Dear Melissa: Help Me Talk about My Whole30 Weight Loss

Dear Melissa, I have lost about 110 pounds over the last 2-1/2 years, and the Whole30 was a huge part of that. But I tend to feel guilty or bad about that because it’s not an NSV (non-scale victory). There WERE a lot of NSVs, but the one everyone can SEE is my size. How do […]

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 […]

Dear Melissa: Microwaves, Skin Care, Home Cleaning Products… Where Do I Start?

Dear Melissa, besides eating healthy Whole30 foods, in what other ways do you avoid toxins? Do you cook with a microwave? Do you use plastic containers? How do you feel about non-stick pans? Do you buy all organic produce? Find this answer here, where Melissa Hartwig offers strategies and advice for extending your health-focused approach to areas of your life other than food—without becoming overwhelmed.

Dear Melissa: Why Can’t I Eat What My Friends Eat?

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’ve recruited the help of Dr. Michael Ruscio to help me explain why those with autoimmune conditions, chronic pain, or chronic […]

Dear Melissa: Weight Loss Stalls in Life After Your Whole30

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 this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re talking about dealing with a weight loss stall post-Whole30. A note on this one: upon first glance, you may […]

Dear Melissa: Talking Whole30 with Friends and Family

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 this lifestyle work in the real world. Today, we’re discussing how to talk about Whole30 with friends and family without sounding judgmental or preachy. Dear Melissa, Since completing a […]