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It’s (nearly) Chriiiiiiiistmassssss! It doesn’t matter if you’re five or 105, there’s something so exciting about starting that countdown to the big day. 

Whether you want to stick to traditional chocolates or you’re looking for more unusual ideas, our members and Consultants have gone Advent calendar crazy! What type of calendar will you choose?

Yes you can at Christmas with Slimming World.

Classic chocolate

You’re never too old for a chocolate calendar and a small daily treat definitely won’t dull your slimming sparkle. Fill an empty calendar with your favourite bite-size chocs to guarantee that every day’s a winner!

More for members: You’ll find Advent calendar chocolates (and other popular Christmas foods) on the online Food Search tool, making it really easy to know exactly how they fit into the Food Optimising plan. Or scan as you go at the supermarket with the handy Slimming World barcode scanner!

String up the bunting

Making something similar to Seaham Consultant Lucy’s mini advent mittens would be a fun project. Or you could peg up 25 mini gift bags – you’ll find lots of Christmassy peg sets online or in the shops (think colourful candy canes, Christmas trees or Santa hats). 


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Get creative

Consultant Laura Hunter is killing two birds with one stone with her calendar of cute Christmas decorations. We love that she’s added a sweet treat for Christmas eve, too!

Advent calendar

More on the blog: Santa makes Slimming World mince pies – with video!

Cosy candles

If you prefer non-edible treats, there’s a calendar for everyone. A candle calendar, like Consultant Sonia Vaidya’s, will fill your house with festive fragrance – or maybe you’d like a stationery calendar to pep up your pencil case for the new year? Beauty calendars have also had a boom in recent years, and could come in handy during party season!

A pamper hamper

Consultant Harriet Sharrock gathered a sleigh-ful of gifts for a very merry advent! There are snow many things you could include in your hamper – who wouldn’t love to unwrap home-spa goodies and socks to stay snuggly and stress-free this Christmas?

More on the blog: 6 ways to feel fitter for Christmas

Daily inspirations

Wrexham Consultant Karen does something a bit different for her Christmas countdown. She sets herself a challenge every day throughout December, to keep that slimming spirit strong, for example:

  • Dig out your ‘before’ photo and feel proud of what you’ve achieved
  • Find a brand-new Slimming World recipe to try
  • Think about what you want to achieve over Christmas

Or you could add scrolls of inspiration to a suitably sparkly jar like Halling Consultant Sharon…


Compliments of the season

You could adapt the daily messages idea to include some kind, heartfelt words from a friend or family member – or even from yourself. What could be nicer than unwrapping a compliment a day through December?

Time for tea

If you love a good cuppa, a tea calendar is a brew-illiant choice. Whether you like trying new herbal or fruity varieties, or you just fancy branching out from builders’, you’re guaran-tea-ed a warm glow.

And if you’re more of a coffee or hot chocolate person, never fear – you can find a good selection of calendars in the shops, or create your own using your favourite sachets or pods.

More on the blog: Sink your spoon into our mince pie baked oats recipe

Pick and mix

Why choose between your favourite treats? Slimming World Consultant Sue Dutton has a mix of hot chocolate sachets, special teas and Hi-fi bars in her customised calendar.

Homemade advent calendar

Your local Slimming World group will be full of festive fun in the run-up to the big day, with lots of tips, tools and treats for a wonderful countdown to Christmas.

Yes you can with Slimming World

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