I sought Jackie’s advice last year having suffered for many years  with numerous colds and subsequent chest infections which I struggled to shake off, I also had a very poor sleeping pattern.

Jackie organised a test to establish if there were any underlying issues and then recommended a drastic change in diet with the addition of various supplements.  I experienced an immediate improvement in my health and wished I had discovered her earlier.  Jackie is very knowledgeable on this subject and worked hard to only make recommendations which she thought would both fit my lifestyle and that I would stick to.



I went to see Jackie about the Metabolic Balance programme after gaining weight during a prolonged period of anxiety and low mood.  

Jackie was fantastic and listened to what I wanted to achieve from the programme, both physically and mentally.  She was great at helping me get the blood test organised and with talking me through the implications of my results.  In between face to face sessions, Jackie would check in to see how I was going especially in early phases when things can be a bit tougher.  I lost a stone in about 4 weeks and then a further stone in the next 8 weeks!  I felt fantastic, more confident, much more energetic and felt in control of food, rather than feeling food was controlling me.   By the second week into the programme, I was not feeling hungry at all in between meals and the urge to snack had greatly reduced.  I’ve found myself thinking much more about the nutritional content of food and drinks and the impact they will have on my health and mood.  I can’t thank Jackie enough for the way she has helped shaped my attitude to nutrition and the positive impact it still continues to have on my life.  

Kay H, West Midlands

I decided to sign up for the Metabolic Balance® programme after witnessing significant successes with two of my work colleagues. I started at the end of August 2011 where my starting weight was 18 stones and 3 pounds. Through vigilance and a committed willingness to improve my health and appearance I can now say that my life style, health and physical fitness has been the best in recent years. Within 11 weeks my weight was 15 stones and 12 pounds. I lost 33 pounds (2 stones and 5 pounds). I lost 11cm from my waist and my body fat reduced from 30.7% to 26.6%.
During this time I had a full medical assessment which had showed a significant improvement in my general health. My average blood pressure readings before commencing the programme were 135+ over 95. Since this weight loss the readings are averaging between 115 to 120 over 80 to 87.  (120/80 is considered a normal blood pressure)
My cholesterol has reduced such that my good HDL cholesterol is now over 40% of my total cholesterol. To have 25% alone is considered good. 
The weight loss has increased my mobility, ability to do more in the gym and I just have more energy these days to do more things.
Being on the Metabolic Balance® programme has enhanced my life. I found the information simple to understand and I was very comfortable with the foods customised for my plan. I am now eating foods I had never even heard of before as well as those of which I was not previously keen. The plan, together with great support from my coach, Jackie, have been instrumental in my improved health and I would recommend this to others who genuinely and seriously are committed to healthier eating and improved fitness.
Steve, Solihull 


Dear Jackie,

Many thanks for the data and all your encouragement and knowledge. Your efforts to continually try to find foods that I could eat and consult with your colleagues to help me were very impressive. Everybody I see is overwhelmed by the return of me to my normal size and I feel good about myself instead of ashamed and always wanting to cover myself up to hide the flab!

So thank you again for being kind enough to make it possible when I was struggling financially.

All the very best in all you do Jackie.


Marion,  Gloucestershire 


Cytoplan Testimonials


Sent: 16 April 2019 15:07
To: Jackie Tarling <jackie@cytoplan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Product 1:1

Hello Jackie

Thank you so much for a super 1to1 training session.  I used the test kit today with a client and hopefully they will be ordering a supplement from XXXXX over the next few days.

Wishing you a great Easter holiday.




Sent with flowers

Dear Jackie

Thank you so much for all your wonderful help and advice. I cannot tell you how grateful I am to have my life back. Your sensitive approach and kindness on the phone was very much appreciated. Best wishes Katherine


Hi Jacqui – rang cytoplan on behalf of a therapy client and heard you’re no longer with them. I am so sorry to hear this as you provided a great service. Just to say – all the very best to you in your new venture/career. I will miss you!

