Altogether, the members of the Ruddington Slimming World groups are now 306 stone lighter than they were a year ago.
Members, who attend the group every week, follow Slimming World’s Food Optimising Eating Plan created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists. This encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses, and fruit and veg.
Two female members that attend our groups have lost 11 stone and 9 stone respectively, whilst two male members have lost 5 stone each.
One of them said: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry, so I’ve never felt as though I was on a diet. Before I joined Slimming World, I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories. But now, I know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.
“Reaching this milestone as a group just proves the huge changes we’ve all made to our lives, whilst for some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight, it may have even saved their lives.
“It’s brilliant to celebrate together as well, because that’s how we’ve been losing weight – together. Every week, we support and encourage each other and share tips and recipes, and on top of that, we have a lot of fun.
“The support and inspiration we get from our Consultant, Yvonne, has also been integral to our success. She’s lost 10 stone herself and understands the ups and downs of slimming, so she can offer us help and advice based on her own experience. Without her, I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much.”
Yvonne said: “I’m delighted my members have lost weight so beautifully. It’s made a big difference to their lives and to their whole families’ lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now. I just want to help people make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!”
You can find out more about Yvonne’s weight loss journey and the Ruddington Slimming World groups at www.slimmingworld.co.uk/group/350201.