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19 Aug

Contest: Your Thoughts for YouBars

The Prize:

Energy bars can be nasty business. 95% of the energy bars on the market are simply candy bars re-branded for the cardio crowd. Heck, even Snickers has its own brand of energy bar which – big surprise – contains almost the exact same nutritional breakdown as a plain, old Snickers. What’s a Grok to do with so few Primal options for a quick pick-me-up?

Enter YouBar. Don’t like the options at your health food store? Why not make your own! YouBar is a family owned company that lets you design your own energy bar using real, Primal ingredients.

Like almonds? Coconut? Blueberries? Whatever you want. I designed my own a few weeks ago; they were delightful. I’ve listed the recipe below:

Almond Butter
Whey Protein Powder (Extra Protein)
Hempseeds, Pecans (Normal Nuts)
Goji Berries, Unsweetened Organic Shredded Coconut (Less Fruit)
Organic Clover Honey (Not Too Sweet)
Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cacao Nibs

The winner of today’s contest will receive a free box of custom designed YouBars (or shakes or trailmix if you so choose). If you want my recipe, enter code “zidf0”, or you can design your own. And as a bonus for anyone who doesn’t win but still wants to build their own box of bars, for the rest of the month you can receive a 5% discount on any YouBar purchase by entering “Primal” in the coupon code section when ordering.

The Contest:

Put on your Oscar Wilde cap, because it’s time to serve up some wit. Today you need to comment about Primal living in as few words as possible. Funny, smart, insightful, whatever you say, make it count. It can encapsulate the whole of Primal living, or simply express a Primal idea.

Think of your best one-liner, post it in the comments section of today’s post: Primal Quotable Quips

NOTE: Leave your quip on today’s OTHER POST. Commenting on this post will get you nothing.

Win the YouBars and, if it’s good enough, I may even use it as the new MDA tagline. Happy quipping.


Today’s post has a bevy of quips, but here’s a few more irreverent quips the Worker Bees came up with:

They say grains are healthy. Kind of like they used to say Crisco was healthy. And cocaine.

Go Primal. Because diets aren’t worth dying for.

You wouldn’t fly in a rocket built by a chef, so why would you eat food built by scientists?

You ever see a bunch of kids going nuts at a playground? It’s like that.

Some people claim the Primal eating plan is elitist. They’re right.

I thought about trying Vegan, but cannibalism is outlawed.

Go Primal: It’s not a diet, it’s a frickin’ lifestyle.

When it comes to running, it’s not length that matters, but how hard it is.


Anyone can win. Except Martians. No Martian winners.

The Contest End Time:

Midnight, tonight. Mush!

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

I’ll pick a few of my favorites and let you all decide the winner through a poll (like I did with the Grokkus).

To track all the contests visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

Visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge for challenge details.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. When I’m shopping with seedlings, “Not caveman approved!”

    smc2009 wrote on August 19th, 2009
  2. I love animals – they’re delicious.

    David wrote on August 19th, 2009
  3. The primal lifestyle is an addiction… to awesome!

    Jake wrote on August 19th, 2009
  4. If man created it, don’t eat it!

    Joe Morris wrote on August 19th, 2009
  5. To go against the grain in spirit is brave, to go against the grain in body merely sensible.

    Primal: highly evolved, barely civilized.

    Primal: designed by nature, retroengineered by science.

    aray wrote on August 19th, 2009
  6. As my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather once told me, “Hunt and gather.”

    chris johnson wrote on August 19th, 2009
  7. Get back to your roots – go primal.

    Robert Gioia wrote on August 19th, 2009
  8. Primal – Reckless Abandon!

    Scott wrote on August 19th, 2009
  9. Lessons learned:
    1. Eat real food
    2. Drink water
    3. Move your body
    4. It makes you better!

    Brian Weinhaus wrote on August 19th, 2009
  10. If you are what you eat, it’s a good thing i don’t eat bread…. its too soft

    Go againts the grains…. Go Primal!

    Jim McBride wrote on August 19th, 2009
  11. Grokify & simplify!

    nessa wrote on August 19th, 2009

    Jeffrey Strickland wrote on August 19th, 2009
  13. Primal living…the evolution revolution.

    Kevin Croke wrote on August 19th, 2009
  14. Someone asked me recently,”Are you a hunter or a gatherer?” …Yes!

    Heather Odeh wrote on August 19th, 2009
  15. Just call us krogers!! Gork backwards!

    Heather Odeh wrote on August 19th, 2009
  16. I hunt and I gather. Therefore I am.

    Chris Rimby wrote on August 19th, 2009
  17. Run fast, lift heavy, die happy.

    Chris Rimby wrote on August 19th, 2009
  18. Real cheese comes from happy cows. Happy cows come from California…Forget the cheese, eat the happy cow!

    Trevor Clack wrote on August 19th, 2009
  19. Primal Today..yes
    Primal Tomorrow.. for sure
    Primal 5 years ago….ugh i so with :(
    Primal 5 years from now…yes! it is now my lifestyle!

    joshua76 wrote on August 19th, 2009
  20. Sign Me Up!!!

    Charles Olson wrote on August 19th, 2009
  21. We started off as #Primal Pals
    Now I’m his #Primal Gal!!

    Nicola M wrote on August 19th, 2009
  22. Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger… Live Primal!

    Brooke wrote on August 19th, 2009
  23. It’s not natural to scientifically nurture nature, just eat it.

    Ben K wrote on August 19th, 2009
  24. high tech tomatoes, Mysterious milk,supersquash …are we supposed to eat this stuff..or is it going to eat us?

    Iceskater wrote on August 19th, 2009
  25. YouBar = Genius!

    Grok wrote on August 20th, 2009
  26. Obey your instincts, go primal

    Linda wrote on August 20th, 2009
  27. Primal living, everything else…isn’t.

    Steven Collegio wrote on August 20th, 2009
  28. Man bits cow: hey that’s news

    Joey wrote on August 20th, 2009
  29. Prime Cuts through Primal living.

    Robert Gioia wrote on August 20th, 2009
  30. Yummy!

    Carving it already.

    JeT wrote on August 22nd, 2009
  31. primal meets candybar!

    laura s wrote on August 19th, 2010
  32. Grok lives!

    Rubiolio wrote on October 4th, 2010

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