Have you ever . . .

  • Been afraid of food?
  • Felt ashamed of your body’s size?
  • Been on a diet or lots of diets that didn’t work out for you in the end?
  • Felt trapped by eating guidelines?
  • Given up on trying to lose weight?
Know this . . .

You are not alone.

This manifesto is a lifeline to others who are struggling with food, body image, weight issues, and/or eating disorders. It's for anyone who wants to make peace both with food and with themselves.

Imagine where we could all be, going after our own goals, hopes, and dreams, fulfilling ourselves with what matters most to each of us, if we would just get off the diet-go-round and start moving in the direction we actually wanted to go.

Shelli Johnson Weight Loss Before After Transformation


For decades, I was a yo-yo dieter with an eating disorder — weighing over 300 pounds at my heaviest. Then about ten years ago I’d had enough.

Enough with diets and food rules that were making me feel crazed. Enough of losing weight only to gain it back. And enough of the shame that came along with what I perceived as a personal failure to keep the weight off.

Since then, I have shed over 160 pounds and maintained that weight loss for more than seven years.

  • I no longer have a raging eating disorder.
  • I’ve had no bariatric surgery.
  • I don’t live in fear that the weight is going to come back and I won’t know what to do about it.
  • I don’t live in confusion and desperation and frustration and panic and humiliation and shame.
  • Food is no longer the focus of my life.
  • I got free.

Your life can be that way too.

Get off the diet-go-round.

Get on with your life.

The Manifesto's 5 Lessons

You will learn:

How to listen to your own wisdom.

The role of food in your life.

The key to successful weight loss.

How to take your power back.

The secret to keep the weight off.

What Readers Are Saying

Shelli isn't the only person I know who's lost over 100 pounds, but she's the only one who's kept it off. She says she can get you off the diet-go-round and she can, and she'll do it with compassion, straight talk, and no shame.

Jule Kucera

Better than anyone, we each know our bodies best. Yet we give so much power to the opinions and beliefs of others when it comes to the way we eat, the way we look and especially how much we weigh. Shelli has overcome these obstacles and obsessions and taken back her power. She found the answer and has maintained a healthy weight for years. She can help you reconnect with your wisdom and power and get off the diet-go-round forever too.

Lisa Whitman

A refreshing take on weight loss, this manifesto will empower you to stop dieting once and for all. Shelli writes like a friend guiding and encouraging you, telling you the truth you need to hear in a gentle but firm way.

MariaSol Rodriguez

The media would have us believe that to lose weight—and keep it off—requires trained professionals, specialized diets, and unrivaled discipline. Shelli challenges all of these assertions and gives us the five truths about weight loss, and it's both freeing and scary to know that it's something that is entirely in our control. But with her supportive and nurturing, yet direct, style of communication, you will finish this manifesto knowing that it is possible.

Jen Waak

You'll also get biweekly emails filled with tips and encouragement so you can:

Eat whatever you want as long as you’re not allergic to it.
Have a healthy relationship with food instead of being afraid of or obsessed with it.
Reach your weight-loss goals without starving.
Feel comfortable in your own skin & create a body that feels like home to you.
Find an exercise you enjoy instead of pushing yourself to exhaustion.
Keep the weight off permanently so you can get busy pursuing your goals, hopes, & passions.

Get off the diet-go-round.

Get on with your life.

Get off the diet-go-round.

Get on with your life.

Get off the diet-go-round.

Get on with your life.

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