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In 1969, Margaret Miles was a hard-up 21 year old with a young daughter and a weight problem. Pregnant at 15, thrown out by her adoptive parents and married at 16, she’d abandoned her dream of going to medical school, instead taking on a string of dead-end jobs and struggling to make ends meet. Restless, frustrated and determined to create a better life for herself and her family, Margaret took the bold decision to start her own business in an area she’d come to know a lot about – slimming.

Working at her kitchen table in Derbyshire, she created a revolutionary programme which would turn the world of dieting on its head – a liberating new approach to weight loss offering freedom from hunger and humiliation.

And so Slimming World was born. From humble beginnings it went on to become a household name, and today it’s the UK’s favourite way to lose weight*.

In Wild Women Do (and they don’t regret it!) Margaret shares her inspiring, heart-warming – and sometimes heartbreaking – story of life, love and Slimming World, taking us through the highs and lows of building a business on little more than belief, dogged determination and a genuine desire to change lives.

Wild Women Do (and they don’t regret it!) is available on: 

Amazon in Kindle Edition
Audible as an audiobook

If you’re a Slimming World member, you can buy your copy from your Consultant. Slimming World Online members will find the book in the online shop.

In this video, Margaret recalls the moment that, overweight and desperately seeking a solution, she was struck by the idea to start her own slimming club:

How to join Slimming World

If you’d like to lose weight, you can be sure of a very warm welcome in your local Slimming World group – and absolutely no judgement. You’ll have access to all the tools and support you need to successfully slim down – and to stay at your healthiest and happiest weight for life.

*More people in the UK choose to attend a Slimming World group each week than any other weight loss group. 

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