Recipes for a slimmer summer

With its warmer weather, longer and lighter nights and hot holidays, there are lots of things to love about summer. And now Slimming World’s Little Book of Summer is set to make the season even better by helping readers enjoy their slimmest summer ever.

The new handy handbag-sized book is loaded with recipes that are all specially designed for both warmer weather and wonderful weight losses. Whether slimmers are planning a brilliant barbecue, packing the perfect picnic or looking for lighter desserts, they’ll find the inspiration they need to enjoy every occasion and still slim in this new collection.

The summer months can be a difficult time for slimmers because normal routines are disrupted with holidays, the kids are off school and everyone’s busy enjoying days out, meaning it can feel harder than usual to eat healthily and fit in activity.

However, this book is full of delicious recipes, based on Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, to help slimmers stay on track whatever they’ve got planned and show people that they don’t need to miss out on any summer fun.

Slimming World’s plan fits in around slimmers, rather than them having to fit their life around the plan, and unlike other weight-loss plans the focus is on all the fabulous foods you can enjoy – including barbecue and picnic favourites – instead of what you can’t have.

The collection includes more than 60 recipes including mouth-watering meals, light bites, ice-cold desserts and drinks. So whether readers are tucking into Surf and Turf Skewers with fresh ketchup, Rustic potato salad or Cherry cheesecake in a jar (or all three!), they’re guaranteed their tastiest – and trimmest – summer ever. The recipes are all easy enough to suit all cooking abilities and each one is accompanied by a photo of the finished article to tempt the tastebuds and help inspire novice cooks.

Slimming World’s Little Book of Summer will be available in all Slimming World groups in the UK and Ireland, priced £3.95/€5.95, from 15th June 2015.

Notes to Editors

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell (OBE, FRSA) in 1969. There are now more than 18,000 groups held weekly across the UK and Republic of Ireland via a network of 4,000 community-based Slimming World Consultants, who receive specific training in the role of diet and physical activity in weight management, as well as sophisticated behaviour-change techniques.

Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, is based on the science of satiety and energy density. Our phased activity programme, Body Magic, eases members into activity until it becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. The principles behind Slimming World’s philosophy are based on a deep understanding of the challenges faced by overweight people and a recognition that those who struggle with weight carry a double burden, the weight itself and a burden of guilt and shame about their weight. Slimming World’s programme integrates practical, up-to-date advice with a highly developed support system based on care and compassion, and Consultant training focuses on facilitating behaviour change in a warm and friendly group environment. Consultant training is delivered through the Slimming World Academy. Slimming World also invests in a comprehensive research programme to develop its support for long-term weight management. The group support provided by Slimming World is recognised as effective by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the NHS.

For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.

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