Super slimmers in Clifden have lost a whopping 1,951lb (139 stone ) in weight — that is the equivalent of 10 small cars! Altogether the members of the Clifden Slimming World group are now 1,951lb lighter than they were at the beginning of 2016. The members, who attend the group every week, follow Slimming World’s food optimising eating plan created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists, which encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses, and fruit and veg.
Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you are never hungry, so you never feel as though you are on a diet. People think losing weight means going to the gym and counting calories, and depriving yourself of food. It is about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.
"Reaching this milestone as a group just proves the huge change that we’ve all made to our lives, some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight have probably even saved their lives," said one Slimming World participant. "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 Ann has also been integral to our success. Because she has lost 3.5 stone, she understand the ups and downs of slimming and can offer us help and advice based on her own experience, without her I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much."
Ann Reilly is delighted that her members have lost weight so beautifully. It has made a big difference to their lives and to their whole families’ lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now.
Slimming has never been more important. There are so many overweight and obese people in Galway and Ann Reilly agrees that she just wants to help even more people to make real changes for life – there is no better job satisfaction than that.
For more information on Clifden Slimming World, or to join, contact Ann Reilly at 086 3315281. Meetings take place at Clifden Town Hall on Mondays at 5.30pm and 7.30pm.