This week Further Food is pleased to spotlight Melissa Joulwan, one of our health heroes! After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting (or, as she puts it, “being at war with my body for 30 years”) and seeing food as the enemy, Melissa discovered the paleo diet and committed to it wholeheartedly. That same year, she underwent a thyroidectomy, which prompted her to learn about how eating paleo impacts your hormones, mood, energy and more. Her new eating style changed her relationship with food and led to a healthier life and a more positive self-image.
Her first book, Well Fed: Paleo Recipes for People Who Love to Eat, appeared on the Wall Street Journal best sellers list and the sequel, Well Fed 2, was named one of 2013’s best books by Amazon.com. She shares her triumphs and failures in the kitchen and at the gym in her blog on meljoulwan.com.
Whether you’re struggling with a chronic condition or thinking of going paleo, Melissa has advice for you. She’ll be answering your most pressing questions (for free!) all week long on Further Food. Simply post your questions in the comments section below. We’ve also compiled Melissa’s inspiring story of ending that war with her body, why she thinks everyone should go Whole30, the foods she always has in her kitchen, and much, much more.
Melissa’s Tips & Tricks
Melissa’s Recipe Picks
Ask Melissa Your Questions!
“How do I eat food without feeling guilty?,” “I can still eat desserts on a paleo diet?” Share your questions with Melissa in the comments below. She’ll be on call to give you advice as well as share her recipes and health hacks from April 11-17.