Love your food ♥ Love your body ♥ Love your life

Here you’ll find healthy but delicious recipes, healthy living advice and inspiration and the ramblings of a 30 something mother of one who loves coffee, tattoos and red lipstick trying to balance her love of cake with kale. 

This blog is for the serial dieters ready to ditch the habit, the ladies that love food but want to get healthier and the busy mums just trying to hold it all together, get healthy and feel good at the same time – believe me when I say I know what it’s like to be all of those!

I’m Laura and I help women stop getting in their own way, find balance and start living their healthiest, happiest most fabulous lives.

I’m mama to a one year old little boy called Finley, and I live in Durham close to Newcastle Upon Tyne up in North East England. I’m married to a bearded music junkie and we’ve just moved into our semi detached forever home slap bang in the middle of suburbia.

I started Wholeheartedly Healthy as a way to keep myself motivated after losing 4 stone in weight. I certainly managed to keep myself going, and ended up losing a further 2 stone for a total 6 stone weight loss. I ran the Great North Run half marathon twice (and again more recently but that’s a whole different story!), and became a vegan in a bid to be the healthiest I could be.

However, at my lowest weight I was the furthest from healthy I’ve ever been and I realised that ‘skinny’ was just not worth it. I suffered from some extreme hormonal issues that took years to fix.

To make myself well again I stopped being a vegan, reduced how much I exercised and chilled the f**k out to reduce my stress levels. I started a journey to love myself more and really connect to what I wanted out of life.
That was when I decided to study to become a health coach and set up my own rocking biz empowering women everywhere to ditch the diets, get healthy and feel fabulous – all by being wholeheartedly healthy.

Being wholeheartedly healthy is about seeing life as a whole and living it with passion and love.

It’s so much more than just food and exercise. It’s your mindset, how you feel about your body, how you express yourself, your style, your environment and what you put on your skin. It’s whether or not the job you do makes you happy, your stress levels, quality of sleep, your relationships and your finances. Yes, food and exercise are really important, but to me, health is a culmination of all of those things.

No amount of kale or marathon running is going to make you truly healthy if you are missing a big piece of the picture somewhere else ♥

That being said, it’s not about being perfect in every area of your life, despite what the ‘clean eaters’ on Instagram might have you believe! It’s about seeing things as a whole that matters, and understanding how all these areas impact your health and ultimately your happiness, contentment and generally how fabulous you feel! That is what health is to me anyway. It’s a state of being that enables me to live my life to the fullest and follow my passions. It’s about feeling like a 9 or 10 on the fabulous scale, not a 1 or a 2.

It’s certainly NOT eating ‘rabbit food’, denying yourself a slice of cake occasionally or feeling guilty if you miss a workout!

It’s eating a range of wholesome delicious food that nourishes your body, while also eating treats that nourish your soul. It’s moving your body in whichever way makes you feel good. It’s realising that you are actually worth the effort of dressing well, managing your stress and looking after your body, skin and hair. It’s making the place you live worthy of the goddess you are, seeking joy in every day life and pursuing the things that make you happy. It’s recognising how awesome you are! If you need to lose weight, doing those things will lead you to your naturally healthy weight easily.
In addition, I’m also passionate about being Uniquely Healthy by discovering your own version of healthy. What’s healthy for one person isn’t always healthy for another, always be true to yourself and your body.
I understand that changing the (un)healthy habits of a lifetime can feel like a struggle, but I’m proof it can be done! I’m not going to bull shit you though, it’s not always easy, but it’s 100% worth it. 
I’m here to give you as much support, inspiration and advice as I can so you too can live a wholeheartedly healthy life and find your very own version of healthy!



IMG_1819Wholeheartedly Healthy is an award winning healthy living and lifestyle blog written by Laura Agar Wilson. The blog follows Laura’s healthy living journey after she successfully lost 60lbs, and kept it off. Established in 2009, Wholeheartedly Healthy is a forerunner of the UK healthy living blog world being named as one of the Top 10 UK health blogs as well as being featured in several in print and online publications. Through her blog and health coaching practice, Laura inspires and educates women on how to look after their health with a truly wholehearted approach, including everything from good nutrition, exercise, style, environment, parenting, body image and personal development.

Laura, is a certified health coach who trained with the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, where she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. She also holds a qualification in diet and nutrition advice, NLP and CBT and is a member of the Federation of Holistic Therapists. In addition to her blog and health coaching practice she is a professional health writer and recipe developer and also delivers healthy living projects in the community.

In 2015, her work was published in Grains As Mains from Dorling Kingsley. In addition to her health coaching work, she also offers business coaching to other UK based wellness entrepreneurs. Mother to a one year old called Finley, she lives in North East England with her bearded husband James, and when she isn’t blogging, at a community project or cooking up a storm in her kitchen, she enjoys photography, coffee dates, getting tattooed, traveling, decorating and watching live music.


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  • Got the living room looking swish ✨been having a little change about now got dining room in conservatory with our gym stuff behind a new screen, dining room is now just our office. Loving having all this space, this time last year we lived in a one bed flat! 
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  • PUMPKIN PECAN PUDDING 🎃 Up on the blog today is the recipe for this delicious pudding featuring @grahamsthefamilydairy quark. Check out link in profile @lauraagarwilson 
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  • Out playing with Finley this morning 💙 the hat is partly cause it's cold, mainly cause I haven't washed my hair but also a good excuse to wear this lovely colour which thanks to @_kathryn_clarke and @styledbysusiehasler I know suits me well 💘have a lovely weekend everyone! #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfie #style #mystyle #hat #autumn #selflove
  • Autumn at its best 🍂🍁🍂🍁
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  • Really enjoyed this tofu scramble with sesame noodles from @riverford vegetarian recipe box. So quick and easy to make and tasted amazing! .
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  • On the blog today I'm talking about how your relationship with food is like your relationship with money. Read the post and have your mind blown! Link in profile 💘 
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  • Very happy to be sharing my #wholeheartedlyhealthy approach in Natural Health November issue 💘
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  • EDAMAME + SQUASH SALAD WITH TAHINI MISO DRESSING ⚡️ up on the blog today is the recipe for this delicious, seasonal and simple vegan salad that is packed with flavour. Perfect for a light lunch of dinner. Link to recipe in profile!
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  • Finally got myself to the gym - first time in months! Have really been experiencing a block when it comes to working out, finally I think I might figured out what was holding me back. Firstly I thought I should be exercising first thing but that just doesn't fit in well with our family routines. I also think I had a subconscious limiting belief attached to getting poorly after exercising - weird I know but it happened a couple of times! Now I've realised I just need to slot it in at the end of my working day, when it's actually a nice way to clear my head. Happy I seem to have figured it out, let's see now next week goes 💪🏻💘
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  • Not the usual before and after 💥 I'm sure many of you will already be familiar with my story of being overweight, to losing far too much weight and then gaining weight back. I've learned so much about myself and what's important through that journey, especially when it comes to what I understand as healthy. 'You have a choice. You can choose to see your health and happiness as extensions of one another. You can choose to see food as nourishment, whether that’s for your body, your soul or both. You can choose to opt out of being made to feel unworthy because of the way your body looks. I’m not saying it’s easy, it takes work every day. I still have to fight back against the negative self talk, the deep seated feeling of ’not enoughness’ that gets triggered sometimes. But it’s so worth the work'....Read more on the blog, link in profile 💘
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