The clients below are ordinary people, just like you, who wanted to change their lives by learning how to eat for their bodies and their lifestyles. No photo shopping or stock images, these people are the real deal!
Yvonne lost 21kgs in 6 months
I thought you might like an update. Well it’s my birthday today & according to my scales I have lost 21kg.
Being my birthday, I thought I would take the day off healthy eating & just eat whatever I wanted. Now I feel sick! It’s interesting that I used to eat like that all the time. My poor body! I’m actually looking forward to waking up and starting fresh again tomorrow.
I’m still having no trouble following my plan & finding ways to mix it up a bit. I have definitely slowed down a lot on my weight loss. There was a period of about 4 weeks when the scales didn’t move at all but, they are slowly creeping down again now.
I am in a size 11-12 in jeans which I haven’t been in about 5 years. Maybe longer. I have some stubborn weight around my middle that I am still hoping to shift.
I am more relaxed now with my eating which is probably why I have slowed down so much. I used to be very strict but, now if I do some baking or something, I might eat a small amount.
Ian - 104.5 kilos to 84.9 kilos!!
At 6’ 2”, almost 40 years old and weighing 104.5 kilos Ian was too heavy. He trained hard and heavy at the gym 4 times a week and was very strong, but you couldn’t see his muscle definition because of the layer of fat covering his muscles.
We worked out a nutrition plan together and over the next 3 ½ months Ian dropped got down to 91.3 kilos and felt great. That was about two years ago.
Over those two years Ian went up to around 94 kilos and maintained there until the end of January this year when he came to see me again. He was working out with a new training partner and wanted to get ‘big’.
I measured his body composition and told him that with almost 21 kilos of body fat he would really be better to drop fat first, then go on a mass gain programme. To gain serious mass, you have to eat a serious amount of calories and it is likely that you will gain some fat as well, so it is better to start off lean.
Ian agreed and we wrote a fat loss plan. Within six weeks Ian had lost 6.5 kilos of fat and dropped down to 85.5 kilos and looked and felt great. We added more food into his plan so that he would be able to maintain his weight on over 3000 calories per day. After another 2 weeks Ian had dropped a further 600g of fat, so we added a second afternoon tea snack, as well as the one big cheat meal off he has per week already, so that he can maintain his current weight until he is ready to start the mass gain phase of his training.
After losing 7.1 kilos of fat and 7cm off his waist Ian looks great, feels great and is running around the gym full of energy. His before and after photos say it all.
Human beings are meant to be lean and active and Ian is a perfect example of this.
Here’s what Ian has to say…
The easiest roads to travel are when you are guided by those who have strode along them before you. That’s why you know you can trust Lynda to ask the right questions, get you on the right track and set achievable goals right from Day One. She’s been there, knows the challenges (and temptations), and has gotten the results.
Here’s the results: How old am I? Or, rather how old do I look?
If you guessed less than 40, while you are not alone, you are also wrong. I turned 41 last December and have more energy and get up and go now than I had in my 30’s.
Carolyn – Lost 15kg in 5 Months
This journey started at Easter 2013 at 85kg. My husband had been working on his own goals with Lynda since mid-January, and what he was achieving was inspiring. Having stayed at around 83kg since conceiving my first child 9 years ago, I decided that the time and my headspace was right to head back towards my wedding weight – 75kg – but that was 15 years ago, and my body is certainly not in the same shape after having two kids! Can Lynda perform a miracle?
Lynda does not perform miracles – miracles are based purely on faith. She is realistic. She has helped me to change what, when and how I eat. The first three days on the food plan (which is NOT a diet) were the hardest – all refined sugar and simple carbohydrates removed – as my body was craving the instant energy that it was used to getting. Once over that though, sticking to the plan worked a treat.
The only downside was that my mind didn’t register what was happening to my body. It was only when other people started commenting that I realised how big a change was in progress.
Even now, I am shocked at how far I have actually come – I cannot remember when I was 69kg previously, and looking svelte in size 12 or 10 would have been impossible for the size 16 me to visualise five months ago.
The best thing about the plan has been my ability to fit what I eat into the normality of family life, and get the whole family eating properly. I feel that I am now giving my children sensible eating habits to continue on with for life, and I have more energy to put into my own life as a result of these changes.
My advice to anyone wanting to change: keep that food diary honestly, tell others who support you what you are doing, and do as Lynda suggests. Simple as that…
Cherie – Lost 40.5kg
So 14 months into the journey of my new life, into a newer healthy happier me, and I am now 40.5kg lighter and feeling great!
Even bigger than being able to say I have lost 40.5 kg, I am so proud and pleased to say (out loud) that I am 76.8kg… only 6.8kg off my original goal weight!
The changes have been amazing. I am more confident, more active and much happier in myself and with my life. I have gone from a size 22 to a (current) size 14 (with a few wearable size 12s in the wardrobe I might add!!).
Whilst I have put in the hard yards, the secret to my success is an amazing lady called Lynda! She has inspired me work hard and continues to challenge me at every weigh in to ensure a better result every time!! She keeps me on track and barks at me when she needs to (!!!) and I’m so grateful I have the opportunity in this blog, to thank her for all her efforts, her support and her friendship.
I also need to say a HUGE thank you to my oldest and dearest friend, Anna, who gifted me the initial sessions with Lynda to get me started on my journey. It was the wake up call I needed that has changed my life. She has also furnished me with her hand-me-downs as she too lost weight with Lynda. I have never had such an extensive and stylish wardrobe! Thanks Babe!
There are so many people that have supported me along the way – my parents, Ken and Rita, (who started out paying me $10 for every kg, paid out in the form of an Ab Circle Pro and a shopping spree!) and the wonderful and continually inspiring, Patricia (who at 61 has also lost an amazing 30kg).
Thank you also to those of you who have followed Lynda’s blogs about me, who have passed on kind words… especially Sue (miss you at the gym girlfriend)… and Dana (who recently took some amazing photos of me and the kids)… and to the family who donated a voucher for me to buy new clothes for the photoshoot… I am so humbled by your support.
As a single mother of two adorable children, they inspire me everyday to be healthier and happier. I have more energy for them these days and now, having shed all this weight, I will be around a lot longer… now running around after them!
