You guys simply amaze me! I’m literally overwhelmed with the tremendous response to my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest featuring brand new people every single day submitting their answers to my 10-question survey for a chance to win my GRAND PRIZE of the brand new 2012 iPad (third generation) plus lots of other prizes I’ve already shared in Prize Package Post #1 and Prize Package Post #2. If you’ve entered my contest, then I’ve already personally responded back to you thanking you for entering and wishing you good luck at winning a prize. Be sure to enter to win no later than 11:59PM EST on Friday, April 27, 2012 (which will be here before you know it!). E-mail me your answers to the following questions to become eligible for a prize in my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest. Be sure to put in the subject line “BLOGIVERSARY CONTEST”:
1. Your first and last name, mailing address (no P.O. boxes please), and telephone number.
2. What is your current eating plan and how long have you been eating this way?
3. Where does your diet fall in the definition of low-carb as published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism in 2009? LCKD, LCD, MCD or HCD?
4. Who are the top 5 trusted resources you turn to for quality information about health?
5. Do you consume “safe starches” like sweet potatoes, white potatoes and white rice as part of your nutritional plan? Why or why not? If so, what specific starchy foods do you consume?
6. What do you do for exercise? How often do you workout? How long have you been doing this routine?
7. How long have you been reading the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog? How did you find it?
8. In 2012, are/have you attending/attended any of the three major low-carb/Paleo conferences (PaleoFX in March, Low-Carb Cruise in May or Ancestral Health Symposium in August)? Which ones did/will you attend and why? If you did/will not attend, why not?
9. Have you listened to my brand new podcast “Ask The Low-Carb Experts” yet? If not, why not? If so, what do you think so far? Are there any suggested topics you’d like me to bring up?
10. How many more years do you think it will take before high-fat, low-carb nutrition is accepted and embraced as a healthy lifestyle in the United States? What needs to happen to bring about that paradigm shift in thinking?
So, you think we’ve had some great prizes for you to win so far? Well, we’re just getting started and have lots more surprises in store for you! Check out what I have for you in Prize Package Post #3, including a special EXCLUSIVE prize that you won’t be able to find or buy anywhere else at the bottom of this list:
TRINITY HILL FARMS PRIZE PACKAGE (5)
Trinity Hill Farms gift pack and four $25 gift certificates to the online store
Last month I introduced you to a brand new low-carb condiments company called Trinity Hill Farms who have a whole line of great-tasting no sugar added, stevia-sweetened, gluten-free, diabetic-friendly sauces that are unlike any that I’ve ever seen or used before. Unlike the watered-down ones you get from popular low-carb condiment companies such as Walden Farms, these truly are set apart as a real hearty and delicious alternative for health-conscious consumers. It comes in six bold flavors–Cocktail Sauce, Sweet Chili Sauce, Zesty Barbeque Sauce, Steak Sauce, Ketchup and Teriyaki Sauce–and I’ve had them all. Christine and I really enjoy the Sweet Chili Sauce the best (just ordered three cases of the stuff) and put it on our eggs, chicken, and just about anything to give it an extra zing of flavor! You can learn more about these super condiments at LowCarb123.com and I have prizes for five lucky readers during my blogiversary giveaway: one person will win a gift pack featuring one bottle of each of the flavors and four people will snag a $25 gift certificate to use on any purchase in the online store. These Trinity Hill Farms condiments are the real deal and I am happy to share them with the low-carb community!
LOREN CORDAIN PRIZE PACKAGE (3)
Three 5-packs of Paleo Diet books
In the Paleo community, Professor Loren Cordain is considered royalty for his great work in promoting the message of The Paleo Diet over the past decade plus! He’s been an incredible leader in promoting the idea of ancestral, Paleolithic nutritional principles into modern society and his collection of bestselling books on the subject are a must-have for your health library. I recently interviewed Dr. Cordain in Episode 556 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast where he shared about his brand new book The Paleo Answer: 7 Days to Lose Weight, Feel Great, Stay Young detailing his thoughts on saturated fat, low-carb diets, and more that are different from his classic book The Paleo Diet! Three lucky readers will win all five of Dr. Cordain’s book, including the two books I’ve already mentioned plus The Paleo Diet Cookbook, Dietary Cure For Acne and The Paleo Diet For Athletes. It’s the entire Cordain collection wrapped up in one nice package!
