To everyone reading this, and to the 100+ people who showed up (some more than once!) to toss their name in the hat for the giveaway I ran last week. If you missed it, here’s what went down:
- I completed a three-part guide meant to help people make the transition into a more Primal/Paleo lifestyle.
- To celebrate, Mark Sisson graciously offered to send me a copy each of The Primal Blueprint and The Primal Blueprint Cookbook.
- This made me very happy.
- And now I get to make one of you happy too!
Without further ado, then, let’s venture beyond the jump and see who won. And hey! Didn’t win this time? Don’t fret, as I have another giveaway coming up in the next few weeks! Read on for more details and a chance to weigh in on the format of future contests.
And the winner is…
Rose of Wings of Flight!
Congratulations, Rose, and thank you for entering! Please send me an email with your address and any other relevant information so I can ship the books in your direction.
To everyone else: don’t give up! You’ll get your chance yet!
I’m planning on another Primal contest in the next few months. Before that, though, I have another exciting giveaway to prepare for: five — five! — copies of Fat Head, a hilarious and informative documentary by Tom Naughton. It’s available for free viewing on Hulu, currently, but the version Tom has agreed to send out includes additional content not viewable online (content that I haven’t, er, even seen myself!).
Fat Head, if you haven’t heard of it, is a documentary with two aims: to debunk the notion that fast food in America is making everyone fat (using logic and honest experimentation, in contrast to Morgan Spurlock’s Supersize Me), and to look critically at how the conventional ideas of health and nutrition (grains are good, fat is bad, etc.) became so firmly — and wrongly — entrenched. Better than any other documentary I’ve seen, Fat Head takes these concepts and makes them simple, funny, and exceedingly easy to understand, making it very recommended viewing for anyone still on the fence about ‘heart healthy’ whole grains, saturated fat, and so forth.
I’ll announce more details about the giveaway in the next few weeks. Before that, though, I’d like to pick everyone’s brain on how they’d like the contest to go down. Should I keep it simple and just ask for people to leave a comment on the upcoming giveaway post, or would you all prefer something a little more entertaining? A little more ornate, perhaps, than just a lone comment?
Let me know! I’m open to any and all ideas for how it should proceed.
Congrats again, Rose, and consider this a huge thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Stay close! There’s more exciting stuff on the horizon as we move further into the new year.