The following testimonials are presented as they were written by our clients. Any specific weight loss figures given are their personal experience, and they should not be taken as specific claims for the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme.
"When I signed up I said I would be amazed if I managed to lose ONE stone. I’ve been a yo yo dieter for over twenty years. I’ve tried all the diets and each one was harder to succeed. I have blamed the HRT I’ve been on for 27 years following a hysterectomy. I’ve proved myself wrong I’m so happy to say. With the help of the weekly phone calls from Rachel and then Sue I have lost 24 lbs and 14 inches so far. I am going to continue as I find this way of life very easy to stick to. I don’t have cravings for chocolate, cake or alcohol. I feel and look so much better. I sleep better too. I’m loving fitting into clothes I haven’t been able to get into for years. I have even bought some Size 12 dresses which I’ve had to put darts in !!! Unbelievable!!! Thanks to Rachel, Sue and the team. I feel marvelous."
"Apart from my weight loss I noticed, an incredible change in mood. I am sleeping much better. My husband wanted to pass on the following to you ‘Thank you kindly – it has cost us a small fortune in buying new clothes!'"
"I never feel hungry and I really liked what I ate on the programme. Works wonders if you follow it. I lost 10kg which I am very happy with. With the support of Rachel, I was able to lose the weight - which I had never been able to do by myself. It's Easy to follow –no pain! It’s a very good way of living, not really a diet, just how we should be eating!"
"I am a very happy, slimmer person. This is a brilliant Weight Loss Programme. I have lost 30lbs in two months, eating three times a day which I have not done in years, aside from losing weight and being able to wear clothes I have not worn for years, and finding some are now TOO BIG! For me it is more to do with my health being improved in so many ways. WHY did I not do this sooner? The support from my Consultant Sue is great, there is always help at the end of the phone. Tried all the other diets? Try this one - IT WORKS."
"I am now a changed person. Believe me you can achieve incredible weight loss easily with this supportive programme; I received telephone calls each week, at an arranged time, from my lovely consultant. The commitment is there from day one along with the motivation to succeed. My husband joined me in the weight loss journey and as we both have a scientific background can understand the research that Rachel has put into the Programme and can understand why this approach works. I have struggled with my weight throughout my adult life all due to various hormonal changes we women endure! This is the only Programme that I have been so successful with and I didn’t feel hungry! I am now a changed person, I am energetic, enjoy walking now that my arthritis has improved due to my new eating habits and I am wearing clothes a size 14 rather than a 20! You should embark on your journey and like me you will have the knowledge to not only shed those pounds, but know how to keep them off for life. Regarding my husband, he is now fitter than he has ever been in his life!! We are both enjoying the compliment of being told how much younger we look."
"Before I found the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme I was at an all-time low with my weight. I was eating to make myself happy! Obviously this wasn’t the solution. My weight was increasing and it became a vicious circle. I also started to have weight-related health problems, my back and knees ached most of the time.
I was somewhat ashamed when I had my first appointment because I weighed more than I thought and when I saw my weight it was a wake-up call! Rachel made me feel so at ease I began to feel less ashamed and self-conscious of myself.
I couldn’t believe how quickly I started to see the results. I first noticed that my back and knee had stopped hurting so much and I wasn’t so breathless. I don’t think I could have achieved it without the support of Rachel and Mike. They are there for you 24/7 with any little worry, which helps keep you on track and focus.
I feel so amazing now I have lost the weight. I love clothes again and I am happy to look in the mirror without fear of what I am going to see. Since I have reached my goal I have had a lot of people come up to me and say, “Oh my god, you look amazing, how did you do it?” I am only too happy to tell them!
I think the programme is great value for money as no other programme gives you 24/7 support 7 days a week.
I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t found this programme - probably in a very sad place. I just have one more thing to say and that is a massive thank you, Rachel and Mike, for all your support."
"I was desperate to find something that worked. I had struggled with my weight for so long.
While I was on the programme I wasn't hungry and didn't have any cravings. I am absolutely delighted with my 2 stone weight loss."
"I came to Rachel and Mike Ricketts at the Weight Loss Centre after many years of my weight and eating habits spiralling out of control.
Throughout my 20s I had turned to food and used it as an emotional comfort. It became my best friend. Whether I felt it was a time to celebrate or a time to commiserate, food was the first thing I turned to, no matter what time of the day, no matter how inconvenient it was to get my hands on and no matter how much I wanted to lose weight and be healthy, eating whatever type of food I could find was more important for the few minutes I ate it!
