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1 Oct

Contest: The Best and The Worst

The Prize:

Vital Omegas. Fantastic fish fat. They’re good for you. You know you need them. Win this contest and you’ll get three, count it three, bottles of omega 3s.

The Contest:

Primal is sunshine and walks on the beach and filet mignons and lobster. But it is also toe bruises and no more donuts and unresolved arguments with vegan friends. Inspired by Tim Conrad’s meet and greet forum thread, in the comments section below, tell people what, in your experience, is the best part of living Primal and what is the worst part of living Primal.

Here are a few examples:

Best: The looks I get from people checking out my newly toned body.

Worst: The looks I get from people checking out my weird Vibrams.

Best: My IBS has all but disappeared since going Primal.

Worst: On the few occasions when I indulge in grains, I can feel the negative effects more than ever.

Best: More bacon

Worst: Fewer tacos

Remember folks, brevity is the soul of wit, or something thereabouts. One winner will be selected at random.

The Deadline:

Midnight, tonight. It’s gonna happen!

Who is Eligible:

This one is only available to residents of Guam. If you live outside Guam, you can still win this prize, but you will be given a frown of disapproval for entering a contest you clearly know only to be open to residents of Guam.

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. best; getting to the top of that mountain I been dreaming of climbing
    worst; raising three primal preschoolers.

    sarah deremer wrote on October 1st, 2010
  2. Best: Discovering the wonders of steak and bacon
    Worst: Having not yet share these with my (lifelong vegetarian) parents

    NS wrote on October 1st, 2010
  3. Best: Having all symptoms of the ulcerative colitis that put me in the hospital a year ago completely disappear.

    Worst: The amount of money I’ve spent on new clothes because I keep needing smaller sizes!

    Kellie wrote on October 1st, 2010
  4. Best: Being able to eat the foods that I once feared and because of this way of eating, have a healtheir relationship with food.

    Worst: [Still] Incessantly hearing how I am crazy for eating a high-fat diet and how it’s going to put me in an early grave… and worse… make me fat! :o

    Samantha wrote on October 1st, 2010
  5. Best: Feeling like I have an inside secret on optimal health and I want to share it.

    Worst: Sharing it to blank stares or “you can’t have bread?, I could never not have bread”.

    Mia wrote on October 1st, 2010
  6. Best: Eating lots of meat

    Worst: Beer Guilt :(

    Russell wrote on October 1st, 2010
  7. Best: Eating fatty, buttery steak and bacon guiltfree

    Worst: Wistful glances at your grandmother’s homemade (now-too-sweet) pumpkin pie

    vdn wrote on October 1st, 2010
  8. Best – no more stomach problems!

    Worst – I feel extra guilty when I do eat junk because I know *exactly* what it’s doing inside my body.

    mayness wrote on October 1st, 2010
  9. Best: Achieving results after exhausting all other options.

    Worst: Wiping away a pound of saliva every time I catch a glimpse of an oreo.

    Trevor wrote on October 1st, 2010
  10. BEST: Licking the chicken fat from the frying pan!

    WORST: No longer licking the frosting from the bowl!

    gilliebean wrote on October 1st, 2010
  11. Best: Being an inspiration to friends and family. Having a husband that has joined me in primal living.

    Worst: Injuries from being so darn active.

    Jackie wrote on October 1st, 2010
  12. Best: Looking and feeling better than ever.

    Worst: Stressing over the conflicting opinions on the paleo/primal sites I read and trying to decide where to draw the line.

    Pat wrote on October 1st, 2010
  13. best: people constantly checking out my ass! (i am a mother of 3 for Goodness sake!)
    worst: same as above :)

    christine zamarra wrote on October 1st, 2010
  14. BEST: my plate always looks so colorful!

    WORST: my house always smells like bacon!

    Lisa wrote on October 1st, 2010
  15. Best: Naturally curly hair now has body, shine and “bounce” (no chemicals to strip it too). Biotin from eggs is awesome.

    Worst: People won’t stop commenting on it/touching it/smelling it!

    Marisa wrote on October 1st, 2010
  16. Best: I am going to my 30th reunion tonight and look great!

    Worst: The stares that I get from people when they see how much I eat and am losing weight!

    Kerry wrote on October 1st, 2010
  17. Best: Shopping is faster when you can skip most of the store.

    Worst: Feeling like people think I’m personally rejecting the effort they put into cooking something if I don’t eat it.

    Andrea wrote on October 1st, 2010
  18. Best: knowing how and why i’m improving my health and life

    Worst: knowing how and why everyone i see around me isn’t improving their health or life

    kelly q wrote on October 1st, 2010
  19. Best: I have more energy and life’s problems don’t bother me as much as they used to.

    Worst: The “OMG you’re gonna die of a heart attack!” response I get when coworkers spy over my shoulder and ask what I’m reading and what’s it all about. *facepalm*

    Sarah D wrote on October 1st, 2010
  20. BEST: Getting off of the birth control pill and not losing my mind, connecting with local farmers and butchers, feeling better both psychologically and physically, and of course, bacon and wild elk.

