Is It Worth It? Let Me Work It—An Excerpt from Food Freedom Forever

This is an excerpt from Food Freedom Forever, with an intro from author and Whole30 Headmistress Melissa Hartwig Urban So often, people think of the Whole30 as the end-all, be-all… you do the Whole30 and finish with a graduation certificate, bragging rights, and a wheelbarrow full of #NSVs (non-scale victories). Which is awesome, don’t get me […]

Join The 2019 #MyFoodFreedom Book Club

In February 2019, we’re transitioning from the #JanuaryWhole30 into Life After Whole30 by reading Food Freedom Forever together as a community. Planning to join us? Here’s what you need to know, plus significant dates to keep in mind. Create sustainable, easily maintained habits around food in your #LifeAfterWhole30. Join the #MyFoodFreedom book club. #Whole30 #LifeAfterWhole30 […]

A Food Freedom Forever Resource Roundup

The #SeptemberWhole30 is almost over; if you started on our “official” start date of September 3, you’ll complete Day 30 tomorrow. A quick timeout to say: YAY! We are so proud of you. We are continually impressed by and proud of the members of community, and we can’t wait to read your #IAmWhole30 stories. Feel […]

Dear Melissa: Can I Influence My Teens to Find Their Food Freedom?

Dear Melissa,  Any advice on how to get semi-adult children to buy into the Whole30 (or at least whole foods over junk)? I didn’t set the best foundation for them, but I’ve learned a lot from doing multiple Whole30s and have tried to model that when they are home (ignoring the eye-rolling). Can I reinvent good nutritional […]

What is Food Freedom?

If I had to describe “food freedom” in one sentence, it’s this: Food freedom is feeling in control of the food that you eat, instead of food controlling you. Food freedom is about indulging when it’s worth it, passing when it isn’t, and never feeling guilt or shame for doing either. It’s about taking the morality out of food, and recognizing you are not a “good” or “bad” person based on what’s your plate. True food freedom means you never again feel powerless over food.

A Food Freedom Forever Conversation, With Melissa Hartwig

If you recently wrapped up your #Whole30 and are asking the question, “Okay… now what?” Food Freedom Forever is my answer. These videos are an insider peek into Food Freedom Forever, as I share concepts and insights from the book with the group. No matter where you are in your food freedom journey, I hope these videos will motivate you to change your life through the groundbreaking 3-step approach outlined in the book.

Dear Melissa Replay: What Adulty Beverage Is Best?

Welcome 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. Today, in the thick of the holiday party season, I’m helping you decide what to drink (or not to drink) when […]

Dear Melissa: I Need a Holiday Party Road Map

Updated for 2018! Welcome 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. Today, I’m walking you through a holiday party strategy designed to keep you healthy and keep your host or […]

Thinking About a Holiday Whole30? Think Twice.

As you approach the holiday season, you’ll find yourself preparing for all kinds of festivities – 97.2%  of which include buffet tables laden with unhealthy food. (1)  You’ll be tempted all season long with breads and cheeses, chips and dips, pies, cookies and cakes – and we haven’t even mentioned the wine, beer, and eggnog. There’s a reason the […]