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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: Amazing bowel movements.

    Worst: Upping the TP budget.

    Andrew wrote on October 1st, 2010
  2. Best: reinvigorating my culinary creativity and remodeling my body composition

    Worst: Heckling from friends and having to skip free food at corporate functions

    Fatkid wrote on October 1st, 2010
  3. Best: Feeling like a “Lipid-Jedi” because I know the truth about saturated fats.

    Worst: Feeling so bad for people who just won’t understand the ways of “The Force”.

    PrimalMike wrote on October 1st, 2010
  4. BEST: Being carded at the “adult” novelty store (I’m 31!).

    WORST: Getting kicked out of the “adult” novelty store for accidentally forgetting my driver’s license (who needs to drive?!).

    Mal-de-Ojo wrote on October 1st, 2010
  5. BEST: Sharing my primal knowledge with my brother and his wife and knowing that as a result my nieces and nephew will not be raised addicted to grains

    WORST: Wishing I had this knowledge for myself at 17, not 37!!!

    Luke in Oz wrote on October 1st, 2010
  6. BEST…fat, gloriuos fat. Butter, bacon, whole milk

    WORST…having to explain, again, at the fire house dinner table why I don’t eat grain and why I intentionally eat fat.

    Bomberito Brian wrote on October 1st, 2010
  7. BEST: Eating steak, bacon, and lamb on a regular basis while people look at me in shock and ask “how can you stay thin eating that?”

    WORST: Having to “explain” myself to coworkers, friends, and family. Nobody else gets it….

    Chad Cilli wrote on October 1st, 2010
  8. Best: Piggies, cows, chickens and chickens-to-be with BUTTER.

    Worst: Pizza hangovers

    Kristina wrote on October 1st, 2010
  9. BEST: Having unexplained and undiagnosed pains disappear.

    WORST: The puzzled look on friend’s and family’s faces when I try to explain why I eat the way I eat.(Which is every single time we have a meal together).

    DaveG wrote on October 1st, 2010
  10. BEST: Chicken wings isn’t cheating

    Worst: Hearing people say what is great about whole grains and what is bad about fat and having to bite your tongue or get into a very long discussion about things they don’t understand…

    GJM wrote on October 1st, 2010
    • Oh AMEN to THAT!! (chicken wings, that is…)

      Julie wrote on October 7th, 2010
  11. Best: feeling so much healthier and more energized than when I was a carb junkie.

    Worst: waiting for conventional wisdom to catch up so more people can get the message, and so there will be more incentive for our food production system to change.

    Ursula wrote on October 1st, 2010
  12. The Best: No more “healthy” high fiber colon blow twigs and bark gastro-intestinal distress causing cereal.

    The Worst: No more crunchy sweet frosted mini marshmellow sugar high inducing cereal.

    Brian Prochaska wrote on October 1st, 2010
  13. Best- The cravings are gone! (where did they go??)

    Worst – Missing baking. I love to bake.

    Dana Zia wrote on October 1st, 2010
    • Dana – why can’t you bake anymore…? There are LOADS of folk on the forum who bake all kind of goodies! Just because you can’t use conventional flour anymore, doesn’t mean you have to quit baking altogether – check out the forum for some awesome recipes!

      Sarah wrote on October 1st, 2010
  14. Best: – The liberating feeling which comes from eating things which CW told yo were banned.

    Worst: – Increased PCOS symptoms (particularly facial hair!) I was hoping that PB would make ’em go away (but it looks as though they’re here to stay! And that makes Sarah a Very Sad (no make that Grumpy!) Grokette! >:*O(

    Sarah wrote on October 1st, 2010
  15. Best- Energy, happiness, scrumptious food!

    Worst- The kernel of doubt that gets placed in my mind when friends and family sincerely worry about my intake of cholesterol. But, all it takes is a little research to put those doubts to rest!

    Calvin Bryant wrote on October 1st, 2010
    • BEST Simplification and energy that comes from a result of going back to hunter gather roots.

      Worst- Having to screen things thoroughly when i eat out for fear of gluten exposure.

      IAN wrote on October 1st, 2010
  16. Best: Bacon and eggs with a big bowl of fruit.
    Worst: No Gatorade.

    Danny wrote on October 1st, 2010
  17. Best- Satisfying fullness and strength

    Worst- Cost of Grass fed meat vs cheep beans and grains-I know it costs less for the planet so not so worst after all.

