“This is not like any other nutrition program you've ever stumbled across. You have to think about it differently in terms of it being just one part of a lifelong cycle.” – Melissa Hartwig
Pushing Your Reset Button With Your Health, Habits, & Relationship With Food
On this week's podcast, you’ll learn from an exceptional woman who has dedicated her life to driving real transformations in physical and emotional wellness. In this hour, together we’ll discover the connections between your emotions and healthy habits to live your best life and enjoy the process.
Sparking real, sustainable transformation and creating food freedom begins when we do the emotional inventory with ourselves. This can be a tricky process when starting out, especially when taking the honest look at how we're showing up in our relationship with food is the only way through.
But there's science behind why we get stuck, and how we can change. It happens when we're hungry and open to the right answers.
As Melissa writes in her first book, It Starts With Food:
“Ancient signals in a modern world: Food scientists have engineered chemicals in processed foods that light up the reward centers in the brain for a different reason than nature intended- not because they provide vital nutrition, but because they are scientifically designed to stimulate our tastes buds.”
About Melissa Hartwig
Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the co-creator of the original Whole30 program, the New York Times bestselling author of The Whole30 and It Starts With Food. Melissa has been featured by Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, Details, Shape, Outside, and SELF.
Melissa has also presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide, and provides support to more than 1.5 million people a month through the Whole30 website.
“We're often told that it's selfish to take care of yourself first, but I look at it as an act of radical self love. I set boundaries in my life so that I am healthy, happy and so that I flourish in my life and I have more to give to everyone else.” – Melissa Hartwig
Melissa's New Book: Food Freedom Forever
Letting Go of Bad Habits, Guilt, and Anxiety Around Food
End the yo-yo dieting cycle… forever. Welcome to the Food Freedom plan.
Millions of people have successfully completed the groundbreaking Whole30 program and radically transformed their energy, sleep, cravings, waistline, and health. Now, Food Freedom Forever offers real solutions for anyone stuck in the exhausting cycle of yo-yo dieting and the resulting stress, weight gain, uncontrollable cravings, and health complaints. In her newest book, best-selling author Melissa Hartwig defines true “food freedom” as being in control of the food you eat, instead of food controlling you.
Food Freedom Forever gives you everything you need for achieving dietary success, for today and for the rest of your healthy life. Melissa Hartwig’s information is spot on in terms of its scientific validity, and wonderfully approachable in terms of its implementation. — DAVID PERLMUTTER, MD, Author, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Grain Brain
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- The Whole30 Book – New York times Best-seller
- It Starts With Food – New York times Best-seller
- Melissa's New Book – Food Freedom Forever
- Melissa & Dallas Hartwig on ABC's Nightline
- Melissa & Dallas Hartwig on Dr. Oz
- The Whole30 Website
- The Whole9 Website
- Melissa's Author Page on Facebook
- Whole30 on Facebook
- Win a FREE copy of “The Whole30 & “It Starts With Food”
- Enter to win by posting a picture of your favorite whole30 meal on Instagram and tag @wellnessforce #whole30
- Practical Spirituality With Adam Farrah
- Byron Katie's Work – Inspired Melissa in her life
- “Loving What Is” by Byron Katie
What You'll Hear On The Show
[2:00] About Melissa Hartwig
[4:45] Melissa shares a few things we don”t know about her
[7:45] Melissa's road to creating the Whole30 and her tipping point
9:00 Why Melissa used joy instead of struggle to launch Whole30 and it Starts With Food
[10:50] The difference between west coasters vs. east coasters and their relationships with food
[12:00] Melissa unpacks what the Whole30 is, how it resets the body, and who it's for
[14:30] A life changing story of an older man who transformed his relationship with food by doing Whole30
[17:50] Your brain on food: Melissa explains her favorite chapter of “It Starts With Food”
[21:15] Melissa explains the difference between satiety and satiation
[24:30] Foods with “no brakes” and gateway foods
[25:29] The healing power of grass fed hydrolyzed collagen
28:30 The psychology of change model and how to change
[30:16] Dealing with anxiety on the Whole30 and in your life
[33:30] Melissa discusses shame spirals and her new book Food Freedom Forever
[36:07] How to feel like you're enough and worthy of being healthy, lean, athletic and fully present
40:16 Melissa and Josh discuss wearables and using trackers for obligers and upholders
41:20 Why Josh started and hosts Wellness Force Radio
45:51 Being authentic, intuitively vulnerable, and empowering on social media with the Whole30
[46:46] 7 for 7 round: Josh asks Melissa 7 fast questions
55:13 Win a copy of It Starts With Food and Whole30
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