You’ve had enough of feeling guilty about everything you eat

You’re fed up of trying every diet under the sun (none of which ever seem to work!)

You wish you had more time for you rather than always running around after everyone else

You want a more balanced life, but you’re not even sure that’s possible (?!)

Welcome to Wholeheartedly Healthy!

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, a women’s wellbeing coach who’s really passionate about supporting women like you to ditch the food guilt, find their balance, sort out their mindset and start getting their needs met.

I’m a certified Holistic Health Coach with training in Neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Through my Wholehearted Self Care Guide, membership programme The Balance Club, my Mindset Makeover Workshop and my 1-2-1 coaching, I help women discover their own Wholeheartedly Healthy life. Just think of me as your tattooed, no B*S best friend helping you find your way!

To get started why not grab a copy of my Wholeheartedly Healthy Quick Start Guide. It’s packed with practical tips on the Wholeheartedly Healthy approach to wellbeing as well as a sample two week meal plan if you enjoy recipe ideas.

A little more about me...

I live in North East England with my two year old son Finley and my husband James. Alongside loving my family and friends (obvs!) I love coffee, cinnamon rolls, peanut butter, yoga, all things a little woo woo, getting tattooed – when I’m feeling brave – and last but not least, a good cocktail.

I started Wholeheartedly Healthy as a healthy living blog back in 2010. At the time I’d successfully lost a lot of weight and wanted a place to share that journey. However I developed an unhealthy relationship with food and exercise that led to fertility issues and a very low unhealthy weight.

This was my big wake up call and I realised that being healthy was so much more than just what you eat and that number on the scale.

When I went on to have my son prematurely, and later discover he had been born with a heart defect, I realised how important self care is for not only getting through life’s tough moments, but for really thriving and actually creating a life that isn’t just healthy, but that’s happy too.

Being Wholeheartedly Healthy is about embracing self care, fixing your mindset so you can get out of your own way and ultimately finding a balance in each day that allows you to be your healthiest, happiest self.

Wholeheartedly Healthy is…

Loving your body whatever its size and shape because it’s bloody amazing!

Practicing self care and getting your needs met – you can’t pour from an empty cup

Finding what you need to be balanced each day (and remembering that might be a green smoothie and yoga one day and a slice of cake, glass of vino and a chat with your girlfriends on another!)

Ditching the diet and all the dieting mentality that comes with it: food guilt, bingeing, feeling not good enough…

Looking after your emotional and mental well being as much as your physical well being

Want to find out more?

Read all my posts about self care here >>>
Check out my Podcast, Whole & Healthy LIVE >>>
Follow me on Instagram here >>>

Official Bio

Wholeheartedly Healthy is an award winning healthy living and lifestyle blog written by Laura Agar Wilson. 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 and winning Blogger of the Year at the 2016 British Health Journalism Awards, as well as being featured in several in print and online publications. Through her blog and wellbeing coaching practice, Laura inspires and supports women around how to look after their health with a truly wholehearted approach.

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 coaching practice she is a professional health writer and recipe developer.

In 2015, her work was published in Grains As Mains from Dorling Kingsley and in 2017 in Coconut Oil from Apple Press. In addition to her coaching work, she also offers business coaching to other UK based wellness entrepreneurs.

Mother to two year old Finley, she lives in North East England with her bearded husband James, and when she isn’t sat at a computer in her workout clothes or cooking up a storm in her kitchen, she enjoys photography, coffee dates, getting tattooed, traveling, decorating and watching live music and of course, eating!

Fancy a two week meal plan?

I’ve put together a two week quickstart guide to set you off on your journey, full of recipes, inspiration and advice. And it’s 100% FREE!

