About Emmie Perez
Due to abuse as a child, I developed struggles around food, body image and my weight
at the very young age of 8. I battled emotional eating and yo-yo dieting for almost two
decades. In 2004, I found myself over my "panic weight." I had dieted my way UP the
scale! I just knew that there was more to life than always worrying about food, my
weight, or the scale, and letting those things dictate my happiness. This is when I started
to understand my emotional eating issues and how to overcome them.
In 2005, I discovered a love for nutrition and personal coaching while in college. I
obtained extensive training on how to coach, I took certifications in Motivational
Interviewing, and worked as a youth counselor with at-risk youth in shelters for almost
three years. My passion for nutrition inspired me to pursue becoming certified as a
weight loss coach. I took on that role at a major weight loss corporation where I became
a Program & Center Director. Over the course of five years, I coached hundreds of
clients on how to lose weight.
It was at this point I had been struggling with chronic fatigue, migraines and ongoing GI
distress for years. Doctors couldn’t tell me what was wrong and it was then I decided to
take my health back! I adopted a whole foods lifestyle which made a HUGE difference!
My migraines went away, my GI distress was gone, and fatigue was so much better. I
had energy! Not to mention, I finally dropped the weight and really fast! I stayed
committed to changing and overcoming emotional eating by taking a one-step- at-a-
time, "wellness first" approach. I discovered tools that allowed me to let go of using food
to cope with the stressors of life, so that I could actually stick with healthy eating. I
started to no longer need the food and I started to accept myself.
My transformation ended up inspiring me! I believed in the “wellness first” approach that
I used to create my own transformation so much that in 2013 I opened up my own
coaching practice and named it what the transformation result is: Blissfully Healthy!
I am happy to say I am on the other side of emotional eating and truly enjoying living
life! I have been blessed with a beautiful family and a supportive husband who I’ve been
with for over 13 years. I am now free from the obsession around food and weight. I am
happy with my weight, my body, my size and my relationship with food. I am
comfortable in my own skin! My days are filled with living in the moment, enjoying life
and all the little things that come with being a mother of three children between the
ages of 4 to 17.
Because of the feeling I have of overcoming personally, I have dedicated the rest of my
career to helping women who are still struggling with a weight problem and emotional
eating have this same transformation: Freedom!
About The Program
The coaching programs are specifically designed as a comprehensive solution for
women who struggle with emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, body shame and a weight
problem. I provide clients with a high level of support on a long-term basis to see their
transformation all the way through. Since I specialize in working with emotional eaters,
it’s especially important that they have a high level of support so that they can be
My clients range in ages, sizes and backgrounds but they all have the same goal of
wanting to live the rest of their life comfortable in their own skin. Some are mothers,
grandmothers, single, married, stay-at- home mom’s or working professionals. If this
sounds like you and you are looking for a change, call me and lets just chat about if
wellness coaching is the right fit for you.