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3 Aug

The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge

If you want to lose weight, gain muscle, reduce stress, increase energy or just generally look, live and feel healthier you’ve come to the right place! Oh, and you can win lots of cool Primal gear, too.

Watch the following video and read the article below for all the details.

Create Your Own 30-Day Health Challenge

This is your first task. It’s time for you to define and commit to your own 30-day challenge.

I’ve created a special forum for The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge. In it you can state your personal 30-day challenge and start a “Primal Challenge Journal” to track your progress.

Use the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge forum to receive positive feedback, advice and help along the way from myself and the Mark’s Daily Apple community.

The Primal Blueprint 101 Newsletter

I’ve created a special newsletter just for this health challenge – The Primal Blueprint 101 Newsletter. If you’re new to the Primal Blueprint or would just like a comprehensive overview of the Primal Blueprint health philosophy visit this page and begin receiving it today.

Daily Contests

The main challenge itself isn’t competitive but that doesn’t mean we can’t have some friendly contests along they way!

Over the course of the next month Mark’s Daily Apple, Primal Nutrition and sponsors will be giving away over $6,000 in prizes.

Here are some rules and answers to FAQ:

  • Contests will run every day for the duration of the 30-day challenge (through Sep. 1), so check back daily!
  • All contest prizes relate in some way to the Primal lifestyle.
  • Some contests will require a bit of leg work while others will require something as simple as commenting on a blog post.
  • There is no limit to how many contests you can participate in.
  • The duration of any one contest depends on the nature of the contest. Some will last the full 30 days (to give you time to complete the contest task) while others will be as short as 1 day.
  • Contest prizes will be awarded either by a random drawing, by reader voting/polling or by an executive decision (who I think should win!).
  • Some prizes will only be available to United States residents.
  • You can track the contests and contest results on the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page. It will be updated every day.
  • I’m not being paid by any company that is sponsoring the contest with a prize.

All you have to do to enter today’s contest is leave a comment on this blog post. For all the details visit Contest: Leave a Comment. Win Some Beef.

New to the Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple?

If you are new to the Primal Blueprint and Mark’s Daily Apple and don’t know where to begin here are some resources:

1. Not sure what it means to “Go Primal”? Check out these articles for the basics:

The Definitive Guide to the Primal Blueprint

10 Ways to “Get Primal”

2. The Primal Blueprint 101 Page

3. The Primal Blueprint 101 Newsletter

4. The Forum – Ask any and all questions you have about the Primal lifestyle.

5. The Book

6. What to eat? – Primal Recipes

7. Have a question? – Contact Me

8. Check back tomorrow for an overview of how to eat and how to exercise according to the Primal Blueprint.

Tell your friends and family about the challenge so they can get Primal, too! Use the “ShareThis” link below to send this article via email.

The 2009 Primal Blueprint Health Challenge has come to a close. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take your own 30 day challenge! Go Primal for 30 days and see what happens to your body and your health. Stay tuned for future health challenges. Grok on!

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Steak! What a perfect incentive to post :)

    Good luck to all in the Challenge!

    PattySt wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  2. Those steaks look tasty! Just one more thing to help me with this challenge. Thanks to both you guys!

    Mike wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  3. I’m in for some red meat

    Adrian Garza wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  4. This is one of the best sites on the net. Mark your dedication to keep putting in all these hours to get your message out really speaks about how strongly you believe in your message (I do too, BTW), and that’s refreshing to see. Great idea with the contest(s) too!

    Adam R. wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  5. Oooh, that beef looks good!

    I look forward to checking out the board and seeing what people’s goals for the month are. Mine are nebulous so far: ‘do better’ is as far as I’ve gotten.

    chickadee wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  6. yes please! :)

    kristen wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  7. Mmmmmmm beef.

    Cort Cramer wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  8. I want in on this, is there a forum where u can upload pictures and let people track your progress?

    Luis Lawson wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  9. This is going to be fun. Nothing like some grass fed beef to start my challenge. After work today, I’m heading out for a hike with the kids — can you say waterfalls and cliffs in Louisiana? Yep, it’s true or as my 15-yr old would say: It’s legit!

    Sterling wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  10. I like to pretend that all the steak I eat is from grass-fed cows, but I wouldn’t mind putting the delusion aside and having some actual grass-fed beef.

