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Dear Melissa: Help Me Plan my Holiday Mini-Reset

Dear Melissa, I’ve been reading Food Freedom Forever, because I’m determined to maintain my healthy balance this holiday season. I love the idea of mini-resets thrown in between parties and events to keep me on track, but do I really need to follow ALL the Whole30 rules during these? It would be nice to eat […]

Dear Melissa: Help Me Find My Tiger Blood

Learn how Melissa helps guide people in the middle of their Whole30 to identify, obtain, and sustain the famous Whole30 “Tiger Blood.” Whether it’s redefining your idea of “Tiger Blood,” making some tweaks to your Whole30 meal plan, or being more patient, one thing is certain: your Whole30 experience IS changing your health, habits, and relationship with food.

Dear Melissa: Give Me Whole30 Weight-loss Hacks

Dear Melissa, I’m about to start Round 2 of my Whole30. Any suggestions on how to tweak it for weight loss? Maybe cutting out nut butters and Larabars… can you suggest other things to SEE (and not just feel) results? -Marie, on Twitter Dear Marie, My short answer is… no. No, I cannot offer you […]

Dear Melissa: Help Me Find My Tiger Blood

Learn how Melissa helps guide people in the middle of their Whole30 to identify, obtain, and sustain the famous Whole30 “Tiger Blood.” Whether it’s redefining your idea of “Tiger Blood,” making some tweaks to your Whole30 meal plan, or being more patient, one thing is certain: your Whole30 experience IS changing your health, habits, and relationship with food.

Dear Melissa: Abstainer or Moderator?

Melissa Hartwig walks you through the idea of Moderator or Abstainer, as proposed by Gretchen Rubin, as it relates to your food freedom. Gretchen Rubin is both a friend and a best-selling author. In her habit book Better Than Before, she talks about people generally falling into one of two camps when it comes to temptation: Abstainers (who find it easier to give something up entirely than do it just a little) and Moderators (who get panicky at the thought of “never” getting or doing something again).

Whole30 101: Can I Whole30 During My Pregnancy?

Here’s a question we hear almost every day: Is the Whole30 safe for a pregnant woman? We asked registered dietitian and women’s health expert Stephanie Greunke for her perspective. Today, she’s answering the question and addressing the four common fears that are often behind it. Her goal is to help you determine how the general principles of the Whole30 program can support your desire to have a healthy, happy pregnancy.

Dear Melissa: Am I My Brother’s Whole30 Keeper?

Quick quiz: your friend posts on social media that she’s doing a “Whole30 plus half and half in her coffee.” What do you do? According to Melissa Hartwig, that answer depends on a few factors, including if your friend has asked you for support or not. To read her perspective on tough-loving your friends into Whole30 compliance, read this Dear Melissa article.

Dear Melissa: Help Me Stay Whole30 Compatible On The Job

13Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new Food Freedom habits, and figuring out how to make a healthy, sustainable lifestyle work in the real world. Dear Melissa, I drive all day for work/ I work “in the field” with no access to a kitchen/ I […]