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Weight Loss – lose weight for the last time

Do you self-sabotage your weight loss efforts?

Have you managed to lose weight only to have it all creep back on again?

Are you always looking to find the one that ‘works’?

This constant cycle of weight loss and weight gain is difficult and frustrating and can leave you feeling helpless, unhappy, and with very low self-esteem.

The focus of the Mind over Body Weight Management programme is on mindset. Losing weight is more than eating less and moving more. It is a skill that you learn. After all, most people know how and what they should eat in order to lose weight. The difficult part is to stay motivated. This 8-week programme will show you how you can stop self-sabotage, stay motivated, and put an end to yo-yo dieting.

Working on your mind to help you to make lasting changes is the missing link in most diet and weight loss programmes. Diet and weight loss programmes that focus only on food and exercise are missing a vital component – they do not look at getting your mindset right to keep you motivated and successful in the long term.

The Mind over Body Weight Management Programme is based on the latest research in Psychology on the most effective way of achieving lasting weight loss. During the programme you will get the psychological tools, based on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which have been shown in hundreds of research studies to be more effective than diet and exercise on its own.

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Meet Susi, the founder of the Mind over Body Weight Management Programme

I understand that to lose weight and keep it off you need more than to “eat less & move more”. I learned that through my own experience, as I went through most of my life trying out the latest diets and exercise regimes which promised to help me lose weight.
I counted calories, points and syns, I cut out whole food groups, detoxed and drank shakes. I did lose weight on most of those plans, but I found it difficult to sustain and very soon the weight came back on, and then some more on top of it.
The thing is, I knew exactly what I should eat and what I shouldn’t it. Most of what I ate was healthy, home-cooked food. However, I was an emotional eater, and I found that is the case with most people who come to see me for weight management.
I was feeling stressed, frustrated and guilty. Pausing my career to raise our 3 children was for me very important and I was lucky to be able to do that. However, I also missed going to work and interacting with other people. Without realising it, when I felt stressed or guilty about missing work, I would turn to chocolate, looking to make myself feel better. Deep down I knew that this is not going to help but I was thinking “just a little bit won’t make a difference”.
Later on in life, when I went to college to study Psychology and Psychotherapy, I had to undergo counselling myself as part of my studies. I then discovered that I did hold strong associations to chocolate from my childhood and that chocolate had become my “go to” when experiencing difficult emotions.
While studying, I also learned about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and how it is applied to help to change behaviours and thought patterns, which is the key to achieving lasting behaviour changes that lead to sustainable weight loss. Once I started applying the principles of CBT to myself I started to lose weight without having to “diet” or count points, calories or syns.
My own experience of weight gain and weight loss, combined with my studies, led me to developed the “Mind over Body Weight Management Programme”. This programme is evidence based and applies CBT tools and techniques which not only equip you to achieve weight loss and a healthy lifestyle, but also to help you achieve a balanced and fulfilling life.

What the programme will do for you

  • Greater confidence

  • Better sleep
  • Improved energy
  • Decreased stress
  • Improved body image
  • Improved vitality
  • Change your habits around food
  • Put an end to emotional eating
  • Put an end to yo-yo dieting
  • No more self-sabotaging your weight loss efforts and put an end to that inner voice that has stopped you in the past

  • You won’t be hiding when pictures are taken

  • Buy clothes that you like not clothes that just fit

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Skills you will walk away with:

  • Retrain your mindset to replace “Diet” mentality

  • Transform your sabotaging beliefs and thoughts

  • Nourishing yourself to eliminate food cravings

  • Recognising emotional eating and knowing how to change it

  • How to get back on track after making unhealthy food/drink choices

  • How mindful eating will help you feel fuller and more satisfied

  • How to keep yourself motivated

  • Self monitor to keep you in charge

  • Planning for holidays/nights out/special occasions

  • Understand the difference between hunger and cravings

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  • Have the tools to maintain your new habits for the rest of your life

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Read some of the amazing testimonials and success stories

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I highly recommend this course.

It has been life-changing for me. I knew I needed something different after years of slimming classes. In the 8 weeks that I did the course, I have changed my relationship with food. I have so much more awareness and can’t become unaware, so I feel like I have gotten to the root of my problem of overeating. The food plan was simple and the class was enjoyable, informative, and supportive.

