About Emily

YOUR ADVOCATE & ACCOUNTABILITY PARTNER

I’m Emily Honeycutt and I’m a Certified Health & Wellness Coach and long-time nutrition and cooking instructor.  I’ve been facilitating change – helping women like you reach their optimal weight and gain vibrant health and healing, through personalized coaching and plant-based nutrition and cooking classes for nearly 15 years. 

Emily Honeycutt – My Story

If you’re frustrated with trying to lose weight and are ready to address the root causes to achieve and sustain your optimal weight so you can finally feel confident in your own skin, you are in the right place.  I can help you!

I know from experience how frustrating and confusing it can be to try to lose weight.  I know what it’s like trying diet after diet – losing a few pounds while starving, then gaining it back, over and over again.

Figuring out which diet and exercise plan to follow (and then stick with it) isn’t easy – especially when everywhere you look, some “expert” is telling you to do something different. Eat this. Don’t eat that. What was unhealthy to eat yesterday… is often a staple of today’s “perfect” diet.

I believe that everyone can achieve a healthy weight through sustainable, satisfying diet and lifestyle changes and that health, wellness and nutrition should be simple for everyone.   

That’s why I’ve dedicated my life and career to helping people – motivated, determined people just like you – get the simple nutritional insights, information, and coaching to truly nourish their bodies, minds and souls… and to experience the health of their dreams.

Why is all this so important to me?

In 2002, after struggling with my weight for years and trying several diets with varying degrees of success, I had reached my heaviest weight ever.  I was at work, sat down and the lining of my suit pants ripped (yes, because they were too tight and my weight was out of control).  As I’m sure you can imagine, I was mortified. 

I went out to my car to cry.  I was desperate for a solution.  I signed up for a gym membership, but I never went.  I didn’t have the energy and I was embarrassed because I was overweight, didn’t know what I was doing and didn’t think of myself as a “gym type of person”.  I met with a registered dietitian.  She told me to divide each plate in half, fill half with veggies, one quarter with protein and one quarter with starch.  Not a bad idea, but I needed a lot more help than that.

I finally read a life-changing book, Total Health Makeover by Marilu Henner and signed up for her online classes, which included group support and even chatting with Marilu herself once a week.  The information in her book along with the support started me on the path towards my own 45-pound weight-loss. 

I’ve read hundreds of books on health, wellness, nutrition, psychology and coaching since then, and have had the privilege of working with many of the leaders in the world of plant-based nutrition, including John and Ocean Robbins, T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Neal Barnard, MD, John McDougall, MD and more.

It’s been 18 years since I first began my journey.  While most people regain all the weight they lose on diets, plus more, throughout many struggles, including divorce, job layoffs and serious family illnesses, I’ve kept most of it off for almost 20 years!  I’m definitely not perfect and I don’t pretend to be.  But I’ve picked up a lot of knowledge, skills, training and wisdom along the way.

What I’ve wanted more than anything since I lost the weight and learned so much all those years ago is to pay it forward and help people just like you on your journey, the way that Marilu helped me on mine.

If you’re ready to take the first step towards creating the slim, healthy body you always wanted, schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation call with me.  If we’re a good fit, I’ll hold your hand every step of the way towards creating the confident, beautiful new you.

Why Work With Me?

You’ve tried other ways to lose weight and are ready to get off the roller coaster of losing a few pounds and gaining it all back (plus more!).  You’re ready to lose the weight for good by learning to make healthy choices for yourself and your family.  Here are just a few reasons why I might be the right coach for you:

 

  1. I’ve been in your shoes. I’ve felt the exact same way you feel now.  I’ve literally cried because the lining of my suit pants ripped because I busted out of them at work when they were too tight.  At that time, I didn’t know what to do.  Thankfully, I found guidance through books and online courses 18 years ago.  I want to pay it forward by sharing with you everything I’ve learned to help you lose the weight and keep it off!
  1. I have over 15 years of experience and am trained to help you to make small, incremental, positive changes each week. I provide guidance, encouragement, support and accountability.
  1. I specialize in whole food, plant-based nutrition, weight-loss and mindset. I have the personal experience, education and practical know-how to help you implement positive changes right away.
  1. Change is hard. We often feel like we should be able to do it ourselves, but it’s taken a lifetime to learn our current habits.  We need help in many areas of our lives to facilitate change.  This is normal.  Why should losing weight and getting healthy be any different?  We look to teachers, mentors, doctors, therapists, personal trainers and other professionals to provide education, support and guidance in many areas of life. As a Certified Health and Wellness Coach, I provide positive support and accountability to help facilitate your healthy weight-loss journey.
  1. Investing in your health and reaching your optimal weight is your #1 priority at this time in your life. You’ve done other diets, and have lost and gained weight before, but you are ready to commit to a real lifestyle change.  You are excited and are ready to be slim and healthy!
  1. It’s not just about diet and exercise. It’s also about motivation and mindset.  Through our work together, you’ll define your values and your identity.  As you create your Wellness Vision and set your 3-month goals and weekly goals, you’ll begin to behave more and more like the slim, beautiful, healthy, vibrant woman you want to be.
  1. You’re not interested in pills, meal replacements, surgery or gimmicks. You want to lose weight and get healthy by eating real food. You’re ready to start moving, eating more vegetables, feeling more energetic and wearing smaller jeans!

Qualifications & ACCOMPliSHMENTS

I’ve been helping people transform their lives, reach their ideal weight, gain health and achieve optimal wellness through one-on-one coaching and in-person and virtual group classes for over 15 years.

 If you’re ready to take the first step towards creating the slim, healthy body you always wanted, schedule a FREE 30-minute consultation call with me.  If we’re a good fit, I’ll hold your hand every step of the way towards creating the confident, beautiful new you.

Education

  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Wellcoaches School of Coaching
  • Lifestyle Medicine Coach, American College of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at ECornell (Cornell University Online)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Otterbein University

Experience

  • Food for Life Nutrition & Cooking Instructor, The Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
  • Online Instructor in Plant-Based Nutrition, T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at ECornell (Cornell University Online)
  • Director of Culinary Center, Whole Foods Market Sacramento

 

Accomplishments

  • Served as Presenter and Food Coach for EarthSave International’s Meals for Health Program at the Sacramento Food Bank; partnered with low income individuals to help them lose weight and reverse chronic disease, including high blood pressure and diabetes though whole food, plant-based cooking classes and personalized coaching.
  • Taught at Dr. McDougall’s Health and Medical Center Celebrity Chef Weekend and Live-in Program.
  • Published articles in VegNews Magazine, Veggie Life Magazine, and Sacramento Magazine

 

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