How the Slimming World plan works
Discover the difference
Slimming World is a weight loss programme like no other. Millions have reached their dream weight with our generous no-hunger plan. Add an activity plan that starts when the time’s right for you, plus unbeatable support, and you’ll soon discover the Slimming World difference...
Never go hungry
With our Food Optimising plan you can enjoy delicious, satisfying, healthy meals made with everyday ingredients. Food Optimising has helped millions of people lose weight without ever feeling deprived!
Body Magic, our activity programme, guides you gently through the process of making activity part of your daily routine, one step at a time.
Get unbeatable support
Join your fellow members as part of the Slimming World community, in group and online. This is where the magic happens – share, shine, support others and be supported to reach your dream weight. This vital part of Slimming World's support is currently delivered virtually in our weekly virtual groups.
Never go hungry
The stroke of genius that makes Food Optimising so easy and so effective is Free Food – healthy, satisfying food you can enjoy in unlimited amounts whenever you’re hungry. Free Foods are everyday foods like lean meat and fish, pasta (yes, really!), rice, grains, veg, fruit, eggs and fat-free dairy. They’re foods the whole family can enjoy together, so you’ll be taking care of their health as well as your own.What can I eat?
Our unique activity programme, Body Magic, will help you take small steps towards a more active lifestyle. It isn't about pushing yourself to the limits in the gym (unless you want to!) – there's no judgement about how much or how little activity you do. Whether you're taking your first step or you already have an active lifestyle, you'll get practical help to become more active in steady stages, find enjoyable activities for you and your family – and share your experiences with other members.
Get unbeatable support
To change the habits that have formed over years — sometimes decades — we know you need in-depth support and encouragement. At Slimming World, we’re passionate about helping every member achieve their dreams. We promise you’ll be treated with warmth, respect and understanding, and you’ll have access to a support system like no other. At the heart of our groups is a powerfully motivating session we call IMAGE Therapy. IMAGE stands for Individual Motivation And Group Experience. It’s a chance to benefit from the experiences of your fellow members — to inspire and be inspired, to change deep-rooted habits, share healthy swaps and make plans for the week ahead. Based on our unique group support, if you’re an online member you’ll enjoy a wealth of tools to raise awareness of where things could go wrong and develop strategies for lifelong success. And in our online Community you’ll share your experiences and get support from fellow slimmers.
Learn more about the
science behind the plan
Slimming World’s programme is built on a deep understanding of how people with a weight problem feel, coupled with a healthy eating plan based on the science of energy density and satiety — a powerful combination. Our members achieve their weight loss dreams and transform their lives with motivating support to improve their self-esteem and overcome feelings of guilt about their weight. For more than 50 years, this understanding has been developed and refined in line with the latest research on nutrition, physical activity and the psychology of behaviour change.Learn more
Two great ways to
Join a commitment-boosting
Take control of your weight loss in one of our warm and friendly community groups. Research proves that when you're in it together, everyone achieves greater success!
or join our convenient
Take control of your weight loss with our Digital-only service where you’ll be surrounded by a thriving community of online slimmers all working towards their weight loss goals.
From £60 for 3 months membership (just £5 a week)