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.


Is the Hungerwise 9 week Group Program for you?

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.

Learn to:

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


Next 9 Week Group Offered: To be determined


Price is $395 and includes workbook

Call or email Jen with questions or to enroll: 616-446-6728 or

Visit the official Hungerwise website for even more information

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Meet your facilitator Jennifer DiGennaro, MA LPC

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.


Reach Me

Jennifer DiGennaro MA LPC                            1324 Lake Drive Suite 8                                          Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506

Tel: 616.446.6728

Schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation with Jen