MIND OVER BODY WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME™

SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE TO A BALANCED LIFE

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

Do you self-sabotage your weight loss efforts?

Are you feeling overwhelmed & exhausted?

Are you constantly thinking about food – what you should eat and what you shouldn’t eat?

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

Weight loss programmes and diets 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 help you to change the way you relate to food.

Changing your relationship with food and overcoming emotional eating requires learning new mental skills and identifying thinking patterns, and behaviours that have hindered you in the past. Learning those new mental skills and behaviours will rewire your brain and it will make you change from the inside out.

CBT is a clinical psychological approach to help you make habit changes and stop that inner voice that keeps sabotaging your best efforts.

 

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Having tried countless diets, are you always looking to find the one that ‘works’?

Yo-yo dieting, trying the next weightless gimmick on the market, and wondering if the cabbage soup diet really does work. Let me tell you right now, that while all diets ‘work’ to a certain extent if you stick to them, they are not sustainable.

We have a deep-rooted, emotional relationship with food and eating. A relationship that often likes to love and hate us and everything in between.  Hating ourselves for eating that slice of carrot cake or berating ourselves for having seconds, is almost a daily occurrence. This sometimes volatile rapport has a massive impact on how, why, and what we eat. As such, our weight is complex. Unhealthy eating habits can easily drift into our daily lives through the stresses, strains and upheavals of everyday life.

We are sold a very modest idea about losing weight, which is simply not adequate. Move more. Eat less. It sounds simple enough but when it doesn’t work, we often blame ourselves and not the diet plan which sold us the idea. Research has quashed these ideas. It tells us, merely eating healthy and exercising is not enough to effectively lose weight and ultimately keep it off.

Diet and weight loss programmes are often missing a vital component to take you past the starting point. What they are forgetting is our mind. That big, internal thought processor which dictates most of our actions.

A fit and healthy body needs a fit and healthy mind. This is where Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) plays a role in our weight loss journey. The Mind over Body Weight Management Programme™ is based on CBT principles which will provide you with an important and permanent set of tools to change the way you think and the way you behave around food. It is literally focusing on our mind, over our body, to garner the results we are looking for.

Our thought patterns can become a hindrance to our weight loss plans. No matter how strong we feel at the beginning, we need to remember, when it comes to changing our attitudes and behaviours, our minds can be a little stubborn. Breaking out of poor patterns which don’t help, and unpromising patterns we often don’t recognise, can create a block on this journey that requires us to understand the whys, the how’s and the fundamental reasons of our weight gain and loss. Which is why, focusing our mindset will keep us motivated and successful in the long term.

Changing our behaviour, especially the long-term, typical patterns of our daily lives, takes practice. The Mind over Body Weight Management Programme™ is here to support you throughout your weight loss journey, to teach you these skills and help you make the changes needed to not only lose weight but also build a healthier lifestyle.

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What to expect from the 8 week 1 to 1 programme

Each week we will spend 1 hour together where I will show you skills that are rooted in psychology that will help you stop self-sabotage and keep you motivated.

The tools within the programme are for life. It is a change of attitude which will encourage you to apply these skills consistently. This will enable you to uphold a healthy weight, a healthy attitude to food and a healthier lifestyle.

You will also receive nutritional guidelines that will support a healthy lifestyle and help you stop cravings.

At the end of the programme you will have mastered how your mind works, how you can change your behaviours to support a healthy lifestyle and how to nourish yourself to sustain a healthy weight.

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Working with me will help you-

Identify your emotions and put an end to emotional eating

Put an end to yo-yo dieting

No more self-sabotaging your weight loss efforts.

Increase your self-confidence

Buy clothes that you like not clothes that just fit

Overcoming your triggers

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

How to keep yourself motivated

Retrain your mindset to replace “Diet” mentality”

Transform your sabotaging beliefs and thoughts

Nourishing yourself to eliminate food cravings

Understand how your mind works and help you overcome difficult emotions

MEET THE FOUNDER OF THE PROGRAMME

Susi Lodola MSc (MIACP)

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.

Through my own incredible weight loss and fitness journey combined with my extensive studies in Psychology and CBT, I have created the ground-breaking “Mind over Body Weight Management Programme ™”, which has helped thousands of people all over the world to learn how CBT can make lasting changes to the way you relate to food and yourself.

