August 19 2009

Contest: Your Thoughts for YouBars

By Mark Sisson

The Prize:

Energy bars can be nasty business. 95% of the energy bars on the market are simply candy bars re-branded for the cardio crowd. Heck, even Snickers has its own brand of energy bar which – big surprise – contains almost the exact same nutritional breakdown as a plain, old Snickers. What’s a Grok to do with so few Primal options for a quick pick-me-up?

Enter YouBar. Don’t like the options at your health food store? Why not make your own! YouBar is a family owned company that lets you design your own energy bar using real, Primal ingredients.

Like almonds? Coconut? Blueberries? Whatever you want. I designed my own a few weeks ago; they were delightful. I’ve listed the recipe below:

Almond Butter
Whey Protein Powder (Extra Protein)
Hempseeds, Pecans (Normal Nuts)
Goji Berries, Unsweetened Organic Shredded Coconut (Less Fruit)
Organic Clover Honey (Not Too Sweet)
Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Cacao Nibs

The winner of today’s contest will receive a free box of custom designed YouBars (or shakes or trailmix if you so choose). If you want my recipe, enter code “zidf0”, or you can design your own. And as a bonus for anyone who doesn’t win but still wants to build their own box of bars, for the rest of the month you can receive a 5% discount on any YouBar purchase by entering “Primal” in the coupon code section when ordering.

The Contest:

Put on your Oscar Wilde cap, because it’s time to serve up some wit. Today you need to comment about Primal living in as few words as possible. Funny, smart, insightful, whatever you say, make it count. It can encapsulate the whole of Primal living, or simply express a Primal idea.

Think of your best one-liner, post it in the comments section of today’s post: Primal Quotable Quips

NOTE: Leave your quip on today’s OTHER POST. Commenting on this post will get you nothing.

Win the YouBars and, if it’s good enough, I may even use it as the new MDA tagline. Happy quipping.


Today’s post has a bevy of quips, but here’s a few more irreverent quips the Worker Bees came up with:

They say grains are healthy. Kind of like they used to say Crisco was healthy. And cocaine.

Go Primal. Because diets aren’t worth dying for.

You wouldn’t fly in a rocket built by a chef, so why would you eat food built by scientists?

You ever see a bunch of kids going nuts at a playground? It’s like that.

Some people claim the Primal eating plan is elitist. They’re right.

I thought about trying Vegan, but cannibalism is outlawed.

Go Primal: It’s not a diet, it’s a frickin’ lifestyle.

When it comes to running, it’s not length that matters, but how hard it is.


Anyone can win. Except Martians. No Martian winners.

The Contest End Time:

Midnight, tonight. Mush!

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

I’ll pick a few of my favorites and let you all decide the winner through a poll (like I did with the Grokkus).

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  1. To go against the grain in spirit is brave, to go against the grain in body merely sensible.

    Primal: highly evolved, barely civilized.

    Primal: designed by nature, retroengineered by science.

  2. As my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather once told me, “Hunt and gather.”

  3. Lessons learned:
    1. Eat real food
    2. Drink water
    3. Move your body
    4. It makes you better!

  4. If you are what you eat, it’s a good thing i don’t eat bread…. its too soft

    Go againts the grains…. Go Primal!

  5. Real cheese comes from happy cows. Happy cows come from California…Forget the cheese, eat the happy cow!

  6. Primal Today..yes
    Primal Tomorrow.. for sure
    Primal 5 years ago….ugh i so with 🙁
    Primal 5 years from now…yes! it is now my lifestyle!

  7. high tech tomatoes, Mysterious milk,supersquash …are we supposed to eat this stuff..or is it going to eat us?