I feel like I learned skills that I can apply to other areas of my life too

I lost a stone in weight during the course and am still losing weight and enjoying my food more.

I am really grateful to Susi for putting together and delivering this course.

Audrey O’Toole

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I found 8-week Mind over Body Weight Management programme very beneficial. At the start, I didn’t think it will help me and I was very apprehensive.  I have had negative experiences before from other programmes which has let me down and I didn’t believe in myself that I can do it again. But I was willing to give it a try and I promised myself to be patient. To my surprise slowly I got used to eat more healthily every 3 hours. Instead of having sweets or cakes as my snacks, I replaced them with healthy snacks and slowly my cravings for sugar have faded away. Besides, i got used to having 3 healthy meals a day. I was delighted to know that I have managed to lose 6 kg in total as well. Eating mindfully has helped me to slow down, enjoy the food better, and make healthier choices. What mostly helped me this time was addressing the Mind, addressing the Emotional Eating and look deeper and do a bit of work (this was missing in the other programmes) .I am happy that with Susi’s help I was able to tackle the most challenging area for me. So I am very grateful to her for this gift.

Renata Anukaite

Thank you Susi

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I have discovered that Susi’s tagline ‘lose weight for the last time’ might actually be possible. I’ve tried to lose weight since I was a teenager but always put it back on. With Susi’s programme I learned to change my thinking and my habits around food. My weight loss is slow but it feels different to any other experience I’ve had so now I believe I can keep it off. Each week’s theme and materials matched what I needed very well and I feel like I have made real change. Susi practices what she preaches. She has a real understanding of what issues with weight feel like and communicates with empathy and kindness. This really helped me to engage with the programme and keep going.

Jennifer Little

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“Since starting the programme with Susi I can see how having been in other weight loss groups were just quick fixes. I would stick to a points system, lose weight but it wouldn’t be long before I put it on again. I was learning nothing. With Susi I am learning to change my thoughts and attitude toward food. As I learn new habits and behaviors I lose weight and have a better relationship with food.”

Deirdre O’Shea

Deirdre O'Shea

“What I’d like to say about your programme is that I found it very much a personal discovery of my ability to change my eating habits by thinking about and planning my day, not only my diet, but also my feelings about it as well.
Its very much a thought-provoking programme, and you deliver it in a very personal and intelligent way, helping me to rethink my own ability to change in very simple and effective ways….”

Anne O’Gara

Anne O'Gara

“I’ve always struggled with my weight, I’d lose some for a while and then put it back on again and then some. In the last few years I have tried different weight loss programmes which worked, but only for the short term.

When we got engaged in June 2016 I said that I wanted to lose weight for the wedding, because of the continuous celebrations that followed the engagement I ended up putting on more weight. I tried several times in the 1st year of our engagement to lose weight but with so many plans being made for the wedding everything was a reason to celebrate, and my idea of celebrating is treating ourselves to dinner out or a takeaway.

A friend of Philips had previously done the programme and told him all about it as it had really helped them to lose weight. I was a little bit apprehensive about it as I felt this could be another short term solution to what was my long term problem. I obviously couldn’t have been more wrong.

After my first session I knew that this wasn’t like all the other weight loss programmes. Susi goes into detail on why you look at food the way you do, she talks about what triggers your eating habits, how you may feel mentally and physically after eating certain foods and educates you on how to make better decisions surrounding your diet and this was a huge help for me.

I would definitely recommend the programme to anyone looking to make a positive change in their lives in relation to how they look at and treat food. Without doing the programme I wouldn’t have realised my own triggers which are feel good factors, I habe now learnt that I don’t need food to reward myself. ”

Sarah Larkin

Sarah Larkin

“I needed help in changing my ways and understanding what I was eating and why? On week one I was very emotional about sitting with a large group and discussing my eating and just wasn’t sure how the session was going to be. My fears and anxiety soon left me as I met Susi and the rest of the group. Session one was so supportive and everyone in the group had the same goals and eagerness to change. Each group behaviour session with Susi was so different, but yet it all led to the same outcome of how we would change our ways and set our life changing goals. Susi led each session with compassion and positiveness for each one of us and at the end of each session I had so may new ideas and goals for the coming week. I loved going to my once a week meeting with the group.
I had to leave the program for 4 weeks as I was on medication during these 4 weeks. I continued to use the nutritional plan, new behavioural skills and I was still positive and walking as much as I could. On return to the gym 4 weeks later, I was so anxious of my weight and I so shocked to discover that I had continued to loose weight, even though I hadn’t exercised. But all the new habits and coping mechanisms I had learned on the program helped me to stay focused on my goal.”

