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Hi! I'm Melissa Joulwan. Welcome to my Well Fed store. This is the place online to buy my cookbooks and other Well Fed goodies directly from me. Thanks in advance!

I'm the author of the best-selling Well Fed cookbook series and the blog, where I write about my triumphs and failures in the gym, in the kitchen, and in life. My newest cookbook is Well Fed Weeknights: Complete Paleo Meals in 45 Minutes Or Less (November 1, 2016).

After a lifetime of yo-yo dieting and food as the enemy, I found the paleo diet in 2009 and I've been happily following it ever since. 

That year, I also underwent a thyroidectomy (no fun!). In the aftermath of the surgery and recovery, I became particularly interested in how diet affects hormones, body composition, mood, and motivation. These days, my workouts are just as likely to include yoga and meditation as lifting heavy things and sprinting to stay ahead of the stopwatch. 

My first cookbook Well Fed appeared on the Wall Street Journal best sellers list, and has more than 1100 5-star reviews on Amazon!Well Fed 2 was named one of the best books of 2013 by and was a Washington Post best seller. I also wrote the recipes in the New York Times bestselling book It Starts With Food by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. You can read my recipe column in every issue of Paleo Magazine and you might have seen my recipes in Low Sugar Living, Inspire Health, and Where Women Cook—or online at,,,, and Men’s Journal. I've been a featured chef for U.S. Wellness Meats and Lava Lake Lamb, as well as an instructor at Whole Foods.