Jan and I are colleagues-peer coaches at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. We have worked together for several months. Jan impresses me with her keenness and quick assessment of the issues and challenges at hand. She is so easy to talk to and I always feel completely comfortable sharing with her. She is very knowledgeable on health and wellness topics and offers very user friendly suggestions. Jan has a very caring personality and her wisdom shines through in her genuine and gentle tone. Jan is so real, a very hard quality to find in this busy world. I have really enjoyed working with her and I would not hesitate for one second to have her as my wellness coach!
My dear friend Jan has always been a coach in the areas of health, wellness & relationships since I first met her over 30 years ago, way before the term was ever coined. Therefore when she told me about her endeavors to become a certified health coach, I couldn’t have been happier- it is who she is to her core! Jan is passionate about what she does and she definitely goes the extra mile for those she cares for. She challenges you, but isn't jerky about it. You can know that you’ll always be in a supportive atmosphere whenever dealing with her. She's very knowledgeable, focused and emotionally tuned-in. She gives me the clarity and strength to sort through any issues I have. No matter how trivial or extreme they are, she does whatever she can to encourage with her energy and positive spirit. Not only is she naturally gifted in what she does, she always puts a lot of time into her work. Jan has always been my go to person regarding holistic principles of health. She genuinely cares about the people who come in contact with her. I am so blessed that our paths crossed those many moons ago. Anyone contemplating hiring Jan as your health coach, I would highly recommend for you to go for it- for you will not be disappointed!
1. top 3 goals upon starting the 6-month program were:
Cut down on eating sweets, add healthier foods into my diet, have a better understanding of food health.
2. Jani was able to help me work toward these goals by:
focusing on what was important to me, listening to my concerns, evaluating my life situations and how that affected my food habits so we could set realistic goals.
3. the biggest tangible change I have noticed since beginning the program has been: I now try new things. I had fear and resistance going into the program. I no longer look at new foods as weird or scary. I now see them as things I just haven't tried yet.
4. The most significant overall change I have noticed has been: Confidence in myself. Empowerment. I feel I have more control over what I put in my body and it's not controlling me. I accept setbacks as learning curves and look at what I can do to keep moving forward. I am now hopeful that change and health is possible. A non-judgemental suport system. A wealth of wisdom and information. Someone who will push me to reach my goals while a the same time keeping me safe.
5. I would recommend Jani to everyone. To someone looking to have a healthier relationship wiht food. Someone who wants to create better food habits. Someone who dimply wants more information about how food works into our health. Someone interested in food and energy. Someone looking to improve their overall health and find a healthy, productive, balanced life.
6. Other comments and feedback: My personal goals were food focused Jan concentrates on improving many areas of your life. For me, finding b etter food habits ended up positively affecting many other areas of my life as well.
Jan, I would like to say that it is so nice to hear from someone like you who always makes me feel important. You exude thoughtfulness about what is happening in my space. I appreciate that! In less than 2 weeks I'll be surrounded by boxes in my new apartment instead of my condo. Thanks for sticking with me. Yes, this is a testimonial for a great health coach and a growing friendship.
Hi…my name is Debra. I started my weight loss and healthy eating journey on October 29, 2015. When my best friend, cousin and certified health coach, Jan Lemoine approached me with the particulars about the TLS Slim program, I made the decision to attempt to implement this in my life. Desperately wanting to be thinner and healthier but fearsome of yet another weight loss blunder after yo-yo dieting for years left me feeling deeply defeated, I was cautiously optimistic. However, I told myself to keep an open mind. After all, I have always trusted her judgement and with her combination of extreme knowledge and intensive training regarding healthy living, I confidently knew she had my best interests at heart. I’m 60 years old and my weight has always fluctuated like many women I know. Losing weight wasn’t really the issue. The reality was that it was simply difficult to make any weight loss effort a complete lifestyle change. Once I lost the weight, I would gradually find myself slipping back to my old habits and before long, there I was again back to square one!
