Melissa Urban

Founder and CEO

Melissa Urban

458 total articles

Melissa Urban is a six-time 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 TimesPeople, the Wall Street JournalForbes, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and ranks #19 on Greatists Top 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Testify

    This post is a call to arms for those of you who have completed a Whole30, attended one of our workshops, worked through our intensive four week consulting program. This is a place for you to sound off and make yourself heard […]

  • Whole30 Recipe Book: Summerland Mango Salsa

    We started our Whole30 the day we left the Keys, but that doesn’t mean we indulged too much while visiting Captain Tom and Susan. We spent most of our days eating fresh fish, caught right off the back of the Urban Renewal. The last night of our visit, we decided to leave the fish to the Captain, but prep the rest of the meal ourselves, using fresh and local ingredients. Enter Dallas’ on-the-spot creation – Summerland Mango Salsa. […]

  • Life after your first Whole30

    We’re about a week out from the completion of our Road Trip Whole30, and it’s time to start thinking (and talking) about what some of you are going to do when your 30 days are up. More on this topic as the big day approaches, but today we’d like to hit on a question reader Diana posted on our site last week. Diana wrote: […]

  • Steal This Meal: Sunshine Chicken and Roasted Roots

    Welcome to the first edition of Whole9’s newest feature – Steal This Meal. The below is a complete meal, and all ingredients are detailed. Most importantly, the entire menu – main course, side dish and salad – are 100% Whole30-approved. The nutty flavor of Sunshine Sauce goes perfectly with chicken and roasted carrots, while the crisp mandarin and avocado salad is a sweet, cool contrast. […]

  • Steal This Meal: Salmon with Creamy Avocado Spread

    Our first Steal This Meal submission comes from Alycia, gym owner and Whole30 participant. Ashley and her husband Justin attended our nutrition workshop at CrossFit King of Prussia earlier this year, and just opened their own affiliate, CrossFit Aspire. Alycia writes: […]

  • ARTICLES BY Melissa Urban

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How do food sensitivity tests work? Answering your questions about food sensitivity tests vs elimination diets.

Dr. Carolina Arreola Food sensitivity tests like Everlywell or DNAfit are all the rage right now, and in theory, they sound great–they’re a lower-cost, more accessible way to test for food sensitivities compared to doing lab work at your doctor’s office. But how do these at-home food sensitivity tests work, and what kind of data …

Kite Hill is Whole30 Approved–why now?

By Melissa Urban, CEO It’s official! We’ve happily welcomed Kite Hill to our Whole30 Approved family. Of course, Kite Hill isn’t at all new to Whole30’ers, or me. I’ve been a fan and user of their products for many years, and love nothing more than swiping, smearing, and slathering a layer of their delicious flavors …

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Plant-Based Whole30 and Personal Growth

Today we rolled out the biggest Whole30 announcement in many years; the first comprehensive addition to the Whole30 framework ever. Today, we announced the Plant-Based Whole30 program. The Plant-Based Whole30 is a 100% plant-based version of our original 30-day reset, designed to offer the same life-changing benefits of the Whole30 without the inclusion of any …

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Lindsay Rhodes

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Lindsay Rhodes, our Digital Marketing Coordinator, currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI. She attended Butler University where she received her B.S. in Marketing and a minor in Strategic Communication. Previously, Lindsay has worked for management consulting firms as a marketing consultant and as a campus recruiter. A huge sports lover, Lindsay loves playing basketball, volleyball, and beach volleyball in her free time. When she’s not diving for a ball, she enjoys reading, traveling , and spending time with friends.