    Rhys Southan wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  11. I love challenges. Hopefully I can learn something new everyday!!

    James wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  12. mmmmmmmm beefy! sign me up!

    Dennis wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  13. So excited for the challenge! I hope I win some beef too.

    FlyNavyWife wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  14. What a great way to kick things off! This is going to be a blast all month long. Good luck everyone in meeting your personal challenges and winning some cool stuff to I hope!

    Kelly wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  15. This contest is sweet, and it’s changing the world! =)

    Alex Shalman wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  16. Just had a couple grass fed beef steaks last night and we’re ready for more. Really looking forward to this month’s challenge to see if we can work on that last 20%!

    jtkeith wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  17. I’m happy to see so much more awareness of paleo type eating these days. Back in 2001 when I first learned about it and started doing it (the first time), there wasn’t nearly as much in the way of resources. :-)

    john speno wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  18. nom nom nom, definitely haven’t steak for dinner tonight now

    Richard wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  19. thanks for the challenge! can’t wait!

    brianne wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  20. My health has made tremendous strides over the past several months since going Primal! I’m so glad to have stumbled onto Mark’s website and am looking forward to 30 days of even greater life improvements. A yummy 4-pack of steaks would be a nice way to celebrate my accomplishments and to continue on my path of healthy living!

    Jessica wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  21. I am excited this challenge started right after my last 1/2 IM of the season. Now I can leave behind the LSD for a while and work on being more Primal!

    Caroline wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  22. Beef: It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

    John wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  23. Look at all this momentum already! I have a great source of grass-fed beef here locally, but if I win, I’ll give it to a family who could really use it.

    This is wonderful, Mark.

    Oh, and I’m looking forward to taking off a few pounds and cleaning up my bad binging habits.

    Stephanie wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  24. Beeeeeeeeef!!!

    Ron wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  25. Mark – thank you for the challenge! I look forward to the next 30 days and beyond. Thank you to Beau too! What a generous offer to help move Mark’s Apple readers to Mark’s Apple movers and shakers.

    Beth wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  26. I love PB but have been slacking lately, so this challenge is great timing!! :)

    Meggilizz wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  27. I’m in!

    Richard wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  28. I got The Primal Blueprint for my husband for Father’s Day. He could barely pry it from my hands!!! I just finished 30 days of 100% PRIMAL! I feel GREAT! I’m more than ready for another 30 days of this new lifestyle and excited to have ya’ll as friends on this journey!

    tlehman2 wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  29. I need this! Haven’t had meat in ages and was prescribed meat! But I will not eat hormone laden, antibiotic filled meat. I need me some healthy steaks!

    michlny wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  30. Looking forward to this 30 day challenge. since stumbling across this site a few weeks ago, i’ve already dropped almost 10 pounds and I haven’t even gone completely “Primal” yet. this next 30 days will hopefully be just what i need.

    Tom G wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  31. Looking forward to my next 30 days “as if”! I wonder if you will be able to read this whole wall of comments tomorrow – easier than hunting for meat though – thanks!

    Mike H. wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  32. I have beening waiting for this just to pick up my primal a bit!

    Dennis wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  33. looking forward to the challenge and hoping to win some steak!

    Leanne wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  34. Count me in on the challenge! Go steak!

    Matt Johnson wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  35. Wow! I’m blown away, Mark. Cool stuff, man!

    I have to attest all of this to the Law of Attraction — I started following your site a few years back, but kinda lost track, and recently stumbled back after a suggestion from a friend. Must have been a reason that he reminded me to follow you, and it has to be to get started on this 30 day challenge.

    I love your 10 primal blueprints and look forward to all the awesome prizes.

    Good luck everyone on the next 30 days.

    Have an amazing day,


    SirenaBernal wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  36. I could eat beef all day everyday. Its my preferred meat!

    Ziltoid wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  37. Ooga Booga. Beef! Beef!

    Grok wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  38. As the great Homer Simpson once said, “mmmmmmm, steak!”

    Stooooo wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  39. I am ready, willing, and able. Let’s go primal!!!!!!!!!

    Chris wrote on August 3rd, 2009
  40. Drooling at the thought of grass-fed beef. Cheers to Mr. Bendigo!

    Lali wrote on August 3rd, 2009

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