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  • SOCIAL MEDIA ANXIETY HEIGHTENED FOR PEOPLE UNHAPPY WITH THEIR WEIGHT

    Half of people (47%) have had special occasions spoiled and 40% have chosen not to go as they were worried about unflattering photos being shared on social media, a UK representative survey of 2,000 people has revealed*.

  • #FAKEMEDS CAMPAIGN RAISES AWARENESS OF WIDESPREAD USE OF ONLINE DIET PILLS

    People seeking a quick fix for weight loss are putting their health at serious risk by bypassing their GP or pharmacist and buying dangerous diet pills containing withdrawn pharmaceutical ingredients online.

  • GP WINS SLIMMING TITLE AFTER MAINTAINING WEIGHT LOSS FOR 16 YEARS

    Sian Ellis, a GP from the Vale of Glamorgan, decided to lose weight to set a healthier example to her patients. She joined Slimming World and has maintained her 4st 5lb* weight loss for almost 16 years, and has now been named Slimming World’s Diamond Member of the Year 2017.

  • Slimming World members empowered to resist ‘upselling’ of unhealthy food

    Upselling techniques used in coffee shops, petrol stations, fast food outlets, newsagents, restaurants, cinemas and pubs are fuelling the obesity epidemic by leading customers to consume thousands of additional unsatiating calories, a new report by Slimming World and the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has revealed.

  • Slimming World supports Active10 health campaign

    Slimming World has joined the new Public Health England (PHE) One You physical activity campaign to encourage people to use the new Active 10 app to measure – and increase – the amount of ‘brisk walking’ they do.

  • Teenager avoids weight loss surgery and loses 9½st

    Isabelle Kennedy was just 15 when her doctors told her that if she couldn’t lose some weight on her own, they were going to have to consider her for a gastric bypass. However, despite weighing more than 20st, she was so determined not to go under the knife that she embarked on her own weight loss journey by joining Slimming World, and has lost an incredible 9st 8lbs.

  • New PHE guidance on weight management services welcomed

    Slimming World welcomes the publication of new guidance from Public Health England to help commissioners and health professionals support patients who are overweight by signposting them to effective evidence-based tier 2 weight management services.

  • ‘I think this could be good for you’

    Experts from the University of Oxford, Men’s Health Forum and Slimming World have called for health professionals to ensure ‘gender bias’ doesn’t prevent them from offering men access to weight loss support.  

  • 5ps and 10ps raise £25k for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity

    Slimming World’s 900,000 members raised £25,000 in just three months for Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity.  The money will go towards some of the essential refurbishment and redevelopment of the hospital’s new cardiac ward.

  • Politicians and health experts discuss obesity at Policy Workshop

    More than 50 MPs and peers from across the political divide joined health professionals and industry experts at Slimming World’s inaugural Policy Workshop & Parliamentary Reception on March 15th