My name is Eileen Joy, a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach.
I’m located right outside Atlanta, GA and I serve clients, virtually, all over the world. I empower people who struggle with confusion about healthy living, who want to have the confidence to love their bodies and their lives and have a burning desire to lose weight for the last time.
I was overweight since I was born. I was born 7 pounds, left the hospital 11 pounds and already drinking cereal in my bottle! This started my downward spiral to being an obese child and a LIFETIME of Yo-Yo Dieting. Growing up for me was so challenging being, “The Fat Girl”. I didn’t have very many friends growing up because I was teased, bullied, used and harassed by many of the kids in school. I remember someone calling me, “Moose” once and it just stuck with me for years and I pretended to laugh it off. Constantly hearing about how fat I was and going clothes shopping was the worst. I HATED going clothes shopping. It felt like my mom was speaking so loudly that she might as well have just used the PA system in the store, “You are just too fat, I will go get a bigger size”. My father told me on too many occasions, “Boys aren’t going to like you because you are fat”.
I was sick ALL THE TIME! I should have had a preferred customer card to my family doctor’s office. I grew up with bronchitis, sinusitis, strep throat, asthmatic bronchitis, UTI’s, always had a cold and countless other maladies. Our family doctor must have been able to take many exotic vacations thanks to me!
I’ve tried so many diets out there, you name it and I’ve probably tried it. I would lose some weight and see some success and then I just couldn’t stick with it for whatever the reason was at the time. Too restrictive, always hungry, no energy, no time, hated exercise, no motivation, not working as fast as I would like, makes me binge eat, Etc. I would always lose the same 30 pounds and then gain it back PLUS More! By the time I was 25 years old I was 245 pounds and Miserable. I was dying inside.
I had my ‘aha’ moment one day while at a job interview. The interviewer hardly shook my hand, never looked me in the eye, looked completely disinterested the moment he saw my size 22 body squeezed into a size 20 suit like a stuffed sausage, he actually didn’t even hear my answers. Believe me, I said some things and if he was listening I would know!
From that day forward I vowed to change my life, I was so sick of being so miserable and depressed all the time. AND I DID!!!!
17 years ago I lost 130 pounds, went from a size 22 to a 4, strengthened my immune system, stopped getting so sick and gained 70 pounds with my pregnancy and lost that too!! I made a decision – The decision to keep my body feeling AMAZING all the time. Along with my new body came my new life – New friends, new boyfriends, new experiences, and most importantly, FUN. Everyone wanted to know what I did to lose weight and get healthy so organically, I started to help everyone around me. It was so much FUN and it really made me feel like I had a sense of purpose. I made it my personal mission to help as many people as I could to feel as amazing about their bodies and their lives as I felt. I am more fulfilled and filled with energy at this point in my life than I have ever been before.
In learning how to support others in creating a balanced life from the inside out, it was Imperative that I learn how to become my own personal advocate for health and happiness. I attended the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and obtained my Certification in Nutrition and Health Coaching. I’ve attended countless workshops and worked with Life Coaches, Nutritionists, Dietitians, Naturopath Doctors and Business Coaches. I continue to spend time, energy and money on myself because it is a high priority for me. I’ve tried so many ways of eating; I stopped eating meat, clean eating, became Vegan, became a Raw Food Vegan, and became a Certified Raw Food Vegan Chef. I had fun exploring all different ways to eat and figured out what my body likes. Now, I eat for my body, I’m not afraid of food anymore and nothing is off limits. Feeling the freedom around food is one of the most incredible feelings in the world! Gone are the days of closet and binge eating, I am officially out of the food closet and Loving It!
Expert help from someone who knows what it’s like to be in your shoes. I’ve taken everything I know and developed a fun and easy step by step system to completely transform your health, weight and your life. I’ve discovered there are 6 steps to transformation all while being able to live a normal life, feel satisfied and eat real food. It’s very powerful and it’s what I use today with all of my clients to achieve the same results that I’ve gotten. I’ve been there; I totally understand what you’re going through. I provide the information, knowledge and methods to help you establish a clear vision and get the results you so desperately desire. Imagine what it would feel like to always have enough energy to get through the day, feel satisfied with your meals and be at your goal weight for the rest of your life. Yes, it is possible!
I use a Holistic approach which to me means, Human Nourishment, the beautiful balance of nourishing the mind, body and soul from the inside out. This is instrumental in accessing the most joyful and healthful version of ourselves. Human nourishment is highly individual, and I believe in Bio-Individuality. One person’s food is another person’s poison. All of those cookie cutter diets out there don’t work because we are all individually unique and what might work for me, might not work for you. To Nourish your whole self, you must mindfully turn inward (that can be a scary place) in order to understand the messages your body is sending you. Understanding what nourishes and truly feeds us involves so much more than what is on your plate and is a game changer for everyone. The foods we eat are actually secondary to all the other elements that feed us such as career, physical activity, relationships, and spirituality. Any form of emotional pain in any of these areas leave you feeling weaker and run down more than any food ever will. We thrive on connection, personal growth and other life achievements as our primary source of energy and enrichment. Surrounding ourselves with people that light you up, feeling passionate about your career, creating a consistent spiritual practice (whatever that means for you) and moving your body are what properly nurtures these important areas of our lives. This gives us the confidence to put the time and energy to live concurrently with our actual food choices which will further improve our health. Ridding our minds of the dreaded “Diet Mentality” and putting our Primary and Secondary foods in balance is what a truly holistic approach is all about.
Transforming my life has been so empowering. I wake up energized everyday and smile when I look at myself in the mirror. I receive compliments all the time and love how it feels. I will always be a foodie and now I enjoy all my favorite foods without feeling guilty and still fit into my clothes. I am no longer chained to meal plans or dread exercising. I actually enjoy going clothes shopping and the way clothes fit me, even jeans! Invitations to parties are welcome here; gone are the days of turning down invitations because of ‘fat days’ or lack of confidence. I finally know what it feels like to love myself, feel emotionally connected with a man and SEX!!!! YES!!!!! Now I’m a priority and I put my mask on first (airplane reference). Currently, I work with a Life Coach and a Business Coach, invest time, energy and money on myself to be the best version of me so I can help you achieve the results you desperately desire. Who knew that 17 years ago I would be where I am today? I am driven and passionate; I am a strong empowered woman on a mission to help as many people as I can in my lifetime to feel amazing, confident and love their lives.
You’ve made it this far and now you know a lot more about me. Now it’s your turn, I would love to learn a lot more about you. I look forward to discovering your goals, dreams, challenges and fears. What are your roadblocks where you need support? I look forward to exploring with you to help you transform your life. Yes, IT IS Possible!
Your next step would be to Contact Me for your free 15 minute exploration session.