ML, 2020


To: Jackie Tarling <jackie@cytoplan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Hayfever


This is incredibly helpful and informative – thanks for taking the time. 

I’m going to purchase the cyto-night and vitamin c for sleep for my 13 year old and the probiotic and vitamin c for the 9 year old (making the most of the promo and I still have a pot to take alongside my collagen for myself!)

I’ll definitely be in touch again.




Sent: 28 May 2019 21:09
To: Jackie Tarling <jackie@cytoplan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Supplement advice

Thanks Jackie. This is fantastic, much appreciated.


From: DL

Sent: 22 May 2019 13:47
To: Jackie Tarling <jackie@cytoplan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Advice for vitamins to purchase

Thank you so much your wonderful advice.

That is lovely of you. I noticed that there is a 3 for 2 offer on vitamins so would you recommend anything else for me to purchase?

I am going to fish x2 a week in my diet and I will add in beans and nuts to help me with protein.

If in the future, I would also be looking for vitamins for pre-pregnancy. Again, can you advise anything to support with this?

Kind regards,



Sent: 21 May 2019 13:45
To: Jackie Tarling <jackie@cytoplan.co.uk>
Subject: Re: One to one training

Many thanks for this. 

It was great to chat with you too and make a connection.

I found the session interesting and inspiring.

With  best wishes,




Lose & Shape Up (David Lloyd)

I found Jackie’s Nutritional knowledge has been an excellent asset to the LSU classes. I have learnt and understand so much more now about what I am eating and feel I am making better choices at meal times. As a result my body shape has completely changed which I am loving.

Tracey H, 2013

I would like to say it has been a very positive experience for me.  As you know my motivation was different to most as I wanted to eat well and lose body fat.  My physic has improved greatly and I feel so much more confident wearing short sleeve blouses (I hated to show my arms before). I also suffered such an uncomfortable stomach which I don’t get now, unless I have a treat (I mean bad food!!) and I have ditched my sugary snacks but never feel hungry or the need to eat loads of cake or chocolate! It has also helped me choose better meals for my kids.

The cooking demos gave me some great ideas for delicious meals and snacks that I could easily prepare myself, whilst being healthy and nutritious. Phil made it seem really easy and fun. In fact today I made guacamole for a lunch party and it went down a treat!

Jackie’s expert knowledge in nutrition is also a real bonus with useful information, hand-outs and myth busting facts – I am now much more nutritionally aware.”

NB (David Lloyd), March 2013


I have attended two ‘cook offs’ held at David Lloyds Sixways, Worcester recently, held by Jackie the Nutritionist and the head chef.
I have found the recipes both useful and informative, contributing to the knowledge and understanding I am gaining about nutrition and healthy eating as part of the ‘Lose and Shape up’ course I have been attending and the healthy eating menu’s at David Lloyds for both adults and children.
The nutritional knowledge provided by Jackie on the course has helped me to re-think healthy eating and revise my and my families diet. The menus are not only compatible with this but are also creative as well as informative.
The ‘cook offs’ are very helpful in providing a variety of ideas to draw on, linked to healthy eating.
 PM (David Lloyd), March 2013


I wanted to say thank for the suggested nutrition recommendations.  It’s doing wonders for me.  I have so much energy.  Thanks for your support.   

AC (David Lloyd), February 2013


Thank you for your advice and support

Sara P, 2013


Lose and Shape up helped me to discover that I could be a success!!  I have learnt a new way of eating and have continued to lose weight and shape up since the course has finished.  I can see a goal of losing all my weight and shaping up for the future is now attainable.

I am looking forward to coming back to the maintenance course in September, Jackie has been an inspiration!

RB, July 2013


The combination of a personal trainer and professional nutrition advice makes perfect sense in the approach to weight loss and improved wellbeing.  I found the group support from like-minded members invaluable. I have enjoyed and been impressed with the Lose & Shape Up plan, and Jackie Tarling is such an asset to DL!