Janice Mc Hugh

Janice McHugh

“I started as I said on the 11th of January and as a twist of luck I won my place on the course in a competition. I needed to get started to lose weight and change everything about my eating habits. Before I wouldn’t eat maybe until the evening or I would I have snacks like chocolate bars or Muffins and filled sandwiches then I would bring chocolate home to have after my dinner. I also often made excuses to not cook and have a take-away. I always felt that if I didn’t eat during the day then why not have it. It wouldn’t be bad for me……Well that’s wrong. I think looking back most of the time I ate the wrong things I was telling myself a lie about how it wouldn’t matter. We all know there are many reasons why we gain weight, some people struggle their entire lives with weight problems but for me I started gaining weight in my late twenty’s, I was always really active and fit, playing a load of sports, I stopped this in my late twenty’s and just assumed my body would stay the same because it had never changed no matter what I ate. I know it’s a mixture of lack of movement and run of bad personal circumstances which I believe lead to a depression for me. Of course, food and exercise can’t fix every problem a person has but it can really help your belief in yourself to accomplish the harder things in life. You might be thinking this is very deep just for a diet and exercise plan but I feel this course is more than that. I found it tough to change my habits in the first few weeks, I was skipping meals and hoping I would be okay, although this time I wasn’t thinking it was OK. I knew it wasn’t helping me. Attending the meetings on a Wednesday evening was a great method of getting the support from the other group members (didn’t know I needed) and also to know hey I’m not alone in this and other people do feel the same way I do. The first week I didn’t want to see the number on the scale, I thought to myself that if I knew how big I had gotten then it would send me into feeling sorry for myself and not the motivation that I needed. I asked Susie not to tell me. She did that with no questions as to why or making me look. I really appreciated that at the time as it was quite emotional for me. The course has really taught me a number of things, I know now about a healthy meal plan, how to deal with sabotaging thoughts, how to be mindful of what I am eating and also mindful of my thoughts and how they can affect the good that I do. How to be strong when out in a group and feeling the pressure to break plan and how to have an internal “chat” with myself. Before dealing with all the negative thoughts that would totally take over, the course has taught me on how to overcome those and deal with cravings 5 minutes at a time. Because as we know we all get them but we don’t have to give into them. The hardest thing for me was to learn how to be kinder to myself and not be so self-conscious and self-critical, Susi and the course taught me that when I have these thoughts how I can deal with them and I will be forever grateful. The first week was about organising myself and making sure I was planning ahead. That’s one thing that will really help if you are doing this course, what is it that the Scouts say “Be Prepared”, well it for sure helps with this plan. If you have prepared your food, there is no way that you can feel hungry if you are eating every three hours, I have been on other plans before where I felt that all I wanted to do was give up because I was starving. If you eat on plan you wont be hungry I was never hungry… The weeks passed and I did come across situations where it was difficult to keep to plan, like a 50th Birthday party for a family member I knew that like at most parties there would be platters of food coming around later and a load of alcohol. So, what I did to help with that was to make sure that I had my dinner closer to when we were heading out and making sure that I drank all the water that day so I was full going. I used to think ah sure I won’t need dinner tonight there will be food at the party. Strangely enough when the food came out I wasn’t interested in it at all, it didn’t look nice…..I also worried about not having a few drinks at the party but I drank water all night. Some people don’t like to see you drinking water, I wonder do they think badly of the amount they are drinking themselves. I had a few comments about not drinking but I didn’t care, I am doing this for me and not them. on the mend on my own and do well. There was one week I just wanted to give up but I mustered through with the tools that Susie had given me to speak to that little voice in your head with the negative thoughts and quieten it. I lost weight each week and I think that it because I attended the course and I could see that it was working. No matter how small a loss be it 1kg it’s a loss and its weight that is no longer on me.”