For anyone wanting real results, see Lynda. She’s worth every penny!!! But be warned, she doesn’t suffer fools! You need to work hard and put in the effort but the results are so worth it in the end. Good luck and be healthy!!
Dave and Nicky – Lost over 25kgs together
Dave and Nicky have achieved fabulous results with my online programme and between them have lost over 25 kilos! (Nicky 14.5 kilos and Dave 12 kilos). Even their little dog trimmed down with Dave taking her for regular walks.
I always feel very privileged to be given access to before and after photos as I know how powerful it can be for other people to see just what can be achieved through making some lifestyle and diet changes. Nicky and Dave have done just that and reaped huge rewards.
Lynne - Over 50 years old with abs!
I'm 52 years old and I finally have ab definition!
I've always loved exercise and thought that I was eating healthy but never got the results I wanted. However after having my sessions with Lynda I soon discovered why. The Granola purchased from a health store was loaded with carbs, a coffee purchased from a cafe should be treated as a snack in itself, and although quinoa is considered healthy it is also very high in carbs.
These are just a few of the many things I have learned. And as Lynda says it's just keeping it simple by eating whole foods. My energy levels are up, I'm sleeping well and I'm feeling great! A huge thank you for helping me to get where I've always wanted to be!
Anna has lost 16kgs and had 4 children
I’ve seen Lynda on and off for ten years now. I started seeing Lynda when I first came to Auckland at 25 as I had been overweight since I arrived back from my big London OE and was highly motivated to change but couldn’t work out where to start.
The main reasons I was overweight were 1) oversized portions of food and 2) alcohol. Lynda helped me to understand what portion sizes I should be eating and to plan ahead so that I was prepared for nights out (I remember the importance of having healthy snacks in my handbag for when I went out and had a few drinks so that I didn’t eat lots of fried food!). What immediately made me click with Lynda was because she took into account I was a young, single, sociable person and tailored an eating plan around my lifestyle at the time.
I was 80kg and I lost 16kg to reach my goal weight of 64kg over the period of a year. I got married and travelled to London for a second OE with my husband, and while over there maintained my goal weight (I did email Lynda while away for a reminder of her sage advice!).
Fast forward ten years and three pregnancies, and through checking in with Lynda during pregnancies I am back to 64kg. It’s amazing what happens when you stick at something!
Again Lynda adjusted my eating plan to suit my lifestyle, which has been working around pregnancy and breastfeeding for the last five years. The key for me is planning ahead and making sure I measure out food, instead of grabbing whatever is handiest while I’m on the run (I keep my eating plan in the pantry so I can refer to it easily). I especially need to be organised since having children to make sure my nutrition is sorted. Not only that, but there’s a flow on effect to the kids who actually eat vegetables!
Lynda’s always encouraged being active as well, and at one point I needed her help for a food plan when training for the Auckland half marathon and the Round Taupo Cycle Challenge simultaneously.
Lynda is passionate about what she does and walks the talk. She’s inspiring and I always leave a session with Lynda feeling positive and uplifted (even if I had gained weight). I highly recommend Lynda and am really glad I’ve had her to educate and support me throughout the last ten years.
Beth, aged 66, lost 24kgs in 6 months
My journey started when my doctor told me that I was pre-diabetic. My daughter had been on at me for ages to go see Lynda and she asked me if I would accept vouchers for this purpose for Christmas. I agreed and in late January I had my first appointment. At this point I had pretty low self esteem and felt like a fat blob.
Lynda set out for me an eating plan which I personally found easy to keep to. There was plenty to eat. I also embarked on a daily walking routine with my daughter. After a couple of months I was able to walk up the cliffs of Browns Bay without stopping and my fitness improved markedly. I gave up alcohol completely for 3 months (my choice) and kept strictly to the meal plan as I had become determined to lose the excess weight.
I lost weight consistently over 6 months and dropped from 82kg to 58 kg which is around where I am happiest. I really believe the key is determination or it certainly was is my case. Several months later I am still around 58kg. Thank you Lynda you helped turn my life around and good luck to all of you who are trying to drop weight.
Raelene, aged 55, lost 14kgs
When I decided it was time to drop some of the weight I had gained over the last few years, I found Lynda to be the ideal person to assist me. Lynda provided me with an easy to follow dietary plan based on sound nutritional principles. She was always encouraging and supportive and being accountable to her was a key for me. Thank you Lynda, I am now 14 kg lighter and feel great joy. I have just returned from spending time with family in Australia over New Year. Had a wonderful time and was great to feel fit and healthy and be able to wear whatever I wanted and feel comfortable!
Deborah in her mid 50's, lost 10kgs
Thank you so much for helping me on my journey to lose 10 kilos and get to, and attain my goal weight. When I first came to you at the beginning of the year I was very skeptical when you set me this goal, but after looking in the mirror I knew that I had to challenge myself! Being in my mid 50s I kept being told that I looked fine and the weight gain was due to my age and that I shouldn’t worry about it. I began to question this and thought I’ll give losing it a go and if they are right and I cannot lose the weight I have gained I will get used to it and live with it.
You however changed my perception and gave me the opportunity to get to my goal weight with a realistic eating plan taking into account my “non-negotiables”, those daily soy flat whites and that gin and tonic on a Friday night. I was so delighted when the weight began to fall off and I felt more energetic, confident and in control. It is about 4 months since I reached my goal weight and I now have the tools to be able to maintain it thanks to you.
Dan, aged 40, Lost 10kgs
I have been totally blown away by the results of following Lynda’s nutrition plan which she adapted to my likes and dislikes. Not only have I lost the fat I wanted to lose without stepping foot in a gym, but I have also got more energy and I feel much healthier overall. I am eating more food than I did before I started with Lynda but I now have the body I want! One of the great things about seeing Lynda is the knowledge she imparts along the way. I now feel more empowered to be able to make the right choices in regards to my food to ensure that I keep my new physique.
Deb lost weight for her wedding
Deb went to see Lynda because she wanted to look and feel her very best on her wedding day. Achieving her goal of losing weight meant that she felt like a princess in her beautiful gown and she loved the way she looked – and it shows in these photos.