As a very unhappy size 22, I had simply become addicted to food at the age of 29. I visited my GP on many occasions and also completed a course of CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) which helped for the duration of the course but soon enough, left to my own devices, I was binge eating and becoming more and more depressed.
I didn't want to work, which is very hard when you run your own business! I didn't want to socialize, I couldn't do my own housework and all I wanted to do was sleep and stay in bed all day, every day.
This was far from the vibrant, fun-loving, happy, hardworking and determined person I knew I really was!
I tried every diet I could get my hands on but nothing kept me on track for longer than 2 weeks. Food was ruling my life and, although those close to me knew my struggles, I felt so alone and had no idea where to turn for help.
It took me over a year to get the courage to visit Rachel as I really believed I should be able to help myself! Eventually I came to the conclusion that, if I was going to achieve the results I wanted by myself, I would have done so previously. It certainly wasn't from the want of trying but every time I did, my addiction took over and I would be back on the biggest battle with what I called my food demons!
The kick I needed came when I became engaged to get married in Sept 2012 and so I contacted Rachel and Mike in total desperation back in February 2012.
I began the weight loss plan on February 22nd and within 10 days I sincerely felt like a new person. I had expected to feel healthier 12 weeks down the line but I promise you, 10 days in and it was like someone had peeled off the ‘sad blue’ layer that had been causing me so much heartache at a size 22.
I followed the plan exactly and trusted the programme 100%. It is simple to understand, the meals are easy to prepare from the food list and, if you commit to the programme, you will lose weight!!
To cut to the end of my story, on 22nd September 2012 I became Mrs Bilsby in a size 10 wedding dress after losing 5 stone! This wouldn't have been possible without Rachel and Mike Ricketts and the Weight Loss Programme. It has saved my life, ten times over. I genuinely mean this.
I received support every time I needed it and I have learnt what I need to do for the rest of my life.
My 5 stone weight loss is a bonus. The best result has been in my mental state. I feel alive, happy, healthier and ready to live my life rather than living each day to eat.
I will always be in debt to Rachel and her team. My only regret is that I didn't find Rachel sooner! But, now I have met her, she will be a part of me forever.
If you are wondering whether she can help you, please please call her, she is the BEST around."
"I decided to go and see Rachel and follow the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme as I was at an all time low with my weight.
I have been overweight since childhood; throughout my teens and adult life my weight has been a constant source of worry for me and at times has held me back from doing so many things. I have tried so many different diets, all of them would work at first but then after a few months my weight loss would grind to a halt leaving me very disheartened.
The final straw came when I was a bridesmaid recently and my dress had to be let out instead of being taken in. I was very embarrassed and felt that my weight was spiralling out of control. Despite trying to lose weight I seemed to be putting it on. It was at that point that I made a decision that I seriously needed to take control and change my life.
I made my appointment to see Rachel and I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. At first I was worried but I shouldn't have been - if you do as instructed you will lose weight and notice results immediately. I followed the programme for 5 months and have lost 3 stone. I cannot express how much happier I feel, I have more energy, sleep better and have much more confidence. I feel amazing.
I now feel I know how to eat sensibly and most importantly maintain my weight loss. Thank you Rachel for all your help, I am so happy I discovered your programme and now feel ready for anything."
"I never thought I could have achieved what I did – losing 23lb in the first four weeks! My average weight loss on the programme averaged out to 4lb a week, which was very motivating. I was never hungry and the programme was simple to follow. Having lost the weight I now have the tools to keep it off.
I am very pleased with the programme and so is my girlfriend – she now has a new man! I am 10/10 satisfied with the programme – good value for money.
I certainly feel a lot better and the sun is now shining every day!"
"Wow, now I weigh 10 stone, unbelievable, after 4 months. I have lost 3 stone 8lb despite a 3-week holiday in California.
In desperation, I phoned Rachel having been on a diet for 9 months and only lost a stone. I started the week before Easter as I decided it was now or never. I had a choice - either being fat for the rest of my life or to do something about it - and Rachel was the answer.
I thought it was going to be impossible to lose a stone in the first month but it only took 3 weeks. The diet was easy to follow and, when eating at friends' homes, I took my food with me.