Tina Cosgrave

Tina Cosgrave

“I was curious to see how the whole process worked and how it would impact my life.
It amazed me how the mind works and with the tools we received from Susi have helped in my way off thinking
I have continued to use these tools on a daily basis and it really has helped me to stay focused on my weight loss journey
Susi is such a lovely person and a great listener.”

Nicola Tunnah

This course was unlike any other weight loss programme but was the most successful. It taught us to understand the psychology behind our weight loss & gave us a clear roadmap for continuing on this journey. A fantastic course I would highly recommend it.

Elaine Sheridan

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My mission

Part of my mission statement is to continually update my skills in light of expanding knowledge about human development and psychological well-being. It is important to me to keep abreast of relevant research in the area. In October 2018 I attended a 2-day workshop at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia where I updated my skill in CBT for weight loss with the most eminent experts in the field, Dr Judieth Beck. In this workshop I learned the latest evidence-based strategies aimed at modifying my clients’ thinking and behavior so they can make permanent changes in their eating and lose weight.

I also completed a Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and my research study and dissertation was based on applying CBT for weight loss.

What is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for weight loss?

Weight loss is complex, and research tells us that eating healthy and exercising is not enough to successfully lose weight and keep it off. We have deep-rooted emotional associations with eating and these have a huge impact on how and what we eat. Diet and weight loss programmes that focus only on food and exercise are missing a vital component – they do not look at getting your mindset right to keep you motivated and successful in the long term.

CBT provides you with a set of tools that will change the way you think and therefore the way you behave around food.  Changing behavior, in particular long-term, habitual patterns, takes practice and this programme will support you throughout to help you make those changes. The tools are for life and applying them consistently will enable you to maintain a healthy weight.

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Final comments from clients when I ask them:

What did you take away from the programme

  • I just want to say this programme has really opened my eyes so much about my relationship with food and my relationship with myself.  For some reason setting out on this I thought oh great 8 weeks I’ll be good and I’ll drop 2 stone and life will be wonderful but it’s not that straightforward because I’ve so much to figure out that I didn’t realise when I started. I have been very stressed for the past 6 months+ because of work. Juggling a demanding full-time job and 3 small children is tricky and I wasn’t giving myself credit for that. All I could see is that I am overweight. I am a resilient person and look outwardly like I cope well with stress and to an extent I do but I feel now it has been manifesting itself in weight gain and I have been trapped in a vicious circle of overeating and giving myself a hard time. I’m very grateful for this programme because it has made me sit and think and write down what’s going on for me. I am naturally a happy person and I am very blessed with so much. I feel this programme could help me finally feel happy about my physical appearance after many years. 
  • Mindful eating, prepping meals, recognising feelings around food.
  • I think of healthy food as kindness and respect I show for my amazing body that has sustained me so well for so many years. This is a huge change in my mind. Eating too much sugar now seems to me like not respecting my body or my self. This is a 360 degree turn for me.
  • I love feeling I deserve nice food
  • I think more about what I have achieved in terms of energy and mood. If I am happy and calm then I’m doing well. What the scales says does not affect my happiness.
  • I’m comfort eating less because I’m more tuned into why I comfort eat. I’m more mobile walking as much as I can.
  • More organised and prepared around my food. Drinking more water- my pet hate! Definitely, have a different attitude towards food.
  • If you control your mind you have health. Yesterday I went to a pub. I said to the waiter I want to eat healthily and she advised me what to eat. Before  I would have order buttered fish and chips. Thanks for your program.
  •  Can’t believe that I am feeling this calm and at ease with food and eating.  Very grateful for your programme and sharing of your experience that is benefitting my mindset and health.
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  • I took my measurements as an alternative to scales and have 7 inches gone inc 4 on waist which is my problem zone. So delighted with that. It will help me stop over analysing the scales too.
  • I think the small challenge every week is excellent because when it’s done at end of week you are delighted rather than aiming too high and then feeling deflated. It’s funny how much it’s all in the head.
  • Overall my feeling of my progress is positive. I feel that I am more conscious of the decisions  I am making with regards to my food choices. While I still am not 100% with everything, I feel for me with our family life I am progressing in the right direction that I can sustain these changes on a more permanent basis.
  • Love the plan Susi. It’s anything but a challenge!!! It’s been a huge support this week.
  • I feel respected and supported by you.
  • Very grateful to you for your guidance

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