"I went to see Julie
after a friend of mine had been to stop smoking. I knew my eating habits were bad and I was 18 stone – about 2
stone overweight and was having regular tests for high cholesterol at the doctors. I was eating big meals, lots
of chips, chocolate and biscuits and drinking about 12 cups of coffee a day!I was also drinking a lot of beer
but didn’t want to give this up!I just wanted to feel better!
After my first session
with Julie I changed from white bread to brown, started eating salads, drinking water and cut the coffee down to
about 4 cups a day.I was still finishing food off my kids’ plates though so this was the next session for
By my third session
(less than a month after my first) I had started going for a walk every evening after work and had lost half a
By the end of September
I was 17 stone feeling much better, eating healthier – but still didn’t want to cut out the beer, even though I
knew this was stopping me losing more weight.
By Christmas 2004 I was
down to 16 stone, eating healthily and going to the gym.
Then I got a bit
complacent, stopped going to the gym and my weight started to go up again. I was also going back to the
chocolate and biscuits so I decided to go back to Julie!
After one session in
April 2005 I completely stopped eating chocolate – and have never eaten it since!
Although my eating
habits have remained really good and I am certainly so much healthier than I was back in 2004 my weight started
to creep up as I continued to drink cider.I could drink 15 pints a night and then move onto Bacardi – even
though I would hardly know how to speak let alone walk I would walk through Huddersfield at night in a daze! Of
course, I then wanted to eat and it was usually a pizza!
So in June 2008 I
booked another package of sessions with Julie. The first thing she
did was get me off the cider.To be honest, even though she’d stopped the chocolate 3 years before I never
thought she would stop me drinking. But she did! I haven’t had any alcohol now for 2 months.I am back drinking
water and have only had maybe 3 packets of crisps in the last 2 months.I am back down to 17 stone and at my free
follow up session Julie helped me to knock the evening 'boredom' snacks on the head.
People now notice how
well I look and I feel 100 times more fit.It I hadn’t met Julie I would have died – if not from drinking too
much from being hit over the head walking through the back streets of Huddersfield!"