My name is Jerlyn Jones, owner of The Lifestyle Dietitian LLC, an Atlanta-based nutrition private practice. I’m also a registered dietitian nutritionist, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, public speaker, media personality, and nutrition consultant. I’m passionate about showing you simple nutrition solutions to reach your health goals.
I help busy women and men get fast relief from inflammatory health issues such as bloating, joint pain, migraines, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, psoriasis, and fatigue naturally so they can get the health results they crave and know which foods to eat for the rest of their lives.
In 2017, I had health issues related to the foods I was eating every day. I had low energy (daily naps), my joints ached especially my knees, my hair was falling out, and the acne on my face got worse. I was miserable.
I did some research on food sensitivities and MRT (Mediator Release Test) which led me to book an appointment with a registered dietitian nutritionist who was also a certified LEAP therapist. What did I have to lose? That was the best decision I made. My health quickly changed. No more joint pain. My hair stopped falling out, my energy level significantly increased, and the acne greatly improved. I was like a new person. I want you to feel better too.
Shortly after I became a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) to improve the lives of men and women with a holistic dietary approach.
Here’s my nutrition background…
My nutrition journey began as a clinical dietitian at a New York City hospital providing medical nutrition therapy to a diverse population. I counseled adult patients from various multicultural backgrounds on nutrition-related diseases and healthier eating habits.
Prior to working at a hospital, I was selected as the first nutrition instructor for HealthCorps, an organization founded by Dr. Oz to educate and empower youth on diet, nutrition, and exercise.
I also worked at a non-profit health center in metro Atlanta promoting health and prevention of chronic disease with cooking demonstrations and nutrition counseling for adults and children before launching my private nutrition counseling/consulting practice, The Lifestyle Dietitian LLC.
Just a little bit more about Jerlyn…
I was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and received a bachelor of science degree in Justice Studies and a master of science in public administration from Arizona State University. I continued my education at Columbia University Teachers College and received a master of science in Nutrition Education. I completed my dietetic internship at Columbia University Teachers College.
I’m an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Georgia Dietetic Association, and the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association.
In my free time, I enjoy salsa dancing, practicing yoga, eating different cuisines with a glass of wine, and traveling to places with clear blue water and smooth sandy beaches.
- LEAP Food Sensitivity & Inflammation Eating Plan
- Integrative and Functional Nutrition
- Gastrointestinal & Digestive Health
- Hormonal & Weight Imbalances
- Autoimmune Food Sensitivity
1-on-1 Transformation Program
During your initial nutrition counseling session, I’ll listen to your nutritional goals, discuss your medical history, analyze recent nutrition-related labs, and review your food history diary. We’ll also discuss lifestyle issues like sleep, stress, and fitness. Together we will come up with an individualized lifestyle plan that works specifically for you.
The Right Dietary Advice I Needed
Good advice on strategies for daily meals and eating out. Also, I appreciate Christen listening to my eating struggles.
My Energy Level Skyrocketed!
Prior to enrolling in the Lifestyle Transformation program, I had low energy and was experiencing headaches, bloating, stomach pain, etc. It was pretty frustrating feeling bad all the time. I found it hard to even enjoy doing things that I liked. Since completing the program, I have more energy and I no longer have headaches, stomach pain, and bloating I was experiencing before. I lost weight in the program and my energy level has skyrocketed. I have been working out a lot more consistently than I was in the past and I think it’s because of how good I feel now. I also feel like I am able to concentrate better so this has improved my productivity at work. I would definitely recommend the Lifestyle Dietitian for their nutrition coaching services. Jerlyn is very knowledgeable and was extremely patient and understanding with me. She explained the program in great detail and supported me throughout my entire journey. She was also always accessible and made booking appointments easy!
You Will See Amazing Results
Before working with Jerlyn, I dealt with digestive issues such as consistent bloating, gas, and cramps and I couldn’t pinpoint what was causing them. I often felt frustrated and sad about my issues and decided it was time to do something about it. Since working with Jerlyn, I now know which foods to avoid and/or eat less of so that I can feel comfortable after eating. Another plus is that so far I have lost 15 lbs since I started the program almost three months ago. I feel more confident in my body and I enjoy learning more about food. If you stick to the plan, you will see amazing results. I recommend Jerlyn to anyone who is wanting to make a positive change in their health.