Losing weight is often high on the list for brides. They want to feel confident in their wedding gown and look amazing in their wedding photos. Crash or fad dieting at the last minute is not the way to go. Give yourself plenty of time so that you can learn what to eat, how much to eat and get yourself into a good routine well before your big day.
Let Lynda show you how you can lose weight in a healthy manner so that you look and feel your best on your wedding day.
Contact Lynda now
Gemma lost 10kgs before her wedding
I came to see you for 6 months in 2013 as you helped me lose 10kg before my wedding. I've been meaning to get in touch for a long time to say an enormous THANK YOU for helping me to lose weight when I was in despair that it would never happen. I just couldn't work out where I was going wrong and you've helped to re-educate me! Thanks for enabling me to feel so beautiful on the day!
Marnie lost 20kgs in 12 months
So my little boy Mackay arrived 3 weeks ago weighing in at 3.6kgs. Gorgeous little man. My final weight was 71.5kgs so managed to gain only 15.5 kgs – 10kgs less than with my other two babies. I have just got on the scales and am already down 10.5 kgs to 61kgs and only 5kgs off my pre-baby weight! Have been following the meal plans you provided religiously – only allowed myself one day of ‘treats’ after having him. I have so much energy and have made a speedier recovery than my previous two c-sections and I am certain it’s from good nutrition. Will be in touch when I reach my pre-pregnancy weight. Can’t wait to start excising in 3 weeks time!
Follow up - October 2014
I promised I would keep in touch and let you know when I got down to my pre-pregnancy weight. I have kept all the weight off and more, as when I returned from our wedding in Fiji I felt I needed another fitness goal so I signed up to the quarter marathon. I have never been a runner until 6 weeks ago. Now I am running 10kms easily and even more weight is falling off me! I am now down to 51kgs (a total of 20kgs lost in 12 months) and I am still using all of the healthy food meal plans you set out for me.
Although I am a bit tired at times (the strains of keeping up with a 5, 3, and 1 year old and fitting in 10km runs and trips to the gym 4 times a week and starting a full time contract at an ad agency until Christmas!!), I have kept to the principles of healthy balanced nutrition that you taught me. I am really happy with my body now and I was even happier when I went clothes shopping for the first time in a long time and the size 6 fitted perfectly :) Thank you!
Alton lost 36kgs in 10 months
Hi Lynda, thanks for your help and assistance with my weight loss, and continual support throughout. You have provided me with the tools and resources (through a sensible diet, regular exercise and lifestyle changes) to achieve my weight loss goals, from the initial consultation, setting of goals, and food diary, through to the regular appointments and follow up visits.
I remember in the beginning when we set the goals, I thought what have I set myself up for, how can this be achievable. There was such a gap between where I was weight-wise to where I would like to be. As I started to change my diet and add in a bit of exercise, I realised how much I had let my health slip over the last 10 – 15 years, a complete lack of exercise, bad diet, consisting of too much junk food and takeaways and far too many beers had resulted in a comfortable lifestyle that had seen me end up at the heaviest I had ever been, (112.6 Kg), at the initial visit.
Initially I thought that I would be hungry with the diet due to the reduced portion size of the meat from what I had become used to. I was surprised how totally wrong I was. I was amazed at how filling the combination of the vegetables, meat, and rice were. I think in the first couple of weeks, I had eaten more vegetables than I had in the previous 10 years combined!
Once I got into the diet, I realised that it was pretty easy to prepare my meals, probably easier than going down the road to buy lunch and takeaways. I figured out that if I spend half an hour or so every 3 days, I could pre-prepare my meals, and then just steam the vegetables in the microwave using a Sistema Vegetable steamer, Five minutes in the microwave and dinner is ready.
As I started to eat healthier, I had a lot more energy and felt more lively, I was able to concentrate more and I was a lot more positive about things. This motivated me to do a bit more exercise.
At each of the weigh in appointments and follow up consultations, the scales were in my favour, I had managed to lose weight. The diet that Lynda had prepared for me, combined with the exercise, was working and I was slowly achieving results. This gave me motivation to continue with the regime. Lynda provided positive feedback and information, as well as helpful tips and advice to change and vary the diet to keep it interesting. The weekly meal off was a good incentive to keep on track with the diet. I was surprised how much I didn’t miss eating takeaways or junk food
It has been a challenging 10 months, lots of hard work and commitment, but such a small price to pay for reversing 15 years’ worth of poor lifestyle. It has been worth it, I have finally got there, down to my goal weight of 76 Kg, a weight that I had not been since my late teens / early twenties. At nearly forty, I am feeling better and looking better than I have in decades.
Now that I have achieved this weight loss, it is a matter of maintaining the healthy lifestyle and new weight, which I believe I will be able to do. Without Lynda’s assistance I don’t think that I would have been able to achieve these results. Once again, thanks Lynda for all your help and support.
Mum and son lose weight together
My son and I went to see Lynda with the aim of changing our eating habits, to eat more healthily & with an added bonus of losing weight. I used a lot of packet / jars when cooking, I didn't eat lunch, didn't drink water or exercise and had a few glasses of wine at night. With Lynda's suggested eating plan she told me I could lose 600-750 grams per week (which I didn't really believe). With the new food plan, which includes treats, and great ideas for school lunches, we are enjoying the food we eat and don't feel like we are on a diet or go without. We're exercising regularly, drinking water & I still have a few glasses of wine each week.
After 4.5mths I lost 10kg (so Lynda was correct) & we're still losing and really enjoying the walking. Lynda is always supportive, has different ideas for changing the food plan & doesn't tell you off for going off track! So come and see Lynda and it wont be long before you see a new you. Deborah
Monique, aged 39. Lost 5kgs & 5.3% Body fat
I have always been fit and healthy, but as I approached 40 I found extra kilos creeping on that I couldn’t get rid of. I had unsightly tummy rolls so always had to wear baggy tops, and I had so much cellulite I would never show my thighs. I believed that because I was getting older it was just something I had to accept. But then I met Lynda who taught me to make a few adjustments to the food I ate, to eat more often and drink more water, and the fat just melted away over 8 weeks. Lynda gave me a lifestyle plan, not a diet so it is has been really easy to follow and keep the weight off. Now I am happy wearing a bikini and running around on the beach with the kids.
