“I work as an in-store demonstrator at ASDA. I love my job. A lot of the time I promote food. Today I was promoting apple turnovers. I say to customers, ‘Would you like to try?’ But the answer is often, ‘I can’t! I’m on a diet and I’m being good.’ Then I tell them about your book, and how you have changed my whole outlook on life. How I don’t do dieting, I just do living. Thank you for making me happy.”
“Beyond Chocolate felt like my last chance. When I looked back on the 23 years I’d been dieting, I knew I had to finally sort out my relationship with food, not just find the right diet. I hoped this course would be my road to Damascus and it really feels (and seems intellectually to make sense) that it is. I feel liberated, full of hope, like dancing!”
“Diets will always fail you eventually – give yourself a break and try Beyond Chocolate for size. It is a solution to body and weight issues that will last a lifetime.”
“I have never before felt this level of choice and control around food and, as a result, my self-esteem has soared, giving me the happiness and energy for life I have craved for such a long time.”
“I really appreciated Beyond Chocolate’s personal approach and that Sophie and Audrey are open in sharing their personal stories – it makes it so much more credible and tangible. I feel liberated and empowered and have learned that I am not on my own.”
“Beyond Chocolate offers an opportunity to start over again in your relationship with your body and food in a way that is beneficial, kind and respectful.”
“I recommend Beyond Chocolate to other women because, as I have learnt, there is more to life than constant calorie counting and feeling guilty about every little thing you put into your mouth. Maltesers are not the be all and end all, and profiteroles don’t wait round the corner ready to pounce!”
“Beyond Chocolate stuck a stick in the spokes of the self-destructive cycle I had been in for 25 years and stop handing over my power and my pounds, (pun intended) to diet clubs and detox gurus and start reclaiming both as my own. Six months on and I’m freewheeling and, believe me, it's exhilarating!”
“The continued support was more than I expected.”
“The online course gave me chance to reflect on my relationship with food and with my body, at my own pace. I would recommend it to anyone who overeats and wants to stop."
“The online course has definitely helped me to move my relationship with food in the direction I want it to go. Twelve weeks of gently nudging me in the right direction has left me feeling much calmer around food - I've still got a way to go, but I'm feeling much more confident.”
“The online course has helped me to have a healthier relationship with food. The common sense and good ideas have really struck a chord with me and have helped me grow in self confidence, something which has had far-reaching consequences on many areas of my life, not just food. The regular emails helped me stay focused and I used the exercises and mp3s for support between emails."
“I recommend the Beyond Chocolate 1 Day Workshop to other women because it is the only sustainable way for me to get to my ideal weight and keep it off.”
“I recommend Beyond Chocolate 1 Day Workshop the to other women because there isn’t any other solution for our diet problems. This is the way to go.”
“I recommend the Beyond Chocolate 1 Day Workshop to other women because it shows you how many other people feel the same and gives you the tools to apply the Beyond Chocolate principles.”
“It was so lovely to be able to be open and honest in a safe environment with like-minded individuals. The saying ‘A problem share is a problem halved’ really rings true.”
“It was a VERY inspiring day on many levels.”
“I recommend Beyond Chocolate to other women because it provides a mechanism for looking at issues that concern, occupy and affect many women. I believe all women would gain something from the workshop I did with Sarah. I believe the holistic approach is brilliant too and the ten principles encompass key aspects and strategies for living a good life!”
“Following the Beyond Chocolate concept gives you the freedom to enjoy food without feeling guilty and to focus on having a happy and fulfilled life. You don't need to keep up the misery of dieting forever.”
“The Beyond Chocolate workshop gave me hope for the future because the principles make so much sense. The ideas explored have really made me think about the way I see myself and my relationship with food.”
“I recommend a Beyond Chocolate workshop because it gives you freedom from dieting and trying to be 'good'. It teaches you to listen to your own body instead of relying on 'weight loss experts' telling you how to live your life.”
“I have at last discovered hope to resolve my relationship with weight and food. I wholly recommend this to those who have ever felt despair with diets and body image.”
“A fabulous concept that makes an awful lot of sense. The fairies are well trained and knowledgeable and understand where you are coming from as they have been there themselves. I'm looking forward to never doing another diet!”
“The one day Beyond Chocolate workshop offered a way of looking at things without judgement or pressure. It puts all the principles together as a workable whole. It was so nice to be in an environment where eating good food is encouraged with no guilt (the food was fab, all home-cooked). We felt like a group of friends meeting for a chat and lovely lunch – rather than a group of strangers.”
“I believe the Beyond Chocolate principles have set me on the path to a more positive relationship with food and myself, allowing me to let go of destructive negative past views and values.”
“I recommend the Beyond Chocolate Experience to other women because it is such an enlightening experience. It allows you to look at how you may have punished yourself in the past. Its a brilliant tool to enable you to realise that your life is for living so enjoy it...enjoy the food you eat!”
“I learned that I have been very unhappy for too long and that I deserve to be happy again. I learned that I can move forward and trust myself around food. I know I need to appreciate and look after both my body and mind. I feel less alone”.
“It is a practical, realistic and refreshing approach to begin recognising my relationship with food. The One Day Course has provided tools and ways to apply them in my life. The setting and Sarah created an environment that enabled me to feel comfortable and vulnerable. This helped me to be open and receptive to new ideas and ways of responding to my emotions”.
“I recommend the Beyond Chocolate Experience to other women because you honestly won’t know how amazing it is until you’ve tried it. I’d read the book and found it incredibly helpful, but doing this course has really taken it to the next level. I felt engaged, supported and never alone”.
"How amazing to be in a place where others are going though exactly what you have been through and to discover there is another way."
"Beyond Chocolate addresses all those ‘ugly’ things so many women live with but no one talks about, and gives you real tools to change them."
"I had a light-bulb moment - the more I jump on the scales, the less it works. Now I'm getting lighter. More importantly still, knowing I can trust my body is so liberating!"
Beyond Chocolate has taught me that I don’t have to be perfect – I can let go of my all-or-nothing approach. I’m learning to enjoy food – what a foreign yet delightful feeling!”
"I am grateful every day that I discovered Beyond Chocolate. I can honestly say it was the defining moment of my life – I left the Beyond Chocolate Experience on top of the world and with hope in my heart."