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.
"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.
"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 ...
"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.
"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 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 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!”
“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...
“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 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!"
"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 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!"
"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 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 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."
"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 t...
"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."
The benefits have been great. Certainly for me mental health in just feeling my well being so much better, so much happier with myself. So nice to go and put on a pair of trousers that are so much smaller and the confidence goes up and I have recently been interviewed for a role which I have been successful in getting and I have gotta to say walking into that environment and knowing that you look good, makes you feel good, starting off on the right point. The Support has been absolutely fantastic for me because in the back of your mind you know you’ve got that help there, you got that guidance. This programme was my last ditch attempt to ever try and get the weight off. So all I can say is for me it’s worked. It’s worked simply, it’s worked quickly, you see the benefits very very quickly so that builds your confidence. Happiness creeps in and I would say do this one because of the simplicity of it and you learn so much and you become a little bit of an expert with things. You could just look at something and go “I am not going to touch that”. I have been pleasantly shocked at times with just catching myself in a mirror or reflection and going “is that really me” I don’t actually recognise myself. And actually you know the vanity creeps in a bit but why not, you’ve earnt it and I go hey you know you looking good and if you are looking good you are feeling good and hopefully people around you will feel good as well.
"I feel like a new person having lost 21bs following the easiest weight loss programme. I love the new me. I was never hungry and now enjoy experimenting with my meals since reaching my target weight. Thanks to Sue and Rachel for their support and tough love throughout. Don't wait, get signed up now for a new you, just do it - I can honestly say it is one of the best choices I have ever ever made."
"I am thrilled with my weight loss on this 'way of life' . I have gone under my target and am feeling much better in myself as it has taken pressure off my joints which is a health issue for me. The wonderful recipes Daley sent were a godsend and made for less boring meal times, my husband also enjoyed a lot of them too. I have not got a before and after full photos but just a couple of facial photos before and today which show me that at my age I do not need any more wrinkles, so am happy at the weight I am. Thank you for all your help and particularly Daley for good advise and useful tips."
"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.’"
"I started in April 2019 and I lost 2 stone in about 2 months, and happy to say that weight has stayed off.
The weekly phone calls keep you on track and give you words of encouragement and support. I have now learnt the lessons and remember the words that ensure I stay on track. I also have less knee pain and can perform my work easier.
Many thanks to Rachel, it was the best money I ever spent!!"
"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."
"Your diet has helped me lose a lot of weight safely and healthily. I have never been hungry and I have received excellent support and advice from my Consultant. Thank you. I would recommend this approach to anyone who wants to lose weight and stay healthy."
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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....
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 al...
"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.
"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...
“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!”
"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.
"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."
"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.