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  • First week weight loss can be predictor of longer-term success

  • Government Obesity Strategy

  • Top tips for healthcare workers

    In these challenging times, the importance of eating a healthy, balanced diet, is more important than ever for general health and wellbeing and if you’re one of our much valued health workers,  juggling a new increased work pattern, new unprecedented challenges and limited time for you, making it a reality is probably feeling impossible. Here’s some top tips….

  • Jon loses over 20 stone and finds new lease of life

    At his heaviest Jon Vidler, from Hampshire, couldn’t stand for more than a few minutes without suffering from severe back pain, which affected his work as a senior quality officer at a pharmaceutical company. After becoming increasingly concerned about his health, Jon decided to join Slimming World and has since dropped from 33st 12lbs to a trim 13st 5lbs.

  • Slimming World on Referral for patients with diabetes - Study Published

    New research published this month showed that despite type 2 diabetes being a chronic, progressive condition, referral to Slimming World is successful in supporting patients to lose weight and improve glucose control.

  • Calls for clear guidance on healthy weight management in pregnancy published

    Slimming World and the Royal College of Midwive’s calls for clearer guidance on healthy weight management for expectant mothers, and more support, training and appropriate resources for midwives, have been published in the journal Perspectives in Public Health.  

  • Research finds widespread carbohydrates confusion

    A survey of 2,000 people by YouGov, commissioned by Slimming World, has found that more than a third (37%) of people who have tried to lose weight have followed low-carbohydrate diets in the past.

  • Maxine turns down weight-loss surgery and loses 17½st - without surgery

    A 39-year-old who turned down weight-loss surgery despite being told that she could be dead within a year if she didn’t slim down has shed 17½st by changing her diet and lifestyle.

  • Slimming World hold discussions on obesity at Westminster

    Slimming World hosted a roundtable event and Parliamentary Reception at the Houses of Parliament in November, bringing MPs, Peers, health professionals and other industry experts together to debate ways in which the obesity epidemic could be tackled

  • Call for clear guidance on healthy weight management in pregnancy

    Research by the Royal College of Midwives and Slimming World found that 43% of midwives are not confident about advising women on weight management during pregnancy, and 79% would feel more confident if they had more training.
     
    A quarter of midwives (24.7%) don’t have the facilities to weigh pregnant women in all of the settings in which they provide antenatal care.