Melissa Urban

Melissa Urban is a 7x New York Times bestselling author (including the #1 bestselling The Whole30) who specializes in helping people establish healthy boundaries and successfully navigate habit change. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband, son, and a poodle named Henry.

Please Stop Saying “Just Listen to Your Body”

This article is part of our “worst diet advice” series For those looking to lose weight and get healthier, there is certainly no shortage of dietary advice. Thousands of experts share their tips to “get beach-ready in just 6 weeks!” and “lose those last 10 pounds!” in magazines, newspaper articles,...

The Whole30® For High-Level Athletes: Sonja’s Story.

We recently received a note from a high-level endurance athlete writing about her Whole30 experience. Sonja Wieck wrote: I recently completed a Whole30 several months back. I felt really great. I am an 11-time Ironman athlete (performance-driven, and competing at a very high level). In fact, I completed an Ironman...

Dear Melissa: Can You Do the Whole30 Forever?

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where Melissa Urban addresses your questions and concerns about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. This post is part of Melissa Urban’s regular Whole30 advice column, and today, we’re talking...

It’s Not the Whole10: Some Whole30 Tough Love

Today’s tough love inspiration came through in a Dear Melissa submission from a woman on the East Coast, but it’s the same kind of message I’ve been sent countless times, from countless people. I’ll amalgamate all of their emails, posts, and tweets into one general concept:  “I’m on Day 8/10/14...

Dear Melissa: Pulling Out of a Whole30 Stall

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where we answer your questions about transitioning into or or maintaining a healthy Whole9 life, helping you figure out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re working with a British man feeling like his Whole30 has come to a major stall on...

How To Do The Perfect* Whole30

*The answer is, it doesn’t exist. Read on, please. The Whole30 is in full swing, with thousands of you in the middle of your program, and just as many thinking about starting. We read each and every post on our social media feeds and the Whole30 Forum: “Day 12 and...
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The Whole30® and Psoriasis: Karen R’s Story

Karen’s story (first published on her blog, Beautifully Simple) about her battle with psoriasis (an autoimmune condition) showcases the power of food to change your life–but also the fact that food isn’t everything. Lifestyle factors like stress and sleep and other environmental factors like skin care products all play into...

Do you REALLY want to quit the Whole30®?

Did you know that Days 10-11 are when you are most likely to throw in the towel on your Whole30® program? It’s true—we’ve compiled hundreds of data points in a scientific-ish survey, and Days 10-11 are where most people bail (or want to). We can make a few guesses why...

Emilie and Shayna Do the Whole30® (While Living In a Camper)

Nearly a year ago, Emilie and her friend Shayna left their homes in San Diego and set out on a year-long road-trip documentary project in a 1978 Toyota Odyssey mini camper. They tried to be healthy, but any way you shake it, life on the road catches up to you. In October...
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