A lifestyle change that will change your life
What is the Lifestyle Change Program?
The LCP was designed by Jennifer DiGregorio, a BPHE honours graduate from the University of Toronto, co-founder of Healthletica Hot Yoga + Wellness, as well as a Nutrition, Movement & Lifestyle Coach. Jennifer has spent the last 10 years researching the effects of movement/exercise, diet, stress, sleep, and toxins on overall health. The LCP addresses key players in our health and works with individuals to help bring back balance to their bodies and lives. The areas that will be addressed during the course of the program are sleep, diet, movement, stress and detoxification.
By addressing and improving these areas, we turn on our body’s innate healing system and find that many ailments and imbalances begin to correct themselves. It’s unfortunate, but we live in a toxic world that has caused many of the health challenges faced by people today, including cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, skin problems, joint pain, digestive issues, mood instability, sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, weight gain and the list goes on. None of the above states or conditions are normal for the body nor are many of them a normal part of the aging process. Just because something is common does not make it normal. Lucky for us, the body truly is a remarkable creation that has the ability to heal itself and regain balance when we give it what it needs and align our lives with what we were designed for.
Jennifer’s unconventional approach to diet focuses in on whole food eating that consists of high quality fats, high quality protein, organic vegetables and organic fruits. She does not agree with low fat diets, counting calories and many other mainstream diet approaches. Her beliefs on exercise are that less is more, chronic cardio causes you to gain weight not lose weight, and smart strength training alongside a yoga practice is an ideal combination.
Stress is a complicated one because there are many things that can cause a stress response in the body, including low quality foods, too much of the wrong exercise, not enough quality sleep and environmental toxins to list a few. We need to mitigate stress by eating quality food, implementing smart exercise, avoiding toxins when possible, sleeping well and managing other stressors, like work and personal life, through practices like yoga and meditation.
Sleep is the most important of them all because it’s sleep that dictates all the above. Lack of quality sleep elicits a stress response in the body which causes us to crave more sugar, leading to poor food choices, which then leads to lack of movement due to low energy levels, which leads to more bad food choices, all of which eventually leads to toxic build up, ailments of the body and more poor quality sleep, etc etc. It really is a vicious cycle.
Diet, movement, sleep and stress are all very closely connected and that’s why it is imperative to address all of these areas in the Lifestyle Change Program. With all that being said, we must remember that each body is unique, which means one size does not fit all. The LCP has been designed to really listen to people and their stories so that we are better equipped to help people create a lifestyle change that is not only successful, but lasting.
Who is the Lifestyle Change Program designed for?
The Lifestyle Change Program has been designed for individuals who are serious and ready to take the necessary steps to look, feel and perform their best. The following are credentials that must be met by individuals seeking help through the Lifestyle Change Program:
- Desire for permanent lifestyle change
- Willingness to look at ALL areas of health and take ALL necessary steps in making a successful lifestyle change (including sleep, diet, movement & stress)
- Someone who is not looking for a quick and easy solution to weight loss and better health. Patience with your body and with rate of progress is a must.
- Openness to trusting another in guiding them through the program. Open communication and honesty are important.
- Ability to devote the time needed for initial appointments and follow-ups.
- Financially ready and able to make an investment in your health and well-being.
What changes are possible through the Lifestyle Change Program?
- Body composition changes; increase in lean muscle mass and decrease in fat mass.
- Increase in immune system function, energy levels, mental clarity.
- Decrease in joint & muscle pain, mood instability, overall feeling of stress.
- Improvements in sleep, skin health, digestive health, chronic ailments.
- Lowering of inflammation in the body and boosting of detox pathways.
- Greater mobility and flexibility in the body & an increase in strength and endurance.
- Confidence in making healthy food choices and preparing nutritious meals.
- A feeling of overall balance, happiness, body awareness and personal empowerment.
- Many more!
Step 1: A brief meeting or phone call to determine if this program is appropriate for you – no charge
Step 2: Completion of a 3 day food journal
Step 3: Initial appointment – health & lifestyle assessment, sleep and stress management, baseline body measurements & photos, action steps list & goal setting (2 hours)
Step 4: Introduction to the whole foods nutrition plan & supplements (2 hours)
Step 5: Trip to a local grocery store - optional (1 hour)
Start of 30 day challenge!
Step 6: Detoxification and exercise/movement plan (1-2 hours)
Next steps: The following appointments will monitor and track your progress during and after the challenge. These appointments will be key in ensuring you are comfortable and successful with your 30 day challenge and your new lifestyle changes thereafter. Naturally, many questions will arise and changes will start to take place, so it’s important to have proper guidance and support during this time (1 hour) – the number of appointments will be dependent on the individual.
Note: The layout provided is subject to change and will be tailored to your individual needs. More time will be given to areas of health/wellness that require it. We will work together to create a lifestyle change that is not only successful, but lasting.
To learn more about the Lifestyle Change Program or to book an appointment with Jennifer, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-951-6494. Jennifer works with clients throughout the Greater Toronto Area and is available for in-home or workplace appointments. Visit her blog at www.jenniferdigregorio.com