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Has Men’s Health Week inspired you to tackle your weight worries? Or maybe you’d like to encourage a beloved bloke to build some healthier habits? If so, we can help. Our research shows that Slimming World men dramatically improve their health, get fitter and lose more weight than women.

Here are the stories of just some of the incredible men who’ve transformed their lives – and discovered that Slimming World is a man’s world, too!

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Ryan’s 34st wake-up call

Ryan Money 17st weight loss before and after

When sleep problems made it difficult for builder Ryan Money to do his job safely, he knew it was time to take action. Now he’s sleeping soundly after losing 17st.

“When I first walked through the doors of my Slimming World group in September 2019, I had two major fears. The first was that I’d be the only man. The second was that my weight would be announced to everyone. I needn’t have worried – I spotted two other guys straight away. Then, later, it was time to privately step on the scales.

Food Optimising changed the way I thought about food completely, and I found myself naturally reaching for fruit and veg. I could hardly believe it when I achieved my 19st target in 17 months.

By the summer, I was down to 17st 2½lbs – I’d halved my weight in less than two years! Now I find it much easier to get around the building sites, and I sleep like a log!”

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Mark’s put the spark back in his marriage

Mark Smith 6st weight loss before and after

Mark Smith laughed off friendly banter about his weight for years, but deep down the comments hurt. These days, he feels fitter than ever after losing 6st 3½lbs – and he’s put the magic back into his relationship.

“I’d always been ‘Big Smiggy’ – a childhood nickname that had stuck – but I could never find the motivation to do anything about my weight. Then a colleague told me he was joining Slimming World and before I knew it, I’d agreed to go with him.

Cooking healthy meals and exercising regularly really paid off, and I could tell I was beginning to look slimmer. My mates certainly noticed, and started messaging me for meal advice and recipe recommendations.

Now I’m healthy, I’ve got a new-found love of cooking and the outdoors, and Sarah and I have more in common than ever. Our marriage has always been solid, but I realise now how much time with her I’d missed out on. It’s as if we’ve found each other all over again.”

Read Mark’s full story here.

How John defeated diabetes

John Dick 8st weight loss before and after

Losing more than 8st helped John Dick finally take control of his type 2 diabetes. Now, with his condition in remission and a clean bill of health, he’s enjoying an active lifestyle.

“Despite the fact I’d known the diagnosis was coming, it was still a shock to hear the words out loud: ‘I’m afraid you have type 2 diabetes.’ I was worried about possible future complications, so I did my best to cut down on things like bread and sweet treats.

A year later, in November 2018, though, I’d only lost just over a stone. So when a flyer for Slimming World dropped onto my doormat, I thought, ‘This is it, I’ll join!’ I was about to turn 50, which was a huge factor for me and I got out of breath easily, had high cholesterol and high blood pressure and I suffered from severe back pain.

Food Optimising worked like a dream and within a couple of months, I’d gone from dozing on the couch to alway being on the go. In February 2020, just over a year after joining, I achieved my target weight – and the very same week, I was told my diabetes was in remission and I could come off the medication!

The real crowning glory came when I was able to wear the outfit I’d got married in 30 years earlier to a friend’s wedding. That tartan kilt symbolises the changes I’ve made to my health and, when I’ve got it on, I couldn’t feel prouder.”

Read John’s full story here

Losing weight was just the job for Ryan

Ryan Quin weight loss before and after

Music teacher Ryan Quinn used to feel exhausted after a performance, which damaged his confidence. Since losing 10st, he finds it much easier to move around at work and he’s found love with his boyfriend, Kieran.

“I’d started to worry about my health. I remember moving house and then going to the doctor because I was scared that nagging chest pains were the start of a heart attack. They weren’t, I just wasn’t used to manual labour and had pulled a muscle lifting boxes. It was enough to make me want to make a change, though. 

Even though I’ve reached my target weight, I still really enjoy going to group. My Consultant, Sinead, is incredible – she’s just the most caring and inspiring person. Because she’s lost weight herself, she knows how it feels to have ups and downs along the way.

Since reaching target, my life has transformed. As well as finding it much easier to do my job, I also found the confidence to dive into the world of online dating. I met Kieran and now we’re inseparable.”

Read Ryan’s full story here

Slimming support for everyone

If you want to lose weight, boost your energy, feel stronger and more confident, we’ll support you all the way to your goal and beyond. With more than 50 years of experience and expertise in weight loss success, we can arm you with all the tools and know-how you need to make lasting lifestyle changes while eating the foods you love and without going hungry.

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