My Irritable Bowel Syndrome Was Out of Control
My IBS was out of control, I was constantly having anxiety, my sleep was terrible I always felt lethargic, my skin was broken out and I never knew which foods would trigger an episode. I was tired all the time. I would dread going into the office or traveling. I felt like I couldn’t live my life as my anxiety about going out to restaurants was really high. After working with Jerlyn, my sleep has improved substantially, my skin has cleared up and I haven’t had any stomach issues since starting the Lifestyle Transformation program. I feel like I am able to live my life fully and enjoy it now that my symptoms have gone away. I would definitely recommend the Lifestyle Transformation Program as I feel like I have the tools and knowledge to now understand what triggers my stomach and feel like I’m finally getting back to a healthier state.
No more daily stomach pain and discomfort with IBS
Prior to working with Ms. Jones, I had been struggling with IBS for a long time. I tried unsuccessfully to follow the low FODMAP diet and ended up with gallstones. I couldn’t keep food down for 5 months and I nearly lost 30 pounds. I decided to keep my gallbladder, but I knew this meant I would have to change my diet with assistance. I use to have daily pain and discomfort. This gave me so much anxiety that I spent a majority of my weekends and days off inside, fearing that I would have an embarrassing episode while I was out. I love traveling, and I had to stop because I always experienced flare-ups at the airport. After working with Ms. Jones I learned that I have sensitivities to foods I like. I ate the same foods because of my IBS. I thought they were safe. Many of the meal plan food options are higher in fiber and essentially healthier than what I was eating. This has helped regulate my gut and alleviate some of the pain and bloating I would feel almost daily. I haven’t had to take a sick day since starting the program and I no longer feel hesitant about making plans ahead of time. I feel like I have control over my situation instead of it having control over me. I think it’s beneficial to receive assistance from a licensed nutrition professional. It is a plus when the professional has also had a similar experience. Ms. Jones was understanding, and easy to talk to. I believe this is a worthy investment.
I have more energy without coffee!
I restricted myself to 1200-1400 calories a day to drop weight but it wasn’t sustainable. However, I noticed that as I started to introduce carbs back into my diet I suffered from cramps and felt very lethargic. I wanted to eat carbs again but in a way that didn’t change how I feel. This program [Lifestyle Transformation Program] changed how I view certain foods. I integrated more healthy fats and carbs such as sweet potatoes that I would avoid. Also, it expanded my grains to things such as buckwheat and millet which were not in my diet. When following the eating plan and my base foods I have more energy, I feel less tired, less brain fog, less bloated, and overall, happier. I’m able to focus better at work, have longer uninterrupted sleep, more energy throughout the day without coffee. I would recommend the Lifestyle Transformation Program, especially for those that suffer from inflammation.
My Tests Were “Normal” But I Didn’t Feel That Way
I came to Jerlyn feeling frustrated with my body. By my definition, I was eating healthy, eating the right things, and still, I was not feeling a difference in my body. I couldn’t understand why I felt so tired, why I was gaining weight that would not budge and had varying skin changes from itchiness, redness, dryness, and bloating! I was frustrated, my PCP had run tests to help assess any potential abnormalities or confounding factors, everything came back within the normal range, and I was “fine”. I did not feel that way, I wanted an answer that felt tangible. I was left with questions and decided to reach out to Jerlyn to tap into her expertise for help. Since starting the program I have noticed many changes, I no longer feel the skin itchiness, no anxiousness, and feel like I have energy and don’t need caffeine to carry me through the day! The program has helped me understand my triggers for bloating, itchiness, fatigue, and other issues. I’m aware of what I’m putting into my body and how it makes me feel and find foods that I enjoy. I am able to fall asleep easier, wake up faster, and get through my day more smoothly. I am more intentional about the foods I’m eating and make decisions to avoid certain things that I have learned my body may not agree with. I would absolutely recommend the program and Jerlyn to others. It requires commitment, patience, discipline, and grace for yourself. It was not always easy, and some days frustrating, but Jerlyn was there and willing to help navigate the situation. She lays out the plan and provides useful resources.
