Dear Melissa: Why does Whole30 reintroduction feel harder than elimination?

Dear Melissa,  I know how important Whole30 reintroduction is to my Food Freedom, but I still struggle with this phase. Why does 10 days of reintroduction feel even harder than 30 days of elimination? Love, Everyone Dear Everyone, So you rock your Whole30 elimination, but stumble when it comes to...Struggling with Whole30 Reintroduction? Get expert tips from CEO and founder, Melissa Urban, to stay committed and finish your Whole30 with confidence.

Dear Melissa: I’m Bored of My Whole30

Dear Melissa, It’s Day 25 of my last Whole30, and I’m OVER IT. No foods sound good, and I can’t imagine what to make for dinner—it’s like pregnancy food aversions, except I’m definitely not pregnant. I want to finish my Whole30 strong, but how can I do that if feel...You're almost done with your Whole30, and feeling great, but ... you're over it. Finish your Whole30 strong with tips from the Whole30 Headmisstress herself.

COVID-19 Symptoms Vs Whole30

The first week of your Whole30 may bring lethargy, crankiness and headaches. That's normal—but during a pandemic, it might feel scary to feel any symptoms that are different from your norm. Here's what to look out for, from Melissa Urban and Rick Henriksen, MD.An update of our popular, "Is this Whole30 or am I sick" resource, with Melissa Urban and Dr. Rick Henricksen.
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Five Whole30 Success Strategies To Try When Things Get Challenging

By Shanna Keller, who faced down that “I want to quit my Whole30 NOW” feeling and has an increased sense of self-efficacy and confidence to show for it. My first Whole30 was in the fall of 2013. It was a different Whole30 landscape back then. We made our own bone...
Dear Melissa| Answering questions about your Whole30 and Food Freedom

Dear Melissa: It’s Day 21 of my Whole30 and I Haven’t Lost Weight

Looking for our philosophy on Whole30 and weight loss? Click here for a letter and more resources from Melissa Urban. Dear Melissa, I’m on Day 21 of my Whole30 and haven’t lost any weight yet, what gives? –Monica Dear Monica, Before I wrote Food Freedom Forever, I would have tough-loved...Worried your Whole30 isn't "working?" Here's what Melissa has to say.
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Do I Really Have to Start My Whole30 Over? A Gretchen Rubin Four Tendencies Perspective

This question comes up all the time—“I ate something off-plan during my Whole30. Do I really need to start over?” Today, we’ll tackle the nuances of this question, and throw in a little of that famous Whole30 tough love. The Whole30 program does require 30 days straight of 100% compliance,...You ate something off-plan during your Whole30, and now you want to know: "Do I really need to start over?” Melissa tackles the nuances of this question, using Gretchen Rubin's Four Tendencies habit
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Six Reasons Why the Whole30 Didn’t Work For You

The Whole30 has been around since July 2009, and we’ve read hundreds of thousands of I Am Whole30 stories. We’ve proven the program truly can reset your health, habits, and relationship with food, and the vast majority (88%, according to a 2016 survey of nearly 8,000 Whole30’ers) report the Whole30...If nothing else, the one thing we want you to take away from this article is this: you are not a failure, and there is nothing wrong with you.
Dear Melissa| Answering questions about your Whole30 and Food Freedom

Dear Melissa: I’m Not Doing The Perfect Whole30

Dear Melissa, I started the program with most of the information I thought I needed, as I work in a health food store and my co-workers and boss are very supportive of my choices and advocates of the program. But the more I read I am a little discouraged. I...Today, a message from Melissa Urban for all of the perfectionists. How worried should you be about making sure your Whole30 is absolutely perfect?
Dear Melissa| Answering questions about your Whole30 and Food Freedom

Dear Melissa: I Just Hate Veggies.

Dear Melissa, Do I really have to eat vegetables with every meal, even breakfast/my husband says he’d consider doing the program with me, but he hates vegetables so he can’t/I want to bring my kids along on the Whole30, but they’re so picky when it comes to anything green. HELP....
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