After battling with my weight for 19 years, and losing 3 stones by calorie counting, I found myself stuck. Later, advised by a friend, I joined my local Slimming World group. With some trepidation, I let go of the calories and embraced Food Optimising. As a bit of a ‘foodie,’ the freedom of being able to eat such a huge variety of unlimited food was wonderful. Within 6 weeks of joining I had reached my goal and for the first time in years I was at a healthy weight. After successfully maintaining my weight with Slimming World I began my own group to help others in their weight-loss journeys. 5 years later, my Award-Winning Group in West Norwood is one of the biggest in south London, with many achieving their weight-loss dreams!