To further my knowledege on how CBT can be applied for weight loss I attended  a workshop at the Beck Institute in Philadelphia. The Beck Institute is a leading international source for training, therapy, and resources in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, founded by the father of CBT Dr. Aaron Beck.

On the Mind over Body programme, you will learn the skill of weight loss, based on proven, cutting-edge psychology tools and techniques.

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Testimonials

I recently completed Susi’s CBT for weight loss program. I am delighted with the results. I didn’t feel ready to join this program, but when would I ever feel ready? So I decided to bite the bullet and join. Although the focus is on losing weight, this is really more of a lifestyle change, which is exactly what I was looking for. The program uses specific tools to develop our understanding of ourselves, and put in place new habits which are better for us in the long run.
In the past I have managed to lose 2 stone at a time, by myself. But over time the weight crept back on because I didn’t tackle the underlying issues. This time I lost nearly 8Kg (17lbs) in an 8-week period which I am delighted with. I also feel equipped to keep up the good work on my own with all of the tools provided and habits developed on the course.
I started to feel more confident in myself after only a few weeks. Now I feel healthier, more confident, my clothes fit better (and some are even too big for me now!). It has had a knock on impact on other areas of my life too… applying the same tools to get similar great results!
Susi takes a sympathetic approach, but also holds you accountable to what you said you would do. She provides detailed feedback on the weekly worksheets that need to be completed. I feel I have learned some great skills and habits that I can continue to use on my weight loss journey.
Thanks so much, Susi for your support!

First off I would like to say how much I have enjoyed the classes, both the highs and the lows. I didn’t think that I would have enjoyed them as much as I did. I found the content to be extremely informative. I would have always been of the philosophy the only way to lose weight is the old adage “you eat less and you move more” and while that does have some merit it has obviously never worked for me (I move more & forget the eat less bit 😁).
Previously, I would struggle with dieting for a while and then give up “it’s obviously not working”, “what’s the point”. But now I have a new perspective on my challenges, it’s not so much an uphill battle but more of a serpentine trek through the forest while I forage my new directions.
I think some of the most important things I have taken from the course are eating mindfully, never did that before just ate everything in front of me. I also love the idea of the “5 minutes” sometimes it works and I get distracted by whatever I’m doing and sometimes it doesn’t.
The reasons why, setting goals and giving yourself credit are some completely new ways of looking at weight loss to me. I think I do look at the negative sides a lot and not the good things that I have done and will do, so this is something that I really want to work on..
I would well recommend the programme to anyone who may be looking for a different perspective to weight loss.
I would like to wish you all the best with your next course of classes and who knows you might see me back in the future (but I hope not, in the best sense🤞).
A million thanks again for all you help,

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. Thank you, Susi.

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.

I needed help in changing my ways and understanding what I was eating and why? On week one I was very emotional about 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. Session one was so supportive and each 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 and at the end of each session I had so may new ideas and goals for the coming week. All the new habits and coping mechanisms I had learned on the program helped me to stay focused on my goal.

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 road map for continuing on this journey. A fantastic course I would highly recommend it..

I joined Susi’s Mind over body – CBT for weight loss program last June. It turned out to be trasformative in the way I look at food and it encouraged me to take some important steps towards a healthier lifestyle. It’s just so much more than a diet & exercise plan which never really works for me in the long run. I really enjoyed interacting with Susi. She established her presence in the Facebook weight loss group without being overwhelming and always showing understanding and kindness in every conversation. I found the program intense but excellent. There’s a bit of journaling required which turned out to be super effective in stimulating a true understanding on the underlying triggers of my overeating and bingeing. I completed the 8 weeks program to find I have dropped few pounds, but most important, I feel empowered by the new tools I learned and a changed mindset to overcome future setbacks. I feel confident I can keep up the good work! Thanks a million Susi!
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.

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.

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.
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 of 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.

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.

I really enjoyed the Mind over Body Weight Loss program. It was very motivating and encouraging. Unfortunately during this program we suffered a family bereavement so I found it hard to remain focused but I still found the material invaluable. Susi is always there to respond to any of our concerns. I highly recommend this program.

I would highly recommend Susi’s Mind over Body weight loss Programme. It is not a diet, it is about learning how to eat healthier and being conscious of your emotional eating. I am so happy I have followed this program, I have learned a lot and I know how to make healthy choices now. Susi is very supportive, helpful, always available, I felt I was always listened to and always connected with her. Thank you Susi!

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