You were born knowing how to eat;
Hungerwise helps you remember
what dieting made you forget!
Hungerwise is a unique, small, professionally led 9 week group. Unlike diet programs, Hungerwise was developed by nationally acclaimed clinical expert in eating disorders and author Amy Pershing. The program has been offered for several years through the Center for Eating Disorders and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Southwest Michigan.
Hungerwise has finally made its way to West Michigan with groups now offered by lead Hungerwise facilitator and founder of Nourished Energy Jennifer DiGennaro.
Do any of these sound familiar?
Years of off and on dieting, weight losses and gains
Cravings that feel out of control
Guilt at eating forbidden foods, or if you miss a workout
Eating due to stress? Anxiety? Strong emotions?
You are either “on” a diet or “off”, but rarely (if ever) accepting your body and eating with peace
Diets fail people, people do not fail diets.
Research shows one of the greatest predictors of both weight gain and disordered eating is the pursuit of weight loss.
Yes, bodies can sometimes change, but shame, punishment and denial do not lead to wellness.
How much of your life has been lost due to dieting and believing your body is “the problem”?
Hungerwise can help you into a new relationship with food and your body.
Undo “diet brainwashing” that sabotages your efforts to both accept yourself and change
Understand your unique body’s cues for hunger, fullness, cravings, and nutritional needs
Learn to let your body sort out the weight it needs to be at, as you sort-out the ways body shame and diet culture have affected your body image
Allow your body to settle at a stable weight, as you sort-out how you want to sustainably eat, move and live for the long term
Feel great about being you and connect with others on a similar journey
Meet your facilitator Jennifer DiGennaro, MA LLPC
Lead Hungerwise Facilitator
Jen earned her Bachelor’s in Behavioral Science from Grand Valley State University and her Master’s in Professional Counseling from Central Michigan University. She is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Body Trust® Provider and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. She brings a deep passion for social justice to her trauma-informed, evidence-based, heart-centered clinical work. She is committed to exposing the lies of the diet industry and ending the war that is waged against bodies in our culture. Jen founded her private practice, Nourished Energy in 2015 and it has evolved into a thriving clinical holistic psychotherapy and couples counseling practice located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jen is warm, open, caring and known to be a champion and a catalyst for powerful change. Jen is thrilled to bring Hungerwise™ to West Michigan and help even more people step out of dieting and into their bodies.
Jennifer DiGennaro MA LLPC 1324 Lake Drive Suite 8 Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506