I started an 8 week programme with Susi in February to try to get to the bottom of what was preventing me from taking steps to lose weight. I had come into the new year feeling unhealthy, stressed, overwhelmed and unable to see a path which would allow me to make any breakthroughs in relation to my weight. I said to Susi at the outset, I know what I have to do but I just can’t seem to do it!
Through my sessions with Susi I came to realise that weight loss is not just about eating less and moving more, you have to address your mindset. I learned about myself, how my mind works and the huge impact of stress. I became aware of my own habits, triggers and sabotaging thoughts and more importantly I wrote these down! I learned how to better manage the internal conversation in my head, usually self-berating and give myself credit for things I was doing well every day. I also learned about the importance of setting small, realistic goals. My goals were always too big and ultimately when not reached I’d feel completely deflated. I was operating in a vicious circle that was counterproductive and demotivating. The tools Susi gave me can be applied to all aspects of your life not just in relation to weight-loss.
While I’m very much still a work in progress, I no longer feel overwhelmed by how much weight I have to lose or like a failure if I have a bad day. Simple things like reading through my sabotaging thoughts or setting a small goal help me to reset, so that one small mishap doesn’t turn into 6 weeks or 6 months of sabotaging behaviour! Thank you Susi for your help and reassurance in all sessions and for always being so personable and lovely.
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!
Every other weight loss programme I have taken part in always dealt with what, where
and when you ate and not why. The focus was always on cutting calories and replacing
everything with low-fat and low sugar products. Your daily calorie allowance could have
been made up of snickers bars for all it mattered.
I really liked the nutritional information I received.. I am sure I heard it all before but I have got to a stage in my
life where if have lost all interest in food and the importance of the food as fuel for energy.
I grew up in a self-sufficient house where my Dad was a baker and my Mam was
dressmaker and crafter. So, I reared my family in the same way for 40 years and I believe
I just burned out. As a joke I used to say I would live on pills if I could and never cook
again, so convenient food became my drug. So the dietary information provided was
excellent and I am starting to enjoy making healthy meals and snacks again.
I felt 100%.supported and I knew the help was there if I needed it.
I would recommend this programme to anyone for weight management and lifestyle changes.
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.
Denise F, Dublin
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 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!
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!