...information for health professionals


Slimming World has around 10,000 members who are men and 180 male Consultants. We often find that men are generally more focused when they start on a healthy eating plan, with less social pressures than women feel, and fewer negative feelings about previous attempts to lose weight. Men tell us they appreciate the fact that, due to the generosity and flexibility of Slimming World's healthy eating plan, they don't have to give up the foods they love most, whether that be beer, chips or curry for example.

Our research

Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Bye C, Avery A. & Lavin J. 2005. Tackling obesity in men - preliminary evaluation of men only groups within a commercial slimming organisation. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 18(5), pp391-394.

Evaluation of weight loss of men in Slimming World men only groups.

  • This paper investigates the weight loss of men in single sex Slimming World groups and found that they can have successful weight loss in this environment.
  • It was found that an overwhelming majority of men (91%) attending a Slimming World group for 12 weeks or more lose a clinically significant amount of weight (at least 5%, with 34% achieving a 10% loss). The mean weight loss was 9.2%.