Travel the Med with Slimming World

The Mediterranean diet has long been associated with good health. Now the UK’s leading independent weight-loss organisation Slimming World has published a new cookbook full of recipes inspired by the Med and created in line with its famous Food Optimising healthy eating plan.

Mediterranean Magic features more than 100 recipes – including mains, starters and desserts – from holiday hotspots bordering the Mediterranean Sea, such as France, Spain, Italy and North Africa.

Readers will find healthy versions of classics from their favourite destinations, such as lasagne and paella, as well as discovering new dishes, including Spanakopita (a spinach and feta pie from Greece) and Harira (a fragrant Moroccan soup). It’s a tour for slimmers’ tastebuds that will ensure every weight-loss journey is a delicious one.

Every recipe in Mediterranean Magic is based on Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan, which allows slimmers to satisfy their appetite on every day foods like fruit and veg, meat, chicken, fish, pasta, rice and potatoes so there’s no need to go hungry while losing weight. Herbs and spices can also be used freely on the plan, meaning it’s easy for anyone who’s losing weight to bring the bold, sunshine flavours of the Med to their plate without compromising their slimming campaign.

The collection suits all cooking abilities and each recipe is accompanied by a photo of the finished article to tempt the tastebuds and help inspire novice cooks.

Mediterranean Magic will be available in all Slimming World groups in the UK and Ireland, priced £9.99, from April 6th, 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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