    Christie wrote on October 1st, 2010
  18. BEST: FINALLY losing weight and getting off all prescriptions…

    WORST: explaining to the VA docs why I refuse to take all the meds they feel I should be on…

    Marti wrote on October 1st, 2010
  19. BEST: Not falling asleep in class.

    WORST: Comments from other kids at school. “Uh, what’s that you’re eating? Is that… a salad? With tuna? Gross. Why don’t you eat normal food? “

    Jazz wrote on October 1st, 2010
  20. Best: The seamless blending of exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle philosophy.

    Worst: Not being able to change the minds of those I care about.

    David wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  21. best : leaner thighs
    worst : “take bread mummy ” from my 2yo son

    sphinx wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  22. Best: sexy chicks feeling up my body.
    Worst: any talking about non-primal foods.

    Rustin Alexandru wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  23. Gosh this contest really highlights how many folks in our lives are so close minded to this primal living. CW’s brain washing runs deep.

    packattack22 wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  24. Best: Effortless weight loss and feeling like I can take on the world!

    Worst: “Don’t you eat REAL food?”

    Mason wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  25. Best: Having a supportive SO and coworkers
    Worst: Not talking anyone else into trying primal… yet

    Leigh wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  26. Worst: Watching family and friends with significant health problems smoking, drinking a lot of alcohol and soda, eating a lot of white flour products, chips, and refined carbs and junk food in general, and going through the same hell I’ve lived in for years and years — and not being able to do anything about it.

    Best: The fact that thinking about my family and friends suffering so much is making me cry is helping me see that these people mean a lot more to me than I ever realized before.

    Matt wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  27. Best: inflammation gone from left knee (been there for at least 10 years)

    Worst: Negative comments from the unknowing about going barefoot and my VFF’s.

    hiker wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  28. BEST: Never being hungry again!! (and still losing/maintaining

    WORST: Saying no to restaurant sauces and mayonnaise. The PUFAS say no, but my mouth says yes.

    Dream Puppy wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  29. Best: Acid reflux gone; libido up
    Worst: I am going broke buying new clothes to fit the new body.

    John Atwell wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  30. Title for future post: Going Primal with Kids

    JP wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  31. Best: My results are far better than any verbal retort.
    Worst: Finding nitrite-free bacon/grass-fed beef on a rock in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.

    PhDenial wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  32. Best: The way my relationship has improved due to the level of calm, and relaxation I feel.

    Worst: Watching my boyfriend eat fancy pastries from my favorite artisan bakery

    Maya wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  33. The Best: Feeling great when I can stay on track.

    The Worst: Feeling even worse than before when the Primal train gets derailed.

    DavidC wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  34. I like FOOD again! There is no downside!

    Joe wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  35. Best: aches and pains just go away
    Worst: living in a country where I can’t find good BACON!!!

    kelle wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  36. Best : Fitting back into my pre-pregnancy jeans after 12 weeks post prego – (after 3 kids in 4 years)

    Worst: That the “rest of the world” makes it so difficult.

    Lisa wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  37. Best: wife has really noticed!

    Worst: giving up deep dish pizza.

    hoopchi wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  38. BEST: You and your missus. Loincloths. Clamshells. Leg of buffalo. Think of the roleplaying opportunities!

    WORST: The sternly-worded letters from the Parks Department concerning all the sledgehammer damage to their lawns.

    Jim Taylor wrote on October 2nd, 2010
  39. Best: Completely cleared my cystic acne, dropped 7% body fat and cured my hypothyrodism.

    Worst: Choosing what mouth watering, juicy, grass plumped, fat as animal I want to eat next. I find it hard to stop demolishing whole chickens.

    Best of all I am only 18 years old, I know I have one hell of a healthy life for me now! No grain, insulin raising rubbish, if it’s green or had a face, let me at it :)

    Maynzie wrote on October 3rd, 2010
  40. BEST: Eating in a way that makes me entirely content… and know that it is right.

    WORST: Watching those you know and love harm their bodies with “healthy” conventional foods, and knowing that they think they’re doing the right thing (yet, would think of you as ‘preachy’ were you to share what you know!). “Ignorance is bliss!”

    El wrote on October 3rd, 2010

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