About Me

Hi!  My name is Joy and I am a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) in the state of Texas, I hold a Culinary Degree from Le Cordon Bleu, and I am now a Certified Health Coach.  

Six years ago I made the decision to have weight loss surgery, and over the span of a year and a half, three different surgeries including various complications, some life threatening, I am finally healthy and happy and getting on with life. 

I was lucky that I had a weight loss surgeon who was supportive and behind me every step of the way during my weight loss.  After my initial surgery, the lap band, my doctor provided a years’ worth of after care that included working with a dietitian, nurse, and exercise therapist who all helped me to achieve my goal.  I know from others that not all weight loss surgeons are the same.  Most are there for the surgery and then you are set free with directions on how to reintroduce foods and a "have a nice day." Most weight loss surgeons do not help you to learn how to eat properly in order to lose the weight.  But as a Certified Health Coach, I can help you learn.

The surgery, whether it be lap band, the sleeve. or gastric bypass, is merely a tool... it is not the complete answer.  It is not the magic pill... there is NO magic pill.  You have to work, you have to make the effort, you have to learn how to eat properly and make it work for you and your life.  I know first hand, how there are easy to eat and hard to eat foods when you have had weight loss surgery… and unfortunately, it is usually the easy to eat foods that are the worst for you.  I have been there, I rode the weight loss ride, and I got the t-shirt… and I can help you accomplish your weight loss goal. 

With my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I was trained in more than one hundred dietary theories I can help you to find the one that is right for you. We are all different and we all have different lifestyles, so we all have different needs in not only what we eat, but how we eat.  I can help you find that way, YOUR way to eating right for your life.

In addition, with my training as a chef, I can help you to learn to cook the foods you need to improve your dietary needs.  For those of you who think that cooking healthy is difficult, I will help you to rethink that and show you just how easy it can be to cook and eat healthy for YOU foods.

Learn more about my training and my unique approach to health coaching.

Are you curious about how health coaching can help you? Let’s talk. Schedule an initial consultation with me today.

Joy Groeschel, Certified Health Coach, LMT

Contact me at: Phone 817-925-7222 or email joy@healthactualizations.com