Samantha lost 4.5kgs & 7.25% body fat
I started seeing Lynda a couple of years ago when I needed to drop some weight after a boxing match (my nutrition was all over the place due to needing to make a certain weight). Everything went really well and I lost weight, then I went overseas. A year later I came home from a holiday in Europe weighing 65kg with around 22% body fat (3kg more than when I had last seen Lynda, so I knew it was time for action!).
Between November 2015 and February 2016 I have seen Lynda every few weeks and received some great advice about portion control, measuring my food and how the types of food I had been eating may have impacted on my weight and body fat. In 4 months I have managed to get back down to around 60.5kg with 14.75% body fat. The lifestyle change has been easy for me to follow, just like it was last time. It really has just been some very minor changes. It’s not a diet at all and I don't feel like I'm depriving myself of anything.
I had previously really struggled to lose even a couple of kilos, but with Lynda's help and ongoing support it has been easy. I feel accountable for what I eat and enjoy having a catch up with Lynda every 6 weeks or so to see how I’m tracking. Thanks Lynda!!
Ash has lost 14 kilos of body fat in 12 months
When Ash came to see me he was already working hard in the gym but he wasn’t seeing the changes in his physique that he was wanting. He knew that it had to be something he was missing with his nutrition but he wasn’t sure what it was. He took on board the advice I gave him and over the next 12 months he dropped 14 kilos of body fat and honed his body to look amazing, a lean and muscled machine. I wish he would let me put before and after photos up, but he is a bit shy to go that far! Here is an extract from an email from him:
"I want to thank you for everything that you have done and advised me to reach my goals. 12 months ago I wouldn't have been anywhere near in terms to my physical and mental attributes. You've transformed me into a new person. Thanks for everything, Ash"
Stephanie has lost 10 kilos in 4.5 months
I found Lynda's website at a time when I really needed some help losing weight. I had tried by myself, but found it hard to keep focus or momentum. I read the testimonials of other clients and it gave me hope that Lynda would be able to help me too. I am so pleased that I took the step of contacting her. Lynda is very supportive and practical minded. The food plan she gave me required me to change the food choices I was making and create better habits. The first few days were the hardest, but it soon became easier. It helped that the food plan she gave me had a number of meal options and Lynda had plenty of ideas for delicious nutritious meals.
Together with increased exercise, the weight started falling off. Even having the occasional treat did not seem to make much of a difference, meaning that the approach was flexible enough to allow for social living. Having the structure of regular 'accountability' visits to Lynda also helped, as did keeping track of food consumed via a food diary. This assisted Lynda to keep an eye on what food choices were being made, and offer guidance as needed. I also appreciated Lynda's suggestions for dealing with eating out, and the challenges of Christmas eating.
I am delighted to say that in about four and a half months I have lost approximately ten kilos. I recently picked up the ten kilo weight in Lynda's office and could not believe how heavy it was. With an overseas trip coming up, I feel I am leaving with better health and improved confidence. Thank you so much Lynda!
Maree, aged 49, has lost over 8 kilos in 4 months
Being in my late 40's I was putting it down to menopause and my office bound job as to the reason why I was finding it so hard to lose weight. Previously I could easily drop a few kilos reasonably quickly just by increasing my exercise a little and cutting out a few extra treats from my diet. It was starting to get me down a lot, with my 50th only 12 months away and a time in my life when I wanted to be looking and feeling good about myself. As I had done when approaching my 40th, it was time for me to take action again. I really thought it was going to take a long time for me to lose the extra weight that I had gained over the last few years, in fact I was thinking it could be impossible to get back to the weight I was when I turned 40.
With Lynda's help and professional guidance I have shed the weight with eight months to spare before my 50th! I still can't believe it, I was so convinced that menopause and a sit down office job were to blame for my weight gain and the reason why I was struggling to lose it. Not only have I lost the extra weight but I also have a lot more energy, I need less sleep now and a few of the old joint pains have disappeared as well. By choosing the right food types, with the right portion sizes and some regular exercise, I no longer believe that menopause and a sit down office job has to mean difficulty losing weight.
Recommendation from Aimee, a Personal Trainer
Every person I have given Lynda's card to has lost a tonne of weight - after years of unsuccessfully trying to.
As a PT, I am able to give clients effective training/workouts, and I always encourage them to eat better, but I don't have Lynda's knowledge and expertise. I don't believe most people make the changes to their diets that are needed to actually SEE the result of their hard work (e.g. didn't lose body fat, so couldn't see their muscles!) Two of my clients both used to tell me that they couldn't lose weight because of their thyroids, but they look fantastic now. It is wonderful to see them shining, after taking on board what Lynda has taught them.
I first visited Lynda 6 months ago. I was really nervous and wasn't sure if this would 'work' for me, as I felt I had tried everything. Well, here I am. I've reached my goal, 4.7 kilo's lighter and feeling amazing! Lynda 'got me' and made me feel comfortable and at ease. She explained everything to me with kindness and boosted my confidence with her positive outlook. This has been one of the best journey's of my life and if I can encourage someone else out there to take a leap of faith and give it ago, my work here is done - A++++ Lynda is AMAZING!!!
Dear Lynda, I would like to thank you for all your wonderful support and encouragement through my weight loss journey. When I first came to you I had low self-confidence and really didn’t know where I was going wrong. The food options you provided are real and so easy to work with. It was refreshing to get some clarity on what foods our body really does need and how simple life can become by following a straight forward food plan, but also with a great variety of options. I now also have the confidence to eat out following the same principles as at home.
You change many people’s lives with your incredible patience and what a difference some guidance, support and self confidence does! I look forward to our monthly catch ups, not only to keep me on track, but for our lovely chats also. Belinda
I want to thank you so much for all your help over the past 18 months, and I’m now ready to fly solo and manage by myself in the future. You’ve been amazing, and helped me kick off the weight loss and my accountability, and then earlier this year, hold the mirror up for me when I hit the ‘brick wall’. Hitting the brick wall was so necessary to move forward and I’m grateful you were there to help - even though it was uncomfortable at the time. I’m feeling confident and happy about moving forward, and am continuing to lose weight on my own. Huge thanks once again.
