How the Slimming World plan works

Discover the difference

Slimming World is a weight loss plan like no other. Millions have reached their dream weight with our generous no-hunger eating plan. Add an activity programme 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!

Move more

Body Magic, our unique physical activity programme, is completely tailorable – take it at your own pace, to suit your lifestyle, doing the activity you choose.

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.

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?

Move more

Body Magic, our unique physical activity programme, will help you develop a healthy active lifestyle which supports your weight loss and – once you reach your dream weight – helps you maintain it for life!

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.

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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.

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