I love this lady! I've taken several of her classes and she is very informative and knowledgeable, and she loves to share her knowledge. If you are looking for someone to help you improve your health in small or big ways, Jacqueline is that person. You never know what healthy nugget she is going to come up with next! I love that she never stops reading and educating herself and she shares with us!
I guess I've always known that what we put into our bodies matters, but it didn't really matter to me until I was confronted with my own health crisis. Several years of increasing pain, trying to deal with it on my own and flat out denial led to a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis earlier this year.
It was time to get serious and that's when Jacqueline came in. I had met her several months earlier and started following her on Facebook. After observing several friends with noticeable results, I made the call. How glad I am that I did!!! Her knowledge and experience, along with her encouragement and help have revolutionized not only my life, but my husband's as well. Jacqueline has the knowledge and experience to help anyone who is really willing to allow her to.
I have much more energy and feel so much better, and while I'm still on some medications, I'm not on as many of them. I can't tell you how freeing it is to be able to live again, pain free!!
I met Jacqueline in the early part of June 2019 at a local health food store where she is employed part-time. I was struggling hard with some health issues and looking for a more natural way of trying to treat them, and my doctor encouraged me to drop a 100 pounds as well. I did not know what to do and how to go about it, but Jacqueline answered several questions for me. She then asked me if I had ever tried smoothies to lose weight? My first thought was this was a joke and a way to sell blenders.
She assured me they were not a joke and she had lost weight doing them herself. She provided us with several smoothie ideas and my wife and I went shopping.
I lost a few pounds doing the smoothie idea for my lunches at work, then we decided to have Jacqueline come to our home and teach us a few things. We allowed her to go through our pantry and she suggested we stop eating most of the things in our pantry and freezer; including Gatorade, which was difficult for me to think it was harmful, but I did! She also took some measurements and weighed us too.
Fast forward six months and I would like to report I have lost sixty pounds. My abdomen is 12 inches smaller so I had to buy some new britches as the older ones would not stay up!
During my last doctor’s appointment he could not believe how much weight I had lost, but he was excited and told me my health had improved and to continue to strive to drop the other forty pounds, which I plan to do!
Having Jacqueline at our home to teach us to “prep” has also made a difference. Besides the smoothies, she taught us some healthy ways to prepare healthy meals and suggested we buy organic foods too. We have tried to go organic as much as possible and she has been a great cheerleader as she encourages us even when we have a week where we did not drop any weight. We plan to have her back soon to help us prep different things and broaden our horizons even more.
♥️ Joe Broz
Two and a half years ago we got new neighbors. When you live in rural Oklahoma the neighbors you have are a big deal. I remember listening from across the pond as they moved in trying to guess what they were like. To my pleasant surprise they turned out to be more than we could have ever asked for.
As time passed and we got to know them better we found out that they do life a little different than most. We came to learn they eat what we have now fondly deemed as “Eating Elite”. Yep, we didn’t buy into at first. It felt like it would be hard to socialize since 90% of socialization takes place around food. It was even hard having them over to dinner since nothing we ate was organic. This would not be the lifestyle for us!
But eventually, Robert and I’s weight began to creep up. Ugh! After almost two years of building a relationship with our neighbors, Jacqueline and Joel, we made one of our many neighborly visits. On the way out the door my husband, off the cuff, says, “Jacqueline, we are ready to start your diet”. She was more than happy to help us out! As we left, I asked Robert if he had any idea what he had just gotten us into.
Over the course of the next 15 weeks, we spent almost every Saturday morning at Jacqueline’s. She spent hours with us teaching us about what was good, better, and best to eat. She spent time taking measurements, answering questions, and planning meals with us. At the end of our 15 weeks Robert had lost 25 pounds and I had lost 15. WOW! It worked and it was doable.
Now that we’ve had several months since we reached our goal I can say our lives have changed. Do we still have a ways to go? Of course, but any real life style change takes time. It takes time to buy into a new way of living. So what has stuck you might ask? I buy organic. Mostly. That’s a big change. I don’t worry about calories anymore. I just eat whole foods. I buy way less sugar than I ever have. My family used to go through pounds of sugar every week. Not anymore. Are there occasions we don’t eat organic and eat sugar? Yes, but those times are limited primarily to dinner at friend’s homes or special occasions. The thing is we know what’s right and if we fall off the wagon we know how to get back on. It’s really about believing what the research says is true. Convincing yourself will change the way you live your life.
Jacqueline is one of the most passionate people that I have come to know. I love her energy and commitment to eating healthy and being aware of what we put in our bodies. Her gentle challenge is contagious and I have found myself making small changes that have become new habits in my cooking. Her passion shines bright and is evident when it comes to helping others in their wellness journey. She has made several of her yummy recipes for me and even done some shopping for me. This is huge for me when time is a premium. Her classes that she teaches are fun, informative, and very practical. You should try one out. This woman has a heart of gold and I'm super blessed that she is in our community.