Are You Ready to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

Are you tired of...

  • Craving food constantly?
    Why is it that I know what to do, but can't seem to stop myself from continuing to do it?
    Study Guides and Action Steps to help you implement the information provided
  • Not being able to stop eating?
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Dieting only to gain the weight back again plus more?
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Being in bondage to your favorite foods?
    Why does even the thought of being without food make me want to eat all the more?
    Post any time to share successes and failures. This is vital to your success in the community

Are You Ready to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

Are you tired of...

  • Craving food constantly?
    Why is it that I know what to do, but can't seem to stop myself from continuing to do it?
    Study Guides and Action Steps to help you implement the information provided
  • Not being able to stop eating?
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Dieting only to gain the weight back again plus more?
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Being in bondage to your favorite foods?
    Why does even the thought of being without food make me want to eat all the more?
    Post any time to share successes and failures. This is vital to your success in the community

Are You Ready to Lose Weight and Keep It Off?

Are you tired of...

  • Craving food constantly?
    Why is it that I know what to do, but can't seem to stop myself from continuing to do it?
    Study Guides and Action Steps to help you implement the information provided
  • Not being able to stop eating?
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Dieting only to gain the weight back again plus more?
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Being in bondage to your favorite foods?
    Why does even the thought of being without food make me want to eat all the more?
    Post any time to share successes and failures. This is vital to your success in the community

What you eat does not have to control you. 

You can look better, feel better and live better. You can transform into the person God designed you to be, all without dieting. 


I did it and you can too.

I’m Teresa Shields Parker and I used to weigh 430 pounds, so I get it. My life was a huge depressing mess. I was ready to throw in the towel on everything. I felt I was so far gone, even God couldn’t help me. I had gotten myself into this impossible situation and I felt like I was the only one who could get myself out. 

I was a strong, intelligent woman. I thought I could lose the weight on my own, but every time I went on diet and did that, I would gain it all back plus more. I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t stop eating, especially sugar and carbs. I wanted lose weight and never gain it back again, but it just didn’t seem possible.

Why was I so obsessed with food, especially sweets and carbs? Why would I gain weight when I ate those things and other people didn’t? Did God just make me different from everyone else? Was God punishing me?

woman weighing 430 pounds on one side. Same woman having lost 250 pounds

Teresa Shields Parker, left 2004, right today. Total loss 250 pounds.

I know how depressing it is to feel like you are in bondage to sugar, junk food, desserts, and highly processed carbohydrate-laden foods. Along with that comes shame, guilt, regret, doubt, anger, frustration, failure and years and years of heartache. I’ve been there and it is exhausting. I'm sure I'm not the only one who's felt this way. Can you relate?

I used to weigh 430 pounds. After going on a lifestyle change journey, I lost 250 pounds which was more than half my body weight!

 Then God called me to coach YOU!

There's nothing better than working with God to lose weight and keep it off. It's not about a diet! It's about changing your habits.

In Overcomers Academy, I will teach you how to find victory over weight issues. You will discover how to overcome habits that make you automatically overeat when you really don’t want to. We’ll also help you discover roots from you past that the evil one is using to keep you stuck in the yo-yo dieting spiral. You’ll learn how to make your dreams come true. You can look better, feel better, and live with purpose and joy!

Are you ready to get free from the issues and strongholds that are weighing you down?

Overcomers Academy membership's three main areas include:

Video Course Library

Access to our guided video course library on Christian weight loss and habit change God's way. 


Each lesson includes transcripts and action steps.


Every lesson prepared by Teresa based on her extreme weight gain and loss.  

Guided lessons help you focus on one topic a week to keep you motivated. Go at your own pace on the path already laid out for you. Implement the lessons and discover the breakthroughs you need to keep going.

Join a group with your same issues, headed in your same direction in a distraction-free environment.

Overcomers Community

Private Circle Community for encouragement, support, learning, and weekly video calls with Teresa leading.

Post insights and results from the courses and hear where others are on their journey, what they are struggling with, and how they are overcoming with God’s help.


A place to be accountable to each other, yourself and God.

A community to guide you and support you but never shame you. Go at your own pace.


Free of distractions from social media platforms.


Live
Video Meeting

Live calls in the community where Teresa can help you break free of the obstacles keeping you stuck.

Insights into why you keep overeating when you really want to lose weight.

Ask Teresa any question and she will work with you and the group to help you understand the root of your issue. 


By understanding the root, Teresa will lead you toward understanding God's truth for your situation. That always sets us free! This is the best part of the community. In the group your freedom journey will also help others. 