SUGAR NATION PRIZE PACKAGE (5)
Sugar Nation book by Jeff O’Connell
Jeff O’Connell is the editor-in-chief at the uber-popular fitness web site Bodybuilding.com and taught himself about the dangers of sugar consumption with a deep family history of diabetes and health woes. He stumbled upon the work of several low-carb health experts, including Dr. Mary Vernon, Dr. Jay Wortman, and Dr. Eric Westman and found that consuming a diet rich in healthy fats and limited in carbohydrates is the perfect way to be optimally healthy. He wrote this book about what he discovered entitled Sugar Nation: The Hidden Truth Behind America’s Deadliest Habit and the Simple Way to Beat It which he and I discussed in Episode 520 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” podcast last year. And now five lucky readers will win themselves their very own copy of this important book.
In February 2012, I spoke with a young physician named Dr. Spencer Nadolsky who is educating his patients about how low-carbohydrate nutrition can help them improve their weight and health. Together along with his brother Dr. Karl Nadolsky they have created a company called Leaner Living designing some pretty incredible products that people can use to manage their weight, build muscle and normalize their blood sugar levels. You can see these products for yourself here but three lucky readers will get their choice of Lean Latte, Rich Creamy Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, or (my favorite) Peanut Butter Chocolate Fusion plus the blood sugar and LDL cholesterol lowering supplement called Glycosolve with the key ingredient Berberine that you can’t really find anywhere else. I look forward to sharing more about these amazing products with you in the coming months on my blog and podcasts.
SMARTER SCIENCE OF SLIM PRIZE PACKAGE (3)
The Smarter Science Of Slim book by Jonathan Bailor
You’ll be hearing more about this new book from Jonathan Bailor called The Smarter Science Of Slim in Episode 570 of “The Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb Show” on April 17, 2012. But Jonathan literally immersed himself in over 10,000 of the latest scientific research papers on the subject of weight loss and came to some pretty remarkable conclusions regarding macronutrients, calories and more. He outlines some of what he calls SANE principles for living optimally for proper weight and health management in his book and three lucky readers will have the opportunity to get this book for themselves. Catch a FREE SAMPLE of the book and don’t miss the foreword from a Harvard medicine professor as well as the preface from a UCLA endocrinologist.
ANCESTRAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM 2012 PRIZE PACKAGE (1)
THE VERY LAST TICKET to the SOLD-OUT AHS12
Of all the prizes I have to give away (aside from the new iPad and my special 2nd $600 value GRAND PRIZE I’ll be announcing soon), this is the one that will probably initiate more people to enter the blogiversary contest than anything else. If you haven’t heard already, the second annual Ancestral Health Symposium set to take place August 9-11, 2012 at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts is already SOLD OUT! That’s right, as in there are no more tickets available for the public to purchase. Bummer right? Well, that’s okay because like Charlie discovered when he found Willy Wonka’s golden ticket to the chocolate factory, miracles can happen and one lucky reader is going to have a second chance to have access to the hottest ticket in the Paleo community. I’m giving away THE VERY LAST TICKET to AHS12 as part of my blogiversary celebration. There’s one and only one ticket to be had…but it could be YOURS if you are chosen as the special winner. I know when I publish this blog post I’m going to get flooded with entries from people who just want to win THIS prize. GOOD LUCK if that’s your goal and I look forward to meeting whoever the eventual winner is at the Ancestral Health Symposium in a few months.
I so appreciate your participation in all the fun festivities this month for my 7-Year Blogiversary Giveaway Contest. Keep ’em coming in and get it done now before the April 27, 2012 deadline gets here. I hope you’re enjoying this special array of prizes that were so generously donated by people and companies who believe in what we are doing here at the “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb” blog. Let them know how much you appreciate them and I look forward to sharing the loot in a few weeks! More prize package announcements coming soon.