We often take a 3-hour trip to visit relations and always stop for a coffee, but I always had a hot chocolate. First week of diet I said no to the hot chocolate, I want to be slim, and that saying has stayed with me. ‘I can have a piece of chocolate cake but I would rather be slim.’
This is the first diet I have been on that has worked, and the weight has come off so quickly and the diet is easy to follow. I think it is amazing value; it’s a small price to pay for feeling so fit and well, and a size 10-12 into the bargain.
I went on a walking holiday recently with friends to Dorset. We walked along the cliff path at Durdle Door, the path climbs up very steeply, then back down to sea level before climbing again. I would not have been able to do this before losing weight.
My friends have been very supportive and can’t believe my weight loss. People I haven’t seen for a while are amazed.
I just wish I had discovered Rachel years ago, and thank you Rachel for helping me to achieve this weight loss."
"I started the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme on the 30 May and by the 30 August I had lost 3 stone 11lb. Not bad for a man of 72 years wanting to get into shape! I am ecstatic about this result.
I have found it very easy to follow the programme. My doctor can't believe my weight loss. I feel a lot better in myself mentally and physically. My blood pressure is down and I am sleeping better. I am more active than I have been for a long time. It has been a life-changing experience for me."
"I got to the point where I thought that I could never lose my weight - I had been trying since I was 26!
I found the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme so simple, it wasn't a chore at all to follow.
I feel very good - it has given me a new lease of life. I was able to come off my blood medication and I have gone down 4 dress sizes!
As a bonus my husband lost 5 and a half stone doing the programme with me! We are both back to where we were 30 years ago!
I have been recommending you left right and centre."
"I have to say I was truly sceptical when I registered with my wife for the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme.
I started the programme in May weighing in at 18.01 and now in October I am 14 stone 9lb!
My diabetes is now under control and my medication has been reduced.
My only complaint is that I am spending a fortune on new clothes!
If anyone is sceptical about the results that this programme can achieve, just get in contact with me as I can recommend with ease this programme.
I am absolutely delighted with the results."
"My weight loss journey started 36 years ago. To say I have tried every diet known to man is no exaggeration, none which worked for me. I had always been active which made the weight even more frustrating.
Following my initial consultation with Rachel I felt at last equipped to tackle my weight problem once and for all.
I lost weight easily and steadily - a total of 29lb altogether. I was never hungry and ate foods that I enjoyed and had no desire to eat wrong foods. I even lost 3lb when I was on holiday. While following the programme I felt incredibly well and very positive. My health has improved. I used to struggle to get up at 9.00am and now I am up at 6.00am! In addition my IBS stopped.
A wedding outfit for my son has been altered 3 sizes down and my wardrobe is full of lovely clothes and shoes.
What I have achieved with the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme, I have never been able to achieve with other diets.
I am extremely grateful to Rachel. I took the first step but she rescued me, providing constant support and inspiration."
"A real breakthrough!
This is the best diet I have ever been on and easy to follow - it has been the only diet that has worked for me. It has been a real breakthrough - I lost 4 stone 6lb.
I am thrilled with my new energy levels and the fact that I have now got a whole new wardrobe! I am very happy with the support I received from Rachel and her team."
"I never dreamt that I would have achieved all what I have with the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme. I was on the programme for just under 6 months and in that time I lost 3 stone and learnt exactly how to maintain my weight. During the time I was on the programme I had been to three weddings, went away on holiday and had Christmas so I am more than pleased with my weight loss!
With any previous dieting attempts I would have been lucky to have lost half a stone in a month. In the first month on the programme I had lost 16lb getting me to a weight that I hadn’t been able to get to in the last 10 years!
It was a real incentive to follow the programme properly due to the amount of weight that I was losing on a weekly basis. It was very simple to follow – just normal and healthy foods. I no longer have any cravings and have learnt exactly what causes them.
I am more than happy with the way I look and feel – I am in a size 10 designer jeans – it doesn’t get much better than that!
My husband is really impressed with how well I have done. As a result of myself following the programme his eating habits have also changed and his health has improved. His diabetic nurse is very pleased with how his blood sugar levels have dropped since I have been on the programme.
This programme has been the making of me. Rachel was very supportive – I could not have done it without her help. Excellent value for money!"
"I had been overweight for 17 years and now in just 5 months I have lost my weight. The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme has been the best thing I have done for myself. It was easy to follow and I never had any cravings.