Overcomers Academy is for you:

  • If you are a woman who has 50 pounds or more you are desperate to lose.
    Why is it that I know what to do, but can't seem to stop myself from continuing to do it?
    Study Guides and Action Steps to help you implement the information provided
  • If you have less than 50 pounds to lose but feel stuck.
    Why do I crave food constantly?
    Live Interaction with Teresa in her Private Facebook Group for Overcomer Members Only
  • Even if you’ve had weight loss surgery and have begun gaining the weight back.
    Why does even the thought of being without food make me want to eat all the more?
    Post any time to share successes and failures. This is vital to your success in the community
  • If a doctor has given you an ultimatum to lose weight and keep it off.
    Why do I feel like I am in bondage to sugar, breads, potatoes and starchy foods??
    Q&A Videoes where Teresa gives you opportunity to ask the questions you were wondering about, then answers via video.
  • If you are living in shame, condemnation, regret, or frustration over your weight.
    If I don't eat, what can I do when my emotions get out of control?
    Community Interaction for those times when you NEED support
  • If you feel like a failure and want to give up.
    How do I fix the mess I've created of my life?
    LIVE Webinars with Teresa for coaching and interaction. This alone is worth the monthly cost.

Overcomers Academy is NOT for you:

  • If you think another diet plan will do the trick.
    Why is it that I know what to do, but can't seem to stop myself from continuing to do it?
    Study Guides and Action Steps to help you implement the information provided
  • If you want a magic fix.
  • If you are not ready to do the hard work and you just want something easy.
  • If you don’t want to help on your journey from one who’s been there.
  • If you don’t want to change your habits.
  • If you are not open to receiving help from God to lead you to victory.


Don’t take my word for it. Here’s what some of our members and graduates have to say:

God-focused, Not Diet-Focused

“I have struggled with the addictions of food and cigarettes most of my life. I met Teresa several years ago through a friend and the transformation began. Her program has changed my life. It is a whole new concept. It is not focused on dieting, but it concentrates on God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

“My journey has been slow, but I have persevered. God needed to transform the inner me through many inner healings before permanent changes could occur on the outside. I had a huge breakthrough and God has broken my stronghold of smoking completely. I have lost 25 pounds and am eating healthy and exercising regularly.

“I have such peace in my life now. Teresa always guides us back to God. This group is therapy to me. The weekly motivational calls have been key to my transformation. Interacting with other Christians having similar struggles, sharing my issues and receiving inner healing from God with Teresa leading is vital to keeping on the path God wants for me. Obedience and surrender are key to continue on my journey."

—Debbie Magner, Bradenton, FL

Can’t Find This Support and Wisdom Anywhere Else

"It's about facing a lifetime of hurts, habits, damage and strongholds and overcoming them through complete dependence on and submission to God. We can do nothing without Him. It's about being with others who have walked the walk before me and triumphed. It’s about being with others who are in their place of struggle with me. It's about being  with others who are somewhere in between. It's a beautiful dynamic. I stay here because I will have no chance to ever take hold of this once and for all if I don't. I can't find this support and wisdom anywhere else. God led me here because my life depends on it."

— Kim Mancuso, Webster, NY

Losing 93 Pounds and Getting Out of the Wheelchair

"I joined Overcomers in 2015 after the Lord led me to Teresa. Over the course of my life I had tried and failed many diets. This program is not a diet, but a lifestyle. I came to realize that I needed God's input into this matter and also needed a plan I could live with for life.

“I have lost a total of 93 pounds and I’m still going. It is the first time in my life I have been able to maintain a weight loss. My journey has been slow and steady, using the techniques Teresa shares to make small, but permanent changes to my lifestyle. Drawing closer to God, obedience to Him, and forgiving others are of the most importance.

“When I came into the group I had stopped driving and needed a walker or wheelchair. These days I walk, drive and even babysit my great grand baby (I now have nine greats!) My life has improved so much for the better.

“I told Teresa I will be in this group forever because I need the structure and to have people I can turn to for pray and advice when I falter. I am so thankful to God every day." 

— Peggy Burgess, Northcumberland, PA

Diabetes and 68 Pounds Gone

"I was diagnosed with diabetes. I did not take medication. Instead, I got serious about lifestyle change. I have quit lying to myself and started taking care of me. In the process, I’ve lost 68 pounds. My diabetes is gone and my A1C was 5.1 for my latest lab. I am off blood pressure medication and take no medication! Teresa’s coaching has literally been a lifesaver!"

— Dawn Wisdom Kinstley, New Braunfels, TX

Trust, Surrender and 30 Pounds Gone

"When Teresa started this group, I knew it was what I needed. It was time to start working with God to face the roadblocks that had kept me stuck. I’ve learned so much. Yes, the 30 plus pounds I’ve lost was what I thought I needed and wanted the most, but I found God wanted so much more for me. I’m learning to trust Him completely and surrender it all to Him. I realize this journey I’m on will not end until He calls me home. It’s a beautiful thing to make this journey with so many Christian sisters."

