Alissa Smith and her company, Jumpstart Nutrition, bring some healthy shakes to Langdon. According to Smith, she grew up on a farm in a very small town in ND.
By Lisa Nowatzki
After she moved to Devils Lake during college, she just never left the area.
Smith said she met her husband, Jody, 10 years ago, and the couple has a son in school. To round out the family, Smith says they have two crazy dogs named Bill and Ted.
Before she started Jumpstart, she was a loan officer at her local credit union. She has been with the company for almost two years. She managed a club in Devils Lake and wanted to expand.
Smith said one of her patrons suggested Langdon. She said, “One day we drove up here, and it felt like when I go home – everyone knows everyone, and everyone is so friendly! I knew then that this was the town.”
Smith’s new store is located in the FM Mall on Main Street. She is open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some of the local favorites are coffee and chocolate.
“Snickers Latte (only 225 calories, 24 grams of protein and 1/3 of your daily nutrition) has been a really popular choice for a shake. Strawberry margarita tea is the go-to tea for almost everyone.”
Besides shakes, Smith provides protein bars, soup, meal replacement bars, and protein beverage mixes. According to Smith, “The good news is that all of our products are available for purchase from me for home use.”
Jumpstart Nutrition and Smith also offer some other help with losing weight and meal planning. Smith said that her best tip for everyone is to do meal plan/prep for the week. “This will help you stay on track to achieve whatever your goal may be. Also track your food – even if it just in a notebook. This will help keep you on track. Exercise! If you can’t make it to the gym, then pull up YouTube – there are a ton of free videos out there. Even if it’s 15 minutes at a time it is progress.”
Finally, Smith wants everyone to know that she offers free wellness profiles and help with meal planning if that is something you are looking for. She also does weight loss challenges (currently she has one going right now).
“I’ve helped people lose almost 900 lbs. in the challenges that I have done.” This is nutrition for all ages so kids shakes are also available! If it is your first time coming into the shop you will get your membership for 1/2 price.
For a great protein shake, some healthy nutritional advice, and maybe a weight loss challenge, stop in to Jumpstart Nutrition.