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Many of our members come to Slimming World having tried lots of different ways to lose weight –without success. It can be a real revelation to discover a no-hunger healthy eating plan which actually works! Here, our incredible Miss Slinky and Mr Sleek 2023 share how the support of their group has been the key to their slimming success… 

Sarah Wynter, Slimming World Miss Slinky 2023

“I’d tried every diet you could think of… then I joined Slimming World and lost nearly 7st” 

Working as an NHS nurse is intense, and at 17st 4lbs, I’d finish each shift utterly exhausted. I’d been on every diet you could think of – soups, shakes, calorie counting… They’d all work for a bit, but I’d soon lose motivation.  

The turning point came after I received my new XL hazmat suit at the hospital – the first time I bent over in it, it ripped all the way from my neck to my bottom. I laughed it off, but on the inside, I was mortified. That’s when I decided to give Slimming World a go. 

I was very nervous at the thought of joining a group, but I had a feeling that attending each week would help me stay on track in a way I hadn’t been able to before. And I was right – the support I got there helped me to understand my relationship with food more deeply, which enabled me to change my mindset around eating. I’d always assumed I needed to snack on sugary treats to keep me going on long shifts – but I found that filling up on healthy meals kept me perfectly fuelled for the day. I started to feel in control of my eating habits, even during the more stressful shifts.   

In total, I lost nearly 6st 12lbs with Slimming World, taking me to a healthy weight of 10st 6lbs. I have so much more energy now, and feel like I’m the best version of myself for my patients, my family – and for me!  

Watch Sarah’s video 

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Joe Thompson, Slimming World Mr Sleek 2023

“After years of yo-yo dieting, I’ve finally found something that works” 

I’d struggled with my weight for most of my life, and there had been plenty of embarrassing moments over the years. One that’s stayed with me happened during a day trip to Thorpe Park; I couldn’t fasten the safety harness on a roller coaster, so I had to get off and walk past a queue of people. It felt so humiliating. 

I was desperate to slim down, but I was trapped in a cycle of yo-yo dieting. Once, I even cut out all carbohydrates and, while I did lose a lot of weight, I was so miserable. And as soon as I started eating normally again, I put all the weight back on. 

I joined my local Slimming World group weighing just under 20st. At first, I couldn’t see how I’d be able to slim down without banning carbs or counting calories – then, in my first week, I lost 11½lbs!   

Thinking back to what I used to eat, it was pretty much all processed food and takeaways. Now, I make healthier versions of those meals, like cooked breakfasts with lean bacon medallions and scrambled eggs fried in low-calorie cooking spray instead of butter. I love that I can eat to satisfy my appetite. Before, I’d ‘run out’ of calories and end the day feeling hungry. With Slimming World, that never happens because my meals are so substantial. 

I’ve lost 5st 3½lbs and it’s transformed my health and confidence. I know that losing weight doesn’t have to be depressing and boring – and now I work as a Slimming World Consultant, I’m helping others to discover that for themselves. I’m done with the yo-yo diets, because I’ve finally found a way to live healthily for the long term. 

Watch Joe’s video 

Read Joe’s full story here 

Yes you can at Christmas with Slimming World 

Come along to group or sign up to Slimming World Online this week and be inspired by amazing member transformations and weight loss success stories.  

Could you be a Slimming World Consultant?  

Our Consultants are special people who play a key part in our members’ slimming success, and we’re always looking for warm, caring people (who have a sparkling sense of fun!) to join the Slimming World family. If you’re a past or present Slimming World member and have a passion for helping others to achieve their goals, we’d love to hear from you. You can find out more about this rewarding role here. 

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