2009 Primal Health Challenge: Contest Prizes

I’m bringing back the annual Primal challenge in August, and this time I’m giving away prizes. The challenge is different this year. Rather than an all-or-nothing 30-days-at-100% challenge, this year the focus is on the transition, the daily choices and changes people make to go from unhealthy average Joe to healthy Primal Grok, or from healthy Grok to toned, alpha Grok. And whether or not you fully participate in the challenge, you still have a chance to win the prizes…

In addition to the regular blog post, we’ll have a contest post each weekday featuring a Primal-related product with details on how to win. Some of the prizes will simply require leaving a comment in the comment board, though a few of the better prizes will require a little leg and brain work (creating a Primal recipe or workout video, for instance). I’ve locked down several choice goodies like kettlebells, clubbells, and fresh caught Alaskan salmon, but I still have some spots open for additional prizes.

If you have a product you’d like to see featured on Mark’s Daily Apple during the 2009 30-Day Primal Health Challenge drop me a line by clicking here. If it helps you cook a Primal meal, break a Primal sweat, or live a Primal life, and I can comfortably get behind it (no gift cards to fast food joints or lifetime supplies of “Lean Pockets” thank you very much) I’ll feature it as a contest prize.

If you know a company who might be interested, feel free to shoot them a line.

If you have a prize suggestion, feel free to leave it in the comment board, and if you know someone who makes it, leave a link to their website!

Again, I’m not looking for sugar-filled energy drinks, magic weight loss pills, useless exercise gimmicks or anything else antithetical to the Primal Blueprint health paradigm, but I certainly don’t mind giving away a few sensible vices or products that fit under the broad category of “play.”

Also worth noting:

  • I won’t be doing product reviews of all the prizes. The product will simply be featured in the contest giveaway post with a photo and link to the product site.
  • Gift cards are fine as long as the company meets PB standards.
  • I’m not averse to giving away non-Primal prizes if they’re amazing (i.e. if I could give away a car or vacation package, that would be awesome, right?).
  • The contest begins August 3rd so if you’d like to be a sponsor contact me soon!

Lastly, I want to remind everyone to mark their calendars for this challenge and to tell their friends and family to show up on day 1, August 3rd. It will be the perfect opportunity for anyone new to the Primal concept to jump on the bandwagon and begin leading a healthier lifestyle, and for Primal veterans to refine what they’re already doing. Not to mention the free stuff…


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About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending more than three decades educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates flavorful and delicious kitchen staples crafted with premium ingredients like avocado oil. With over 70 condiments, sauces, oils, and dressings in their lineup, Primal Kitchen makes it easy to prep mouthwatering meals that fit into your lifestyle.

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