My doctors can’t believe how I look and said that the programme is the way forward for weight loss. I was constantly having severe pains and now this has all disappeared with having lost 34lb. I was on a very high amount of thyroxin before the programme which has now been able to be reduced. Another major benefit is that I no longer need an operation.
I feel so well, full of energy and just feel so much better about myself - whereas before I was feeling very depressed. I have a whole new wardrobe of clothes. I definitely didn’t think I would be able to achieve what I did with the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme. I had been yo-yo dieting for years and tried every diet going.
This is a new way of life for me. I feel definitely equipped to be able to keep my weight off. I am very pleased that I am successfully maintaining my weight.
The one-to-one support really helped me and it was very good value for money."
"The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme was my last chance at the tender age of 78 years old! I lost 24lb in 10 weeks!
I had no cravings and didn't feel hungry on the programme. My blood pressure is now perfect, my asthma is much better and so is my sleep. I am very happy with what I have achieved on the programme!"
“I had given up all hope of ever going back to a size 12/14 and was resigned to always being overweight, having ballooned to over 15 stone. No previous diets had ever worked – I have an under-active thyroid, which didn’t help - and I think my doctors had given up hope on me ever shedding the pounds! I’m so glad we followed up Rachel’s ad. Rachel encouraged us all the way and her advice and suggestions were really easy to follow – we didn’t find ourselves hungry or getting cravings. The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme very quickly re-educated our diets but it wasn’t at all difficult to keep to. One happy side effect was Andrew‘s indigestion problems disappearing, while my blood pressure improved. We reached our target weights in less than five months but far more than that has been the way it has changed our lives and how we feel about ourselves. We know we look good and I have so much more confidence and feel so much happier. I am so thrilled about what the programme has meant to us both – there is no way that we will go back to our old eating habits. A very big personal thank you to Rachel for turning us around.”
“At my initial consultation, it was a case of this is a last attempt at losing weight naturally before resorting to gastric surgery. I thought maybe a couple of stone would be lost but I lost 6 stone in 6 months! The last time I was this weight was when I was in my teens!
The programme was extremely easy to do – no gimmicks and very good value for money. During the programme you learn to understand what causes your weight gain, and how best to control your cravings. As the weight kept coming off I thought this is great, and it kept me motivated to continue with the programme.
I feel absolutely fantastic and feel very proud of myself. My husband thinks it is great that I lost so much weight. When I reached the maintenance stage, he surprised me with a lovely diamond eternity ring for reaching my goal!
I feel much healthier all round. Having lost this weight I have the confidence that I can achieve anything now. I used to get puffed out walking up the stairs, now I can run, swim and cycle, I am a member of the East Grinstead Triathlon Club, and will be taking part in their triathlon next year. I am much more confident and am willing to have my photo taken now!
My wardrobe now consists of skirts, dresses and better fitting tops, and is mostly size 10 or 12 instead of the 20/22 sizes I used to wear. I absolutely feel that I can keep my weight off.
Anyone who wants to lose weight and is willing to commit 110% to the programme will benefit from it.
A very big thank you to Rachel – this programme really works!”
I wanted to lose weight for two reasons: I was unhappy with how I looked and also I’d been diagnosed with a heart condition. I thought that shedding the pounds would help.
When I started with Rachel and Mike I weighed 16 stone 7lb. I lost 3 stone and I feel and look so much better now. My consultant cardiologist is very pleased and has signed me off. My wife and daughter are delighted with the new me! I am so grateful to Rachel and Mike for the transformation they have helped to bring about. It is easy now to keep my weight in check.
Thank you, you really have given me a new lease of life!
"Bless the day that I picked up the 'Living Magazine' and saw your advert (one year ago). What an inspiration you were. I have managed to turn my eating habits around and have kept the four stone off! Also two of my friends are so impressed they are with you now."
"I am very pleased that I found your article in the Living Magazine. I had tried lots of other weight loss programmes but with no success. I had been trying to lose weight for over 12 years and was getting fed up of being overweight.
I didn't think that I could have achieved the weight that I lost in such a short time. Every week I was losing & seeing the difference in my clothes. I have more energy & my eating habits have changed. Also my skin has cleared up. The diet has definitely improved the way that I eat. I am finding it easy to maintain the weight, I stick to it during the week then allow a few treats at the weekend. Due to my eating habits before the diet I didn't think I would be able to achieve all what I have with the programme.
