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🎶Whoa, we’re halfway there! 🎶 If you’re in the thick of the school holidays, you may feel like you’re living on a prayer right now! While we can’t help with those cries of “I’m bored” or “Are we nearly there yet?”, we can help you keep your slimming on track with our second set of motivation-boosting summer strategies.

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Soak up support

We know that summer brings a host of slimming challenges, and we can help. You’ll always find a warm welcome at your nearest Slimming World group, and your Consultant will guide you through tailored slimming strategies and all the inspiration you need to overcome any weight loss challenges and enjoy a summer of fun. 

Nicola wearing a red swimsuit while sitting beside a swimming pool

The support Nicola (@nicolam021118) received in group helped her to lose 3st, and this year she felt full of confidence on her first-ever family holiday abroad.

Say yes to summer socialising

Whether it’s a long-awaited wedding or a (hopefully) sun-soaked family barbecue, summer can be one of the

From weddings and family barbecues to days at the races and summer fetes, the sunshine brings with it a packed social calendar. The good news is, our flexible Food Optimising eating plan works for every occasion. Plus, Slimming World groups are brimming with ideas for smart swaps and slim-safe strategies

Slimming World member Becky (@swtarget.member) used her Food Optimising know-how to spot the Free Foods on a tea-room menu and chose this tasty-looking lunch to keep her weight loss on course.

Becky's Food Optimising lunch of jacket potato, beans, cheese and salad

TOP TIP: Find out what your food options are in advance and use your Food Optimising book (or the handy Food Search tool on our member website and app) to make the right choices for you.

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Summer events and how to handle them

Tackle those triggers

If your little ones love to tuck into things that you’d rather avoid, having your own slimming-friendly snacks to hand can save the day. There’s loads of choice – Slimming World’s list of unlimited Free Foods includes plenty of options for when you’re feeling peckish, including fresh fruit and veg, lean meat and hard-boiled eggs. Plus, you’ll get lots of ideas for nibbles and snacking strategies in group and on our exclusive member websites and app.

MORE ON THE BLOG: Beat the snack attacks with these simple ideas

Plan active days out

Day trips are great for making the most of the fine weather (while it lasts!), spend time with friends and family (or take some time out just for you) and add in some brilliant Body Magic without breaking a sweat (u

Day trips are great for making the most of the fine weather (while it lasts!), spending time with friends and family (or taking some time out just for you) and adding in some brilliant Body Magic without breaking a sweat (unless you want to).

Lynsey sitting on a buoyancy bike in the Norfolk Broads

At Slimming World, we encourage you to get active in a way that fits in with your lifestyle – because it means you’re far more likely to enjoy it and want to keep doing it! Slimming World member Lynsey (@lynseyhannant_norwich) clocked up some activity – and had heaps of fun – exploring the Norfolk Broads on a buoyancy bike.

MORE ON THE BLOG: 11 summer activity ideas – how many will you check off?

Taste the sunshine

Summer is a great opportunity to spotlight some delicious new recipes. Light the barbecue and try the fired-

Summer is a great opportunity to seek out delicious new recipes. Light the barbecue and try the fired-up favourites from the Aug/Sept issue of Slimming World Magazine (chicken shish kebabs with couscous and garlic dip? Yes, please). Or follow Slimming World Consultant Betsie’s lead and give our new tuna Niçoise recipe a whirl. She says:

A tuna nicoise salad on a white plate with a copy of Slimming World Magazine in background

“It’s got a fabulous little twist by roasting the new potatoes instead of just boiling or steaming them. The fact that the green beans and potatoes are home-grown makes this dish even more special.”

MORE ON THE BLOG: Find more summer tips in Summer strategies part 1 here

Be a self-catering swot

You can stay on plan, even when you’re staying away – and it’s especially easy if you’re self-catering. Pack your favourite Slimming World recipe book (or bookmark your go-tos online – our members have access to more than 1,700 on the website and app). Then suss out the nearest supermarket or farmers’ market and fill your basket with Free Foods like fish, lean meat and piles of super-fresh fruit and veg.

Amy's spaghetti bolognese in a mess tin

Amy (@thegaywife_swlife) whipped up this campfire spag bol to make sure she came back from her hols with a cracking weight loss.

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Use Staying on track at the seaside to plan a slim-savvy menu for your trip to the coast

Quench your thirst

While drinking water won’t boost your weight loss, staying hydrated is great for our health and it can stop us

While drinking water won’t boost your weight loss, staying hydrated is great for our health and it can stop us from mistaking thirst for hunger. As well as water (and you can opt for still, sparkling or tap), sugar-free squash and diet fizzy drinks are all Free.

Louise's non-alcoholic Pimm's held above a smoking barbecue

Follow Louise’s (@louclaireslimmingworld) lead and pour yourself a glass of Free non-alcoholic Pimm’s.


TOP TIP: Carry a refillable water bottle and look out for places that will let you top it up for free.

MORE FOR MEMBERS: You’ll find more tips (and some tasty sips) in Ways to enjoy water

Make the most of it!

Summer doesn’t last long and sunny days are especially exciting, so enjoy them to the max. With Slimming World, you can have an amazing summer and still lose weight, so say yes to that ice cream, yes to that garden party and yes to feeling fantastic while squeezing every last drop out of the season!

MORE FOR MEMBERS: Get set for a summer of slimming success is packed full of advice to keep you slimming all summer long!

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