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July 21, 2023, 11:41 pm
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Dear Melissa: My food freedom—A day in the life of MU
Every week, I get at least a few questions along the lines of, “But how do YOU eat?” You’re always interested in how I...
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July 18, 2023, 11:23 pm
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Dear Melissa: How to love your Whole30 coffee without sacrificing the flavor
By Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban, who only drinks decaf but still knows a thing or two about good coffee. One of the most common...
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June 21, 2023, 6:19 pm
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Dear Melissa: Is There Such A Thing as Too Much Fat on Whole30?
Dear Melissa, I’m on Day 15 of my second Whole30, and I’m wondering if there is such a thing as eating too much fat....
June 13, 2023, 6:21 pm
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Dear Melissa & Friends: Tips to Help Your Picky Eater Without Food Shaming from Jennifer Anderson, RDN
My son is now 10 years old, but he’s been eating a whole foods-based diet since he was born, because that was how we...
May 23, 2023, 4:07 pm
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Dear Melissa & Friends: Unpacking Diet and Sleep with Dr. Michael Breus
We’re all trying to sleep better. You now know how important sleep is to just about every marker of health. You’ve bought blackout curtains,...
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May 17, 2023, 5:06 pm
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Dear Melissa & Friends: Dr. Megan Rossi Answers Your Questions About Probiotics and Gut Health
This issue of Dear Melissa & Friends is all about natural probiotics found in foods and drinks, and features Dr. Megan Rossi (PhD, RD,...
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April 26, 2023, 9:08 pm
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Dear Melissa: 6 Common Misconceptions about the Whole30
The Whole30 has changed millions of people’s lives since its inception in 2009. You can read page after page of glowing testimonials from our...
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April 13, 2023, 8:34 pm
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Dear Melissa: Shop for These 7 Pantry Staples Before You Start Your Whole30
Beginning the Whole30 can feel exciting and intimidating, especially if you’re new to cooking. While there are thousands of Whole30 recipes available online, on...
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March 31, 2023, 4:54 pm
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Dear Melissa: My Food Sensitivities Make it Hard to Socialize
Dear Melissa, I am on a fairly strict autoimmune protocol in my Food Freedom due to serious food sensitivities and allergies. I am so...
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March 28, 2023, 9:22 pm
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Dear Melissa: Nine Books to Support Your Food Freedom
I’ve often said the Whole30 is about food, but it’s about so much more than food. Millions of people who have successfully transformed their...
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March 20, 2023, 9:49 pm
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Dear Melissa: Is Your Food Freedom Really Free?
The definition I crafted for Food Freedom in 2015 was “feeling in control* of food, instead of food controlling you.” The kind of control...
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March 14, 2023, 9:29 pm
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Dear Melissa: 3 Tips to Keep You Going When You Want to Quit
In this article, I’m helping you navigate the spur-of-the-moment temptation to self-sabotage what you know is a really good thing for you right now—your...
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March 7, 2023, 10:53 pm
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Dear Melissa: Cravings and Mindful Eating in Stressful Times
Cravings are often more complex than they seem, especially when they’re invisibly linked to coping mechanisms in times of stress. The Whole30 can better...
Dear Melissa and Friends: A Dear Melissa with best-selling author Laura McKowen.
March 1, 2023, 5:14 pm
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Dear Melissa & Friends: Laura McKowen Answers Your Questions About Alcohol
This issue of Dear Melissa & Friends is all about taking a look at your relationship to alcohol. Laura McKowen—bestselling author and a leading...
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February 22, 2023, 8:48 pm
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Dear Melissa: Stress, Emotional Eating, and Your Food Freedom
You learn so much about your relationship with food, and your habits around food during your Whole30. There were plenty of times you learned...
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February 7, 2023, 10:12 pm
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Dear Melissa: Tips for Successful Dates on Whole30 and Beyond
There are more awkward conversations to dive into on a first date than the finer points of the Whole30. But that doesn’t mean you...
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January 25, 2023, 10:16 pm
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Use This Whole30 Meal Template to Create a Delicious, Easy Protein Salad
Recipes are amazing. (And Whole30 has so many great ones.) But sometimes you want easy Whole30 meals that have more flexibility and can provide...
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December 12, 2022, 6:50 pm
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Dear Melissa: Empower Yourself for the Whole30
In a previous Dear Melissa newsletter, I talked about the unexpected benefits of my first Whole30 back in April 2009, and how those 30...