Friends with Benefits

Online Group

Good coaches change your body; great coaches change your life.

The best thing I ever did for my mental health, personal development, and overall well-being is hire Leslie Hooper as my coach.

I thought I was signing up for a food freedom and strength training program, and what I received was a brand new life, in the best way possible.

Stephanie Curry

What if you could get into the body of your dreams without the restrictive food rules and mind-numbing exercise?

The freedom to eat chocolate guilt-free. The confidence to wear a swimsuit in public. The habits to get into the best shape of your life, for the rest of your life.

Introducing the Friends With Benefits Online Group Coaching program, the only legitimate weight loss program that focuses on your inner psychology so you never have to diet again.

If you’ve ever wondered what separates a “naturally thin” Mom with four kids from a Mom battling the baby weight from several years ago, the answer is right in front of you.

Look at their daily routine. What do you notice?

If you ask the average person on the street, they point out things that seem likely. They’ll say things like:

  • “I can’t believe she has such a flat stomach after having four kids; she must have a fast metabolism.”
  • “She eats whatever she wants and never gains weight.”
  • “Must be nice to have great genetics.”

But it’s something much different.

To chronic dieters, the “naturally thin” behave in curious ways. Through years of dieting, we’ve convinced ourselves that successful weight loss means reducing carbs, increasing vegetables, and having a regular exercise routine. But despite their best intentions, fewer than 5% of dieters will ever succeed.

So what do “naturally thin” people know that dieters don’t?

The secret is in their inner psychology and subtle daily habits.

Think about it.

Have you ever noticed how long-term dieters are never the leanest people you know? Seems backwards, right?

If you’re someone who’s been dieting for years, why are you having such a hard time losing weight?

Here’s a clue: “lean” people don’t diet

The truth is, instead of avoiding carbs and playing Tetris with Tupperware containers on Sunday afternoons, they’ve been effortlessly maintaining the same eating habits since birth. And they’re usually oblivious to them because it’s who they are, not what they do.

They do stuff like:

  • Wait until they’re hungry to eat.
  • Don’t feel pressured to clean their plate.
  • Stop before they’re full.
  • Don’t wait until Monday to “get back on track.”
  • Don’t feel guilty for eating chocolate.

So what causes dieters to obsess over their body and food when “naturally thin” people don’t feel and think this way? We’re not born this way, so how did this happen?

Sadly, many began developing an unhealthy relationship with their food and body in childhood. 

Picture yourself as a child:

  • Get told by adults that you’re “bad” for not finishing a meal.
  • Be made to eat because that’s “good” behavior.
  • Get rewarded with “bad” food for behaving “good.”
  • Get denied “bad” food for behaving “bad.”
  • Be given “bad” foods at critical emotional junctures, either to placate or celebrate.
  • Associate “bad” foods with feeling “good.”
  • Observe parental figures comment on their own health and weight and lifestyle in terms of moralistic good/bad behavior and thinking.

Multiply by infinite variances in being exposed to the above scenarios over 18 years until adulthood.

Now, you’re an adult and…

  • Attach positive and negative “moralized’ emotions to eating/not eating, weight, and health.
  • Food is stressful, confusing, and upsetting.

THE TRUTH?

Food is neutral. No food carries moral weight in and of itself. It’s your mindset that makes it confounding.

No wonder we’re all walking around like brainwashed zombies following ridiculous dietary food rules while throwing common sense out the window. Most of us have never stopped dieting.

Do you know what it’s like to just…eat?

Without the judgment? Without thinking about calories? Without attaching your self-worth to your food choices? Without negotiating more calories now for more cardio later? Without being a slave to the scale?

Most of us don’t even know how to not diet. It’s our normal! Dieting means we’re improving; quitting is for losers. This way we get to live under the belief that dieting is beneficial.

But is it really?

It’s time to wake up! The diet industry is failing you.

It’s the diet industry’s dirty little secret that 95% of all dieters will regain their weight in under 6 months. And 83% will gain more weight than they lost.

For decades the diet industry has been dumping billions of dollars into an advertising campaign that tells you how you should look and eat using their magic pills, detoxes, and belly wraps. Major influencers found on social media, radio, and TV, perpetuate the illusion of rapid weight loss. Unfortunately, well-intentioned dieters waste their hard-earned money buying into the dream of a better life.

So what do those successful 5% weight losers know that dieters don’t?