— Candy Hamilton, Columbia, MO

Former Missionary Loses 117 Pounds

"My husband and I were missionaries overseas for 47 years in a closed country. I’m 75 and I have been overweight or obese most of my life. Teresa’s book, Sweet Grace, started me on a journey I never thought I would make. After I read the book, I realized how similar our journeys are. I joined Overcomers in 2015 and have now lost 117 pounds. The biggest surprise to me is that I not only lost the weight, but have kept if off. That is a first for me.

“Overcomers isn’t a diet plan. I knew how to lose weight. A key factor in this group is Teresa helps us figure out what causes us to overeat and how to deal with the root issue. I continue in the group for encouragement and motivation to continue to be obedient to God in my eating"

— Jay Lee, Spokane, WA

Walking Through Food Addiction

"My skewed thoughts of myself and food have kept me in a vicious cycle of destruction and failure for over 40 years. As God leads me through Teresa’s teachings, ministering and coaching, I am experiencing healing in the area of food addiction. A side benefit is I have lost 43 pounds. I now really know God has plans to prosper me and not to harm me."

— Susan Keays, Whitehall, PA

Healing Past Hurts and Losing 93 Pounds

"Now happily, thanks to being in Teresa’s courses and coaching groups, I have lost 93 pounds, regularly do weight-lifting and am married to a new God-given blessing of a husband! Learning to forgive deep-seated hurts in my life helped me go forward to lose weight and begin to trust and love again. I am now happily married. I'm thankful for the inner healing I received from Teresa and her courses."

— Michelle Moore, Columbia, MO

From Food Addict to 65 Pounds Lost

"I started in Teresa's first group in 2014. I have learned so much. I do really well when I follow God's plan for me which is eating healthy foods and trusting in His leading. I finally accepted I am a food addict. That revelation came when Teresa shared the statement that sugar is only one molecule away from alcohol.

“I have been sober from alcohol for 35 years, so I immediately knew and understood this is an addiction. I had to learn that sugar is more than just that white stuff. There are other foods, mostly high in carbohydrates, that trigger cravings. I have lost 65 pounds, which was a lot to carry on my less than 5-foot frame. I gained some back, but have rededicated myself to following what I know to do!"

— Rhonda Burrows, Palestine, TX

OA Is Vital To Me

“Overcomers Academy is vital to me. It fires me up, inspires me, calms me down, straightens me out, and gives me a chance to ask questions and learn. I hope to gain additional good habits and wisdom through the lessons and interacting with other members.
 
“This group helps me stay on track with my lessons, weight loss, and health improvements in my body, mind, and soul. Most importantly this group has helped me know Father God, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit more personally and deeper than ever before!”
 
—Laurel Johnson, Oakland Park, KS

Why God Called Me to Coach You: 

God called me to coach others with weight issues after I lost 250 pounds. I first said, “No!” I mean who says, “No,” to the God of the universe? I really don’t recommend anyone do that. However, He didn’t condemn or berate me then nor did He when I weighed 430 pounds and was struggling to stay alive.

My next words were, “God, You don’t want me to coach. I’ve been a huge failure. Remember I weighed 430 pounds?”

He said, “And you lost 250 pounds.”

“God, I know and You know that I couldn’t have done that by myself. I needed Your strength and power to even start this journey.”

“Just teach them that and it will be enough.”

“But God, I wouldn’t be good at it. Remember me? I used every excuse in the book to not lose weight. I know those excuses very well.”

“And you got through them leaning on Me. Teach people that.”

“I was a difficult one for even You! How did You do it with me?”

“I did it with grace and compassion and so will you.”

“God, I know I have your grace, but I don’t think I  have  compassion.

“You do now,” He said.

No bright lights appeared. No bells rang out. I continued walking into the pool where I exercise. All of a sudden my eyes were opened to all the people who were struggling with their weight yet still exercising, still trying. It was if God whispered, “What do you feel now?” 

I whispered, “I feel compassion,” as I wiped the tears from eyes of God-given compassion for you.

 “Fix your attention on God.
You’ll be changed from the inside out.” 
Romans 12:2 MG

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IMPORTANT - Please read: Signing up for Overcomers Academy subscribes you to the group on an ongoing basis. Your payment will recur monthly every 30 days from the day you sign up. If you wish to leave the program, you MUST send an email to [email protected] at least one week prior to the recurring payment date. Any questions should be sent to [email protected]. When you ask for your membership to be cancelled it will be cancelled from that date forward.

Disclaimer: Teresa Shields Parker is not a licensed counselor, nutritionist, trainer, physician or physical or occupational therapist. All information contained within the group is based on personal experience. For any medical or emotional conditions seek the advice of a professional. Persons entering into the program accept full responsibility of results obtained.

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