Dear Melissa| Answering questions about your Whole30 and Food Freedom

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....The Whole30 isn't a weight-loss program... there are no hacks to fast weight-loss. But solid advice that may support weight-loss? We've got that in spades.

Whole30 101: Tiger Blood!

There is always a lot of buzz about the term “Tiger Blood,” in the Whole30 community, and through running this program since 2009, we've learned that the definition of Tiger Blood can vary widely across our community of Whole30'ers. A few years ago, we expanded our definition of Tiger Blood,...
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Some Whole30 Scale-Related Tough Love

From Whole30 co-founder Melissa Urban, who uses her bathroom scale to make sure her luggage is under 50 pounds You’re just about finished with your Whole30, and already starting to think about the reintroduction period. Are you going to do our Fast Track, or the Slow Roll? (See page 42 in...
But I’m Already Healthy

I’m Already Healthy… So Why Should I Whole30?

We recently received a Twitter question that caught our attention. It was simple and to the point, and it went like this: “My greatest curiosity of how my #Whole30 experience may unfold: I have no known problems, so what improvements might be in store?” (@aaronadel) This is a pretty common...

Comparison is the Thief of Whole30 Joy

There’s a saying: Comparison is the thief of joy. Theodore Roosevelt said that. There’s another saying: He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. Buddha said that. But our favorite saying? Thou shalt not covet your Facebook friend’s weight loss. (In case you were wondering, we said that, just now.) Your...

Five Things Melissa Urban Learned from the Whole30

Written by the co-creator of the Whole30, who still does her own program about once a year  Mid-August, I decided it was time for me to do another full Whole30 (my seventh, I think). I hadn’t done one in about a year, and although I’d thrown lots of Whole5’s and Whole7’s into the mix...

You Get What You Pay For: A Post-Whole30 Perspective

Today, we’re looking back to a special guest post from Anne Sharp, member of CrossFit South Arlington. The lessons she learned during her two Whole30 experiences are just as relevant to those of you “in the process” as they were two years ago.  So read on, and pay attention, because you really...

It’s Not the Whole10: Some Whole30 Tough Love

Today’s tough love inspiration came through in a Dear Melissa submission from a woman on the East Coast, but it’s the same kind of message I’ve been sent countless times, from countless people. I’ll amalgamate all of their emails, posts, and tweets into one general concept:  “I’m on Day 8/10/14...
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