Doing the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme has improved my confidence a lot. I am now able to wear different styles of clothes that I haven't been able to wear. I am getting very good comments from family and friends.
Compared to other weight loss programmes I found it very cost effective. I wish I had found this diet sooner. My advice to anyone wishing to lose weight is to give it a try. It worked for me & I WAS a fussy eater. I am 10/10 happy with Metabolic Weight Loss Programme - it worked!!!!"
"I am so glad that I came to see you. The programme was very straightforward to follow and I am delighted with the results.
It has given me new freedom. I could not stand up in my 'before photo' due to my disability. One of the reasons why I wanted to lose weight was that I didn't want to get any heavier for my carers as I depended on them helping me to stand up. Due to my weight loss I no longer need my carers to lift me!
My television would be on from 8am - 10pm. I would watch every programme. Now I don't watch any TV during the day. I have more energy than I have had in the last 10 years.
My eating habits have improved so much and my digestive problems have completely cleared up. I am no longer Diabetic Type 2. My cholesterol is down from 16.00 to 5.4 and my blood sugar is down from 14.00 to 5.00. My doctor is absolutely thrilled with the results and immediately started to recommend patients to Rachel."
"To my delight I lost 5 stone in 5 months! The programme was very easy to follow – it didn’t take long for me to realize just what a simple and effective way it was to lose weight. Having such a good weight loss week after week and having loads of energy, it spurred me on as the results were so rewarding. I received tremendous support from Rachel throughout my weight loss and I love it that I can come back any time for help with weight maintenance. Rachel's support is unique – very personal and she is always there when I need her! I can only thoroughly recommend it to anyone who truly wants to be rid of their constant battles with their weight. Now I love buying clothes, it so much easier and dressing up is a real joy instead of not having anything to wear. At long last I am completely free from endless dieting and the feeling of despair about being overweight!"
“I feel cracking! After 21 years of marriage, my husband thinks he is married to a different woman now! All I can say is stick to what Rachel tells you to do and it will work!”
“This is the only thing that has ever worked for me. It has given me a completely new life! My health, energy levels and well-being have greatly improved!”
"I never thought I would be able to lose my weight. My health and energy levels have greatly increased."
This is the BEST diet I have ever been on, probably because it's the only diet that has worked.
When I first started I was the heaviest I had ever been and weighed the same as I did when I was 8 months pregnant (25 years ago) and feeling decidedly fat, frumpy and way over 40.
Then I met Rachel and she gave me the encouragement and determination to try this. I have since lost over a stone and a half and I feel terrific. I just recently tried on some of my skirts to see if they would now fit and three of them fell straight to the floor .... it was brilliant.
My eating habits have changed completely. I no longer crave all the things I did in the past, especially sweet things, and I no longer eat the portion sizes I was used to.
I love the new me .... and so does my wardrobe!!!
This diet REALLY WORKS .... Try it, I did and it's the best decision I ever made and Rachel will be there to hold your hand all the way. GOOD LUCK."
“I went from a size 18-20 to a size 10-12 in 3 and a half months. I had hopelessly been trying to lose weight for the last fifteen years. I’m absolutely thrilled - I need a whole new wardrobe!”
"I had tried everything to lose weight, including fad diets. My energy levels have increased and I have regained my self-esteem. There was friend support 24/7. My husband has bought me a whole new wardrobe! Excellent value for money."
"Losing my weight has changed my life. Following the plan was very rewarding - I was losing weight every week. I know now how to control my weight. My confidence is a lot better now."
"I had tried every diet and although they worked at the start I soon became tired and would crave the foods that I had cut out. More recently I followed diets to the letter but still I remained overweight.
I followed the plan and instantly found that I was losing vast amounts of weight each week.
Since getting to my desired weight it has been interesting to find out which foods increase my weight and those that I can eat without effect. This has enabled me to keep at target and given me the confidence to see a slim future."
“I am so grateful to have found a way at last to lose weight quickly and effectively and to keep my eating habits and weight under control. Having had four children I never thought I’d be proud of my figure again but in just two months I went from despair at being overweight to being delighted with my new shape and I now feel totally in control of my eating.”
"In March 2008 I retired from a career in nursing to be able to spend more time with family and friends.