Linda (online client)
"Many thanks , I feel this is life changing for me and I am very happy with my progress and the way I am feeling. Thanks for your help, my fridge currently looks amazing..."
Linda, an online client from Dunedin, signed up for my 6 week slimdown challenge and at the end of the 6 weeks she had lost 4.1 kilos of weight, 3.5 inches off her waist and 2 inches off her hips. Equally exciting is the fact that she is off her medication now and with the aid of a suggested supplement, she is also sleeping much better.
I weighed myself this morning with no clothes on and I am 59.4kgs. I couldn’t believe it, so I have lost another 1 kg since I saw you last, I am so pleased it just gives me the determination to make the right food choices - especially while I am on holiday, I go on Friday I am very excited. Thanks for your help, I’ll see you when I get back.
Katie's energy levels have skyrocketed
I came to Lynda after a friend recommended her. I was constantly tired and felt even worse snacking on sugary food in an effort to get more energy and could not shift the last of my post pregnancy weight despite exercising well.
I work part time from home and have three small children. Lynda gave me excellent advice, teaching me about which foods would give me energy and the right quantities, taking into account my personal tastes.
I love Lynda’s caring, down to earth approach. I felt I was eating a lot more than usual and my energy levels have skyrocketed while the weight has slipped off. I feel like it’s been a real lifestyle change and I’m able to better nourish my children using the knowledge Lynda has given me. I can’t thank her enough.
Karen (online client)
I think you have given me a great base and I am eating much healthier and much more aware of what I am putting in my mouth. Losing those 7 kilos has made such a difference.
Thanks for all your help Lynda. I have to say with your help I’ve really changed my life. I feel so much healthier, sexier and more confident than ever. I didn’t think I would ever lose my “baby” fat. My husband is also down 7 kilos!
Fran has exceeded her weight loss goal
Hi there, my name is Fran and I was recently fortunate enough to win Sally and Lynda’s 6 week fitness coaching and nutrition competition. I have now completed my challenge and would just like to say that I feel it has been the making of me.
Before I started the challenge I was feeling fat and frumpy and my self-esteem was at an all-time low, but I’m now feeling on top of the world! I have exceeded my goal for weight loss and become far more fit and healthy than I would have ever imagined in such a short space of time.
Sally and Lynda have been absolutely marvelous in their encouragement and motivation of me and I would like to thank them both for giving me the opportunity to improve my outlook on life and become a happier and more confident person. I would also like to thank Kezia for her support and motivation as well, because without her I would never have made it to the top of the hill.
I’ve also met some lovely ladies that I’ve been working out with and have enjoyed the many laughs along the way (mostly at my own expense lol). I’m pleased to say that I will be continuing on for as long as possible.
Well here I am 6 weeks along
I feel so great it can’t be wrong
I’ve huffed and puffed and eaten light
I’ve jumped and run and put up a fight
I’ve come so far and along the way
I’ve reached the top, now I’m here to stay
So if you feel that you can’t go on
Then follow my lead, let’s bring it on!
Sharon, a Type 1 Diabetic for 26 years, has lost fat and is feeling great.
I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 26 years and I have been seeing a dietician for the same amount of time to help me to regulate my food with medication. I have always been weight conscious and have struggled with food. I would rather starve myself than put on weight. The dietician suggested I should see a Psychiatrist to help with my eating problems because I was eating so little.
After juggling with this problem for many years I have decided that it is time to start eating properly as I am noticing the effects that starving myself is having on my body and skin. My friend told me about Lynda and how she helps people with all kinds of eating issues and that she would be able to help me to eat healthy, without putting on weight.
After a couple of meetings with Lynda, not only I am now eating more in a day than I ever used to, but I have also lost fat! I can’t believe how much more I eat and how much better I feel for it. My skin has improved and I feel so much better, thanks to Lynda’s help.”
Linda lost 10kgs in 5 months.
For several years I suffered through severe indigestion no matter what I consumed, which I was managing with constant indigestion medication and antacids after every meal.
About 6 months ago it’d got to the point where I knew I had to find out what was causing this problem and to at least seek a more viable solution than constantly popping meds. I was also gaining weight and my GP was unable to offer any insight other than the meds prescribed and the fact I was in my 50′s and should expect to gain weight, so I decided to go along to a nutritionist.
In April I met with Lynda for the first time and in five months with her guidance, I have not only managed to eliminate the indigestion, but I’ve also managed to lose 10kg’s in the process! By eliminating some foods from the diet I’ve discovered the digestion issues were being aggravated by an obvious gluten intolerance so I’m now able to better manage what I eat and with a regular exercise regime, I’m feeling better than ever. My energy levels have increased and best of all I get to replenish the wardrobe with smaller sized outfits!
Caroline lost 3kgs
Hey folks I just wanted to post a little testimonial to Lynda’s wonderfulness.
I was exercising and getting nowhere fast until I met Lynda. I thought I was eating pretty well but obviously not as well as I thought and Lynda put me on the right track. I love the food and I get my sweet tooth satisfied with a daily hit of chocolate, plus it’s easy!
It’s not a diet, it’s more of a lifestyle change.
Thus far I’ve lost three kilos and I’m feeling happier, healthier and more positive. I’ve also knocked back my wine consumption (and I don’t really miss it – I’m sticking to quality now as opposed to quantity!). If you’re even thinking about wanting to lose weight, just get in touch with Lynda.
Lynda’s help and advice is well worth the visit. When she takes your measurements and you see how much you have improved, you’ll walk out feeling ten foot tall and bullet proof.
Hi Lynda… Just wanted to thank you for teaching me and my friends such great food habits for life. Saw one of my friends/your clients today… and wow she is looking good, your knowledge has transformed her body so nicely. She is looking and feeling amazing! My husband is doing well also, and has stopped smoking too! Yay finally!! So thank you so, so, so much.
Carolyn lost 20kgs with Lynda's support
I’ve been seeing Lynda on and off for around 8 years now. When I first went to see her I was feeling fat, frumpy and very unhappy with myself. I was so annoyed that I had let myself pack on close to 20 kilos over the previous 15 years.
It wasn’t that I was stupid or lazy, but I just hadn’t made time for myself and I’d put everyone else’s needs before mine, with the result that I simply hadn’t looked after myself.