That’s what I’d like to introduce you to…

The Friends With Benefits is a step-by-step online weight loss program designed to help you heal your relationship with food, mind, and body. Kinda like a diet rehab.

Together, we create your perfect roadmap so you become a weight loss success story — not just for an upcoming wedding or trip to the beach, but forever.

Like the “naturally thin,” you’ll learn how to stop overeating by reconnecting to your physical hunger and fullness cues. This means you’ll be able to lose weight anytime, anywhere.

And the best part? You don’t have to eliminate all of your favorite foods or avoid parties for fear of losing control. You’ll be able to eat fresh, homemade cookies without the guilt and an empty promise to do better on Monday.

That’s one of the benefits of changing your eating habits: you’re in control of what you eat, when you eat, and how much you eat. At all times. And you can lose weight whether you’re snowboarding in the Swiss Alps, on a first date, or celebrating a birthday with family and friends.

The good news is, I’ve helped thousands of clients unravel their ties to emotional eating so they can get back to enjoying their lives without the fear of gaining weight.

All of my clients come from different backgrounds, cultures, ages, and dieting histories. And they have all built successful habits with food. No more binge eating. No more weight fluctuations. No more skipping happy hour with friends.

So now let’s talk proof.

Testimonials

Working with Leslie Hooper was the best investment I’ve ever made for myself.

I never understood how some people were able to pick up a cookie, have two bites, put it down, and walk away. Now I do. I’ve become one of those people, too. Thanks to her program, I have developed the mindset and habits of a “naturally thin”person. I always thought they had a fast metabolism or mine was just getting slower with age, but her program taught me those were self-limiting beliefs that were holding me back. When I learned how to silence my inner critic, I started seeing results.

What I love so much about her program is that it transforms you from the inside-out, so you know the results are permanent. This is the last time I’ll ever lose weight and that feels amazing. Leslie’s compassion combined with her no bullshit attitude was the tough love I needed. She’s honest. She’s direct. But she’s also incredibly encouraging and kind. She’s changed my life forever. My only regret is that I didn’t start sooner.

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Danielle Scheid

The gift you gave me — you taught me how to love myself more. You helped me kill the horrible roommate in my head that would treat me like dirt. You taught me to talk to talk to myself with the kindness I show my best friends. You taught me that in loving myself more — I would see change — both mentally and physically. That was a transformative gift I can’t thank you enough for.

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Aubrey Allen

Talk is cheap.

I’m more interested in showing you visual evidence that my material works. The truth is, anyone can be a weight loss coach on the internet. I’m not clueless to the notion that there are a crap ton of other people on social media who do what I do, so I’ve invested thousands of dollars, hours, and research into learning the psychology and habits of the 5% who lose weight and keep it off forever.

I don’t care about helping people rapidly lose weight for a high school reunion, wedding, or a cruise. Pushing products like detoxes, cleanses, 30-day challenges, 8-minute abs isn’t good enough for me.

Sure, it might make me a few bucks, but all of this stuff is gimmicky bullshit that doesn’t work long-term. It’s a lie. It’s taking advantage of vulnerable people who are desperate for change by selling them false hopes and dreams.

In short, it’s what the 95% who are failing at weight loss are doing.

I want to help people get into the best shape of their lives, for the rest of their lives. I want to be able to contact clients from 5 years ago and see that they’re in the same great shape, if not better, than when I left them.

Now that is a true transformation.

I know you have many options, so I want to prove to you that I’m not trying to pull rabbits out of magic hats. Here are the results from one of my clients — she has a long history of binge eating and just wanted to drop those last stubborn 10 pounds:

Think you can’t get lean without calorie counting? My clients abs would like a word with you.

This client spent a few months confronting her food fears while developing the habits that will allow her to effortlessly maintain her physique for the rest of her life. If she wants to grab a slice of pizza with colleagues after work without feeling anxious about weight gain — she can.

Like the dieting Mom still battling baby weight gain from several years ago, why haven’t you been able to do this on your own?

Think you can’t get into amazing shape after having a baby? My client did. Down 43 pounds in just 10 months with at-home workouts.

If dieting worked, wouldn’t have worked by now? The fact that your Mom, Aunt, and Grandma are still trying different fad diets 30 years later should be all the proof you need that they still don’t work.

We’ve all done it. We’ve all been there — starting the same diet every Monday — for the hundredth time and suddenly we notice we’re eating because we’re anxious, stressed, bored, or lonely.

