Hello, I’m Rachel Lajoie, a speaker and holistic health coach. In case you were wondering, my last name literally means ‘the joy’ in French. My mission is to help women take charge of their health, but before I could do that I had to learn how to heal myself. In college I was one of those girls who seemed to have it all. I had almost perfect grades in two majors, I was an all-conference runner for NCAA on the women’s varsity cross country team, I was running up to 60 miles a week, and, thanks to my team, I had 40 amazing girlfriend since day one in college. All of this outside validation, however, was masking a HUGE issue. When I moved to Canada for graduate school I failed my first course, nobody cared how fast I ran, and I missed the community that comes from being on a team. My whole identity was shattered! I felt like a huge hole had opened up inside me. I quickly realized this hole had been there all along, the product of a very difficult and stressful childhood. The result was depression, binge eating, a constant struggle with my weight. I felt like a fraud, because on the outside I was a runner, ate healthy food (when people were looking!), never gained a lot of weight at one time, and at one point I was even underweight. But inside I was struggling and only barely hanging on.
change your life, lose weight
From thought leader Rachel Lajoie, a transformative new vision for the way we reach and maintain our ideal weight that teaches us the power of self-love. Every day around the globe, people struggle to eat foods that are good for their bodies, even though they greatly desire to lose weight and feel confident in their body. We blame ourselves and our lack of willpower for not being able to stick to simple diet plans. Change Your Life, Lose Weight looks at the real cause behind why most diets fail, and how eating foods that don’t do you any good is actually fulfilling a need—providing you with feel-good feelings and helping you to take the edge off when you are stressed, overextended, and dealing with difficult emotions. Rachel Lajoie takes you on a healing journey to uncover a better way to fulfill those needs through the step-by-step approach of The Whole7 Method. Along the way, you will discover your true desires, your gifts, and what it actually means to love yourself. Through engaging and colorful narratives, practical exercises, and a good dose of wisdom, Lajoie helps you heal your relationship with food, eat healthy with more ease, and live a life you love!