Wow! While I have slipped a little since I've been back on my own, I know what I need to do and that it works. Making changes to my diet by reducing my sugar intake (whether it's in the pure form of sugar or honey or chocolate or processed like bread or pasta), has made a huge change in alleviating my anxiety and lifting my mood. It might help that I can now eat and truly enjoy foie gras and bacon without the guilt trip from the diet industry. The fact that I have finally seen the scale move in a downward direction (after years of stalling) is secondary to the more than 20% drop in my cholesterol numbers (the hdl numbers are still nice and high). My moods are much more stable and my energy levels are much higher than they were. The idea that I could take three dance classes a week without risking the bones in my feet or hurting my knees would have been unheard of two years ago.
I took the supplements Rachael recommended pretty strictly until the summer. I still take some of them every weekday, others I take when I can tell that I need a bit of a boost.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with Rachael; she truly knows of what she speaks. Follow her advice, ask tons of questions; she has a lot to offer you!