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I Think I Officially Need To Date An Intermittent Faster

By melanieavalon / January 28, 2016

I have this fantasy. In my fantasy, I’m at some >daytime< social function with beautifully motivated people. While most munch on fancy hor’fevours, I abstain, filling food’s absence with words. Then this beautiful human being approaches me, blending the cold brilliance of Spock with the ethereal agility of Legolas, and the God-like physique of Adonis. […]


2015 Reflections: Is Anything Certain?

By melanieavalon / January 1, 2016

2015 was an amazing year in my health and fitness journey. I think the best day was the moment The What When Wine Diet hit #1 for all Paleo books on Amazon. I almost cried. Beyond that, I connected with so many people through the book and blog, and am so motivated to continue research and writing. I’m about […]


My Current Food Obsessions

By melanieavalon / December 6, 2015

I’m an obsessive girl. Moderation was never in the playing cards for me. In true Scorpio fashion, I hear a little fact or sense the inkling of a feeling, and run with it like there’s no tomorrow. This is a reason I’m (personally) pretty legalistic in my diet. Because for me, it’s all or none. If I […]


On Birthday Cake Declination And Fruit Consideration

By melanieavalon / November 9, 2015

CAKE It’s been 6 years in the making, but I believe this may be the first birthday completely free of cake temptation. Every prior birthday/ celebration/ etc. I’ve always battled a slight inkling of, “Oh maybe I should indulge on this special occasion.” #Funfetti But at this point, what I eat normally tastes just as fantastic as cake. Seriously. With Paleo […]


I Broke Up With Zyrtec.. And It Feels AWESOME

By melanieavalon / November 6, 2015

Confession. Despite my overwhelming Paleo-ness, hollers of holistic health, and persistent proclamations that many modern pills simply perpetuate problems, I was nevertheless engaging in a clandestine relationship with an illicit pill. Yep, we’re talking anti-histamines. And like any failed romance, saying goodbye to Zyrtec was hard to do… but totally worth it! THE EARLY YEARS […]


How To Self-Publish A Book

By melanieavalon / October 24, 2015

Today marks the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY (Birthday?) of The What When Wine Diet! It’s been an incredible year, and I am truly blown away by the response: 20,000+ Kindle downloads, and 400 audiobooks sold! The best part? Reading and answering the weekly emails from readers, who so enthusiastically provide their own testimonials and questions about the Paleo, […]


Sup’s Up October??? (My Current Supplement Regime)

By melanieavalon / October 6, 2015

New idea! At the genesis of some months, I shall bring forth my current supplement regime. As I’m always obsessively trying different compounds for optimal performance, it could be interesting to see which supplements remain resolute, and which are fleeting flirtations. I’ll include all supplements I take on a DAILY basis, noting the “NEW” ones […]


Confessions of a Hollywood Extra: Yes, You CAN Cry From Misery!

By melanieavalon / June 26, 2015

I’ve never been much of a crier. It takes A LOT to make me cry. In fact, I didn’t believe one could actually, authentically cry from misery… until I did some background “acting.” What follows is not a complaint. I am not complaining, nor even lamenting. I am merely recognizing the humorous irony of being driven to […]


Melanie Avalon’s Personal Telling Of Her Diet History

By melanieavalon / April 21, 2015

Check out this brief overview of my slightly crazy diet history. I seriously think I’ve tried every fad diet known to mankind. The takeaway from my mad wanderings through diet wonderland is that calorie counting is silly, and you really CAN have your steak and eat it too!

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