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We know that being at the beginning of your slimming journey – or starting again after a setback – can feel daunting, so you’ll always find the warmest of welcomes in a Slimming World group.  

As a new member, you’ll get everything you need to achieve the weight loss you want – from week one! Our unique combination of a fully flexible, no-hunger eating plan, our empowering step-by-step activity programme and personalised support in group has helped millions of people to lose weight and stay slim for life. Let’s make 2022 the year you taste the freedom with Slimming World! 

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Simple strategies to get you off to a flying fresh start 

Seek out support 

Building your own slimming squad is a fantastic first step towards making your weight loss dreams a reality. Letting your trusted friends and family be part of your journey will make it easier to stick to healthy new habits. And Slimming World members have a ready-made support system in their group. Regularly meeting with like-minded slimmers, all striving towards the same goal, will help you to make those lasting lifestyle changes – celebrating every success and, most importantly, supporting you through any struggles with practical help and understanding.  

Slimming World member Charlotte McNally

Charlotte has lost 3st 4lbs with Slimming World. She says: 

‘‘Slimming World blew all my preconceptions out of the water. Every week I discovered something new about myself in group and the reasons why I’d struggled to lose weight in the past. I also picked up strategies to overcome my personal pitfalls and ideas for how I could plan for the week ahead. There’s no support like it.” 

Set a target

When you join Slimming World, you may have a ‘dream weight’ in mind. Don’t be afraid to set this as your target – we’ll help you get there!

Slimming World Consultant Hollie Barrett lost 8st 6lbs after setting the target she really wanted. She says:

“My whole life, I’d wanted to be a size 8, but I never really believed I could be. When I first joined Slimming World, I told my Consultant that I was ‘never going to be one of those girls who’s a size 8. She replied, ‘Why not? If that’s what you want, you can totally do it!’”

If you’re not sure what your dream target is, setting an interim target is a great way to get going. Talk to your Consultant about what feels right for you.

A Slimming World study of 24,457 members found that those who set their own ambitious goals lose almost twice as much weight in 12 months than those who try to be ‘realistic’. 

Get snap happy

Looking back on photos of yourself from before you started your weight loss journey can be a fantastic motivator. Not only will it help you realise how far you’ve come, it can also spur you on towards your target.

Slimming World member Britney before and after transformation

Britt (@britts_sw) has lost 4st 7lbs with Slimming World, and can see an amazing difference when she looks back at photos from the past few Christmases. She says: 

“As you can see, I’ve changed a lot! My weight was getting me down so much and affecting me in many ways: I’d lost myself and mentally I was struggling to cope, I didn’t want to go out, I was tired and emotionally drained… Never would I have thought back in 2018, feeling the way that I did, that I’d be here 4st 7lbs down, feeling amazing!’’ 

And how incredible does Lorraine look (@lollieslosingit.sw)? She’s lost more than 10st with Slimming World and uses her before and after snaps as motivation.

Slimming World member Lorraine before and after transformation

Hit the ground running

Getting a great week-one weight loss can really set you up for long-term success on the scales, according to one of our largest-ever studies. At your first Slimming World session, your Consultant will fully explain the plan in your new member talk, a chat that is packed with information and motivation to help you get off to the strongest possible start. 

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Slimming World member Emma definitely harnessed the power of a fantastic first week – going on to lose over 17st! She says:

“I lost 7lbs in my first week! I felt so pleased, and yet I couldn’t quite believe it… I was still eating potatoes and pasta, but by making a few simple, healthier changes, I’d seen dramatic results. That first week gave me the confidence that I could actually do it this time. I had a big change in my mindset from that day forward.”

MORE ON THE BLOG: Why the first seven days could be key to your slimming success 

Dive into your Food Optimising book

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Every new Slimming World member also receives a pack containing everything you need for a successful start. And this year the new member pack is extra special because it’s had a gorgeous makeover for 2022! In this pack, you’ll find your guide to Food Optimising. We recommend settling down with a cuppa for a good read through – and don’t be shy about getting your pens and highlighters out! 

Draw a line

It’s normal to experience some slip-ups on a slimming journey, so it’s important to learn not to dwell on them. There’s absolutely no judgement in a Slimming World group. If you haven’t had the week that you wanted, we’re armed with practical tools and support to help you get back on track.

Tansy has lost over 7st and is a big believer in keeping slimming stumbles in perspective. She says:

“One ‘bad’ meal doesn’t have to spoil your day. One ‘bad’ day doesn’t have to spoil your week. One ‘bad’ week doesn’t mean you need to throw it all away. Just draw a line as soon as you can!”

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Believe in yourself

The amazing thing about a Slimming World group is that, if your self-belief does wobble, you’re surrounded by people who believe in you and who will encourage you to keep going.

Slimming World member Grace, face-to-face transformation

 Grace (@gracesslimmingworldjourney) has lost 5st 7lbs with Slimming World and recently achieved her dream of going skydiving. She says: 

“Skydiving is something I’ve always wanted to do but I wasn’t physically able to before joining Slimming World, as I was over the maximum weight. Weight loss is so much more than what the scales say – it’s not about the pounds you lose, it’s about the life you gain!” 

Join now and save £££

Come along to your nearest Slimming World group for a raft of expert strategies and personalised support to help you get 2022 off to an amazing start. Join with a 12-week Countdown course before 29th January 2022 and you’ll get:  

  • FREE membership 
  • 12 weeks for the price of 10 

Your local Consultant can tell you more.* 

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