On Being Well Fed

Melissa Joulwan is on a mission to be a superfit, well-fed, dressed-to-kill, glossy-haired, rock-n-roll chic.  She also happened to write two of my favorite books that still help teach me how to stay Well Fed and healthy. 

Today we’re talking about changing your diet, the pantry conversion, and how to stay well fed and well nourished without taking a lot of time. We’ve added bonus content at the end of this episode for those of you who want to stay tuned for Melissa’s tips for managing thyroid problems.

Great Meals: No Recipe Required

We know you want ideas for delicious meals that don’t require a recipe, and don’t require much time — some dishes that you can throw together from whatever ingredients you have on hand. Melissa swears you don’t need a recipe to prepare stunningly tasty food, so she created this compilation for you: Great Ingredients: No Recipe Required.

But, sometimes you need to cook

Melissa wrote two of my favorite cookbooks of all time. And, they’re more than recipes –  it’s like a how-to in converting your kitchen and lifestyle. I’ve bought multiple copies and probably given one to every person I know. Want to know how to eat well and NEVER feel like you’re missing out? Then get yours here:


Resources We Mention

  • Want a free 1-Week Meal plan with a Shopping List and step-by-step instructions for a weekly cook-up? Click right here
  • The Method Behind the Madness (explanation of a Melissa’s Weekly Cookup) 
  • The yoga app Melissa mentioned
  • Thyroid Diet Revolution – terrible name, great resource:

Melissa’s “ONE HABIT” to try for a week: The once weekly 90-minute “cook-up” for a week’s worth of convenient, healthy nourishment. Here’s that free 1-Week Meal plan with a Shopping List and step-by-step instructions for a weekly cook-up if you want it 🙂 

Melissa’s “ONE RESOURCE” that she recommends to us: The “Whole 30” Book – It Starts With Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways – the perfect accompaniment to Melissa’s cookbooks. Bonus – add the Whole 30 Guide to your list, and you’ll have everything you need to get started:

BONUS Content: Melissa stays on to talk about thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, auto-immune protocols, how intermittent fasting and low-carb may NOT be a good idea, and other tips she’s picked up on her wellness journey. 

Want More?

If you liked this episode, you’ll want to check out:
Episode 020 – The Paleo Chef, Mary Shenouda
Episode 011Elizabeth Benton on Permanent Fat Loss

And don’t forget to connect with Melissa on her blog, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

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