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The results of our largest-ever member survey show that regularly attending a Slimming World group will help you to lose weight: 

Members who frequently attend their weekly Slimming World group (at least 75% of sessions) lose more weight, achieving, on average, a 7.7% weight loss (1st 1lb) in their first three months and a 14% weight loss (or 2st 3lbs) on average over the course of a year.* 

The more group sessions that members attend, the more successful they are. Based on their weight loss over a year, the top 10,000 slimmers who attend their weekly Slimming World group at least 45 times in a year lose 30% of their body weight – around 5st each.* 

Dr Jacquie Lavin, our Head of Research and Scientific Affairs, explains why attending group can make such a difference to weight loss success: 

“The power of the group and the peer support members give one another is what sets Slimming World apart. Our members become part of a community, something special, which helps them to realise that they’re not alone in the challenges they face. That’s combined with our personalised approach – called IMAGE Therapy – which helps every member discover more about themselves as a slimmer, identify their own pitfalls and danger zones, and create plans to overcome them. As well as following our healthy eating plan and becoming more active, members are encouraged to dig deep into what motivates them, and to set realistic weekly goals to help them achieve their weight loss targets.” 

Slimming World groups are open 

Slimming World groups are running as normal, so now’s a fantastic time to discover for yourself how we can help you get the results you want. Find your nearest group here.

Here’s what you can expect at your local group… 

Go on a journey of self-discovery 

At Slimming World, we understand the importance of the emotional side of your weight loss journey. Our expertise in the psychology of slimming means that your highly trained Consultant will help you to really get to know yourself as a slimmer, uncover your subconscious stoppers, identify your triggers and develop new and lasting healthy habits.  

Practical help that’s personal to you 

The beauty of Slimming World’s eating plan, Food Optimising, is that it’s really easy to follow, and it’s so flexible and adaptable that it fits with every lifestyle and dietary requirement. Of course, we know that every slimmer will still face their own individual challenges along the way. Whether you love to eat out or tuck into takeaways, have a very busy job or a family to cook for, we’ll ensure that you’ve got all the recipes, tools and strategies that you need to lose weight in a way that works for you. 

A unique activity programme 

Slimming World’s Body Magic programme is unique. It’s been developed with the deep understanding of the challenges that people wanting to lose weight face when starting to move more. It helps members tackles the emotional stoppers that many of us have around exercise that tackles the emotional stoppers that many of us have around exercise. We’ll help you to identify and remove any psychological barriers you may have and help you start moving at your own pace, in a way that fits in with your lifestyle and that you’ll enjoy – with awards to celebrate your progress! 

Unbeatable slimming support 

When you join a Slimming World group, you’ll be welcomed into a warm and friendly community of like-minded slimmers who understand the challenges that you face. The weekly shared ideas, tips, experiences and encouragement will ensure that you start every week inspired, motivated and fully equipped to get the result you want on the scales. 

Tansy Arnett 7st weight loss transformation-overcome emotional eating-slimming world blog

Slimming World member Tansy has lost 7st 3lbs. She says: 

“There are times when I struggle – I’m only human, after all. Having the support of my Consultant, Vicky, and the rest of the group makes all the difference. Each week, I’m left buzzing and feeling motivated thanks to the other members’ tips or ideas. And if someone’s in a difficult place, we all chip in to help them out. Everyone there knows what it’s like to struggle with your weight. It’s that kindness and empathy that’s helped me to understand myself better as a slimmer, too. Now, I feel like I’ve regained a beautiful part of myself that was gone for so long, and I’m ready to show it off!”  

Read Tansy’s story in full here. 

We’d love to see you at your nearest Slimming World group and help you get started on your journey to weight loss success. Your local Consultant can answer any questions you might have, and your fun, friendly and supportive group is waiting to welcome you! 

Find out more about what happens in a Slimming World group and search for your nearest here.

*Data relates to 1.1 million Slimming World members who first joined a group between January and December 2016.  The research followed their progress for 12 months through to December 2017. 

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