Slimming World and Diabetes UK launch co-branded recipes


This Diabetes Week, as part of their strategic partnership, Slimming World and Diabetes UK are collaborating to share a range of Food Optimising friendly recipes for those living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, as well as pre-diabetes.

For more than 50 years, Slimming World has supported thousands of members living with diabetes to lose weight and help manage their condition, with many members being able to reduce medication, and for some with type 2 diabetes, even put their condition into remission.

The recipes give a taste of how Food Optimising, Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, can fit the range of dietary recommendations for people living with diabetes and pre-diabetes, such as varying amounts of carbohydrates.The launch includes recipes which have proven popular with members and cover a range of cuisines and dietary preferences, such as a number of vegetarian dishes.

Carolyn Pallister, Dietitian and Slimming World's Head of Nutrition, Research and Health, says: “We’re so excited to be sharing Food Optimising recipes for those living with diabetes and pre-diabetes.

“We’ve selected the recipes to also fit a variety of lifestyles. For example, there will be quick and easy meals for those with busy routines, as well as recipes that help expand your skills in the kitchen and that the whole family will love. Rest assured though, these aren’t the only recipes members living with diabetes can enjoy and follow Slimming World’s healthy eating plan.

“Many of our recipes are suitable just as they are or can be easily adapted to meet different dietary requirements and needs.” 

Carolyn Pallister, Slimming World's Head of Nutrition, Research and Health

Food Optimising is a flexible, healthy balanced approach, and these recipes showcase the huge range of delicious food that can be enjoyed.

Carolyn Pallister, Slimming World's Head of Nutrition, Research and Health

At least six recipes will be shared every 12 weeks to the Slimming World website, the exclusive member website, and on the Slimming World app.

Check out all available recipes here.

About Slimming World

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE in Derbyshire in 1969 and has become the UK and Ireland’s leading weight loss organisation with more people choosing to attend a Slimming World group each week than any other weight loss programme. We support hundreds of thousands of people, both in our groups and online, to lose weight and to adopt new habits to stay slim for life.

Over the years our founding principles haven’t changed:

·          Our unique programme is based on a powerfully motivating support system called IMAGE (Individual Motivation and Group Experience) Therapy. Underpinned by a deep understanding of the psychology of people living with overweight and obesity, and incorporating the most effective sustainable behaviour change techniques, IMAGE Therapy is designed to inspire and motivate slimmers to make positive mindset changes and to develop new, healthier habits around food and activity.

·          Food Optimising is our healthy eating plan, based on the liberating concept of Free Food. We encourage members to fill up on those foods that are naturally lower in energy density (calories per gram) and also highly satisfying while limiting foods that are highest in fat and sugar and are less satisfying, so they lose weight without ever feeling hungry or deprived and without having to weigh, measure or count everything they eat. 

·          Our physical activity support programme, Body Magic helps members to overcome any barriers around exercise. Members choose when to start and they set the pace, finding activities they genuinely enjoy, until regular physical activity becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. 

At the heart of everything we do lies our passion for treating every member with genuine care, empathy and respect.

We’re proud to work with the NHS, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), The Royal College of Midwives, Diabetes UK and others to help shape the future of weight management in the UK and Ireland.

For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit slimmingworld.co.uk or slimmingworld.ie

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