Contest: What Does It Mean to Be a Primal Family?

The Prize:

Something for the whole family…

A Kangaroo – Not a living, jumping, boxing, marsupial. This kangaroo is the solution for people who want to stand at work. Made by Ergo Desktop, the Kangaroo is an adjustable height desk unit that sits atop your boring sit-down desk. There’s really nothing else on the market like it. These are handmade in Ohio and shipped entirely assembled. Ergo Desktop has various models and finishes to match your office and the size of your computer. Winner will receive a choice of the Kangaroo Pro, the Kangaroo, or the Wallaby. Perfect for folks who work eight hours a day and don’t want to sit themselves into back problems later in life. These are also a good option if your workplace is permanently affixed with desks of the sitting variety. You know I’m a big proponent of standing at work. This is your chance to win a standing workstation. Retail value: Up to $499.

Gallery main bambooSquatty Potty – You think Grok took a seat on a porcelain throne when nature called? Of course not! Grok squatted, and so should you. But what are we to do? Is it time for all-out bathroom renovations? No, there’s a simpler solution, and that’s where Squatty Potty comes to the rescue. The winner of this contest gets their pick of the Squatty Plastic, Squatty Classic or the Squatty Tao Bamboo. Learn more about the benefits of squatting here and order your own Squatty Potty today. Retail value: Up to $79.95.

Ethereal Confections – You may remember Ethereal Confections from the Primal Blueprint Real Life Story: A Triple Threat Success Story with Chocolate on Top. Ethereal is owned by 3 people: a sister, her brother and his wife. All three are paleo and have been for going on 3 years now. That’s why when they started their own business they decided to commit to being dairy free and gluten free. They also committed to only using dark chocolate to help keep the sugar levels in check. And, for their Akasha line and their hazelnut & almond nom noms, they only use soy free chocolate.

The lucky winner of this contest gets a 9-piece Truffle Box, 6 pieces of Hazelnut Nom Noms, 6 pieces of Almond Nom Noms, 6 Akasha bars (one of each), 2 Meltaway bars and 1 Macadamia Raspberry bar delivered directly to your front door. Retail value: $115.

MDA readers, use promo code “MDA10” to get 10% off your order at Ethereal Confections through the end of September, 2012. And connect with Ethereal on Facebook.

The Contest:

Over the years, during these annual Challenges you’ve shared glimpses into your lives. You’ve shared pics of your Primal-stocked fridges, of your breakfasts, lunches, dinners and Primal dishes. You’ve shown your groceries (two years in a row) and your best Grok poses. You showed the world what it’s like to forage in a fast food nation. And don’t forget the time Grok was spotted far and wide. Let’s continue this tradition of showing Mark’s Daily Apple readers (particularly those new to this way of life) what it means to be Primal.

This year, I’m asking you to show the world what being a Primal family looks like.

All you have to do for today’s contest is email me a pic that captures some part of your Primal family life. Going on a hike this weekend? Take a snapshot of the entire fam on the trail and send it over. Cooking up a Primal feast tonight? Shoot a pic of your tribe around the dinner table and email it to me. Playing a game of Ultimate Frisbee? It’s time to pull out your phone cam. Just about anything goes for this one. Let’s show the world what a healthy, Primal family looks like. I’m talking barefoot pics, dancing pics and meat eating pics. Sun bathing, meditating, and playing. Bounding, leaping, laughing and socializing. Whatever it is, as long as it relates to the Primal lifestyle AND you and your family are in the photo your submission will qualify you to win the prizes above. For ideas, take a look at some of the photos from last year’s contest “What Does Primal Living Look Like?“, and add a family twist. Kudos (and the prize!) to the person that submits the photo that best epitomizes the Primal lifestyle (see “How a Winner Will Be Determined” below).

Use the email subject heading “Primal Family” when submitting your photo, so I can easily find and organize all submissions.


Only U.S. residents. Fine chocolates don’t ship overseas particularly well.

The Contest End Time:

September 24, midnight, PDT.

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

The Worker Bees and I will pick the photo that we think best represents Primal family life.

Fine Print:

  • Submitted photos will be published on Mark’s Daily Apple during the week of reader-created content (Sep. 23-29).
  • MDA reserves the right to not publish submissions for any reason.

To track all the contests visit the 2012 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

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 three decades researching and 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 Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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