Super slimmers in Ruddington have lost a whopping 200 stone in weight that’s equivalent to 17 people.
Together, the members of Ruddington’s Slimming World group are now 1.36 tonnes lighter than they were when Consultant Yvonne Tompkin took over the group at the end of May 2018.
The 101 members, who attend the group every week, follow Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists. The plan encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and veg. Some members have lost an incredible 5 stone!
Member Lauren says: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry, so I’ve never felt as though I was on a diet and I can still have my little treats. I’d always been overweight but Slimming World has changed my life”.
Another member, Vicky, adds: “The support you get from the group is invaluable. Every week we encourage each other and share tips and recipes. On top of that we have lots of fun! Following the plan is so easy and enjoyable. I feel like a new person”.
“The support and inspiration the members get from our Consultant, Yvonne, has also been integral to our success. Because Yvonne has lost over 10 stone in weight herself, she understands the ups and downs of slimming and can offer help and advice based on her own experience. Without her I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much.”
Yvonne says: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully and all of them are now feeling happier and healthier. Slimming has never been more important. There are lots overweight people in and around Ruddington and I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life. There’s no better job satisfaction than that!”
Yvonne’s group is held at Jubilee Club House on Loughborough Road on Mondays at 5pm and 7pm, and Tuesdays at 9:30am.
For more information or to join Slimming World, call Yvonne Tompkin on 07717 307 007.