Bread

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

26 Aug

High Intensity Workout with Primitive Equipment

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

26 Aug

Went Primal, Ditched the Diabetes Meds

I’m 56 years old and have been a type 2 diabetic since I was 32. When diagnosed, I went on the American Diabetic Association exchange diet, which is 50%+ carbohydrates. Believe it or not, the diet worked for a while, because as high in carbs as it is, it was still fewer than I had […]

26 Aug

Contest Poll: Primal Post-Its

On August 10 I announced the Primal Post-Its contest. I imagined a few of the creative types would submit some Photoshop creations, and a handful of others would go out into the field to poke fun at CW. Instead I received nearly 500 submissions! Some of the entries are downright hilarious. Others do a great […]

26 Aug

Skinless Gyoza with Special Dipping Sauce

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

26 Aug

Contest: Let’s Chat

The Prize: Let’s talk. Seriously. I’ll call today’s winner. The Contest: Tell me why I should call you. Need help with the challenge? Maybe you have unusual obstacles you need to overcome, or you need help tailoring Primal living to the demands of your lifestyle (work, school, location, finances). Or maybe you’ve done great on […]

25 Aug

Getting Primal with Grok Music

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

25 Aug

Garlicky Summer Squash Fritters

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

25 Aug

Primal Blueprint Fitness: 8 Minute Workout

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

25 Aug

Primal Coconut Pancakes and Waffles

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

25 Aug

Regaining Control: Michelle’s Primal Journey

My weight struggle began when I turned 21. I got really stressed out at my job, and in turn I became depressed and very anxious to the point that my Doctor put me off work. That was the beginning of my search to feel well again…so here’s my story. In 2002 I was prescribed Antidepressants, […]

25 Aug

Contest: The $5.99 Primal Value Meal

The Prize: A yoga mat! Yoga is more than just exercise, it’s also a great way to relieve stress. And in the case of today’s prize, a great way to save the environment. Jade Yoga, today’s prize donor, is partnered with Trees for the Future to plant a tree for every mat they sell. Jade […]

24 Aug

The Primal Blueprint Fitness Laws with Clayberg

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

24 Aug

Not Just Another Acronym

The following real life story is from MDA reader, Tallguy. He has graciously submitted his tale of going Primal and in doing so is participating in this season’s Tell Your Story contest. If you’d like to share your story (and photos) with fellow MDA readers submit your own personal story by August 28 for a […]

24 Aug

Primal Pork Spareribs

This reader created video was submitted for a Primal Blueprint Contest. Click here to find out how you can participate and win Primal prizes!

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