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

Food 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. I wanted lose weight and never gain it back again, but it just didn’t seem possible. Why was I obsessed with food and other people were not? 

I know how depressing it is to feel like you are in bondage to sugar, junk food 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’ve lost 250 pounds and kept it off since 2013. I can help you lose the weight you long to lose while getting closer to God at the same time. 

In Overcomers Academy, I will teach you how to find victory over weight issues and discover how to overcome habits that have kept you stuck in the yo-yo dieting spiral. You’ll learn how to turn your dreams to look better, feel better and live better into a reality.

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. 


Each lesson includes transcripts and action steps.


Every lesson prepared by me based on  my extreme weight gain and loss.  

Go at your own pace on the path already laid out for you. Implement the lessons in order to get your breakthrough.



Overcomers Community

Private Facebook group for encouragement and support.


Post insights and results from the courses.


Ask questions or ask for help any time night or day. Your post will be answered in a timely fashion.


A place to be accountable to each other with weekly posts and breakout groups designed just for that.


This is your own private support group.

Monthly Live
Video Meeting

Live Monthly Zoom call where I help you break free of the obstacles keeping you stuck.


Insights into why you eat when you really want to lose weight. 


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


Calls are recorded and made available in the group if you can't attend.

Overcomers Academy is for you:

  • If you have 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 body.
    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:

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 89 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. 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 89 pounds and I’m still going. My journey has been slow and steady, using the techniques Teresa shares to make small, but permanent changes to my lifestyle. I have also learned that eating is only a part of my journey. Drawing closer to God, obedience to Him and forgiving others are of more importance. When I came into the group I had stopped driving and was in a wheelchair scooter. These days I walk, drive and even babysit my great grand baby. My life has improved so much for the better. I am thanking 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 80 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 80 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

"After a divorce I began having weight issues. Now three years later, 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'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

I struggled for way too many years wanting to lose weight but not wanting to change how I ate or moved. 

I would go on diets and lose weight only to gain it back again. I knew what to do, I just couldn’t do it. I knew something had to change. That’s when God finally got my attention and showed me I am a sugar addict.

So, I got a coach, joined a group and lost the weight. It’s also why I’m passionate about Overcomers Academy. It’s the online version of what worked for me. That’s how I know it will work for you as well.

I will be your coach and the members of this group will be your biggest cheerleaders, but God's grace will energize you and give you the strength and power to be victorious on your journey.

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

Join us in the Overcomers Academy. $47/month


We know how
 stressful times can lead us deeper into the temptations to overeat. We want you to know we are here for you!


Your spot is waiting. We're not meant to do this thing alone. Let's step into transformationreplace those bad habits with good ones, and turn the impossible into the possibleAll with God's help.

 

Special Bonus:

For a limited time, you'll also receive the digital version of my book Sweet Journey to Transformation. It will be linked in the welcome email as soon as you sign up.

Program Details...

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. We suggest you stay for at least six months to get benefit from this program

If you wish to leave, 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]. Note: 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.