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8 Oct

The J.J. Experiment: Primal Leap Results

Five weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment (week 2, 3, 4) began. J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, guided ten people as they took a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they did… Dear Mark’s Daily Apple readers, I can’t believe the 30 Day Challenge has come to an end! We […]

8 Oct

Contest Poll: The 2010 Grokfeast Challenge

I’d like to thank the 28 groups who participated in the Grokfeast Challenge this year. Your level of creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm serves as a hallmark for Primal living at its best. It’s been an immense pleasure reading and posting your experiences on Mark’s Daily Apple. As good as they all were, only one group […]

7 Oct

The End of the 30-Day Challenge: A Final Contest

The Prizes: I saved some of the coolest stuff for last. Over a thousand bucks worth of stuff. A prize for fitness, a prize for food, a prize for lifestyle…

5 Oct

Contest Results: Where in the World is Grok?

There are Groks all over the globe! Australia, Singapore, Germany, Canada, Austria, Ireland, Norway, India, Ukraine, Hungary, South Korea, Thailand, Portugal, Sweden and in numerous states across the beautiful U.S. of A. If you’re reading this there is a Grok in your hometown, too. By the looks of these pictures it appears that I’m well […]

5 Oct

Contest Results: Foraging in a Fast Food Nation

Mark’s Daily Apple readers show that with a little ingenuity and, perhaps, a dose of compromise (remember the 80/20) it’s entirely possible to successfully navigate restaurants and even (gasp!) the odd fast food stop. Ideal? In some cases, maybe not. Realistic? Absolutely. Because business lunches, birthday parties and travel does happen, it pays to know […]

5 Oct

Contest Results: Meet a Farmer

It turns out that when I announced the “Meet a Farmer” contest and encouraged people to make a connection with their local food suppliers I overlooked the fact that many of the farmers themselves read Mark’s Daily Apple. So whether you took a picture of yourself and sent it in, or made the pilgrimage to […]

3 Oct

Contest Results: Show Your Groceries

Earlier in the month I asked readers to send in pictures of themselves surrounded by a week’s worth of groceries. Over 40 families sent me pics. This is really one of my favorite contests. Getting to see a slice of the Primal community, to see how people shop and eat, to put real faces on […]

3 Oct

Secret Contest Results: The Grok Tattoo

There are perks to being a forum member. Earlier this month I held a secret contest, published only in the forum and only public for a short period of time. Those that acted quickly were sent a free temporary Grok Tattoo. I asked for pics and MDA forum members came through big time with this […]

3 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 30-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos. MDA readers got right to work. As a result, YouTube has never seen better looking food. As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the […]

2 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos

At the start of this 30-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos. And you responded with nearly a dozen top-notch clips. Boiling the submissions down to the top three was no easy task. My crew and I discussed at length what made up a good fitness video. Was it fun […]

1 Oct

The J.J. Experiment: Week 4

Four weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment (week 2, 3) began. J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, is guiding ten people as they take a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they’re doing… Dear MDA, We have rounded 3rd base and are being waved into home plate! There is less than […]

26 Sep

Reader-Created Content: The Grokpose

Earlier in the challenge I asked people to pose like Grok. Congrats to Stephen (right), who wins a bunch of bacon and a spear. A big thanks to everyone who sent in a picture. I’ve posted them all below. What do you think, folks? Who hits the most accurate pose? The most creative? The most […]

24 Sep

The J.J. Experiment: Week 3

Three weeks ago, the J.J. Experiment began (week 2). J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, is guiding ten people as they take a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they’re doing… My fellow Grok and Grokettes, It was a busy week for myself and the Leapers. Last Friday, I was […]

22 Sep

Announcement: New Grok On! Shirts Available

They’re long overdue, and finally here. The myriad of email requests worked. I present to you, women Grok On! shirts: The white on purple V-Neck is a 100% fine jersey cotton. The black on light-turquoise Tank Top is a form-fitting tri-blend racerback (50% polyester, 25% cotton, 25% rayon). One of my crew members wore the […]

19 Sep

The Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge Contest Updates

We’re almost two weeks in to the 30-Day Challenge. If you’re just tuning in, check out the main Challenge Page for instruction on how to get Primal, and then head over to the Contest Page for instruction on how to win prizes. Here are a few highlights… The entry pool is still small for the […]

17 Sep

The J.J. Experiment: Week 2

Last week the J.J. Experiment began. J.J. Valdivia, a personal trainer in Miami, is guiding ten people as they take a 30-Day Leap into a healthy lifestyle. Let’s find out how they’re doing… Hello MDA, We are 11 days into the Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge and my Leapers and I are still as determined to […]

3 Sep

PrimalCon 2011 Announcement: Throw This

I am very pleased to announce that Bob Perkins will be leading a breakout session at PrimalCon 2011. Atlatl Bob is the world authority on the atlatl and dart, so register today (only 25 of 100 spots remaining) to ensure your spot at this unique, hands-on lecture. Bob has graciously written the following guest post […]

1 Sep

Announcement: The Primal Blueprint 30-Day Challenge Begins September 7

Boy, oh, boy am I excited about what this next month holds for MDA readers. This year’s 30-Day Challenge (September 7 – October 6) will be all about aligning your lifestyle behaviors with each of the 10 Primal Blueprint Laws. There will be contests and giveaways each day. I’ve lined up some great sponsors this […]

17 Aug

Introducing The Primal Leap

Weight management is huge issue – even an obsession – in modern culture. Ironically, it’s a booming industry, yet one that has produced widespread dismal failure for decades – even with ever-greater attention, awareness, and education about healthy living and reducing disease risk. Since the inception of MDA, and particularly in recent months after the […]

13 Aug

Announcement: New Recipe Theme for the Cookbook Contest

Enter your best Primal Blueprint recipes for your chance to win prizes and be featured in the Reader-Created Cookbook The new theme: Seafood Recipes

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