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 note from Whole30 Headmistress Melissa Hartwig: You #SeptemberWhole30’ers are just one week away from transitioning out of the Whole30 elimination phase into the reintroduction phase. Note I didn’t say “your Whole30 is almost over”—because it’s not. The reintroduction process is critical to your learning experience, so please don’t skip over this […]
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.
Congratulations, #JanuaryWhole30’er! As of this morning, you’ve successfully completed 30 days of the Whole30 program—no small feat! (Yes, we know the most famous line of the Whole30 is, “This is not hard,” but as we explain in the preface of The Whole30… we knew this would be hard, and we […]
A note from Whole30 Headmistress Melissa Hartwig: You #JanuaryWhole30’ers are just one week away from transitioning out of the Whole30 elimination phase into the reintroduction phase. Note I didn’t say “your Whole30 is almost over”—because it’s not. The reintroduction process is critical to your learning experience, so please don’t skip over this […]
from Whole30 headmistress Melissa Hartwig Hello to the New Year, and welcome to Day One of your #JanuaryWhole30. In some ways, this group Whole30 with hundreds of thousands of people participating is exactly the same as any other Whole30 you might do alone or with a few friends. Our rules […]
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 […]
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 […]
Food Freedom Forever was released last week and I’ve been thrilled to see how the Whole30 community has embraced the idea that it is possible to build a healthy, intuitive, and sustainable relationship with food. Today, we’re sharing three videos that were filmed during an event in Salt Lake City in August. During the event, I led a discussion with 25 Whole30’ers about their health goals, challenges, and best strategies for creating and maintaining their own versions of food freedom.
Annie of the Epicure Annie Instagram account has been an active member of the Whole30 community since 2015. After experiencing significant weight loss, Annie bravely worked on developing a mindful, gracious approach toward eating. This mentality, plus her commitment to the healthy habits that she learned through her Whole30 experience, is the foundation of her food freedom.