Transform Yourself with the New SHIFT Program

I’m so excited to share the launch of my NEW SHIFT PROGRAM! This all new 4-week program starts on November 25th to December 23rd. When you join this program, you’ll get easy, relatable weekly guided meal planning, inspiring weekly nutritional videos from me, delicious weekly recipes, and a supportive community in a private SHIFT Facebook Group. Each week, you’ll get a 15-page guidebook that’s yours to keep, and since this program is self-paced, the guidebooks are yours to keep. That means you can start on Monday or a week later. It’s up to you!

Don’t Wait to SHIFT

We’re well into Fall, and we always want to get back on track when September arrives. Doesn’t it always feel like a new year after Labor Day? I guess we’ll never lose the feeling that starting a new school year brought when we were younger! But as with the start of every type of New Year, we make all these promises to ourselves that we end up not keeping.

Do these broken promises sound familiar to you?

  • I promise to start eating better.
  • I promise to drink less alcohol.
  • I promise to get more sleep.
  • I promise to be more focused.
  • I promise to have more energy.
  • I promise to drink more water.
  • I promise to get out of all the CRAP (carbohydrates, refined sugars, additives, and preservatives) that keeps me weighed down. (No pun intended!)

My question to you is simple. Why wait for the weight to come off?

Here is what my a member of my first private group of clients said after they completed the NEW SHIFT Program:

“I have learned so much from Jen and the Simple Clean and Whole programs. I have participated in a number of Jen’s programs and I learn something each time. It started with a significant change in my eating habits which made a big difference in how I look and how I feel, and I’m thrilled to have brought some of that knowledge to my family. In fact, I feel better than ever —at 55.


“Beyond the nutritional component (which is huge!), I’ve also learned so much about myself. The emotional component has taught me so much! Thank you, Jen, for guiding me to a more Simple Clean and Whole life.”

— Martha

Now is the Perfect Time to SHIFT

Now, we’ve hit November, a time when we’re grounding down with the start of Thanksgiving and moving into the December holidays. Then we’re into 2017. Happy New Year! Here we go again with our resolutions. Could they be the same resolutions you made last year only to let go of them after Lent or the summer? Then the good old Fall and September resolutions come again. It’s a never-ending cycle!

The NEW SHIFT Program is your opportunity to make this real and start cleaning up your crappy gut inflammation from the SAD (Standardized American Diet) that we eat! Go ahead and have your delicious Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24th, and come Friday, November 25th, you can start the NEW SHIFT 4-Week Program. The timing couldn’t be more perfect!

What’s Included in the NEW SHIFT 4-Week Program

Your NEW SHIFT Program includes all of the tools you need to be successful. This program was designed to be simple and easy, so there’s no need to feel overwhelmed or nervous. Everything you need is included, and you’ll have my support and the support of the NEW SHIFT community every step of the way!

When you join the NEW SHIFT Program, you’ll get:

  • Easy to follow and relatable weekly guided meal planning
  • Inspiring weekly nutritional videos from me to keep you going
  • Delicious weekly recipes that you’ll love
  • Access to the community in the private SHIFT Facebook Group for support, motivation, and help when you need it

Here’s what another client has to say about the materials and support offered in the SHIFT Program:

“I was reluctant to SHIFT a few years ago. One of the main reasons was that I just didn’t think that I would be successful at it. However, after giving it a shot, I realized that Jen makes it easy. Her weekly videos were so motivating and inspirational. The materials are amazing. The layout of the materials make the SHIFT weeks extremely manageable and very easy to follow. I loved getting the weekly manual, and I looked forward to going shopping and trying out new things that were on the weekly shopping list. Currently, I have the materials printed out and in a binder in my kitchen and refer to them daily.

“I highly recommend this program. I think it really suits all. I realized that there is so much more to living a healthy lifestyle outside of nutrition. Thank you, Jen, for your inspiration and honestly throughout this experience!”

— Deb

Get Answers to Your Questions in the NEW SHIFT Program

The NEW SHIFT Program was designed for people just like you who want to bridge the gap between emotional and physical wellbeing so they can make the necessary shifts to be the people they truly want to be. My goal in developing this transformational program for you is to help you on your journey to nutritional and lifestyle wellness.

As you make your way through the program, you’ll get answers to important questions like:

  • How does my gut get inflamed and what the heck is leaky gut?
  • What is the truth about gluten-free?
  • Why do I hold onto weight when I think I’m eating clean?
  • What does water have to do with weight loss?
  • What does sleep have to do with sustaining weight loss?
  • How much exercise do I need to sustain weight loss?
  • And so much more!

“Through the SHIFT Program, I saw an extreme correlation between what I put into my body and my resulting energy and actions. I learned how to cook in a healthier way, and I learned immediately which foods “feed” me and which deplete me.


“While I did not start the SHIFT Program to lose weight, I probably have lost a little over 10 pounds. I can see muscle tone that was hiding. But most importantly, I now have a guide for healthier eating. I go out to eat but know how to choose healthier things. I cook with healthy fats and feel satisfied. I choose not to eat certain foods because I know how it will make me feel. I don’t like to feel that way because I’m too busy living life and enjoying it.


“Jen is extremely knowledgeable and has a wonderful approach to the SHIFT. It’s not about beating yourself up or losing weight. It’s about learning what your body likes and doesn’t like and feeding it in a loving way. She is kind and supportive and asks questions that make you discover new things about how you approach your health, as well as your emotions and actions—as we do one thing, we do everything. I learned to take some cooking risks, and I enjoy cooking a little bit more—two things I used to NEVER do. In the past, this would never happen because I dreaded cooking. Now, I’m excited to see what new healthy concoctions I can learn. Importantly, my kids are seeing a role model and have started to try the healthy foods I’m making, and together, we are creating new ones.


