Imagine feeling safe and loved in your marriage.

This is what being refined can look like.

Imagine this...

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.
Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves
be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
– Galatians 5:1

This Refined Marriage membership includes:

– Weekly small-group call for teaching and coaching (Wednesdays at 1 pm PST/4 pm EST)

– Private Slack channel to discuss marriage topics and encourage each other

– Private podcast to easily listen to all the classes/coaching call replays

– Worksheets to practice the skills you learn

This intensive program with Denise has been a prayer answered! I have lost weight but most importantly I have found greater peace in my day to day life and walk with the Lord. For eighteen years I have been trying to overcome my emotional eating, and for the first time I feel excited that I have a program that will work for the long term due to its simplicity and grounding in truth.

– Jennifer

Most women get to January 1st with regret.

Imagine starting 2023 with the momentum of having already lost 10 pounds.


Sometimes we just plain need a program and a coach to keep us accountable. There is something so powerful about sharing your weight loss journey with someone else. It’s possible to make good choices without accountability but it’s so much easier… and even a little fun… when you’re losing weight in a group with a coach.

Process Emotions

You overeat to avoid your feelings. Event after we learn this, your body still gets stuck in the habit loop of experiencing an emotion and turning to food. In this intensive, you’ll learn how to actually WANT to process your emotions because you’ll come to desire the feeling of freedom and release on the other side. 

Take Care of Yourself

You’re likely attached to food because you don’t have many other moments in your day when you feel joy… when you feel loved… when you’re taking care of yourself. You’ll learn how to really listen to what your heart, your soul, and your body really want. When you give those things to yourself, food looks a whole lot less interesting.

This has been a life altering experience.

I have been in Food Freedom with Denise for the past 7 weeks. This has been a life altering experience for me. I have, through Denise’s example come to rely more on God and less on food. I have begun to feel that I am important enough to eat well. I have learned to be calm in the face of difficulties in life. These changes have trickled down to my family who all are proud of me for looking after myself and they are benefitting from the wisdom of Denise and the program too.” – Sharon

Are you ready?

My process works for everyone!

I’m Denise Jelinek and I’m a Catholic weight loss coach who guarantees results! I have helped so many women lose weight eating the foods they like without feeling deprived.

I was a closet binge-eater for many years and it was so painful. I was filled with shame. I knew I had a blessed life so I didn’t understand why I was raiding the pantry like a raccoon at night when no one was looking.

I went on a journey to stop dieting and to truly find peace around food permanently. I learned how to do exactly that and now it’s my great honor to teach other Catholic moms to do the same thing.

My process works for everyone. We’ll make a food plan that’s perfect and doable for you. I will support you during this eight weeks with coaching and strategy… did you know I’m a plateau buster? Oh yeah.

Join me in this intensive. It will forever change your relationship with food. And it’ll be a lot of fun!

To be firmly persuaded of God's power and promises to accomplish His will and purpose and to display such a confidence in Him and His Word that circumstances and obstacles do not shake that conviction. 1 Cor. 12:8-10

Client Love for Denise

This 8-Week Intensive Includes:


A powerful workbook that will lead you closer to Christ and help you understand which foods keep you stuck in a prison. It has pages for journaling, accountability, and food planning. 

Weekly Class

We will meet weekly on Zoom for some teaching, workshopping things together, and I’ll do coaching to help you with any emotional challenges or any food/exercise strategies.

A Slack Group

Slack is an easy-to-use forum that makes it easy to chat about specific topics (e.g. food, exercise, goals, mind drama etc.) This is where I’ll be coaching you during the week.


One of the hardest things about the deep shame we feel about our weight is not having someone to talk to about it. This group will be a safe and loving place where you can share and life each other up!

"Denise has been a God-send"

Denise has been a God-send to my weight loss journey. I was really struggling and had put 10 pounds back on over the summer. I watched her first call and was hooked; her energy was contagious! She gave practical advice and ideas that were exactly what I needed, when I needed them. Since watching her first coaching call I have lost the 10 pounds, and have been successfully intermittent fasting on a regular basis.  – Johnna

Frequently Asked Questions

Have some questions before joining? Get them answered here.

No. We do allow Catholic women to join who are not moms as long as they are fine knowing that most women are moms and we will say the word mom a lot.

It’s ideal for you to join the class so you can workshop with Denise and get coaching.

There is a weekly call. You can ask more questions and seek help in the Slack group. Other than that, the only time involved is how long it takes you to plan your meals.

You get to decide! That’s what’s awesome about this program. You will choose foods you enjoy and Denise will help you to create a plan that works with your lifestyle and dietary requirements/needs.

No, we do not require that you exercise but we highly encourage that you at least incorporate some movement into your day.

We are so confident in this process, that if you do the program and you don’t lose 10 pounds, we’ll refund the cost of the intensive to you.

There are four things you must do to qualify for a refund.

1. Complete your food feelings log digitally or paper 6 days per week.

2. Complete all the obstacle worksheets

3. Write an intentional model 6 days per week and post the intentional thoughts in the slack group.

4. Post red light foods in the slack group and commit to not putting them on your plan for the 8 weeks of the intensive.

Freedom is the power, rooted in reason and will, to act or not to act, to do this or that, and so to perform deliberate actions on one’s own responsibility. By free will one shapes one’s own life. (CCC 1731)

Let's become saints together.

Refined Marriage Membership

Investment: $300/month

I'll walk through the fire with you.

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