Dear Melissa: I’m Worried About My Grandkids on the Whole30

Dear Melissa, My son and wife have started your program with great results, and I am happy for them. But recently they decided our grandkids (ages 13, 12, and 4) should be on (the Whole30) too. Not one of these children are overweight in any area; they are all tall and slim. I am really […]

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Dear Melissa: Can I Influence My Teens to Find Their Food Freedom?

Dear Melissa,  Any advice on how to get semi-adult children to buy into the Whole30 (or at least whole foods over junk)? I didn’t set the best foundation for them, but I’ve learned a lot from doing multiple Whole30s and have tried to model that when they are home (ignoring the eye-rolling). Can I reinvent good nutritional […]

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Dear Melissa: Saving Yourself from Whole30 Mealtime Madness

Dear Melissa, Any tips for completing the Whole30 while shopping and preparing meals for spouse and two young kids who will still be eating dairy, grains, beans, honey, etc.? I’ve tried before and failed in part because I couldn’t get everyone to eat what I was eating, and had difficulty with planning and finding time to […]

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Dear Melissa: My Husband is the Hardest Part of my Whole30

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 talking to those of you with an unruly spouse who, despite your best efforts, just doesn’t lend enough support you […]

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Dear Melissa: Grandparents Behaving Badly

Dear Melissa, My husband and I just finished a Whole30 and loved it! We lost cravings, bloat, aches, pains, inches, and a few pounds. We still have one huge obstacle that we can’t quite overcome. Our kids (12 and 10) are both obese, but will not get on the program. At our house Whole30 food […]

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