“As with life, the SHIFT is a journey, not a destination. Get ready for the ride and for discovering new things about yourself and your body.”

— Deborah

Sign up for the NEW SHIFT 4-Week Program Now

November 25th will be here before you know it, so sign up for the NEW SHIFT 4-Week Program now!

Remember, it’s self-paced, so even if you can’t begin on the 25th, you can still sign up and start when you’re ready. The recipes, guidebooks, videos, community, and I will all be waiting for you! You can do this!


Need To Lose Weight? Eliminate Your Daily Distractions!

Distractions. We all have them. They come in really handy when we’re consciously or unconsciously trying to avoid doing or thinking about certain things. Distractions are like big detour signs in our life stories. They cause us to default to behaviors that might not serve us well. For many of us, they’re a direct path to weight gain!

We all have stories in our lives — stories that we live by even if they don’t serve us anymore.

  • I’m lazy.
  • I’m a type A personality.
  • I’m an overeater.
  • I’m anxious.
  • I’m easily annoyed.

Sound familiar? Does your story truly serve you? Or is it a distraction?

Take a moment to think about what story you’re telling yourself that’s old, debilitating, and needs a refresh!

What’s My Story?

For the past year, I’ve been living a story that definitely does not serve me anymore, and the more I tell myself that story, the deeper I get stuck!

I’m an empty nester who has moved her life to two different states, and I’m in transition. I have to keep myself really business and bury myself in work to keep my mind off of the transition. If I don’t, I get really anxious!

My story felt really good for a while as it distracted me from me — from Jen, from myself. It gave me an excuse — a life excuse — a reason to give myself a break from working on myself, moving forward, and continuing my journey.

However, my story was also a big obstacle in the road. It was a detour that gave me the excuse to go back to old patterns and habits. I defaulted to my old storybook that actually needs to be taken out of the library and given to Good Will so someone else can learn from it.

What Did I Default To?

“I’ll start taking care of myself after the weekend.”

Have you ever said this to yourself as you allowed yourself to be distracted and default to your old story that no longer serves you? I’ve been doing it, but it never stops there. Most default stories include a lot of old habits and patterns that need to go.

I got distracted and fell back on my defaults. Suddenly, I was…

  • Drinking too much coffee (Ah, the 4pm latte break)
  • Overeating (and going for seconds!)
  • Telling myself it’s okay (“You’re going through a hard time.”)
  • Sugar (read more about that here)
  • Swedish fish became my good friend again
  • Giving myself that little extra treat
  • Believing an extra glass of wine won’t hurt
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Eating dinner and jumping into bed because I deserved to rest
  • Eating on the go or ordering in
  • Standing and eating
  • Skipping breakfast because I knew I’d have a big lunch
  • Getting too much or too little exercise to counterbalance my over-indulgence

And what was the outcome of these old habits and patterns? 8 pounds! Yup! It’s time to start telling myself the true story. It’s time to focus on my biography instead of fiction!

The Way You Do One Thing is How You Do Most

The paradigm “the way you do one thing is the way you do most” really set in for me recently. Not only was I defaulting back to a place of comfort with my food, but I was doing that in many areas of my life. And guess what that got me (aside from 8 pounds)? Tons of clutter!

If my food was cluttered, then my closet was overflowing! I began to overschedule myself as a distraction. You see, the truth is that we always look for a distraction when we feel discomfort. The secret in the sauce of life is to gather tools over time that you can keep in your “bounce-back” toolbox.

When you find yourself driving along the road of life and unexpectedly hit that big detour sign, which leads you on an alternate route, you can sit with the discomfort for as long as you need to. But once it gets too yucky, open up your bounce-back toolbox and get back on the route you were meant to be on which is growth, understanding, and self-care.

How I Got Back on Track (and So Can You)

The first step I took to get back on track was to focus on my six basic principles of living Simple Clean and Whole. You can review those in my Back to Basics Guide.

Next, I focused on my non-negotiables:

  • Drink half my body weight in ounces of water every day.
  • Get back to enjoying working out and do it 3-5 days per week.
  • Incorporate strength training into my workouts which helps me feel grounded. Plus, this is a must for women over 40 as we work on increasing bone density.
  • Schedule an hour a day of ME time whether it’s my morning ritual, lunch, exercise, or even bath time. I actually put my name on my calendar and block out that time!
  • Start my mornings off with a Simple Clean and Whole breakfast which is the smoothie included in my Whenever Cleanse.
  • Eat three nutrient-dense meals plus the option of two small snacks. I choose snacks from SHIFT 21.
  • No sugar!
  • Drink no more than one and a half cups of coffee per day.
  • Shut down all electronics by 8pm.
  • Limit social media to one hour each day even if I have to put a timer on to do it.
  • Get outside and take in the vitamin D.

See, even I go through the ebb and flow of life as I coach my clients. To be honest, no one is exempt. There is no perfection! If we don’t fall below the midline time and time again, we would never be able to rewrite our stories.

I have committed to my new storyline, and yes, at times I’ll be challenged — having dinners out, spending time with friends, traveling, enjoying celebrations, and just living life. We all have a choice, and you have the innate ability to choose your life of fiction or your true biography.

What’s your story?