Welcome to Inner Wisdom for Weight Loss!

Weight Loss Doesn't Last!

 What Is The Missing Link?

This web site is dedicated to those people who are wanting weight loss and know there must be more to it than just healthy eating and exercising. If you landed here, I am guessing you are ready to find out the necessary missing pieces to allow it to occur with your body cooperating with your efforts.


The medical statistics have shown for over 40 years that 95-98% of weight watchers re-gain the weight they lost, and usually they re-gain even more with a 2 to 5 year period.

There is a reason for that and it is not because you didn’t have enough will power, you didn’t fail, the program failed you!

Dieting can actually make you fatter over time! Check out the link for Dieting is Fattening in the "Why diets fail" page of this site.

Even healthy diet plans don’t work without some key factors for sustainable weight reduction to occur, and most people don’t know that.

Often people get hooked into thinking maybe a new diet pill or one of the new weight loss programs will do the trick. We just keep searching and spending our money to fix this very frustrating and painful part of our lives.

The truth is our bodies know how regulate body weight and appetite but most plans are missing very important pieces for the body to actually let go of weight and be able to keep it off.

Well, the struggle is over because you found this web site and the information I will be adding to it over time.

I promised myself I would do this and so now I am doing it, bit by bit, because the information is just to important to keep to myself anymore.

Eventually I will package it all for products to sell but for now it is free and "out there" for you to benefit from. I intend that it is a great gift of liberty and fascination for you.

The purpose of this website is to finally get this information out into the world and help stop the struggle regarding weight, eating and body image.

That is why you’ve had bad experiences with dieting and weight loss, you didn’t know..... what you didn’t know.


I am Mary Sue Abernethy and I have created this website to help you end the insanity and pain of dieting, re-gaining the lost weight and sometimes more, and feeling stuck.

At one point in my life I was almost 100 pounds heavier than I am now and I felt hopeless because after trying so many diets, losing weight only to re-gain it, I eventually felt powerless over my eating and my weight. I even felt like I wanted to die because I was in so much pain about my body, my eating and my weight.........  so I made plans to take my life.

At my lowest moment I had an awakening, an overwhelming but simple principles came to me in a moment of inspiration.  The concepts that came to me in that moment are shared in detail on this website for you to benefit from.

It was like waking up from a really bad dream.  The insights that came to me in that moment set me free of compulsive eating and the weight began to not only stop escalating but it began to fall off.

I was able to develop a practice of being a witness of my thoughts in a way that allowed me to realize I was being tricked by my thoughts and misinterpreting so many things into the desire to eat.

I realized I wasn't bad, lazy, a glutton or a pig (as my mind told me I was) but that I was being tricked by a part of my mind that was a great deceiver so I called that part the "Ego Deceiver" or later I nicknamed it "ED".

I had been diagnosed with an eating disorder (Compulsive Eating Disorder and before that I had been diagnosed Anorexia). I had seen a lot of therapists and psychiatrists who were not able to help me, they just put me on medications and nothing got better (of course that was in the late 70s and there are good treatment centers available today).

After I was healed by practicing the insights I gained in that awakening, I completed my degree in Nutrition at the University of Texas at Austin and became a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I just thought that my experience was unique to me and it would not apply to the patients I was treating. 

But I found that putting people on diets for health reasons as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist is supposed to, wasn’t a good idea UNLESS I including the psychological insights I had gained about how the mind messes with us regarding good and bad food.

So I began to share my insights back in the late 70s and ended up being hired by Whole Foods Market as a Nutrition Educator right out of college and provided Nutrition Counseling at Lake Austin Resort which became well know for using a Non-diet approach to weight loss. 

I even created group Grocery Shopping Tours to make it even more practical for people to understand food and eating better.

I later had my own talk radio show all about Nutrition and Health, it was so much fun to have experts from all over the country want to come on my talk show.  I learned a lot from all these experiences.

I went on to get my Master’s Degree in Psychology and become a Psychotherapist in private practice as well as using my credential as a  Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and have been doing counseling all together now since 1983.

I am so glad you found this site (and me) and I hope to know you eventually.

The reasons why diets don’t work for long is that they trigger primitive areas of the brain and energy systems that then fight to keep the extra weight (especially belly fat) on your body.

Now you can know the important key weight loss tips that must be a part of any weight loss plans. I hope you will take the time to learn more and benefit from the information about this comprehensive healthy lifestyle plan, you’re worth it!

It isn’t what you don’t know that hurts you

It is what you do know, that isn’t really so!

--Mark Twain

In this website I will be covering the following key components for you to learn and practice as you choose a healthy eating and exercise program that matches with your body wisdom, in order to allow sustainable weight loss to occur, for YOU.

Key components taught in this website:

1. Increasing your understanding of Why Diets Fail, that Dieting is Fattening, and the Causes of Obesity.

2. Learning what to do instead of dieting, still lose weight AND keep it off.

3.Discover the INNER WISDOM you have inside you already that may have disconnected from, and practice Mindful Eating for sustainable weight loss, that includes diet free thinking and eating.

4. You will learn to understand and translate your cravings so you can meet your real needs stop eating when you don't have hunger or eating beyond fullness.

5. Discover great grocery shopping & cooking tips as well as many great resources to support you on your journey to liberty with eating, exercise and body image issues.

6. Learn about nutritional deficienciesincluding amino acids and vitamins and minerals can create cravings that feel biological, especially sugar and carbohydrate cravings. You will learn how to correct these defeciencies and heal the body and  the brain.

7. Learn how to alter your thinking and energy frequency or vibration in your body to allow your body to let go of excess weight and allow the frequency that will attract to you the things you want to manifest in your life instead of the things you don't want!

There! Now I have told you what I am going to teach you through this web site, so let's get started using the information on the pages that follow.

Be sure to print the free PDFs along the way or buy the e-books as I create them. Be sure use them (carry them with you or take a picture of them on your phone and refere to them often), they will transform your thinking and behavior along the way.

They can be like "cheat sheets" or reminders of how you want to think and practice new behaviors.

Also please send me your feedback or success stories.

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