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Dear Melissa: Help Me With My Home Alone Meltdowns

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where I answer your questions about transitioning into or completing a Whole30, successfully sticking to your new healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, I’m helping a woman figure out why she’s always off the rails when she’s home alone, and how to stick to healthy […]

Dear Melissa: 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 healthy habits, and figuring out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, I’m helping you decide what to drink when you feel like indulging in something red, white, clear, or frothy. Dear Melissa, Outside of […]

Life After Your Whole30: The One Bite Rule

From Melissa Hartwig, who maybe isn’t actually a donut person When I was in Portland, OR for the Whole30 book tour, I was told by basically everyone on the internet that I had to try one of Portland’s famous donut joints—either Voodoo or Blue Star. As I do enjoy a good donut once in a while, […]

Taming Your Sugar Dragon, Part 2

Part 2 in our 2-part series on taming your Sugar Dragon Cravings. Urges. Irresistible pulls towards the sweet stuff, the carb-y stuff, the comfort stuff. This is collectively referred to as your “Sugar Dragon” in the Whole30 text; that fire-breathing beast clinging to your back, roaring loudly in your ear, demanding its next fix. We […]

Taming Your Sugar Dragon, Part 1

Part 1 in our 2-part series on taming your Sugar Dragon Cravings. Urges. Irresistible pulls towards the sweet stuff, the carb-y stuff, the comfort stuff. This is collectively referred to as your “Sugar Dragon” in the Whole30 text; that fire-breathing beast clinging to your back, roaring loudly in your ear, demanding its next fix. We […]

Life After Your Whole30: What If Every Bite is Worth It?

From Melissa Hartwig, who (thanks to the Whole30) is one of those annoying people who really can eat just one square of dark chocolate After an interesting experience at Blue Star Donut in Portland, I posted my “One Bite Rule” on Instagram. I encourage you to read the whole post (and the experience that prompted […]

Dear Melissa: The Booze Edition

Welcome to Dear Melissa, where we answer your questions about transitioning into or or maintaining a healthy Whole9 life, helping you figure out how to make this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re talking about alcohol–how to include the occasional (or not-so-occasional) drink in life after your Whole30, and how to deal with […]

The Five Stages of (Food) Grief

A guest post by Whole30 team member Robin Strathdee  This Spring, I discovered the ridiculous connection between refined sugar and seasonal allergies and, let’s be honest for a minute, it really ticked me off.  I mean, come on!  A couple of swigs of (albeit waaaay too sweet) organic strawberry lemonade and poof!  I’m ALL of the seven Spring dwarves […]

Hypocritical… or human?

While on vacation in Mexico, we posted the following status update on our Facebook page:  “Whole9 is grilling fresh mahi, making a giant batch of guac and kicking our heels up with some hand-made corn tortillas.”   This was kind of a boring update, so imagine our surprise when almost 40 comments rolled in!  (We’ve included […]