“I first contacted Debbie three years ago. I was very overweight, had been on blood pressure medication in excess of 10 years, and had elevated triglycerides and cholesterol. Everything I read online suggested that this might well be a precursor to Type 2 Diabetes.
Like a lot of other people I had tried many diets but any weight loss was short lived and I often put back on more than before! Whatever I ate, my weight seemed to increase. I had read a little about the Metabolic Balance diet and it sounded sensible to me so I visited Debbie who is a therapist in my area specialising in this plan.
From the outset I found Debbie very easy to talk to, knowledgeable and thorough in her subject. She explained the diet and guided me through it a bit at a time, so that I didn’t become overwhelmed or bogged down. She was encouraging and supportive, when I found the going tough and was great at giving practical tips on recipes and diet suggestions when I needed inspiration.
During the next seven months I visited Debbie every month and was amazed to find that after that time I had lost in excess of 3 stone…something I had not achieved in years and putting me in the ‘normal band’ on the BMI index. Even more amazing, my blood pressure had returned to an acceptable level and with my doctor’s advice I was able to stop my medication. My cholesterol and triglycerides settled back to a satisfactory level too.
That was two years ago and I have remained at a normal weight since and have been able to keep my blood pressure stable as well as my blood fats.
I have no hesitation in recommending Debbie for nutritional advice. Her knowledge of nutrition has helped myself and my family in other ways and in addition to her support and explanation of the diet, I also valued her in-depth scientific knowledge and ability to explain the weight loss process in detail, something which was important to me. She also has a very good understanding of haematology and blood results, which was helpful.
I can honestly say that visiting Debbie has been a life-changing experience for me, I was stuck in a cycle of increasing weight and insulin resistance and not sure how to escape. Debbie opened the door for me to change and I will always be grateful.”
LF Ingatestone Essex
“As I turned 55 I thought it was time to take stock – I had not been unwell, was not overweight, had thought that I was eating fairly healthily and doing all the right things in terms of exercise but I had been suffering menopausal symptoms for the past eight years (HRT was not an option), had sleepless nights, long term stress, low self esteem, was routinely taking painkillers and suffered restless legs syndrome.
I noticed that Debbie was guest speaker at a meeting exploring the menopause – here was my opportunity to understand what I was going through and perhaps find a way of addressing my issues – WOW – what an eye opener!! It was a no brainer for me to follow up and ask Debbie for a one to one consultation.
I completed her questionnaires and together we identified my goals. Well that was six months ago.
I threw myself into the programme, followed Debbie’s dietary recommendations, her supplement suggestions and looked at my lifestyle. It has been a life changing and incredible journey.
I have lost ten pounds, learned and understood the benefits of wholesome nutritious food, reduced my painkiller dependency, adjusted my exercise, significantly reduced all menopausal symptoms including eradicating the hot flushes, no longer suffer with restless legs and as well as feeling better in myself I also feel a whole lot better about myself.
Debbie has made this possible for me. She has patiently listened, tirelessly encouraged and thoroughly supported me with her expertise, endless energy and infectious enthusiasm. I cannot recommend her highly enough”
DS Braintree, Essex
“I visited Debbie with a view to losing weight, this turned out to be just a side benefit of how my overall health changed. I have been following Debbie’s advice for 6 months now and it has become a way of life for me and my family. I no longer get headaches after suffering for 10 years, I have so much energy and I respect my body and what I put into it in a completely different way. It has been the best money I have ever spent and my eating habits and nutritional education has changed for life. I didn’t realise how much better I could feel, and its life changing.
As a professional athlete I was concerned that Debbie may not be as specific as I needed. I was very wrong, Debbie was a breath of fresh air in the world of health and tailored my plan precisely. She was brilliant from start to finish. Debbie goes beyond what you ask from her and really is someone everyone should meet”.
BC, Gravesend, Kent
“As a 54 year old, I didn’t think there was much of value anyone could tell me about nutrition. I had already changed my dietary habits for the better and didn’t think there was much more to change. I was therefore fairly sceptical (but open minded) about the consultation. I was even more sceptical when I read the prescription and it sank in what things I couldn’t eat. But due to Debbie’s professionalism, enthusiasm, good humour and encouragement I stuck to it, albeit reluctantly at first, but after a couple of weeks I wondered what all the fuss was about. I was very surprised that as a by-product of this change of lifestyle I lost weight and I am a lot more energetic. 7 months after the first consultation, I am mostly sticking to the change of lifestyle and will not be changing back to my old eating habits.
Thank you very much for all your help and encouragement Debbie”
WE, Tunbridge Wells.
"For years I had IBS then diverticulitis, which last year occured almost every two months. After having a colonoscopy I was advised to increase the fibre in my diet or have an operation which could mean having a 'bag'.
I was at a loss to know what to eat as I thought I ate very healthily. My daughter suggested I get help from a Nutritional Therapist so I made my first appointment with Debbie. She put me on a strict diet for the first month which had a cooling effect on my whole body's systems. Being so fed up with previous months of feeling unwell helped me stick religiously to the diet and on the tenth day when sitting on the loo I realised for the first time in years my bowels were behaving normally. WOW, I leapt up with joy and knew I was on the road to being well again and able to lead a life without always being anxious about needing the loo whenever I was out.
Four months later I am still following Debbie's advice, a few supplements with a more varied diet and I am now looking well and enjoying life to the full. Thank you Debbie"
AS, Much Hadam, Herts.
“I turned 45 this year, felt fat, unfit and generally unwell so decided to go and see a Nutritional Therapist. Luckily for me I found Debbie who has completely turned my life around not only from a dietary sense but also looking at my lifestyle and how it impacts on my well-being. We spent 1½ hours going through a thorough questionnaire from which she built up a picture of my life past and present. I was given my "prescription" with a comprehensive diet sheet. For the first time in ages going around the supermarket was interesting buying rye bread, avocados - lots of things that I wouldn't dream of buying of on a regular basis. Not only have I lost weight but I feel 100% better in myself, with bags more energy and vitality.
I must be one of the world's most impatient people but was also amazed at how quickly I started to feel the effects so thanks Debbie - I owe you”
CA, Bishops Stortford.