Initially, on the TLS program, detoxification is the first order of business during the first seven days. Over the years, our bodies inevitably become havens for toxins that we eat or breathe in through the environment we live in. Without eliminating these ruthless invaders, we have an inability or at the very least, great difficulty to achieve our weight loss goals AND becoming healthy. We would never, ever think of changing the oil in our cars by simply adding new clean oil to the old gunky oil that still remains inside the tank without first draining the old oil out. It would hinder our car’s ability to run properly just as it would for our body’s natural ability to function properly with all those toxins creating havoc in our bodies! As for me, living with chronic health problems over many years of my life made the detoxification period a bit uncomfortable but well worth it ultimately. As the toxins were leaving my body, my chronic pain intensified allowing me to continue for just four days. However, I did the best I could considering my circumstances and I’m glad I persevered because by ridding my body of those detrimental toxins, it allowed my body to heal from the inside out which was a crucial and necessary first step to wellness.
Initially, I must confess that consuming lots of vegetables and some fruit seemed like a daunting task since eating this way was so foreign to me. In fact, at times, in the first few weeks, I felt as if I might actually become a vegetable. After all, we are products of what we eat, as they say! However, in a matter of weeks, a shift in my brain chemistry must have taken place and it has become a new and welcome habit that I want to keep for life!!! Healthy, whole food actually tastes delicious! Along the way, I’ve discovered new vegetables and spices that I wouldn’t ordinarily even consider tasting and I’ve actually discovered my newfound enjoyment of cooking now! I’m proud of the fact that the food I’m feeding my body is giving my body the proper nutrition in order for it to heal and thus feel great! After living with a chronic pain disease for over forty-five years, feeling better is MONUMENTAL for me! Who knew that food had SO much medicinal and healing power? As a result, my self-esteem has begun to go through the roof. And this is coming from a woman who probably thought about food and weight thousands of times a day. I know many of you can relate to this conundrum! Since we’re constantly bombarded by images of beauty and body image in the media, it was not difficult to feel like a failure in comparison. Presently, however, I feel a sense of empowerment which allows me to ditch those negative thoughts and comparisons in favor of a prideful ME!!!
TLS has motivated me right from the beginning since I starting seeing results immediately. After committing to the 21-day challenge and completing it, I told myself to continue persevering. A little voice in my head whispered it would be worth my time and effort. Right from the get-go, I began to notice results. In the first month, I lost seven pounds but that’s not all. The inches have continued to melt away as well which means that I’m not losing muscle in the process. Muscle, acting as our internal combustion engine allows us to continue to burn considerably more fat! Not only that, another side benefit is that I’ve noticed a feeling of elation and well-being rarely felt before and my energy level has increased dramatically! My all-time favorite part is that my chronic pain has decreased immensely and when I do experience a flare-up, instead of persisting for days, it resolves in less than one day. This is the most incredible and surprising benefit of all!
With a monthly subscription, the program makes available an online interactive system where there is access to all sorts of helpful tools such as articles, blogs, food, weight and measurement trackers, recipes, and exercise tips that you can rely on for 24/7 support during your journey. There are also lots of natural fat burning supplements and vitamins available through the system that provide you with that extra boost many of us require. One of my favorite TLS products are their delicious nutrition shakes that you can blend with fruit and other healthy ingredients to create flavorful smoothies. I concoct a version of “healthy ice cream” that keeps me feeling full and satisfied! Since I have a sweet tooth, it keeps me on course and I NEVER feel deprived and therefore, continue to stay on track! My daily thoughts are no longer centered around food, snacking and the number on the scale which leaves room for my brain to think positive, productive and empowering thoughts. What a truly amazing concept!
Like many people, being inclined to continue goes hand in hand with an awareness of its benefits. With Jan Lemoine as my health coach and mentor, she made all the difference in the world with regard to my success. Any questions I had along the way, she confidently answered. The system consists of various eating plans depending on the approach and/or goals you wish to reach. When I hit a brief plateau, she knew exactly how to circumvent it by adding and/or removing certain foods and as a result, allowing my progress to continue. Her intense knowledge and expertise are invaluable to anyone who embarks on this program!
Jan has the ability with her smile and body language to come across as someone who you can trust within minutes and have confidence in. She is a great listener which is a rare gift. She has a genuine interest in your well-being and within minutes you can sense it. In short, Jan makes a good friend and confidant. I truly feel you can't miss with this special jewel with all her God given gifts to communicate.