PO 2013


I found the course good overall and I’m optimistic it will work for me long term.  I have lost a bit more in the last couple of weeks even though the course has now finished. The key for me I think has been the combination of increased protein and exercise, in particular strength training.

 AW 2013


I found the course very helpful and informative. I have gained knowledge AND lost inches! The programme kept me focused and I am very pleased to have lost 14lbs in twelve weeks. I am looking forward to losing even more weight as I apply the lessons learnt. 

 ER, July 2013


The ” lose and shape up”  course has been an inspiration, combining excellent and interesting nutrition advice from Jackie together with  motivational exercise in a variety of formats.  Despite being one of the oldest in the group, ( and possibly least fit and most overweight),  I felt very  included and supported by everyone . The weekly group support was a new experience for me and I found it reassuring and mutually beneficial when we needed encouragement. The new way of eating has been a revelation particularly after spending much of my life battling with being overweight  . Previous diets  involved  a whole range of approaches from  calorie counting to eating no fat  or low fat diets. Few worked despite my best efforts and most left me hungry. Despite a considerable shift in rethinking my food intake and being able to eat full fat foods,  I have lost 19lbs in 12 weeks and since the initial introductory talk,  over 28lbs . I am also more energised and fitter than I  have been for many years and with the additional exercise classes included have been able to  make much better use of much of the  equipment in the gym and feel confident when exercising on my own .

As well as weight loss my body measurements are reduced and I have dropped two dress sizes. I  would like to thank Jackie and look forward to attending the proposed maintenance course . However I am confident that I am now well on the way to being fitter and have nutrition  information to maintain a healthier lifestyle .

Victoria C, 2013


After many years of recognising I needed to get fitter and shape up, the David Lloyd LSU course appeared for me at just the right time.  Getting fitter was being addressed by joining the Gym in first place, however what I also needed was the nutritional information that would help me really connect the two elements together.  Like most other people looking to lose weight I have tried other diet plans such as ‘Weight Watchers’ using the points system, needless to say whist there was a weight loss initially clearly this was not going to be sustained because nutritionally the guidance lacked the most important information and that was the ‘value’ of food and how your body reacts to different food groups, but more importantly how your body uses food for fuel, energy, good health and weight sustainability.

The Nutritional instruction I have received in the course has been exceptional, I can without hesitation say my whole perspective on what I eat & how much I eat has changed for good !  This is no ‘diet’ it is clearly a new way of thinking for life, this new approach to eating is not a chore as most ‘diets’ are, eating is enjoyable as I am eating the right food for me which is sustainable in the long term due to the changes and choices I am making and will continue to make.

Over the duration of the course I managed to lose 9lb, this is just the start for me which is exactly what I needed, but more importantly I now have the knowledge that will ensure I go on to lose more over the coming weeks and months.

Julie H, 2013


Over the past few years I have probably tried every diet & eating plan going including Atkins, Dukan, detoxes, slimming world, alternate fasting etc. Whilst they have all worked to start with I could  never maintain the plans and end up giving up. Then have ended up putting on more weight!

After some recent health problems I wanted to address some recent weight gain and start exercising to look at life in a more holistic way. I decided to join David Lloyd’s Lose and shape up program. 

I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made! The nutritional advice has been invaluable. It has dispelled many myths about so called “diet” foods and allowed me to fuel my body with foods that have nutritional value. I don’t view it that I’m on a diet. I feel that I have just made achievable life long changes to how I eat. 

The exercise segment of the program has been inspiring too. Being a new member to gym it has allowed me to meet fellow members and many of the fitness team. I have learnt new ways of exercising to maximise muscle gain and weight loss. 

However, for me the greatest difference has been that my life is now not ruled by what the scales say and I’ve stopped viewing everything I eat as to whether it will make me “fat” or “thin. I now know it is a combination approach to a balanced diet & exercise is the key.

Cassie T, 2014