About Elyse


Hi Ya Fabulous! I’m Elyse Wagner.

My mission is to help women (and men) create sustainable health and happiness starting from their head and heart, from the inside out!  

I’m here to help you develop delicious healthy relationships with your food, attitude and body and feel absolutely fabulous in the skin you’re in.

Massive empowerment and solid education helps you to gain tools and skills to take control of your health, feel confident in your body and live a life you love!

Together, I help you end emotional eating, calorie counting, body hate and food guilt for good!


By blending nutrition, positive psychology and a whole lot of empowering coaching and a sprinkling of fun! 

The Difference?

We dig deep and transform the core issues keeping you stuck, all while creating a UNIQUE (and delicious) recipe for your health success! 

Empathy and experience + a healthy dose of positive inspiration, compassion and love is baked into my approach.

The results?

Life-changing strategies, tools and plans that transform your whole health and life beyond your wildest dreams (without punishment, judgment or deprivation!)


These four words sum up my commitment to help you create your most healthiest, happiest and F.A.B. self!

Before we go any further, let’s re-define “healthy.” Because the “healthy” that I’m talking about reaches beyond supplements and organic produce.

Healthy, from my lens, encompasses the whole body; taking into account all aspects of your life. 

There’s not an exact definition to describe the way I practice. I meet you where you’re at on your journey to health. It is a unique blend of evidence-based science along with intuition, body wisdom and fun!

Some people may say what I do fits in the “unconventional box.”

You probably haven’t met someone quite like me. That’s because I’m equal parts nutritionist, positive psychology expert and coach, with a side of spice and determination to help YOU meet your health and happiness goals!

In fact, I have coined the term “multi-passionate nutritionist” to describe me. A born-and-raised Chicago girl with a passion for food, people and big dreams…I teach you how to breakthrough your biggest barriers by taking daily actions plus positive thinking to create life-changing, sustainable and health transforming results.

My Story

My abusive relationship with my food, attitude and body started at 13  – taunted as “Obese Elyse.”

I always wanted a few things:

A flat stomach

No cellulite on my thighs

To wake up without a stomach ache

To slip favorite pair of jeans on comfortable and like what I see staring back at me

BUT, what I really wanted was to just be and feel happy, healthy and fabulous in my body!

I knew what I wanted, I just didn’t know how to get there. 

I changed my food, I exercised and I still was unhappy, frustrated and miserable in my body.

I thought I was doing everything “right.” Instead, I was…

Constantly worrying about what I was eating…

Secretly sneaking chips, cake and cookies….

Alone, sad and struggling…

I was really trading my happiness, peace and freedom so I could fit into what I thought would make me happy and healthy. 

What I thought was sweet – went sour – fast!  But, I learned a HUGE lesson!

I need outside help and support.

What fun is it to try to fit into what you think is a FABULOUS life and body on the outside if you can’t enjoy food, feel confident and comfortable in your body on the inside?

I knew something was missing and I had to do something about it.

Determined to find the missing pieces of the pie, I dedicated my life’s work and studies to understanding how to create health and happiness.

First goal: heal myself first (mind, body, spirit and of Celiac disease) using my solid education

Second goal: use my personal experience + education to positively guide, coach and impact millions of women (and men) around the globe. 

Most importantly- and this is the icing on the cake- I learned that self-love, acceptance and compassion is the place to start, even loving every curve, dimple cellulite or blemish

Now, I empower and educate women (and men) across the globe to create sustainable health and happiness. 

It’s time to STOP:

Listening to the diet industry’s influences

Body shame and hate

Emotional eating for good

It’s time to START:

Balancing your Food

Elevating your Attitude

Loving your Body

So you can create sustainable health, feel F.A.B. and live a life you love! 

Because, you’re totally worth it!



Fabulous Friends, Through & Through Elyse & Ash 

Ladies and gents, let’s get social! 

Besides award-winning videos, recipes, inspirations + updates here on the blog and newsletter, you’ll find me dishing up loads of F.A.B. goodies Facebook or Instagram!

It’s my soulful space where I share my sweet, spicy and sometimes sour experiences, reflections, and all things ‘Kitchen Shrink.’

‘See’ ya there! 


At the University of Wisconsin-Madison I became well versed in physiology, nutritional sciences, dietetics and I geek out to biochemisty and received a Bachelors of Science in Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics. 

At Bastyr University, I received a dual Masters’ in Nutritional Sciences and Clinical Health Psychology. I learned the true science and synergy of blending food and mood together to get transformative results.

I became equipped with a specific set of food and mood skills to help clients who struggle with…

  • Emotional stressors and setbacks 
  • Yo-Yo dieting
  • Emotional eating
  • Body image concerns
  • Energy and fatigue challenges
  • Mood disorders
  • Digestive concerns
  • Overeating/Binge Eating
  • Autoimmune disorders

….so they can confidently take their health into their own hands. 

Determined to bring these discoveries to clients on a global level, I transformed what I learned in school and my own experience into the Permission To Feel Fabulous Coaching Method and F.A.B. Camp where clients can work with me on an individual basis or in a group program. Learn more about working with me here

Both are coaching programs grounded in nutrition, positive psychology and mind body techniques and principles to create HUGE breakthroughs and results!

If the word psychology or shrink erks you a bit, consider me a nourishing mindset coach. I work with you to chop up negative belief patterns and turn them into nuggets-o-wisdom that will get you delicious results, easier and faster than you could get in the past 15 years of therapy.

The best training (which I can’t say I have a certificate for), is my life experience and personal health journey.  I talk my talk and walk my walk and I don’t recommend my clients to do anything I haven’t done already. 

Everyday is a continued discovery and journey of self development, growth, love and understanding.

This just isn’t’ my life, it’s my passion and I can’t wait to share it with you! 


Elyse Wagner is a Certified Nutritionist & Positive Psychology Professional. Elyse earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Nutrition & Dietetics, and holds a dual Master’s degree in Nutrition & Clinical Health Psychology from Bastyr University, the nation’s recognized leader in natural health education. Elyse helps women create sustainable health and happiness so they can feel fabulous in their bodies and live a life they love!