I watched as a couple of workmates who were seeing Lynda began to shrink before my eyes. They always seemed to be eating, yet the weight was dropping off them. I began to wonder if I could do it too and asked for Lynda’s details.
At first I was a bit negative and probably a bit prickly too, because I felt so bad about myself, but Lynda’s friendly and genuinely caring manner soon turned me around and I started really looking forward to my appointments.
I dropped 10 kilos really quickly. I was so determined and fired up that I stuck to my plan like glue. I started getting nice comments and my self esteem improved immensely.
Then I hit the wall. My marriage broke up and once again my self esteem and self worth plummeted. I stopped taking care of myself and didn’t care what I ate. Guess what? Those 10 kilos found me again.
It took a while to pluck up the courage, but eventually I rang Lynda and we had a chat, after which I felt really motivated to get back on track again. I saw Lynda weekly for the first 6 weeks, to ensure I stayed motivated and met targets. My goal was to lose 3 kilos a month and I did! I can’t tell you how good it felt to lose those 20 kilos of fat!
My whole life changed for the better. I changed my job, met a new man (now my husband) and together we took up mountain biking, something I never would have considered in the past.
I still see Lynda every couple of months because I don’t ever want to go back to the dark place I was in.
I’m so grateful for Lynda’s continuing support and advice and can highly recommend her services.
Just wanted to let you know that today is such a good day. I got on the scale and I have finally broken
the 70kg barrier I am 69.5 kg today – which I last weighed 16 years ago! I love my scale today! Thank you!
As you know I have battled to move my last 5 kg’s for months now but thanks to your eating plan it’s come off in a matter of weeks. I still hope to hit 69kg at our 20 December appointment and to keep it off over Xmas!.
Jeff also came down to under 120kg today which is a big achievement for him and again, not a number he has seen in a long while! Thank you for all your help and I hope that you have a wonderful Xmas.
Today is the anniversary of my weight loss journey and I’m looking back at the last year with amazement. Losing weight has given me a whole new outlook on life. I made it onto a hockey team this year, have increased my Crossfit sessions to 3 times a week, started studying towards a diploma in photography, am coping better at work and feel so much more positive about life.
This weekend on Mother’s Day Olivia gave me a little book she’d made at school that included adjectives about me. She included “athlete” – a word I don’t think I ever would have picked for myself but made me feel so proud that my daughter sees me that way.
I want to say thank-you for your role in this journey. For keeping me on the straight and narrow and keeping me motivated. For giving me encouragement and advice each week to help me succeed. Thank-you!
Pamela lost 15kgs over 6 months
I probably didn’t realise how overweight I was until a friend sent me a photo of us both, taken 20 years ago with the note ‘What happened to us!’ ’20 years and 20 kilos!’ I replied.
The weight had quietly crept on and I didn’t really notice it until it got to a point where it began to feel too hard to do anything about it.
Another friend had been seeing Lynda and suggested I visit her. Lynda has managed my programme wonderfully; I’ve lost 15 kilos of fat over about six months.
I’m very grateful. Her kind and supportive manner has made this task easy. A couple more kilos and I’ll be fitting into my wedding dress!
Lianne, aged 50, lost 16kgs.
If I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me how hard it is to lose weight once you hit 40 I’d be able to retire! With Lynda’s guidance and motivation losing nearly 16kgs in my 49th and 50th year hasn’t been difficult at all!
I went to Lynda to lose weight that had crept on over a few years. I was delighted to discover she too is a ‘foodie’ and really understands the challenges of working full time, cooking for a family and having a social life. I found her food plans easy to follow and interesting enough that I didn’t get bored and feel like ‘straying’.
I dropped around 14 kilos of fat and was delighted to be back in shape and fitter than I had been in a while.
I continued to see Lynda fortnightly to keep me on track and to pick her brains for how to handle challenges like taking 90 kids on school camp and what on earth I could eat, or what I could eat in between games at a hockey tournament. She has an answer for every challenge!
Every fortnight Lynda has either found something new on the supermarket shelf or has another little pearl of wisdom that keeps me on track and motivated! Her knowledge of food and supplements is vast, and if she doesn’t know, she finds out! How she finds the time to do the research she does is beyond me!
However my sense of satisfaction was short lived! Not long after I reached my goal I was diagnosed with a painful chronic inflammatory form of arthritis and was unable to exercise. Disaster for me – my gym sessions and hockey umpiring are my form of stress relief and in my head maintaining the fat loss would be impossible without the exercise! I emailed Lynda in despair! By the time my next appointment came around Lynda had researched my arthritis and presented me with a raft of foods to avoid, to help my condition! She re-jigged my food plan, bolstered my confidence and sent me off back on track and confident I could continue to stay lean without the hard out cardio I had been doing.
With my arthritis under control and having got back to the gym and hockey turf, I decided to lose another couple of kilos and get extra lean and to have some ‘glamour shots’ taken for my 50th birthday. Lynda was so supportive and provided the extra boost and encouragement I needed to reach my new goal. I am delighted with my new shape and am enjoying being so lean! It is certainly easier on my old arthritic joints – and it provided the perfect excuse to go shopping ,as nothing fitted!
I continue to go to Lynda fortnightly because I’m the sort of person who needs to be accountable. In order for me to stay as mobile as I am, and as fit as I am I have learnt over the past couple of years I need to stay lean and eat ‘clean’. I cannot thank Lynda enough for providing me with the tools to reach and maintain my goal!!
Cherie lost 17.8kgs in 14 weeks
I just wanted to thank you so much for all the support and assistance you are giving me with my weight loss. Thus far 17.8 kilos in 14 weeks! I am excited and empowered and so grateful to you for guiding me in the right direction. You are educating me like I’ve never been taught before! I enjoy our chats and appreciate all your top tips for good healthy living and food options. Looking forward to the next weigh in and chat on Thursday!
Lisa - 14 weeks and 10kg’s lighter
Lynda came with a great recommendation, and after a fabulous, indulgent Christmas I bit the bullet and made an appointment to see her. I felt very relaxed and at ease with Lynda at my initial consultation. Lynda set a realistic fortnightly weight loss goal and worked out a food plan to suit my lifestyle. After just a few short weeks I felt more energetic and less focused on food.