No more suffering from ulcerative colitis
I have suffered from ulcerative colitis for over 20 years and was recently in the midst of a very bad flare-up. Many days I could barely get out of bed and would go to the bathroom 15-20 times a day. I felt horrible and knew I needed a drastic change. I noticed certain foods I consumed resulted in a lot of inflammation and if I didn’t get relief soon, I would have to go to the hospital. I reached out to Jerlyn for help. We got started right away with identifying foods that contributed to my stomach issues. She set out a plan for me to follow and I felt immediate relief. Within a week, I was symptom-free. I have continued to do well with encouragement and motivation from Jerlyn. She was always available for any questions or issues. I would highly recommend utilizing her nutrition services. I am happy to say that due to my lifestyle change, I was able to stop taking a medication I had been on for years. This is the best I’ve felt in a long time. Jerlyn, thank you for everything!
No more chronic fatigue and inflammation
I sought out Jerlyn’s nutrition services because I was tired of suffering from chronic fatigue, inflammation, and the heaviest I’ve ever been. I worried the extra weight would impact my living with PCOS. During the program, I learned tools to understand which foods are appropriate for my body. As a result, I have more energy, I feel better, and the weight loss doesn’t hurt either. I definitely recommend the Lifestyle Transformation Program because the program is geared towards your specific nutrition needs and not just placing you in a one-stop program.
I didn’t know which foods were causing bloating, nausea, and fatigue.
I was a relatively healthy person for most of my life. I exercised regularly and ate healthy foods, but then about 6 months before I started seeing Jerlyn I started to develop gut issues out of nowhere. I felt nauseous and bloated after most meals and then started feeling tired all the time and eventually started to experience muscle pain and joint stiffness. I rarely worked out and didn’t know which foods were the problem. Within 2 weeks of making dietary changes the fatigue, body aches, and pains were gone. I went back to my normal exercise routine. No more anxiety around food. I would recommend Jerlyn’s nutrition services to anyone who is experiencing any type of gut issues or just wants to be more aware of their food sensitivities. I wish I had come to Jerlyn sooner because I realized that in those 6 months I was going to a bunch of different doctors trying to understand the root cause of my issues. I was eating a lot of foods I was sensitive to so I was actually making myself feel worse without even knowing it.
I was able to stop/delay my intense food cravings.
I was suffering from some inflammation and weight gain that would barely budge with 100% effort. Regular tasks became challenging to complete along with breathing and moving. The Lifestyle Transformation Program helped me stop/delay my intense food cravings. Now, I’m able to see which foods are triggers for weight gain and inflammation. I’m able to breathe and move comfortably. You will see improved health changes with this program.
I got help with my acne and sleep struggles.
Prior to working with Jerlyn, my eating habits were very inconsistent and I was trying many diets on my own to help manage my risk of developing type 2 diabetes and finding the right things to eat to help with my acne breakouts. I was feeling very drained and honestly was ready to give up and accept my fate of developing type 2 diabetes and having acne for the rest of my life. I even struggled with my sleep and mental health issues and never even considered the fact that food could be the cause of that. With Jerlyn’s help, I was eating cleaner and I was also feeling lighter and less sluggish. I was better able to understand how foods work, the various foods I should be eating at a meal which helped decrease the pressure I put on myself when it came to eating right for my body. I would recommend Jerlyn’s services to anyone who is struggling with diet or health issues and have tried everything to manage it on their own. It is so worth it! I promise you will learn information, not just about your food sensitivities but which foods you should be eating for your specific health concerns.
The 3-Month Lifestyle Transformation LEAP Program
The LEAP eating plan is designed to reduce the level of inflammation and symptoms as quickly as possible. Are you suffering from digestive issues, headaches, joint & muscle pains, fatigue, weight imbalances, and many other symptoms? This 3-month program is for YOU!
- 60-minute Virtual Kick-off Session
- Blood Drawn Test
- Food Diary Nutrient Analysis and Assessment of Current Meal Plans
- Personal Health Assessment
- Nutrition Handouts & Recipes
- 3 Follow Up Sessions
- Weekly Food Diary Review and Feedback
- LEAP Meal Plans
- Weekly Email Support Between Sessions
- Access to Discounted Professional Grade Supplements
The Lifestyle 4-Session Nutrition Program
Tired of going from one diet to the next? Struggling with your weight? Don’t know what to eat? Looking to improve your health? Well, this program is for you. Your likes, dislikes, goals, and personal challenges are different from everyone else and so should your nutrition program. This program is tailored for you!
- 60-minute Virtual Initial Nutrition Session
- Three 30 Minute Follow Up Sessions
- Assessment of Current Meal Plans
- Personal Health Assessment
- Nutrition Handouts & Recipes
- Food journals
- Meal Plans
- Grocery Shopping Ideas and Tips