Over the years preceding, my weight had gradually increased and fitness levels decreased, resulting in problems of high blood pressure, gastric irritation, irritable bowel and depression to name but a few. This, and trying to cope with high levels of stress, were the decider for me to act before they got the better of me.
I was inspired by a friend who had consulted Rachel, gone through the programme, lost her excess weight and looked fantastic. I knew that this was what I needed to do.
In February 2009, I visited Rachel for the preliminary consultation. Her gentle manner, and reassurance that I could feel better, made me realise that it would be possible to return to the ..‘old me’.
I put my trust in her and she delivered.
Following the programme was far less daunting than I could have imagined and I saw and felt results within the first week. My joints stopped aching and my digestive system returned to normal.
Now, the middle of summer 2009, I have reached my goal of comfortably wearing size 12 clothes (from a size 20!)
I feel, and have been told, that I look 'fantastic'. The anti-depressant and diuretic medication has been discontinued, and my life has changed for the better all round. I now take pride in my appearance and feel far more confident and happy. Best of all, I can enjoy socialising with my partner Steve, run and play with my grandchildren and give my children their mum back.
I thank them all for their love and support and, Rachel, from the bottom of my heart, accept my sincere gratitude and thanks for these six words…… Reassurance, Encouragement, Support, Caring, Understanding and Empathy."
"I found the programme easy to do. Seeing such good results so quickly was encouraging. I am incredibly happy with the results. My fitness and mobility has much improved. My blood sugar levels are now very good and my blood pressure medication has been reduced. My quality of life has greatly increased. It is affordable and very good value for money. A great investment for improving my health. To top it off, I was able to buy a smaller shower due to having lost so much weight and so many inches! I lost 12 inches of my waist in the 5 months!"
"My doctor did Rachel's programme and she lost 2 stone by following it. I came to see Rachel as I needed to lose weight before I went for an operation. In my first 5 months I lost 6 stone. I have gone from a size 26 to a size 12! My doctor did Rachel's programme and she lost 2 stone by following it. I have always been fat from babyhood all through my life and to now be a normal size is absolutely fantastic. Rachel has been wonderful, supportive, informative and very encouraging throughout."
“I would like to thank Rachel for her help and support through my weight loss. You made me achieve an ideal weight that I have never been able to reach before. Your friendliness, professionalism and of course the very effective diet food plan made this journey a pleasant and successful one. Now that I have reached this ideal weight, I feel that I can maintain it permanently as you are always there for me when I call you and you have the right technology to help me stay off those naughty old habits of mine. Thanks a lot.”
"The eating plan is so easy to stick to. I lost 5 stone in 5 and a half months! I feel a lot younger, full of energy and love shopping for clothes! I have tried all the other diets. I am delighted with the results! All I can say, if you are thinking of doing the programme, go for it. You will not regret it!"
"I have lost so much weight that I am now the size I was 15-20 years ago! I have never felt hungry on this diet and it’s so encouraging to see the weight drop off week after week. It has been a real revelation."
"What can I say that hasn't been said already? Rachel has enabled me to become what I have always wanted to be. At ease with myself, in control of my weight, feeling good about myself, liking what I see in the mirror. She has made me realize that “anything” is possible – if you set your mind to it – you set your own limitations – now the possibilities are endless. Thank you so much Rachel, I am indebted to you."
"Takeaways, wine, processed and convenience foods all took a toll on my wallet, energy, health and well-being.
I now have outstanding blood test results: my cholesterol and blood sugars are now all in normal range. In addition my blood pressure, (from being high), is also normal. I used to take prescribed medication for heartburn and sleep problems, but not any more. I have better quality of sleep and have far more energy. All this has come about in just 6 weeks!
Entering into this weight loss programme was probably the best decision I have ever made! With great support from Rachel, this has been a life-changing experience. I could not have possibly envisaged that I could have achieved all what I have in 6 weeks.
I now have an eating plan, which is simple to follow and enables me to keep my weight just where I want it.
The programme was worth every penny!"
Some words from Michael's daughter:
"I can't believe the difference in my father. Not only does he look ten years younger, he is so much happier. It's really such an achievement and we are so proud of him for making these much needed changes!"
"I have lost the equivalent in weight of my 9-year-old daughter! I had tried everything to lose weight, apart from the shakes. I found the programme easy to do. Because the weight loss is so quick, you can see the end in sight. I most enjoyed not feeling hungry and being able to do things more easily. The maintenance is easy. While still eating as much as I want by eating the right food, the few pounds creeping easily come off."