I have shopped up a storm and am buying figure hugging clothes instead of the safer baggy option. I have gone from a tight size 12 to a loose size 10. My journey is not over, it is a long term commitment, but it is do-able! Thank you Lynda for your guidance and motivation
Tina reached her pre-pregnancy weight after her second baby.
After having my second baby I wanted to be healthy for my children and get back to my pre-pregnancy weight so I started seeing Lynda who worked out a nutrition plan for me. It was much easier than I thought. Because I was breastfeeding I could consume a lot more calories and I felt like I was eating all the time, I was never hungry!
After only a few days on my new eating plan I couldn’t believe how good I felt and how much energy I suddenly had to play with the kids, even on the hot summer days! Results were fast and I haven’t felt this good in a long time. Thank you Lynda!
Shalome lost 20kgs in 9 months.
Seeing Lynda and dropping 20 kilos changed my life. I was wearing size 18-20 clothes without even realizing it until I saw a staff photo and noticed I was the biggest person there. I could not believe I was that fat! I was stressing, knowing that in one year I would be turning 30 and by then I would be obese. I needed an action plan. I joined a gym and began some very light exercise, as I never was a fan of sweating. I knew I needed some support and when I saw Lynda’s card in the gym I thought why not? I had tried other ways to lose weight, like group support programmes, but did not enjoy them.
After 9 months, and with Lynda’s guidance, I am very happy to say that I have now lost 20kg! I am wearing size 12 trousers and even bought a dress for the first time in at least 10 years! I used to avoid simple activities such as walking; now I am running half marathons and have even taken up kick boxing which I love. I now enjoy exercise and with eating correctly for my body and my lifestyle, I now have the energy and motivation to do it.
Losing weight has changed my outlook on life and increased my confidence. I have resigned from my job and am looking at studying nutrition next year. Having Lynda to support me and cheer me on definitely encouraged me and kept me motivated along the way.
The best part is not having to buy clothes just because they fit, but being able to buy clothes I actually like. People’s reactions are great too! My family is proud of my accomplishments which make me feel successful. I now feel confident turning 30! I am energetic, excited, healthy and most of all, happy!
Tiff (Australian Online Client)
Got on the scales this morning with a heavy heart and guess what!!!! WE have done it – I was 80kg! Now I just need to maintain that weight or go lower, which i am determined to do, but now I want another baby!!. I am sitting here in Jeans I bought in NZ before I left for my brother’s wedding and they were v tight then and now there is a huge gap round the waist and they are very loose around my legs and butt.
I am walking around the house with a huge smile on my face. Thank you so much for everything Lynda, you have really helped me achieve a lifelong dream of being slim and I was feeling a bit down yesterday that I would never get to 80kg.
Mae Jordan, winner of the 8 week weight loss challenge.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Oh, no, another year older! We can’t stop the ageing process, but we can stop GETTING OLD!!
A little while ago, I signed up for Fitness Fix’s EIGHT WEEK CHALLENGE, after noticing how good a friend was looking and sounding having decided to do the Challenge with Sally and Lynda. Being a strictly non gym person, the one-on-one attention, flexible half hour sessions, cosy, non threatening exercise area combined with a simple, personalized eating plan with no gimmicks was not difficult at all. My target for the challenge was to lose weight, get fitter and FEEL younger and by my birthday, approximately eight weeks away.
I went to Sally’s twice a week and worked on a regimen she’d devised for me along with being weighed and measured and visited Lynda once a week to review how the diet was going and also be weighed. Lynda’s help was fantastic with all the new products available on the market I wasn’t aware of, there is now so much to help cut calories while still enjoying interesting, tasty meals and snacks. It easily becomes the choice for a permanent lifestyle change which can also fit in easily when cooking for a family.
The regimen with Sally and Lynda was really enjoyable and, apart from starting to notice things a bit looser than they’d been, the scales were showing a steady decline AND people I didn’t really know very well were commenting on how much better I was looking!! The stress and strains of the last couple of years in business had certainly taken a toll and I was appalled to see a photo of me last Christmas, looking awful AND OLD!!
Doing the EIGHT WEEK CHALLENGE certainly helped me look and feel better and I would not hesitate to recommend it to ladies who usually hate gyms and have tried every diet known to man. Not only does it work, it quickly becomes the way to a fitter, healthier and age defying lifestyle.
Honestly, the whole weight loss thing was – dare I say – easy. I eat way more than I ever did. I’ve achieved my goal weight, and Lynda has now given me a maintenance programme.
Chris R has lost over 10kgs.
I’m just dropping you this email to let me know how completely amazing you’ve been, I couldn’t have lost l0kgs+ without you! ! I feel much better about life, I’m fitter and happier, and it’s all thanks to you!! (sometimes I wondered if you actually know everything?!!) I saw some friends yesterday that I hadn’t seen since I finished school last year and they couldn’t get over how much weight I had lost!
Clare T has improved digestive health.
I have had tremendous success gaining control of my weight and with Lynda’s extensive knowledge, my digestive health is better than I ever thought possible.
Donna has improved blood pressure.
One of the excellent, but unexpected, side effects (that I am assuming has to do with my weight loss), is that my blood pressure has fallen. In fact when I recently visited the doctor, my blood pressure was recorded at 120/70. You can’t get much better than that.
“I really looked forward to my weekly visits with Lynda and have since recommended her to several friends who have attended and who have also benefited from her expertise.”
“I think of Lynda very much as my Food Coach rather than a diet clinic consultant. She’s right there with you every step of the way in her direct and encouraging way. At the end of the day it’s all up to you but it certainly makes it that much easier having someone there with you.”
Lael Read has lost 13kgs in 5 months.
“I really want to write this for all the people out there that are overweight and never thought it was possible or thought it would be too hard to lose the weight they have been holding on to. And also for Lynda, she has been an amazing support for me and I really love going to see her every 2 or 3 weeks for our chats, weigh in’s and measurements. I wouldn’t be here without her.
I hope my words can help you get to where I am. It’s truly life changing, physically, mentally and emotionally.