You could look for these psychological triggers on your own for years and years. You might discover something you haven’t observed before, but there’s nothing like having an expert walk you through exactly what’s happening.

This is why professional athletes learn from world-class trainers. This is why master chefs learn through apprenticeships. Even the most gifted musical prodigies seek out famous music teachers. And when you do, you’ll develop the mental clarity that allows you to drop the weight without ever having to diet again.

Your weight loss obsession and fear of sugar will no longer control you at every meal. If you want to get great at something, you have to learn from the best. Serena Williams didn’t waste time trying to “figure it all out” by herself. She put in the time, money, and effort to be successful. She didn’t just wing it.

Your mind and body are your most valuable assets and they are going to require a unique plan. If you want optimal results — real, life-changing results — then you’re going to have to invest in your success. And that means putting in the time, money, and effort to learn from the best, and then following in their footsteps.

If you’re serious about getting into the body of your dreams without suffering through another diet — then why wouldn’t you want to learn from someone who has successfully helped thousands of others do it for nearly two decades?

Don’t take my word for it. Here’s how I’ve changed the lives of others:

Testimonials

Leslie Hooper’s program was the change I needed. Being a busy father of 7 children didn’t leave me with much free time, but with Leslie’s guidance and support, she always made sure I was progressing optimally week to week. In the program, I was able to drop over 30 pounds and lost 5 inches around my waist without food restrictions and long hours in the gym. This is just the beginning! Working with Leslie is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. My only regret is that I didn’t hire her sooner.

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Mitch Mcculley

The weight loss I always said I ‘could’ have done on my own, but only because I believe you can do anything you put your mind to. The truth is, I ‘could’ have done it on my own, but it would have taken a HELL of a lot longer, and it would have 100% been a more painful experience. I’m still progressing physically, but the mental work was done a few months back at the end of the program, and now I’m feeling and seeing the physical changes more consistently. I have an overwhelming gratitude for Leslie Hooper for the encouragement, support, and direction. The physical changes are great, but if you could see how I feel on the inside — that would be far more transformative than how I look. The lessons I’m continuing to learn about myself; the acceptance I feel in myself; how I actually feel about myself; how I actually like myself; it’s everything. Yeah, I ‘could’ have lost weight on my own, but not this. Not the self-acceptance part. Not without the level of support and encouragement I’ve been given in the Friends With Benefits program. I feel like a brand new person. I can’t believe how different I am in six short months. This program has literally been the best thing I have ever signed up for in my whole entire life, because it showed me how to change from the inside out. I no longer feel desperate to lose weight, because fat loss is inevitable with the life I’m living now…all without dieting.

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Miriam Blythe

I’ve put everything I’ve learned in the past two decades into my group coaching program: Friends With Benefits

In it, I’ll be giving you all the tools you need to break-free from the shackles of dieting. Everything that has been preventing you from losing the weight in the past will be replaced with the mindset skills and strategies to be successful — not just for the next 12 weeks, but permanently.

If you’re sick of letting the scale ruin your day, frustrated with gimmicky weight loss products, and prepared to focus on what truly works, I’ll give you the daily actionable steps to build these inner skills into your everyday life.

It’s time to bring an end to the diet drama and get into the body of your dreams. 

And Friends With Benefits will give you this transformation.

Here’s what’s included:

  • The big lie we tell ourselves about motivation
  • How to get out of your own head
  • How to end your obsession with sugar
  • Going All-In: How to get over analysis paralysis
  • How to drop your emotional attachment to the scale
  • From lazy to driven: The secret to hard work that separates winners from those still struggling to get off the couch
  • How to manage your inner critic
  • How to overcome your fear of failure
  • Developing habits of the fit and lean
  • What to do when you’re struggling to get started
  • Mastering your daily routine so fat loss is effortless
  • Lifelong strategies to help you overcome emotional/binge eating
  • How to develop the skills to navigate weekend and social eating

Until Friday, you’ll be able to join Friends With Benefits and get off the merry-go-round of frustrating weight loss. You don’t have to avoid being in pictures or looking at yourself in the mirror. And you don’t have to start another new year with a resolution to lose weight.

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Where do you want to be six months from now? Starting over or celebrating your progress?

This is only for people who are serious about making a real change in their relationship with food, not just looking for a short-term fix. This is an investment in your most valuable asset — yourself.

I’m going to show you exactly how to incorporate these principles into your life. You’ll receive personalized coaching, every single step of the way.

I can’t wait to get started!

