EP097: Food Freedom Forever

How to remove the guilt and shame you have around food.

Drew welcomes Melissa Hartwig back to the podcast to talk about her new book, Food Freedom Forever. This new book goes beyond Melissa’s Whole 30 Diet and delves into the mental and emotional challenges related to making a true lifestyle change. Melissa offers up ways to overcome a food addiction such as the ‘one bite’ rule and how to change the language you use to describe your relationship with food.

Both Melissa and Drew have first-hand experience with the struggles of transforming their minds and bodies, of looking inward for happiness, and that it doesn’t matter what other people think.

Drew is a dedicated fitness professional but also an accomplished public speaker. If you would like to have Drew share his intimate experience with empathy at your next corporate event or outing send an email to [email protected] and if you like this podcast subscribe & review it on iTunes | Stitcher.


Key Takeaways:

[08:21] Melissa tours the US in support of her three books plus she has two more books on the way.

[16:40] Food Freedom Forever addresses the mental and emotional aspects of making a true lifestyle change.

[24:00] The infamous One Bite rule allows you to taste a food and then decide if it is worth it to eat the whole thing.

[28:14] Melissa describes her experiences with over-consuming and then hating herself for it.

[30:59] Changing your language about how you engage with food is key to a true transformation.

[34:11] If your message is true for you others will understand and relate.

[38:43] Happiness comes from the inside.

[48:20] Discipline equals freedom



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Mentioned in This Episode:

The Whole 30

The Whole 30 Fit2Fat2Fit Podcast with Melissa Hartwig

Transform with Drew’s Fit2Fat2Fit 6-month Program 


Fit2Fat2Fit on A&E

Fit2Fat2Fit on Facebook 

Fit2Fat2Fit Book

Drew on Social Media: @fit2fat2fit

Email Drew: [email protected]

Drew Manning

My goal is to inspire people to get fit, teach them how to do it and give them hope that it IS possible to get fit and stay fit. I want to share my comprehensive fitness knowledge with my followers so that they can know how to lose weight successfully, even though for many it’s going to be a struggle.

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