"Nick and I decided that the time had come to make a serious attempt at losing weight. Both of us were considerably overweight and were really feeling the effects of middle age spread. We had tried various diets over the years, none that were undertaken with any lasting success. Because of this we were rather sceptical about undertaking any diet let alone one that claimed such dramatic and quick results as the one Rachel was offering in her advertisements. However, we were prepared to give it a go and we are so glad that we did. From the end of July until December we lost all the weight we wanted, Nick 5 stone and myself, 3. Since then we have managed to maintain the weight loss and have never felt like returning to our previous eating habits, nor do we suffer from those 'never satisfied' hunger pangs that we used to have.
I would like to say that it was all down to us but that would be denying the great and vital input given to us by Rachel. She was our real inspiration and help, especially when we felt like weakening. Never judgemental if we had fallen off the wagon, Rachel was always supportive, positive and constructive, reminding us of our goals and spurring us on to achieve them. We would have to say that fear of disappointing her was equal to our fear of disappointing ourselves!
To anyone thinking of doing this diet we can only recommend that you give it a try. It is down to you but we know it works, we know it works quickly, we know it lasts and more than this, we can show that it works. We are back eating normally but sensibly, enjoying our bodies and better health and can only say a great big 'Thank You' to the lovely Rachel."
Tina & Nick Shepherd
“The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme exceeded what I was expecting. It was easy to do and I didn’t feel hungry. The one-to-one support was just what I needed! Losing my weight has boosted my confidence and ego. I no longer have to wear clothes to cover myself up.”
“The programme was definitely worth doing - it exceeded my expectations! Losing the weight at the rate I did kept me motivated and on track. It was just a matter of following the eating plan which was very straightforward.”
"I found the eating plan very easy to do, and losing my weight has given me so much more confidence. I am really happy with the results!"
"My eating plan was very easy to follow. It handled a lot more than just weight loss. Fantastic for self-esteem! This has brought changes to all areas of my life."
"I have gone through so many diets, some are gruelling and hard work, some I could not sustain. The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme has been a perfect diet for me and it’s exactly what I was looking for. I am achieving more in life and sleeping better. People are saying how good my skin is looking. My really bad dandruff went in the first week. My energy levels have increased and I feel great on it.
I am fabulously happy that I have found the right thing. This is a lifetime change. I love the programme and recommend it to everyone, it has completely handled what I wanted to handle."
"I have tried so many diets and would hardly lose any weight. I am absolutely delighted with my weight loss of 4 stone and I feel completely different."
"This is the best thing that I have ever done for myself. So used to putting the family first that I didn’t notice the weight was creeping on. Then suddenly l looked in the mirror and I didn’t recognize the reflection. I did this for me and I am so glad I did.
Prior to the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme I felt tired, had headaches and back aches. Following Rachel’s advice not only made me lose weight, but made me fitter and healthier in a very short time. I have now lost over 3 stone and feel fantastic. My confidence in myself has risen and so many friends and colleagues are now stopping me to find out how I did it. I tell them it’s all down to Rachel’s support and advice. Thanks Rachel, you have made a new woman out of me."
"As a man, going to a diet consultant is not the first thing one thinks of. However I had put on far too much weight in recent years and I was not able to shift it. I realised that at my age it was a question of now or never and, above all else, I was fed up with having to buy larger and larger clothes.....
Quite a few of my friends and colleagues had suddenly lost weight and looked gorgeous and much younger. Each one mentioned the same name: Rachel Ricketts. Then last year I decided I would go for a free consultation. I felt an immediate rapport with Rachel and realised that together we could do it!
Like a good parent, teacher and friend, Rachel was gentle yet firm and very supportive. Although without her I could not have done it I felt that I retained my dignity and I was still in charge of the process with Rachel's care and support guiding me in a most professional way.
The diet suited me well and I actually did not find it difficult as it is so carefully worked out and I could go at my own pace through each stage until I was ready. What made it especially easy was the speed of the weight loss because it just seemed to drop off. Losing 5lb a week was the norm and I lost 6 stone in 6 months. Amazing. After about a month everyone seemed to notice and it was lovely to receive compliments from people everywhere and comments about how young and well I looked. Some people did not recognise me! A year later, this is still the case and people are still commenting on the new me.
Rachel gave me the tools to keep the weight off while still being able to enjoy my food. Thank you, Rachel!"