    WORST: The effects that this lifestyle can have on one’s social network. Watching my father eat bread and take statins. Watching my best friend deal with heart palpitations and acne, and swearing by a vegetarian diet because her mother lived through cancer with it. I love these people and want them to be around for a lot longer. Also, arguing with vegans, vegetarians, and other propaganda-FDA people is extremely frustrating.

    Ashley wrote on October 1st, 2010
  21. Best: Leaning down to levels not seen since I was in MIDDLE school and feeling great!

    Worst: Having trouble getting my girlfriend (cave companion) on board…

    PrimALex wrote on October 1st, 2010
  22. Best: Being able to eat sensibly without any doubts about endangering your health.

    Worst: Temptations for fall around the holidays with food you used to eat and still want to have.

    Jesse G. wrote on October 1st, 2010
  23. Best – Feel good and look great!

    Worst – Miss my bread and pasta (I’m italian)

    Luigi wrote on October 1st, 2010
  24. Best: Looking and feeling absolutely amazing every day, and people telling me so.

    Worst: Despite my obvious personal transformation, having to explain again and again how fat does NOT cause disease.

    Daniel wrote on October 1st, 2010
  25. Best: BAS for lunch and/or dinner

    Worst: Family not getting it, even though they can seen the results.

    Scott wrote on October 1st, 2010
  26. Best: the lack of guilt eating fat!
    Worst: no more movie popcorn and soda

    Melody wrote on October 1st, 2010
  27. Best: Finally free of cravings!

    Worst: As many others…not being able to eat/drink most things at work functions with food.

    Nellie wrote on October 1st, 2010
  28. Best: How my insides feel like they’ve been cleaned with a loofah

    Worst: Seconding Jim, the office functions that have no primal alternatives

    Julie wrote on October 1st, 2010
  29. Best: No more sugar cravings

    Unexpected Second Best: First time in my adult life that my ankles aren’t puffed up like balloons at the end of every work day. (This isn’t a weight thing; I guess there’s just less yucky stuff pooling in my cells these days.)

    Worst: Energy levels are still kind of low after seven weeks. Hopefully that will resolved soon.

    Lindsay wrote on October 1st, 2010
  30. Best: No more low-blood-sugar psychosis!

    Worst: Being labeled the “picky eater”

    Jenn wrote on October 1st, 2010
    • agreed!

      Veronique wrote on October 1st, 2010
  31. Best: staying lean and healthy has never been so easy.

    Worst: putting up with derisive caveman jokes from friends and family who could obviously benefit from a Primal lifestyle.

    Dave Fish wrote on October 1st, 2010
  32. Best: More butter. More bacon. More butter on my bacon. Enough said.

    Worst: Tabata sprints suck no matter how good they are for you.

    Karl T wrote on October 1st, 2010
    • Yes, but Tabata sprints feel SOOOOOOO good…once you’ve finished them! ;^)

      Larry wrote on October 1st, 2010
  33. Best – not being controlled by a sugar addiction (eating carbs makes me want to eat every hour or two and makes me irritable when I go too long without food)

    Worst – the constant explaining, justifying and how everyone around you no longer see you as the same person (with other interest besides eating primal) and just pesters you with comments, questions not so much out of genuine interest and belief but more to point at how weird you are.

    Veronique wrote on October 1st, 2010
  34. BEST: having the key to fix 80-90% of health problems people suffer from
    WORST: Not being able to convince others

    Richard wrote on October 1st, 2010
  35. Best: Feeling more energy, lightness and power than ever before
    Worst: Turning down foods that friends make…

    lark wrote on October 1st, 2010
  36. Best: Sleeping like a rock for 8+ hours and feel like a million $ in the morning.
    Worst: Still having to wake up to an alarm clock because of work.

    Barry Weidner wrote on October 1st, 2010
  37. Guam only? Really :D

    Joe The Toad wrote on October 1st, 2010
    • Was wondering how long down the comments till someone asked! Was it a joke?

      Kim wrote on October 1st, 2010
  38. BEST: Having my wife confess that she now gets excited by merely seeing me without a shirt (that NEVER happened before).
    WORST: Having others look at me like I’m not only insane, but DANGEROUSLY so when I dare suggest that fats are good and worth seeking while grains (especially whole grains) are actually detrimental to one’s health.

    Larry wrote on October 1st, 2010
  39. BEST: Taking responsibility of my own health and fitness.

    WORST: Having to fight conventional wisdom daily; including family.

    Daniel Merk wrote on October 1st, 2010
  40. Best: No farts!

    Worst: Watching people I love who are depressed, in pain, overweight, etc.; knowing exactly why they feel the way they do, and not being able to convince them I am right yet.

    Drew wrote on October 1st, 2010

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