Welcome to The Joyfully Nourished Life!
As a dietitian/nutritionist and healthcare professional, I know how easy it is in our society to put too much emphasis on body weight as a marker of wellness. Our doctors say we need to lose weight to optimize our health. The first thing that happens when we go in for a regular checkup? We are told to step on the scale. You could even go as far as to say that how you are treated in the exam room, at work and in many other settings of life may be a factor of unfair (and unwanted) weight bias.
Well, I’m here to tell you that no matter what your body weight is, or what shape or size you are…
you are welcome here. Here at The Joyfully Nourished Life, we embrace our uniqueness in a weight-neutral way and celebrate unity in the fight against diet culture.
To help you and other young women who struggle with restrictive dieting, body image issues, and disordered eating patterns embrace a Christ-centered, anti-dieting approach to healthy lifestyle change and diabetes prevention through Intuitive Eating.
To show that true, unconditional love and acceptance are found in Jesus Christ, so that every young woman can learn how to accept their God-given bodies through gentle nutrition and energizing movement, all while kissing the hamster wheel of dieting goodbye- forever!
Julia Yvonne Noel, MS, RD, LDN, CDCES is the founder of The Joyfully Nourished Life. She is an anti-diet registered dietitian-nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist who supports and endorses a Christ-centered approach to healthy lifestyle change, Intuitive Eating principles, and Health at Every Size (HAES).
She can be found on social media (IG: @thejoyfullynourishedlife) and on The Joyfully Nourished Life Podcast, which is available on all major podcast platforms. She has specialized training in pediatric and adult nutrition education and counseling, specifically for those in larger bodies, with type 2 diabetes and disordered eating. When she isn’t counseling her wonderful clients or podcasting, she enjoys hiking her favorite unpaved trail, solo traveling on long weekends, singing with her church choir, and eating tacos on Taco Tuesdays…and every other day of the week too! Julia loves to help others find true and lasting joy in Christ through biblical body acceptance, gentle nutrition, and energizing movement.