"I am very impressed with the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme. I’m absolutely delighted that I have lost 4 stone. It has definitely changed my life!
I never thought that I could have lost my weight as easily as I did. Before doing the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme, I was threatened with diabetes which is now a thing of the past – my blood sugar levels and cholesterol are now down. My doctor is very pleased with me! Since completing the programme I walked 30 miles in one week.
Rachel's weight loss programme has been great value for money. I have paid more at diet clubs than I have on this programme. I should have done this programme years ago - it has given me a whole new lease of life!"
"This is the only thing that has ever worked for me. It has given me a completely new life! My health, energy levels and well being have greatly improved!"
"I reached the point where I had enough about my weight and needed to do something about it. From the age of 30, my weight started to go up and up. I decided to go and see Rachel as I knew a couple of people who had done really well with her. In eleven weeks I had lost 25lb. The four stages of the programme were easy to follow. I lost weight quickly which was a very good incentive to carry on with it.
Apart from my weight loss, I have more energy and I am feeling great in myself. I used to have a real problem in getting up in the weekends but that is now a thing in the past.
I am managing to keep the weight off and I am confident that I can carry on doing so. I now know which foods work for me and which ones I need to stay away from.
I didn’t think that I could have done this well and achieve all what I have achieved without the Metabolic Weight Loss Programme.
Seeing my ‘before photo’, I can't believe the way I looked. I love the way I now look and can fit back into my clothes.
Thanks Rachel, in addition to my weekly consultations you were always there when I needed any help."
"I am very happy with my weight loss, I didn't realize just how good it would be losing this amount of weight. I am so glad that I made the plunge and started the programme. I couldn't carry on the way I was as so many different parts of my life was being affected with my weight.
My back, breathing and walking are so much better now. I am now looking decent in clothes!
Apart from myself being very happy with my weight loss - my doctor is very pleased!"
"I feel really healthy, my energy levels are much higher and I feel so much better. During the programme I was not feeling hungry or having cravings, not feeling tempted to break the diet. Now I enjoy getting dressed to go out. I am really pleased with the results. I lost 6 stone in 6 months!"
"Seeing the advertisement for 'The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme' started me on the road to three months that have changed my life for the better. Last August, I was feeling unwell, unfit and miserable as I only had to look at food and I put on weight. I don't have a sedentary job and, despite exercising daily, the weight seemed to pile on. Everyone said, 'It's your age!'
Having seen the pictures of others before me, I was eager to start. I did; straight away after starting the pounds quickly fell off and then the stones and before I knew it I had lost over 3 stones! My family couldn't believe how I had transformed. People didn't recognize me! My skin improved, I felt 10 years younger and I could fit into my daughter's jeans. I didn't even miss chocolate which had been my downfall in the past. A miracle has happened - the body I dreamed of!
My cholesterol was high and after 4 months on the programme dropped to a very healthy figure.
If I can do it anyone can!"
"Not only an easy-to-follow programme but lost my weight quickly. This makes me feel so good about myself as I can now wear all my clothes that were so tight before. I will look good in my bikini on my holiday next week! Thank you so much Rachel for all of your support."
"The Metabolic Weight Loss Programme has been very easy to follow – it has changed my eating habits.
My husband is very proud of what I have achieved with the programme. I am now wearing clothes that I haven't been able to wear for ages. I went on holiday and was able to wear a bikini - I can’t remember the last time I was able to wear one! I love the way I look and feel. I have gone from a size 14 to a size 10 and have lost 2 stone 10lb.
In addition to the weight loss, I feel a lot happier about things. I can cope with stress much better and I am no longer having headaches. I am 100% healthier! This programme has given me the choice to be overweight or to be slim. It has been very easy to maintain my weight loss. I am unbelievably pleased about what I have achieved from this programme.
Thank you very much for everything, Rachel, it has been a pleasure working with you. It was worth every penny."
"I lost 3 stone in 3 months. In this short time I went from a size 16-18 to a size 8-10! I felt great, wasn't hungry and I found my plan really easy to follow."
"Well, I have tried them all! Cheated often, but this time it was different. I had the feeling this diet was the one and it was!! Rachel's inspiration led me on and on. Now having achieved my goal weight I will never return to the ‘old days’ but go forward feeling achievement and certainly feeling and looking much better. Thanks a million, Rachel."