Hi Guys, I just felt that I had to share my experience with Victoria to you all. I was diagnosed with Addison’s Disease nearly 30 years ago and I take Cortisone tablets morning, noon and night. At the time they told me that the Cortisone would probably make me put on weight and it certainly did. About 3 years ago at the age of 55 I was weighing in at about 110 kg’s. After 21/2 years of starving myself and exercising I got down to about 90 kg’s and my waist measurement was up around 97 cm’s. From this point whatever I did I could not get down lower than 90 kg’s. At one stage I was exercising at the gym 4 days a week and really watching what I was eating but I could not lose any weight. I was literally doing all this just to maintain a weight of 90 kg’s. Not only that but if I was to have a night out where I would overindulge [although still with healthy foods, no alcohol and minimum sweets] I could easily stack on 2 – 3 kgs which would take me another month to lose. The other thing I noticed was that losing any weight was not really correlating to losing cm’s. Enter Victoria………..I responded to an email about a 5 week program by writing her an email and saying that I wished she was in Melbourne as this program really interested me. I received a call back from her clinic to tell me that although I was in Melbourne we could still do the program and so I signed up. I Promptly received an overnight bag with specimen jars and instructions and mailed back my saliva and urine sample. I would then have a consultation with Victoria weekly at a pre arranged time. In my first consultation we pretty much went through my diet etc. and the first thing that Victoria said to me was that I was not going to like her………she had some bad news for me and that was that I was going to have to give up drinking coffee and she went on to explain to me that the coffee I was drinking exaggerated the effect of the Cortisone and that my body was in a fat storing state. I was taken aback because I was drinking lots of coffee…..sometimes up to 10 cups a day. So I gave up coffee, started to keep a diary of everything I ate and drank[I would email this to Victoria every week prior to our phone consultation] and changed around my diet a bit. Victoria sent me a whole heap of recipes including a nut mix for breakfast instead of my usual porridge, she got me drinking 3 litres of water a day, I cut out milk and now use Almond Milk and diet wise I continued to eat as I always had and exercise the same. I finished the program about 5 weeks ago and I have purposely waited to make sure that I was able to sustain my results. So what were the results after 5 weeks: I STARTED WITH A WEIGHT OF 90.2 KG’S AND GOT DOWN TO 84.5 AND I LOST A TOTAL OF 5 CM’S OFF MY WAIST……..THIS HAD NEVER HAPPENED TO ME. Now 5 weeks later I’m measuring 89cm’s around my waist and my weight this morning was 84.2. But the biggest change is that I’m literally eating like a horse [according to my wife] but I’m managing to keep my weight down. Two weeks ago we were at a party and I really overdid it with food and sweets….the next day I had got up to 86.1 kg’s but within 3 days I was back to 84.5. I was absolutely Gobsmacked!!!!! In 30 years after seeing so many dieticians, naturopaths and nutrionists I can’t believe that no one picked up this simple problem. Victoria has absolutely turned my life around….I can’t drink coffee but I have a good quality decaf coffee which is just as good, I’m enjoying herbal teas and I’m only going to the gym 2 – 3 times a week. I used to really have strenuous sessions on the treadmill, bike or x trainer and then do some weights but Victoria has got me to cut down on the cardio work and do more weights so now at the gym I only do 15 minutes of cardio [I used to do up to an hour] and I am concentrating more on weights and loving it. So do yourself a favour if my story sounds like yours give Victoria a call and have a chat.