Success Stories

Real people, making real changes for long lasting results

Margaret Symonds

Margaret who is 73 years old looked in the mirror and all I could see was this big fat blob and I thought I have to do something about this.

She felt tired & lethargic, and her stomach was bloated and that she felt like looked she was 8 months pregnant.

It was not until Margaret was 2 weeks into the Healthy Living Program that I uncovered there was more to her story. For 6 years Margaret had a bowel problem and had been to lots of specialists and Dr’s and they kept on telling her there was nothing wrong.

After a couple of weeks of changing the foods she was eating she not only lost weight but we also uncovered the foods that where irritating her bowels. It was life changing for her, she is no longer embarrassed in going outside, she has more energy and can play with the grandchildren again.

Suzanne Carroll

When I first spoke to Suzanne she didn’t start the Healthy Living Program straight away as she had a birthday party coming up and she wanted to think about it a little bit more.

During our chat she agreed with everything I was talking to her about but in the back of her mind she had tried lots of diets, shakes & pills over the years. The big game changer for her is that she no longer wanted to feel the way she was feeling. Daily Suzanne felt bloated in the stomach, tired and throwing Rennies down her throat like smarties to stop the heartburn in her chest.

Suzanne knew she need to invest in herself and her future health to make some changes, clearly hiding the scales was not working and she was getting fatter by the day. 

Whilst on the Healthy Living Program Suzanne has lost 12kg and besides seeing the scales go down she also has noticed she no longer feels like crap!

Tanya Figg

When Tanya first came into my office to see me it was because she thought menopause was the issue why she had been struggling to lose those extra couple of kilos she had gained.

Tanya was fit, healthy and eating what she thought at the time a good diet. But the weight would not go drop no matter what she tried.

Because of Tanya’s social lifestyle she was looking for something she could keep more as a lifestyle plan verses going on a diet.

On the Healthy Living Program Tanya reaslised where she was going wrong and now has a better understanding on how to balance her week out to accommodate for her active social weekends.

Glenda Homan

Glenda had been on the slippery rollercoaster for more than 26 years and after chatting with she decided it was time to make some changes. Glenda felt very depressed, tired all of the time and had no energy… she was miserable.

In 5 months of being on the Healthy Living Program Glenda has lost 22kg, is happier and motivated to do more things as she now has the energy to get up and go.

Linda Hristovska

When Linda first contacted me she was feeling flat & depressed and she had a whole cupboard of beautiful clothes that no longer fitted her.

After having two children Linda was still carrying a lot of extra weight and she didn’t want to go back to work after maternity leave looking the way she was.

In the beginning Linda didn’t think it was even possible she could lose 20kg… until she was ticking those milestones each week and seeing real results.

Linda was carrying a bit of extra weight before she met her husband Lance and has never seen her at this weight level she is today. Together they have both lose weight and finding it fun connecting with each other again and proud they are doing this for their family.

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 where all over the place.

Ella found that she was waking up in a bad mood all the time 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 realised how much different foods were affecting her mood swings. Day by day she was feeling healthier and noticed she was happier and had lots more energy, plus at school Ella 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 every day life and now she has a better understanding on how to control her weight.

Shanna Kilfoy

Jo offers over the phone consultations that are amazing and kept me on track.

I’m half way to my 30kg goal

thanks Jo, you have change my life I can not recommend you enough thanks!

Maddison Hughes

I have lost over 27kg since I began seeing Jo, my neurologist has recently cleared me of my symptoms.
I am so happy to drop from size 18-20 clothing to size 12-14.

Joel Savage

Thanks to Jo for helping me drop 10kg prior to the coast to coast…

Having someone to answer to each week up till xmas helped me stay on track with my eating during busy times.

Feeling fitter than ever!

Susanne Borellini

New Year… New Me
I had given up hope until I entered “The Back To Basics New Year… New You” Competition and WON!.

I was so ecstatic to have a chance to receive guidance and support to lose my weight.

8 Weeks flew past so quicklyI lost 10.7kg and 49 cm in size

I feel lighter, healthier & fantastic…this is only the beginning. The food program is easy to follow and implement into my lifestyle…this is my year.

Leanne Caddies

I Ate My Way Though Sadness & Depression
My husband was diagnosed with a terminal illness, then passed away. I found myself eating everything that was not nailed down.

I jumped on the scales and I was even more depressed, my eating was making me miserable.

I followed the Back To Basics Program and lost

8.9kg in the first 5 Weeks and to date 17kg.

I now have more energy and enjoying life again.

Lyndell Punshon

When a doctor wouldn’t treat my asthma, because he was sure I had sleep apnea instead due to my being fat, it was the last humiliating straw. Tearily, I approached Jo and confided my struggles with weight and asked for help.

Since that time I have not looked back. I’ve averaged 1kg loss per week and I am confident that I will achieve my goals…

I’ve still a way to go, but I’m grateful for her support, knowledge and very personable manner. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and her nutrition plan to everyone 🙂

Ps I don’t have sleep apnea and asthma is managed beautifully by a different doctor

Sam Giblett

Thanks Jo
I started with a personal trainer and began to lose weight before my weight loss stalled. I increased my exercise to 6 days a week but still could not lose any more weight.

During one of my training sessions I was introduced to Jo, she spoke about how tweaking my diet a little would make a big difference.

40kg lighter…I now have fun competing in sports.

Amanda Fraser

I have suffered with painful stomach issues most of my life.
I went to see Jo about losing weight and haven’t looked back since.

5 weeks later… 9.3kg lighter & 53cm from around my body.

My journey is still not complete… I no longer have puffy ankles, my skin is the best it is has ever been and my stomach pains are gone.

I haven’t felt this good in ages.

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