My Story

Jo-anne Fairbrother
Naturopath & Healthy Lifestyle Coach

Somewhere in-between having my three beautiful children I started to gain weight. I can’t really blame it on them; it was me who was eating the wrong foods in between being super mum, studying and working I had gotten to the same weight level as when I was pregnant except now I was fat! and I needed to lose weight 🙁

I remember feeling frumpy and going to the shops was no longer fun when trying on clothes, I was now taking in three sizes as in my mind I was still a size 10-12, but I would take in 12-14 and was horrified I was moving up to 16. I often walked out without buying anything at all as I was determined not to be the next size. Then by the time I got back to the car I would be in a terrible mood and felt like just crying.

I had become confused with all of the different diet programs on offer and I had tried many weight loss programs. I started with diet shakes and meal replacements first they seemed the easy way to lose weight… let me tell you it may be fun for the first two weeks to drink a chocolate shake; the novelty soon wore off when I still had to prepare meals for the family and I found it hard when I could smell the delicious meals I was cooking for the rest of the family.

Then I gave the cabbage soup diet a crack…. I may have lost some weight, but I am never eating cabbage soup again for as long as I live. (If you have ever done this you know what I am talking about)

I think next was the Liver Cleanse Diet thinking this was the answer. I did do this diet for some time but it was obviously not fitting into my young family lifestyle at the time. Back to the drawing board for me. I even started to exercise I was busting my butt putting in all the effort, but it made no difference. I don’t know how many times I felt deflated watching people lose weight but nothing was happening to me, in fact, my weight only increased. I had gotten to the stage… Jo just suck it up this is you, you better get used to it!

It was about the year 2000 I went to a seminar on digestion and metabolism… bang I had my light bulb moment, the penny dropped and it started to make sense why I was struggling to lose weight. I couldn’t wait to get home and make some changes to my current lifestyle plan and implement this new idea.

I put together a healthy eating plan for myself and followed it. Wow…I could see the results within the first week, the kilos where dropping, I was finally losing weight you could not wipe the smile off my face. I was now doing a happy dance when I jumped off the scales instead of being sad and disappointed. My clothes were fitting me better; in fact they were getting looser! I felt so much better and I had more energy.

I could not keep this a secret… I had this easy weight loss plan including normal everyday foods. It made sense to introduce the Back to Basics Healthy Living Program and share it with other people who were also struggling and confused about what to eat to lose weight.

It was really important to me to make the meals family friendly, who has time to make different meals for the family… my one rule was to make the meals family friendly so everyone can enjoy eating together.

Over the years I have helped thousands of people get back on track, not just to lose weight but to improve their overall health and well-being.

My Approach​

Get Healthy With Jo

It’s really important to me to make the meals family friendly, who has time to make different meals for the family… my one rule was to make the meals family friendly so everyone can enjoy eating together. Over the years I have helped thousands of people get back on track, not just to lose weight but to improve their overall health and well-being.
Happy Clients

Life changing results

I Now Have The Energy To Play With The Grandchildren

Margaret Symonds

Margaret, who is 73 years young, looked in the mirror and all she could see was this big fat blob. It was then that she decided she had to do something about her weight. She was sick of feeling tired and lethargic, her stomach was bloated and it looked like she was eight months pregnant.

It was not until Margaret was two weeks into the Healthy Living Program that I uncovered there was more to her story. For six years Margaret had an irritable bowel problem and had been to lots of specialists and Doctors. Each Doctor kept telling her there was nothing wrong with her.

Within a couple of weeks of changing the foods she was eating she not only started losing weight but we also uncovered the foods that were irritating her bowels. This was a life changing moment… Margaret gained her freedom back and is no longer embarrassed to go outside and to the shops. Her energy levels have increased and she enjoys playing with her grandchildren again.

I Am Now Happier And More Confident With Myself

Ella Whiteside

At the age of 16 Ella should have been out having the time of her life.Instead she was feeling sad all of the time and her emotions were all over the place.

Ella found that she was waking up in a bad mood in the mornings and taking it out on mum and dad. She was not in a happy place and knew she had to do something about it.

It wasn’t until she started the Healthy Living Program that she reaslised how much different foods were affecting her mood swings. Day by day she was feeling healthier and noticed she was a lot happier and had loads of energy during the day. At school she noticed she was focusing better during the day with her schoolwork.

The biggest thing Ella has learnt for herself is the connection food played in her everyday life and now has a better understanding on how to control her weight.

Weight Loss Results
Are you Ready to Transform Your Life?

I will work with you to create a healthy lifestyle plan to achieve weight loss results.

If you’re ready to take the steps necessary to lose weight fast and keep it off through a tailored healthy weight loss program, book your free discovery session to understand where you are in your journey and how we can achieve you weight loss goals.


“You are the only person in control
of your destination… it takes the same amount of
energy to be unhealthy as it does to be healthy” – Jo

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Follow the Healthy Living Program for the next 30 days & check in for Accountability Sessions. If you do not lose any weight I will refund you your money. You can not get any fairer than that!

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