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31 Dec

Contest: What Did You Learn This Year?

It’s December 31, the last day of the 2000s. It’s always fun, and often quite moving, at times like these to take a look back and remind ourselves how far we’ve come, to recall where and what we were and how and why we are different now. These exercises can seem a little cheesy, but […]

22 Dec

Contest: Guess My Body Fat Percentage

Before we get to today’s actual post, I have a challenge. At the risk of sounding like a carny barker, guess my body fat and win a Damage Control Master Formula. The winner will be the one who, before tomorrow’s post, guesses what the “gold standard” hydrostatic test showed my body fat percentage to be […]

7 Dec

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: Primal Soups! We’ve received some delicious Primal breakfast recipes from readers: Almond Banana Pancakes No Oat Oatmeal… It’s Noatmeal! Omelet Muffins Frittata Aleta All of these recipes will be featured in the Reader-Created […]

6 Nov

Contest Video: Primaldelphia (plus Grok in the Wild! pics)

As part of our ongoing Primal Blueprint Fitness Video Contest reader Anders submitted his interpretation of Primal Blueprint bodyweight exercises. You may remember Anders from the video he submitted during last season’s Primal Blueprint 30-day Health Challenge: Bringing Home the Bacon. This is the fourth Primal Blueprint Fitness Contest Video to be published on Mark’s […]

16 Oct

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: A Primal Breakfast We’ve received some delicious Primal beef recipes from readers: Korean-Style Short Ribs Carne Asada And we have a few more reader-submitted beef recipes in the pipeline, including one that will […]

1 Sep

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Fitness Videos

At the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I put out a call for Primal Fitness videos. Over 20 videos were submitted. They were all fantastic so choosing the best of the best was no easy task. The Worker Bees and I each voted for our favorites. We tallied the results and came up […]

1 Sep

This is Just the Beginning

Special Offer I’m convinced that supplementation with a daily multi-vitamin-antioxidant complex and (Omega 3) fish oil is a crucial part of living a healthy Primal life in our 21st century world. As I’ve explained in the past, Grok may not have taken supplements but I believe we should. Why? Because the world we’ve created conspires at […]

1 Sep

Final Contest: Raising the Bar

The Prize: Would you rather have a pull up bar or a dip bar? No need to pick, if you win you get both! Get excited, because Ultimate Body Press is donating their full package as the final prize of the the 30 day challenge. No need to drill pilot holes into your doorway, the […]

1 Sep

Contest Results: Primal Dinner Pics

It’s the last picture-fest of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge. You’ve shown us your breakfast photos, your lunch photos, you’re groceries and you even sent in pics of your Primal fridges. But wait! There’s something missing here. Ah, yes. Primal dinner! Warning: If you’re stuck in a cubical and your next meal is nowhere in […]

31 Aug

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

At the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I put out a call for Primal Recipe videos. When I started this contest I had no idea what sort of response I’d get. It takes time, effort, equipment and forethought to put together a coherent video, but a number of MDA readers were up to […]

31 Aug

Patience… Persistence… Promise…

Believe it or not, we’re rounding the corner on our 30 Day Primal Challenge! It’s been an unbelievable few weeks of stories, support and success. (If you think we’ve motivated you along the way, just know you’ve done the same for us in our work. This is why we love what we do!) Tomorrow Mark […]

31 Aug

Contest: You Might Be Primal If…

The Prize: Brainy and brawny go well together. That’s why today’s sponsor is ThinkGeek, a one stop web shop for the smart masses. Today’s prize is the the Homo Sapiens Caveman Kitchen Tool. Or as I’m re-naming it, the Grok Tool. It pounds. It smashes. It even…grates garlic? Yep, all that and you now have […]

30 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Book.

The Prize: My book. Win it. Read it. Get Primal. It’s the last one I’m giving away! The Contest: You know the drill by now. Leave a comment on today’s post: Done with Yo-Yo Dieting To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for a chance to win the book. Commenting on this post will get […]

29 Aug

Contest: Leave a Comment. Win a Grok Shirt.

The Prize: A “Grok On!” T-Shirt! It’s the official shirt of Mark’s Daily Apple; wear your philosophy on your sleeve…or chest. The Contest: Today’s contest is a piece of cake (Primal almond cake). Simply leave a comment in today’s blog post: The Beginning of a New Life To reiterate, comment on today’s OTHER post for […]

28 Aug

Contest Results: Show Your Groceries

Way back on August 7 at the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I asked you to show your groceries. (Luckily no one was confused and thought I meant shouting groceries.) It was great to get a glimpse into the lives of other PBers and to be able to attach faces to names in […]

28 Aug

Contest: Tweet This. Win Clubbells.

Update: This contest is now closed. The Prize: Clubbells! Like Dick Butkus, clubbells are heavy, intense, and beautiful in motion. It’s the one item Grok would keep if he was stranded on a deserted island. I’ve posted about how Primal these things are, and now you get to win the best clubbells ever made. Today’s […]

27 Aug

Contest Results: Primal Fridge Pics

It’s another picture-fest! In our ongoing week of reader created content, and following up reader-submitted breakfast photos and lunch photos, we’ve got pics of your Primal fridges. I should point out that many of the emails I received noted that their fridges aren’t entirely Primal. Some are just taking the first steps toward becoming Primal. […]

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

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

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 […]

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