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Success Stories
Real life Placebo Dieters share their success stories and their comments

“Since I attended one of Janet’s workshops, I can honestly say that since then, my life has changed for the better. Janet has a warmth about her and she is so passionate, knowledgeable and genuinely thrilled that the system that she has developed is able to help so many people; it’s difficult not to get excited yourself!

The best part is that it works! It makes sense and it isn’t difficult…all the information is already known but it needed putting together and Janet has done that in a really simple and easy but life-changing set of principles.

It should be taught everywhere – everyone would benefit from the sense of wellbeing and happiness that it brings. I can’t thank Janet enough for educating me in a better way to live my life.”

Fiona Gregory

“In my 25 years as a GP I have found patients coming for help with issues around weight and personal appearance a great challenge. These patients are often desperate and vulnerable, so are prepared to spend considerable sums of money on the latest diet craze, often to find themselves disappointed in the results.

Diets have had their day THEY JUST DON’T WORK! In The Placebo Diet, Janet Thomson has developed a totally unique and much needed system which tackles the root of the problem, helping to generate the motivation to make the necessary changes and produce results.

All this is presented with Janet’s calm, assured professionalism, produced by many years of successfully helping client s with just these issues.

Janet teaches in a calm and professional manner, and clearly practices what she preaches: a sure sign of the effectiveness of her scheme. If people commit and follow Janet’s method, success is inevitable.”

Dr Mark Chambers (MRCGP and GP Trainer)

“Having tried several different approaches to dieting over the years, I still felt there were issues underlying issues that were preventing me from getting the results I knew I wanted.

Janet was very professional, extremely perceptive, easy to talk to and had a straightforward manner that I really liked. She quickly identified the issues in the first session.

Since then I have literally blossomed! The impact of the programme was subtle but so powerful and effective - I am much happier and more relaxed generally. I look and feel lighter as a result and continue to use the techniques if I ever feel a bit negative, and they never fail to pick me up.

I highly recommend this programme for removing old thoughts and behaviours that are (literally) weighing you down.This is the easiest system I have ever tried, and by far the most effective. What a combination!”

Anne Mills

“Having suffered with an eating disorder for years, I had tried and tried to beat it on my own – without success. In fact, it seemed to be getting worse and I was at the end of my tether.

After just one session with Janet I found the techniques worked immediately; completely eradicating some really negative behaviours. They also helped me to change the way you I think and feel about food in general.

I’ve now have a healthy relationship with food and am losing weight naturally, without fad diets or gimmicks. I am so pleased I found Janet and her amazing system!”

Deb James

“10 months after starting The Placebo Diet programme, I am now 10st 6lb (down from 13st 2lb). I haven’t done lots more exercise or joined a gym…just followed Janet’s advice and used the mind changing techniques. As silly as it sounds I eat what I want: it’s what I want that has changed!

My BMI has dropped from 30.6 (obese) to 24.2 (safe range). Janet – would it be exaggerating to say “you saved my life?”

Marie James

“I had been dieting since I was 14. The weight had gone off and on so many times I lost count – and hope. Now for the first time in years I believe I am losing weight without dieting , and for the first time in my life I’m confident I’ll keep it off.

I’ve lost three stone so far. I have had periods where it’s all been quite a struggle, but instead of going into panic mode, I have been using the techniques Janet has taught us.

Also, I seem to have become braver in other aspects of my life too, and stopped putting myself bottom of the priority list.This has been a life-changing and rewarding process!”

Jennifer Moorby

“I went to your retreat at Champneys…it was amazing! My state of mind is so much more positive, I honestly feel reborn. My eating is completely under control, and I am no longer saying vile things to myself.”

Jo Brown

“Two stone off and BMI down from 37.9 to 32.9, so just three points off being “overweight” rather than “obese“ – I can do it!!”

Susan Beaver

“When I saw the retreat advertised, I was sceptical... but you’ve proved me wrong! The Placebo Diet is so much more painless than any “diet” I’ve ever been on (and I started at the age of eight...). Just believing my body deserves to be treated better has influenced so many areas of my life.”

Angela Matthews

“I attended Janet’s 5 day retreat at Champeys, and want to say a huge ‘thank you’! It was so worthwhile (and worth every penny). I got to my goal today - I have lost two and a half stone. All done a month before my daughter’s wedding! I really believe I have learnt to have a different relationship with food, and indeed myself.”

Arial Morrison

“Having attended a one day workshop, I must admit Janet exceeded my already high expectations. have extensively studied food technology throughout my life, but could never surmise my knowledge onto “one plate”. Your workshop put it all in order for me and helped me see the whole picture.

Thank you very much for all your work to create and deliver this thoroughly researched approach. I look forward to attending your next professional training course!”

Tatyana Stewart

“So far I have lost 5 stone and it’s still coming off so I am really chuffed! The visualisation techniques are great – it’s really working!”

Luke Carter