Wholeheartedly Healthy on Instagram

  • Today on the blog I'm talking emotional eating, how a lot of the time it's actually normal and ok, when it can be unhelpful, my history with it and some shifts for getting a handle on it - spoiler alert, ditching your labels on foods and happily eating whatever the fuck you fancy is part of it ✨
⚡️ Reminder - I'm running a free workshop on FB live on my page ( at 8pm GMT about beating self sabotage which is a very similar topic - come join me! 📷 spotted on @anastasiaamour .
 #healthyliving #loveyourself #foodfreedom #foodporn #bopowarrior #nothealthydontcare #foodstagram #bopo #wholeheartedlyhealthy
  • I usually don't post on social media when things like this happen. Honestly I lack the words to write anything that could do it justice, but felt like I needed to share something today. Held my little boy very tightly this morning and tried to remember that where there is tragedy there is also love, compassion and community. My heart is with you Manchester.
  • R E S T & R E S T O R E ✨
This September @wholehealthylive will be running a live retreat at a luxury spa hotel near Oxford. If you're craving that time and space to really nourish your body, soul and spirit then this is for you ✨check out the link in my profile for all the details. Special Early Bird pricing ends today, instalment plans also available. Exciting!
 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #feelgood #wholehealthylive #wellbeing #retreat #restore
  • ✨ From all the 'getting to know myself' work I've done over the last few years I've come to realise my main 'thing' is not feeling good enough or worthy enough - as I know it also is for a lot of women (thanks fucked up society and patriarchy!) I said in a video I was doing for my @thebalanceclub members this week, I think I'll always be working on my (un)worthiness, but just because I feel it will always be there in some form, doesn't mean I'm not going to work on it every damn day. 
Mindset work for me isn't just about my relationship with food - it's how I show up in my life - flawed, messy and imperfect - but still doing the work to slowly and lovingly unravel the pieces of myself that are still knotted ✨ .
#mindset #selfcare #selflove #wholeheartedlyhealthy #instaquote #quote #girlbosslife #loveyourself #iinspire #witchesofinstagram
  • Friday feels ✨
What a week! Thanks again to everyone who was so supportive in response to my post on Wednesday - means more than you know ❤️
Also loving...
✨sleeping with the window open
✨fires outside in our chimnea
✨really good chocolate - thanks @doisyanddam ✨time to myself this weekend - bliss!
✨missing my husband while he's at the Great Escape Festival - sometimes it's nice to remember what that feels like if that makes sense
✨not giving a fuck about smoothie bowls - @harri_rose_ and @supernaturallyhealthy know what I'm talking about! 😉
Hope you all have an awesome weekend!
📷 @blazing_heavens .
#wholeheartedlyhealthy #gratitude #fridayvibes #selfcare #selflove #thingsilove
  • The biggest most heartfelt thanks to everyone who has emailed, commented or messaged me today! I've been blogging for 7 years and have never had such a response to a blog post. You all totally rock and make me feel so supported, thank you! ❤️
Link in profile to blog post ✨
 #selfcare #selflove #balance #wellbeing
  • 💘Sharing a really unedited honest post on the blog today. Talking about the business of blogging, the blocks and challenges effecting me right now and more. Check out link in profile for more >>>
📷by @heychrisrandle .
 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #wellbeing #selflove
  • ⚡️It feels like over these past couple of months I've been coming up against some big internal mindset blocks, which of course is mega frustrating but at the same time kinda exciting. Whenever I'm able to work through this stuff and decide what needs addressing and what just needs a firm nudge to fuck off, I reach a new place of peace and knowing myself that bit deeper. Mindset work rocks, more on this in a very honest blog post coming tomorrow ⚡️
 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #feelgood #iinhealthcoach #wellbeing #healthcoach #balance #healthyliving #mindset #mindsetmaster #nlp #cbt
  • Goodness I'm just so all about the peonies right now, anyone else obsessed with these beauties? 🌸
📷 via @duni_cheri .
 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #feelgood #selflove #instagood #flowersofinstagram #flowers #peonyheaven #peonies #peonyseason #peoniesofinstagram
  • R E T R E A T 🔥
Join us @wholehealthylive this September for a weekend of pampering, learning and laughs - get your health stuff finally sorted and give yourself a weekend to truly relax. No kids, no work, no demands on your time, just a group of other women like you ready to have the most amazing weekend! Check out the link in profile for more info and to book. Early Bird special pricing ends soon and we only have a few places left! .
 #wholeheartedlyhealthy #selfcare #feelgood #wellbeing #selflove #healthyliving #retreat #wholehealthylive