I started this journey on February 22nd 2011 and weighed 96.5kgs. I have just turned 29 and am 166cm tall (or short J). Today is the 2nd August and I have just come from my appointment with Lynda, to date I have lost 13kgs and a lot of cm’s from my bust, hips and waist.
I was in Jacquie-E on Saturday where I like to get skirts for work and normally I would have to squeeze in to a size 16 or buy XL’s. This time the 14′s were too big and I am now a size 12. Not a bad effort for 5 months.
It takes a bit to get started and to get into the habit but once you are there it feels easy to keep it up. I still treat myself. If I didn’t I think it would be much harder to stick to. What is life without treats? If I had pizza for dinner for example, I would make sure all my other meals for that day were on track, so it’s a balance. The results are all about how much effort you make and what you put in your mouth, and the comments you get from people make it all so very worth it, you hold your head higher and walk taller.
I still have around another 8kgs to lose till I am at my goal and I know I can get there. Thanks again Lynda”
Jodi has lost 10.5kgs
I began my journey with Lynda back in January this year. My goal was to lose between 10 and 15 kilos. I can proudly say that through my hard work and determination, and the support of Lynda and my wonderful family, I have now lost 10.5 kilos. I have done this by eating normal food, which fitted in with my family, and also exercising.
I hate diets and always have felt hungry in the past, but Lynda provided ‘real food’ options that suited my budget of feeding a family of 5. Even the kids eat more veggies now!
I feel fantastic and I often say to people that I feel like I have found my “spunk” again! It was not just about the food, it was about me making a conscious decision to change my habits. I have always been active, but I soon discovered that if I did more than just be active, I would get better results, faster. So I got off my backside and decided to start running again. I run with my mate on the weekends, but during the weekdays I struggle for time as I work fulltime and am a wife, a mother of two boys and the proud owner of a bouncy black Labrador. All of which keep me very busy.
I needed to find more hours in the day to do my running. I now take my gear and run in my lunch hour – it is fantastic, it is great exercise, plus it is great for my mental health. I get out in the fresh air and leave work, computers and all that goes with it behind for 30 minutes. I come back feeling fresh and energised for the afternoon.
It is easy to find lots of excuses not to eat well or not to exercise, but for me it was about finding every excuse I could to get out and exercise and make better food choices!
I have a few more kilos to go to get to my goal and with the continued support of Lynda and my wonderful family I know I will get there.
Cecile has much healthier habits.
Cheers Lynda! Thanks for your no BS approach and really guiding me / us to some much healthier habits. I am grateful that the ‘results’ are so recognizable in such a short time relative to how long I had not been ‘doing the right thing by myself’.
The results prove how amazing the body is at ‘self correcting and self healing’ once you give it a proper chance. It’s really remarkable and naturally inspiring to experience. It makes me appreciate life more and the dynamic flow that can be restored once we apply ourselves to better principles. It also makes me realise, quite graphically, how I do not want to go back to where I was, mentally, emotionally or physically around food / eating habits. It’s all very empowering – so thank you so much!
It feels really good to have some success, especially because life has been pretty challenging over the last 9-10 months or so! With gratitude!
Bronwyn has lost 18kgs and gained her life back
When my Doctor recommended doubling my blood pressure medication it was time to take my weight issues seriously. I didn’t just want a diet, I have been there done that before without any real results. I needed to find a long term solution that fitted in with my life and my family.
Finding what was right for me was the key and with Lynda that is exactly what I got. The one on one approach with an eating plan designed just for me around normal everyday food.
Fitting exercise into my life was probably my biggest challenge and I came up with a million excuses why I couldn’t exercise, but as the weight has come off this has been easier and I now look forward to walking each day.
Most of the time it has been smooth sailing but there were moments when I lost focus and my inner voice told me ‘you knew you couldn’t do this, may as well give up now’. This is the point where in the past I would have called it quits and without Lynda I would have. It was her belief in me and constant encouragement that made me pick up the water bottle, put on the shoes and get on with it!
To date I have lost 18kg and I have gained my life back. No longer does fear of failure stop me from enjoying life. I’m not locked away on a ‘diet’ and can head out for dinner and coffee safe in the knowledge that I know how to make good choices and still have fun! I have a few kilos left to lose but take half the blood pressure meds I used to and my Doctor has said I can stop them completely next month. This was my ultimate goal. Taking this journey with Lynda has changed my life in so many ways.
Mary lost 6kgs.
Thank you so much for your support and encouragement to me in shifting the last 6 kilos off my body. I have so enjoyed eating the correct food and shopping for different varieties of “healthy” food to make my meals tasty and interesting, as well as nutritious. Your advice regarding exercise, water intake and general education re various food types has been invaluable to me and I have learnt heaps along the way. Thank you so much.”
Rechelle & Lee. Rechelle lost 10kgs for their wedding.
I am writing this letter to recommend Lynda Smith as a Nutritionist.
My husband and I have always lived quite healthy and active lives, both playing at very high levels in our respective sports before wear and tear and the dreaded thirties and illnesses put a stop to that. We keep fit, watch our diets and stay active and in no way have become couch potatoes. However with our impending wedding and my husband’s injuries, we decided to use the knowledge of a nutritionist to control our illnesses and maintain a healthier lifestyle. We had always read health magazines and sought information about food and nutrition, but prior to meeting Lynda we didn’t realise how much misinformation and contradiction was out there.
Our first impression of Lynda was one that has remained constant from day one. Lynda is passionate about her work and helping others, and is realistic about what is achievable and what isn’t. She is a great motivator and was even able to motivate us when we had a “bad week”. Lynda has passed on a great deal of professional knowledge which has consequently given us a positive outlook towards our overall health and lifestyle and we ultimately we feel better within ourselves.
I lost 10 Kilos for my wedding day, I have more energy than I thought possible and I sleep better. We are still eating the same way Lynda taught us and are still feeling the benefits a year later. Lynda is constantly researching and passes on any information that relates to our health conditions so that we can continue to control these problems. Colleagues and friends saw the results of Lynda’s magic with us and were constantly asking me for advice about food and nutrition. I would just smile and give them Lynda’s contact details and tell them to contact her.
I am proud to have used Lynda’s advice and recommend her 100% to any one who is serious about getting expert nutritional advice and living life to the full.
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