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  • Slimming World members empowered to resist ‘upselling’ of unhealthy food

    Upselling techniques used in coffee shops, petrol stations, fast food outlets, newsagents, restaurants, cinemas and pubs are fuelling the obesity epidemic by leading customers to consume thousands of additional unsatiating calories, a new report by Slimming World and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has revealed.

  • Slimming World supports Active10 health campaign

    Slimming World has joined the new Public Health England (PHE) One You physical activity campaign to encourage people to use the new Active 10 app to measure – and increase – the amount of ‘brisk walking’ they do.

  • Teenager avoids weight loss surgery and loses 9½st

    Isabelle Kennedy was just 15 when her doctors told her that if she couldn’t lose some weight on her own, they were going to have to consider her for a gastric bypass. However, despite weighing more than 20st, she was so determined not to go under the knife that she embarked on her own weight loss journey by joining Slimming World, and has lost an incredible 9st 8lbs.

  • New PHE guidance on weight management services welcomed

    Slimming World welcomes the publication of new guidance from Public Health England to help commissioners and health professionals support patients who are overweight by signposting them to effective evidence-based tier 2 weight management services.

  • ‘I think this could be good for you’

    Experts from the University of Oxford, Men’s Health Forum and Slimming World have called for health professionals to ensure ‘gender bias’ doesn’t prevent them from offering men access to weight loss support.  

  • 5ps and 10ps raise £25k for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

    Slimming World’s 900,000 members raised £25,000 in just three months for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.  The money will go towards some of the essential refurbishment and redevelopment of the hospital’s new cardiac ward.

  • Politicians and health experts discuss obesity at Policy Workshop

    More than 50 MPs and peers from across the political divide joined health professionals and industry experts at Slimming World’s inaugural Policy Workshop & Parliamentary Reception on March 15th

  • Consultant wins national award for long-term weight management success

    Slimming World Consultant, Jodie Rigby-Mee, from Royal Leamington Spa is celebrating after losing 6st and maintaining that loss for 11 years, winning her the ‘Top Target Consultant 2017’ title in March. 

  • Effectiveness of Slimming World for members with diabetes

    Research exploring the impact of attending Slimming World on diabetes management, medication usage and weight control has recently been published in the journal Practice Nursing.

  • Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight, research finds

    For years public health guidance has suggested that slimmers set themselves a 'realistic' target, usually of losing 5-10% of their starting weight. However, Slimming World are calling on this to be revised to encourage patients to aim for their ‘dream weight’ as new research found that those who set their own ambitious goal lost almost twice as much weight in 12 months.