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229: Melissa Hartwig - The Whole30 Origin Story

Released Tuesday, 10th April 2018
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Melissa Hartwig (@melissa_hartwig) is a four-time New York Times bestselling author and co-creator of the original Whole30 program. She's a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits.
Melissa enjoys kettlebell training, yoga, hiking, solo traveling, and riding her motorcycle. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT.
In this episode, we discuss:
  • Escaping from her life with drugs
  • The gym kinda saved Melissa's life
  • Blogging... the early years
  • Whole30's origin story
  • Using food like a drug
  • Do you have an emotional relationship with food?
  • What makes Whole30 different from other dietary approaches?
  • Not combining Whole30 approved ingredients to make hyperpalatable foods
  • The organic growth of the Whole30 community
  • The most important part of Melissa's job
  • Having a vision from the very beginning
  • Foods to avoid on Whole30
  • Whole30 teaches you what foods work for you... on an individual basis
  • The Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) vs. Whole30
  • Melissa hikes more than anybody she knows
  • Are you "paying yourself" first?
  • Don't get stuck on the saddest ferris wheel, of all time
  • Teaming up to do Whole30 with family or other groups
  • Are you hanging out with the right people?
  • How to make new connections as a grown up
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Related links:
Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig - The Whole30 (bo…
Melissa Hartwig & Dallas Hartwig - It Starts With …
Melissa Hartwig - Food Freedom Forever (book)
Melissa Hartwig - The Whole30 Cookbook
Melissa Hartwig - The Whole30 Fast & Easy Cookbook
Melissa Hartwig - The Whole30 Day by Day (book)
Whole30 website
Follow Melissa on Instagram
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