Jacqui Justice, MS


My Story

People ask me all the time, “How did you get into nutrition?” It’s kind of a roundabout story, but it started with my own quest to heal my personal wellness issues in my 20’s (massive digestive issues, food sensitivities, poor immunity and fluctuating energy – good times!).  The determination to resolve those symptoms and improve the quality of my life lead me down the road to discovering the fascinating field of Functional Nutrition and the most rewarding career change ever.

That was back in the mid 90’s.  My practice has grown and evolved quite a bit over the years.  What started out as a small practice working primarily 1 on 1 with my local clients to help them shed excess weight and body fat has blossomed into a virtual practice that is a reflection of my 25+ years in the functional weight loss and wellness trenches.  I now help people around the globe get to the root cause of all their weight and wellness challenges so they can achieve quick and sustainable results and live their best lives.

These days I’m best known for helping women struggling with hormonal weight gain break free from belly fat and bloat and the constellation of symptoms they are hit with. Check out my online course, Shedding Your Menopausal Middle and the soon to be released Shedding Your Menopausal Middle Maintenance Plan For Life on DailyOm.com.

Some things I’ve learned along the way:

• That a mindset change is as important as a dietary change for achieving and, more importantly, maintaining any wellness goal.

• That to truly heal any wellness issue, you must first discover and eliminate the root cause(s) so that true healing can begin.

• That, in the human body, everything is connected.  For example, just as your knee bone’s connected to your thigh bone and your thigh bone’s connected to your hip bone, etc., etc., your challenge shedding weight is connected to your sleep, stress and hormonal issues.

• That gut health is the primary causative factor in most wellness issues from hormonal imbalances to stubborn weight issues and practically everything in between.

• That it is not so much the amount of calories you are eating but the quality of those calories and your hormonal response to them that matters most.  Remember this one – it’s BIG!!

• That food matters – a lot!  There is a direct connection between what and how you eat and how you feel.

• That it’s not always unhealthy foods that are causing your symptoms.  Healthy foods like asparagus and salmon can make you feel terrible if your body is sensitive to them.

• That it’s best to cut to the chase and test, not guess when it comes to helping my clients with their weight and wellness challenges.  No one has time to feel bad when they can feel great and the trial and error approach is no match for cold hard science.

• That you do not have to be perfect to get results.  Consistent small changes add up over time that help to push you over the finish line to your weight shedding and wellness goals.

• That hydration is grossly underrated.  If you can change nothing else, focus on hydrating with pure, filtered water through out the day and you will see positive changes.

• That it’s best to just get started!  There’s never a perfect time so don’t keep waiting for one.  In the words of one of my most enlightened clients, “If I knew I could feel so good, I wouldn’t have wasted so much time feeling bad.”  So get going on this – today!


Jacqui Justice holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York Medical College and is licensed by New York State and Connecticut. In addition, she has completed an advanced training program in Functional Clinical Nutrition with Designs for Health Institute. Jacqui has been in private practice as a Functional Nutritionist since 1996 and treats clients around the world in her virtual practice.


It’s ALWAYS about balance: Never say never! I’m going to be completely honest here, because I would be totally fibbing if I said that I’m NEVER going to drink coffee, eat a red velvet cupcake (gluten-free of course), or God forbid – NEVER have a delish craft cocktail or glass of wine ever again. It just ain’t gonna happen. Now I know from experience that if I indulge in any one of these things too often – especially the third – the results are not pretty. So I don’t. To me, it is more important that I feel good the next day. Been there, done that, don’t like it. So, I play by the 80:20 rule and sometimes even 90:10 rule, but rarely the 100% game, because, well frankly, it’s just no fun and it just hasn’t proven to be a good long-term plan.

Life was meant to be enjoyable – not an exercise in deprivation. A person is way more likely to stick to a healthy eating plan if they have a little wiggle room here and there. Sooooo that’s how I roll and guess what? It works. That is not to say that there are not some situations when a person, due to certain health issues or during a detox, has to be as close to 100% as possible. This is usually just for a period of time until they bring their system back into balance. See? It’s ALWAYS about balance…

I believe in a totally customized, targeted, and individual approach, using a combination of symptoms, lifestyle, test results, and intuition — yes, even intuition —when designing a nutrition plan, because this approach produces the quickest and best results for my clients. Like snowflakes, we are all unique. No two people have the same metabolism, biochemical makeup, health concerns, behavioral issues, or nutritional needs. Failing to address these issues when designing a nutrition program can lead to poor results and frustration. My focus is on helping my clients get back into balance and then setting realistic goals to achieve lifelong health and wellness.


Anyone who has embarked on any weight loss or wellness program more than once can tell you that if you are not in the proper mindset it will be very difficult. Every obstacle will get in your way, and you will most likely end up right where you started. But the good news is, once you’re in the proper mindset and in the groove, the rest comes easy! Getting you in the right mindset to achieve your weight loss or wellness goals is an integral part of our work together and is the key to achieving and maintaining permanent results.

My Mojo Mindset Technique is the thread that’s woven throughout all of my weight shedding and wellness programs.  I believe it is the missing link to most weight reduction plans out there and the proof is: 66% of all dieters end up heavier after their diet than before they started.  Why?  Because diet and exercise alone are NOT the key to long term results.  A mindset change is.  That is why getting in the Mojo Mindset is where we begin our wellness journey.


Jacqui has been featured in the New York Times, The Journal News, Women’s News, The Daily Meal, Westchester Magazine, Serendipity Magazine, and various local publications. She is a course author on  DailyOm with her best-selling Mojo Weight Loss course and Shedding Your Menopausal Middle.  Jacqui is also the co-host of the radio show and podcast Ladies It’s Not Our Fault, It’s Our Hormones And Highheals.  Check out more top press on Jacqui Justice, MS, CNS

Woman’s World Magazine

Best Time of Day to Lose Weight

Easy Dinners When You Haven’t Shopped

5 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin/The Daily Meal.Com

Westchester Top Doctors