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(VIDEO) Eat Real Food Program

Join Our Eat Real Food Program and Change Your Life!

Join Body Love Cafe virtually every day for 30 days starting on Wednesday September 1st to help you get the healthy eating habits you've been avoiding.

In yesterday's webinar we covered the basics of the Eat Real Food Program, what's included, and encouraged you to do the things you need to do so that you can live a healthy lifestyle. We will be sharing LOTS of content to help you succeed via email and in the group Facebook page throughout the month.

Sign up before our 9/1 start date!

What’s Included in the Group Program?

  • Easy to Follow Modules with Task Checklists, Downloads, Worksheets and more, all in one place

  • Weekly LIVE Zoom calls for education, support and conversation

  • PRIVATE, DAILY Facebook Group for peer support and accountability




W1: Planning for Success Clean out the pantry and fridge, rid your kitchen of toxins, learn how to meal plan and prep!

W2: How to Eat for Blood Sugar Regulation Learn how much protein, healthy fat and fiber are necessary for craving control and fat loss, understand the Glycemic index and load!

W3: Fueling Your Body + Importance of Digestion Why gut health is important for optimal physical (and mental) well being!

W4: Move Your Body! What to eat before, during and after exercise!

W5: Putting it all Together!

Now you have all the tools you need to Eat Real Food ....and you won't even want the "fake food" anymore!

5 LIVE ZOOM Meetings - Fridays at 12 noon PST

*All will be recorded if this time does not work for you!


  • Education on Digestion, Blood Sugar Regulation and more!

  • Learn how to really read labels!

  • Meal Planning Template to help you put together simple, healthy meals

  • Suggested Weekly Menus with shopping list and prep instructions as a guideline for your planning

  • Nutritious Recipe Guide for breakfast, lunch, dinner and side-dishes

  • Grocery Shopping Guide to help you easily navigate healthy food choices

  • Grocery Shopping List

  • Tons of photos for visual cues on shopping

  • WEEKLY PRIZES for participation!

SIGN UP before the 9/1 start date!

*Program normally $297, Early Bird price is $257

Contact the staff at for more information and to purchase

Get to Know Chris Engen

Chris Engen, NC, CRNC, BCHN™ is a Nutrition Consultant, certified by Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and is Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP). She holds designations as CRNC1 and CRNC2, earned from The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, for advanced proficiency in Amino Acid Therapy. She’s also a Cum Laude graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Chris specializes in Targeted Nutrition and Amino Acid Therapy for mental health. Low mood or mood swings, anxiety, perfectionism, overwhelm, inattention/lack of focus, apathy, sleep trouble and more can be attributed to deficiencies in specific neurotransmitter systems. Often, people reach for substances like alcohol or sugar to make themselves feel better and can become dependent upon them, to the detriment of their health. Amino Acid Therapy is a natural way to correct chemical imbalances in the brain to relieve unhealthy cravings and restore balance, naturally.

She works with clients to determine the right foods to eat for optimal mental health and emotional balance. Nutrition is not always viewed as "feeding the brain", yet that is exactly what food does! With proper nutrition, we feel balanced and are able cope with stress and make good choices.

Chris lives in Northern California with her 3 teenagers and 2 dogs. She has diverse interests and hobbies ranging from triathlon racing to snowboarding to SCUBA diving to hiking. Other interests include reading, travel and independent movies. She loves sharing her passion for wellness, mental and physical, and the beautiful life that comes with being properly nourished with anyone who wants to change their life!

Natural medicine meets cutting-edge science to dig deeper and provide answers as to why you don’t feel well. We hear you. We see you. We believe you – it isn’t all in your head and we’ve got the technique and labs to show why.

Body Love Cafe is a safe place to share your struggles, ask questions and look deeper for answers typically overlooked by conventional medicine. With a focus on “why” is this happening and “what” can be done to get to the root cause, the Body Love Cafe practitioners are trained to think differently.

This type of care creates a partnership between the patient/client and practitioner to best facilitate results and overall wellness. This means we actually listen and customize our protocols. Our team includes Functional Medicine, Nutrition, Bodywork/Massage, Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Health Coaching & Energy Medicine. 

It all started after our founder after she suffered a “mystery illness” that left her declared permanently disabled. Unwilling to accept that diagnosis, she fought back to regain her health and then launched Body Love Cafe, our holistic health clinic in Walnut Creek, CA which recently won “Best of the Bay” by Diablo magazine for 2020. In short, “we figure out why you feel like crap but your MD says you’re fine.”

Visit our website to learn more: or contact us at

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