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15 May

Your Vote Counts!

Now that the redesign is complete and the book is about to be shipped (two very time consuming projects) I’m going to be able to spend even more time pursuing my goal of providing you with the best health and fitness content on the web.

So what do you want?

I’ve posed this question in the past and have received great feedback, but now I have a nifty new poll feature to make it easier for you to tell me about yourself and what you would like out of Mark’s Daily Apple. At the end of the day I’m going to continue to write and rant about whatever strikes my fancy, but I am here to please, too, so chime in below and I’ll take all of your comments into account as I plan what the future holds for the Daily Apple.

The polls are completely anonymous and you can answer some and not others if you prefer. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

What do you want more of from Mark's Daily Apple?

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What Primal products would you be interested in seeing Mark's Daily Apple release? (You can choose up to 2)

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Mr. Grok or Mrs. Grok?

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What is your age range?

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If you have any great ideas for future polls let me know about them. I’m taking any and all requests.

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. I am interested in no-gym workouts for women, preferably with a minimum of equipment.

    Jean wrote on May 15th, 2009
    • Same here, but for men

      SerialSinner wrote on May 15th, 2009
      • For no equipment/bodyweight workouts, have a look at the ‘Prison Workout’ and ‘Endorphin Mainline’ posts in the archives.

        The ‘Prison Workout’ was posted on 23rd July 2008, and the ‘Endorphin Mainline’ posted on 25th February 2009. Maybe someone could give you some ideas on numbers of reps and sets for ‘Prison Workout’ beginners…I’m not sure ‘descending sets’ of burpees is for beginners, certainly not 20, 19..18…puff…17…wheeze… 😉

        Eegah! wrote on May 15th, 2009
  2. Can’t see the results (either before or after voting), at least in Chrome.

    Jedidja wrote on May 15th, 2009
    • Can’t see the results in IE either–think Mark is just kidding us with the “check results” thing.

      countrygal wrote on May 20th, 2009
  3. keep it up…also very surprised to see that most people in their twenties like me, I would of thought I would be in the minority

    Marc wrote on May 15th, 2009
  4. I agree with the first two, more body weight exercises and more recipes as well as ingredients. You introduced me to almond flour. What other house hold ingredients could we upgrade?

    Sakkis wrote on May 15th, 2009
  5. Can’t have enough primal receipes

    Rick S wrote on May 15th, 2009
  6. At home workouts and recipes! I have quite a few primal recipes going, I could DEF contribute.

    Tara wrote on May 15th, 2009
    • do share on the forums :)

      timconradinc wrote on May 15th, 2009
    • Please contribute. Always searching for additional recipes. Thanks!

      Rob wrote on May 18th, 2009
  7. perhaps I’m missing something but it would be great if there was a way for members to answer each other directly without adding it to the bottom of a post.

    marci wrote on May 15th, 2009
    • Hi Marci! Just click on the “Reply” button at the bottom right of the post you want to respond too. Timconradinc did it above to Tara, as I’m doing to your post now.

      Worker Bee wrote on May 15th, 2009
  8. I’m all for Grok becoming female, or at least there being an oft mentioned female counterpart, but then I’m philosophically minded like that. And I’d love the dissection/discussion of more research articles.

    Katie wrote on May 15th, 2009
  9. Would like more recipes that

    – are affordable
    – are easy to prepare
    – use few ingredients
    – use produce that is in season, keeping in mind geographical diversity

    Recipes for food that can be packed for lunch and eaten cold or at room temperature would be especially practical.

    Would like to see Carrie post more. As a petite woman, I don’t aspire to your muscular build. Carrie looks perfectly toned and fit with sexy curves. She looks better than Cindy Crawford, Nicolette Sheridan, Elle MacPherson, and other forty-somethings photographed in bikinis. I’d like to hear about Carrie’s meals and workouts.

    Sonagi wrote on May 15th, 2009
  10. 1) If you’re thinking of releasing jerky and energy bars, then what about MDA’s very own brand of ‘Pemmican’ instead? The protein benefits of jerky, with the energy rich benefits of fat :-)

    ps – Fantastic new site, and best of luck with the book.

    Eegah! wrote on May 15th, 2009
  11. Groks didn’t get married and neither did some of us modern folks. I’m not a Mr. or a Mrs., I am a Ms., and so are many other readers. (“Mr. or Mrs. Grok?”)

    Helen wrote on May 16th, 2009
    • Good for you…after 6 decades I’ve basically given up on the rest of the country catching up. I use to be Mrs…now there’s a different one. Don’t think she’d appreciate it if I kept using Mrs., and I got divorced for a reason; I don’t want the reminder. It’s interesting that Miss isn’t even an option. I guess if you aren’t a man—should be married?

      countrygal wrote on May 20th, 2009
  12. Hey Mark!
    Check out the forum section “meet and greet”, is appears that we all have the same beef (gotta love the Grok puns) with Primal. It’s the explaining! How about a post with quick quips on how to go about talking to the primal nay-sayers? And not the long diatribes about how much better it is for us, we already know that and explaining it (let’s face it) does not good. It’s horrible to say, but I am looking for some quick ways out when people pester me to eat the bread or pasta or cake. Changing the subject used to work…but now people are catching on…

    PrimalJAP wrote on May 16th, 2009
  13. Ebooks are cool and all, but would be nice to see in the low-carb world would be *free* educational material written and designed to *teach* and *learn* all about primal eating. Seriously, some good power-point presentations would go a long way in teaching others about this way of living.

    shadowpoodle wrote on May 16th, 2009
  14. All of the above, more of everything!!!

    Donna wrote on May 18th, 2009
  15. I would really like to see more about how your wife lives this blueprint. More on what are the differences for women especially as she hits that middle age difficulties and how she deals with it all.

    Great site.

    Mary wrote on May 20th, 2009

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