Testimonials

Taking the opportunity to work with Leslie is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. As someone who has been overweight my whole life, I didn’t think my problem could be fixed. I didn’t believe that I could ever maintain a healthy relationship with food, but it’s happening! What Leslie is doing is the real deal. I worked with her for 6 months and in that time I lost around 32 pounds, but what I gained was a lifetime of healthy eating habits that I can live happily with. I am never deprived of anything and I’m able to maintain my new eating habits effortlessly. Working with Leslie changed my life and I am forever grateful.

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Anna Branum

That “before” body is a place I’ll never return to. 20 weeks into Leslie Hooper’s Friends With Benefits online group coaching program and I’m now down 22 pounds and 18 inches — with more on the way! No calorie counting. No boring cardio. No forbidden foods. Just hard work, consistency, and changing my habits one-by-one. Her coaching has been life-changing. Every day I wake up excited to be in this body! I’ve not only lost stubborn fat and gained muscle, but I’ve learned to love myself through the process. Some days it doesn’t even feel like work. I still have a long way to go, but I am much further than where I started. Thank you, Leslie, for giving me the gift of happiness and confidence in my body.

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Megan Ritchie

How I'm

Who Would You Rather Learn From?

Friends With Benefits

Online fitness professional with 15 years of experience helping thousands of individuals who feel out of control around food lose weight and keep it off — permanently. Precision Nutrition scholarship winner, former Syatt Fitness intern.

Other Coaching

The guy who posts daily ab selfies, spams you with gimmicky supplement offers, and warts to sell you a cookie cutter program.

Local Personal Trainer

College kid with a couple months of experience trying to make a few bucks in-between classes. 

WHAT KIND OF COACHING DO YOU WANT?

Friends With Benefits

A complete, step-by-step process designed specifically for you and your lifestyle, including your food preferences, schedule, and the deep psychology that will make your fat loss successful long-term.

Other Coaching

More useless “tips” and “tricks” to help you lose 10 pounds in three days.

Local Personal Trainer

Something recently posted on the Bodybuilding.com website.

DO YOU WANT GROUP ENCOURAGEMENT AND SUPPORT?

Friends With Benefits

Work with a small, private community of individuals who share similar goals while contributing useful insights, skill development, support, accountability, and ongoing motivation.

Other Coaching

Nah, one email check-in every two weeks should do it.

Local Personal Trainer

No thanks. This kid who just got his certification last weekend has me covered.

HOW MUCH IS YOUR DREAM BODY WORTH TO YOU?

Friends With Benefits

My clients pay hundreds of dollars for my help, because they get all of my attention and incredible results.

Other Coaching

An unopened ebook collecting dust under you bed.

Local Personal Trainer

A few sessions here and there; mostly when your schedule fits their schedule.

RESULTS?

Friends With Benefits

Undeniable results. Science backed fat loss. A healthier relationship with food. A clear fitness plan you can stick to you for the rest of you life, not just for an upcoming wedding or a trip to the beach.

Other Coaching

A lot of motivational memes. Few resifts. 

Local Personal Trainer

He had abs back in high school.

What Expect

Results supported by science

We don’t waste time trying to reinvent the wheel. We only use proven strategies that work — backed by science. Proven with results.

One-on-one guidance from an industry leader

You don’t receive a “meal plan” and an occasional email from a no-named “coach,” you will have personalized guidance and support from a world-class expert, every day, every single step of the way.

A personalized plan of action

Clarity. You will have a clear roadmap detailing your daily fitness and nutrition program designed specifically to fit into your unique life.

Your dreams become reality

By following the detailed program designed specifically for you and your goals, the body you’ve always wanted will become your new reality.

Never diet again

Free yourself from restrictive food rules and obsessive calorie counting. We offer personalized support to help you develop the behavioral tools necessary to overcome an emotional relationship with food and live a diet-free life — not just for an upcoming wedding or trip to the beach, but forever.

Small steps. Big changes.

When unexpected obstacles surface along the way, we will break down complex issues into smaller, manageable steps to ensure you steadily continue moving closer to your goal.

Lowest price ever

The goal is to provide life-changing nutrition for everyone. We’ve created an affordable coaching program for those who want to get into the body they’ve always wanted, using a method backed by scientific research.

100% risk-free guarantee

It’s simple. You’ll have a full 60 days before you have to decide if it’s right for you. Then, if you don’t love it, email me and you’ll get every penny back.