Melissa Urban

Co-Founder and CEO

Melissa Urban

396 total articles

Melissa Urban is a 7x New York Times best-selling author 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 , 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.

  • Whole30 Success Story Contest Winner: Jennifer’s Story

    In December, we published a call for Whole30 success stories – people who had completed the Whole30 program in 2010, and had amazing, life-changing results with the program. We received HUNDREDS of entries – all which embodied the spirit and intention of the Whole30 program. […]

  • The Whole30 and Infertility: Kristyn’s Story

    Today we are featuring a story that brings us much joy, not only because Kristyn and her husband Willy have realized their dream of having children, but because they’ve been friends of ours for quite some time, and helping people you love is just about the best feeling in the world.  Read, be inspired, and …

  • Whole30 + Acne: Judy’s Story

    Skin conditions like acne aren’t exclusive to teenagers – and despite the numerous treatments (both over the counter and prescribed) designed to treat acne, many adults still suffer with dry skin, irritated skin, and disrupted skin on a daily basis. What if smooth, healthy, vibrant skin were as simple as changing the food you put in your mouth? […]

  • The Whole30 + Type 1 Diabetes

    While many have had life-changing results from ourWhole30 program, once in a while we have the opportunity to delve into more complicated “problem solving mode” with our consulting practice. A few months ago, we had such an opportunity with Meggie D., a type 1 diabetic who was having trouble controlling her blood sugars, despite a …

  • Whole30 Success Story: Beth Tracy

    We had the pleasure of meeting today’s Whole30 Success Story Beth Tracy twice – once at our Foundations of Nutrition workshop in her home state of Texas, and again in June when she flew to Las Vegas with her daughter to attend another workshop. After speaking with Beth, we asked her to share her story …

  • ARTICLES BY Melissa Urban

Dear Melissa
How to Stay Social on Your Whole30

I always encourage you to stay social on your Whole30, recognizing that your health commitment is an integral part of these interactions. Sure, this month, you’re not drinking alcohol, eating added sugar, or grabbing a slice of pizza, but that doesn’t mean you have to live like a hermit. One of the most powerful experiences …

Dear Melissa
Your Guide to Food Freedom this Holiday Season

Dear Melissa, We’re heading into holiday party season, and I’m going to use the holiday tips in Food Freedom Forever and your boundary scripts in The Book of Boundaries to help me feel my best this season around sweets and alcohol. But boundaries can be hard when the hostess is offering you something and waiting …

Dear Melissa
Find your Food Freedom “why,” Part 2

In Part 1 of Find your Food Freedom “why”, I said that if you really want Food Freedom success, you need to work your Food Freedom plan as hard as you worked your Whole30. To do that, make your Food Freedom plan starts with a solid “why.” In part two of this two-part series, I’ll …