The Successful Link™ to Weight loss and Well Being

"Everything about this course is what's missing in a "diet." Most people know that in order to lose weight, they need to eat fewer calories than they take in. What they don't know is why they're not able to do it consistently -- this course fills that void! It's helped me to identify the triggers that lead me away from healthy eating and to manage them when they occur. Anyone who has ever found something missing in their own weight-loss efforts would benefit from the lessons. Thanks for the knowledge and encouragement, Leslie!"

"I'm a tough nut to crack. I've dieted since I was 12, but I never had the tools to be successful at losing weight and keeping it off. Leslie's Weight Loss class gave me the tools to be successful by knowing how to handle the negative and destructive self talk that has sabotaged me in the past. I still have a long way to go, but I'm at least on my way!"

"I have struggled with weight issues for years. I've been on most of the popular diets and created a few of my own that actually worked. With Leslie Hoy's weight loss workshop I experienced a life change, not a diet. She taught me how to think differently, which resulted in changing my behavior. I received valuable tools to help me keep focused and to help me if I do get off track. Most of all, I appreciated the focus on health, eating well, exercising and relaxation that Leslie provided. I feel empowered to create a healthy lifestyle, get to an appropriate weight and maintain good habits. Thank you, Leslie!"

The Successful Link to Weight Loss... 

  • Are you a Yo-Yo dieter?
  • Have you tried every diet plan out there and still can't keep the weight off?
  • Have you lost weight, only to regain it again?
  • Are you initially motivated to lose weight only to run out of steam?
  • When you get off-track of your diet, do you know how to get back on-track?

Whether you want to lose 50 lbs, 5 lbs or maintain a healthy weight, you will learn the skills, tools and mindset that will help you lose weight and keep it off in either individual sessions, an e-Course, a small group setting, or a small Gal Pal group with several of your friends/co-workers. The information you will learn is based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a researched based form of therapy that has been found to be effective in long-term weight loss.

You will learn a powerful set of psychological and behavioral tools that will enable you to successfully stick to your healthy eating plan. In the program you will learn to:

  • set realistic and achievable goals
  • decrease overeating
  • identify and correct thinking errors that contribute to decreased success
  • eat mindfully
  • deal with cravings and desire
  • differentiate between hunger and appetite
  • deal effectively with emotions the contribute to overeating
  • stick with a healthy, nutritional plan
  • realize when you are "full"
  • reinforce the positive things you do for your healthy eating vs. punish yourself
Again, you can choose from a variety of formats to meet your individual needs:
  • The Successful Link™ to Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle e-Course (e-Course alone or with in-person or telephonic coaching)
  • Gal Pal Weight Loss Groups
  • The Successful Link™ to Weight Loss and a Healthy Lifestyle Classes
  • Individual sessions

Leslie J. Hoy, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas, is a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Coach She has practiced as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist for over 15 years, and has been in the Counseling and Behavioral Medicine field for over 20 years. She earned a B.S from Pennsylvania State University in Business and Marketing, and an M.A. from St. Mary's University in Clinical Psychology.

In addition to a private psychotherapy practice, Leslie has an Executive Coaching and Training Business www.hiperformance.netHi-Performance Coaching & Training. Please note, this is a coached program and is not psychotherapy.

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To learn more, please email me at or call me at 210.379.4403.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

What is the program format?

This is a skill-based, relatively structured program. Each week, we will review your progress and challenges, and learn new skills to aid in weight loss and maintenance. Individual sessions are tailored to your specific needs and will also include learning the cognitive and behavioral tools.

What is Cognitive Therapy?

Also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this is a form of talk of therapy that looks at our thoughts (cognitions) and behaviors. When we learn to think about our dieting issues in a more positive and realistic way, we can then change our behaviors to increase our weight loss success. We are also able to balance our emotions better, so as not to be an "emotional" eater, as many people tend to do.

Do I have to follow a specific Diet plan?

This program works with any healthy diet plan. You may already have a plan that you like and that you have had some success with to date. We will discuss possible diet plans to follow. Please note, I am not a nutritionist, but I would be happy to refer you to a nutritionist if you need a specific plan to follow.

I want to lose weight quickly, is this the program for me?

This is not a crash diet course. The recommended healthy weight loss is 1-2 lbs per week (always talk with your physician or healthcare provider for appropriate individual recommendations). The purpose of this program is to learn a healthy mindset, effective skills and positive behaviors to lose weight and maintain that weight loss. It takes commitment and effort to do this. If you are looking for the "miracle cure" or a "quick fix", this is not the program for you.

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***Please note, this program is not appropriate if you have an eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia, or if you have a diagnosis such as Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia.

***Please confirm with your physician that it is recommended that you lose weight and are able to exercise.

***If you have specific health conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, heart problems, or other conditions, please check with your health care provider as to the diet plan you should follow.

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