Success stories will be back in
their regular slot next Monday, but for today I want to issue an
Now that we’ve turned the corner on the first month of the
year, I know some of you have already seen big success with Primal
or Primal-keto living. And I’d love to share your stories—to
help inspire others here and to offer the kind of varied and
personal accounts that only reader experiences can. Will you join
the hundreds of others who have helped along the way?
Over the years I’ve heard time and again about folks
finally taking the plunge because of a story that touched them
personally. Maybe they had the information, knew the
Primal laws, had read the blog for weeks or months even, but
another reader’s account of their journey brought it all home for
them. The difficulties that person started with and the amazing
transformation that resulted—this was a story they were somehow
meant to read. It was what reached them—and put them on their own
path to renewed health, more vitality, and a better life.
The fact is, when you share your own story, you never
know who you’ll be helping. And that’s an awesome
I’ll add that it doesn’t matter if you’ve reached your
ultimate goals yet or are still on your way. If you’re feeling
better, eating better, moving better, sleeping better and just
living better, that’s what inspires people. I bet there are a
whole lot of folks hesitating on the sidelines wondering if they
can do this who would love to hear from someone who hasn’t
necessarily reached their goal but is on their way—someone
who’s a month or two in who can show them that the beginning
isn’t as hard as they fear it will be. And that the benefits come
sooner than they dare imagine.
Likewise, if you’re someone who went Primal years ago (and
even submitted an earlier success story) but continue to live a
better life than you dreamed because of the changes you made long
ago—we want to hear how you’ve stayed the course, what
adjustments you’ve found helpful, what long-term lessons have
surfaced over the years. There’s nothing quite like a great
So, let me offer an incentive to kick us
sends me their success story along with photos will be entered to
win a $200 gift certificate to Primal Kitchen®. That’s
$200 of Primal bucks for all the
Collagen you want—your choice.
I’ll also choose two additional submissions for a
library collection with some of our most popular
The Primal Connection,
Paleo Cooking Bootcamp For Busy People,
The Paleo Primer, and
Primal Blueprint: Healthy Sauces and Dressings.
I’m sure many of you have thought about sending your story in
but just haven’t gotten around to it. There is no better time
Write it up and include a few photos—the more the
merrier, the bigger the better (since it’s easier to format for
the site that way). Including both pre-Primal and post-Primal pics
is even better, but isn’t required.
Don’t worry if you’re not a chiseled Adonis. This isn’t a
“who’s the most ripped” competition. No matter where you’re
at in your transformation, tell me what going Primal has done for
you so far.
How To Do It
I’m looking for interesting and personal tales.
Details about your health history, how you found MDA and the Primal
Blueprint, what has worked and what hasn’t, what differences
you’ve seen in how you look and feel, and anything else
you think readers might be able to learn from and you’re open to
sharing are welcome. It doesn’t have to be a 3000-word essay, but
it’s hopefully more than a few paragraphs. Feel free to be
creative with your story format, too. Still, remember, good stories
usually have a beginning, a middle, and an end—and honesty is
Check out other Success Stories here
for ideas on how to write your own story.
your story along with pictures. Please use the subject
heading “My Primal Story.” Otherwise, there’s a good
chance we might miss your submission.
Anyone in the world can enter.
Additionally, everyone who has submitted a Success Story to
Mark’s Daily Apple in the past is free to submit an updated story
and new photos.
Friday, March 8, 2019, midnight PST
How the Winner Will Be Determined:
My staff and I determine which stories and accompanying photos
get published on MDA. The winners of the giveaway will be chosen at
random from those that are submitted by the deadline.
Thanks, everybody. I’m excited to read what you send—and to
share it with our MDA audience. Have a great weekend.