Patrick Faherty joined the Tigh Darby Slimming World group on its launch night in January 2017 after bumping into his friend Cóilín who suggested they join.
“To be honest I thought he was teasing me,” he said, but he went along with his friend and, to date, he has lost 13 stone.
“I’ve tried other diets in the past but they have never worked long term, so I’m happy this is working as I wanted to lose the weight for a while.”
Patrick used to rely on deli type foods and rolls while at work, but now prefers fruits and salads and uses his syns — points which Slimming World assigns to treats — for savoury items such as crackers or Broghies.
“I would recommend this to anyone, and to men especially. It’s easy enough if you listen to the consultant and just stick to the plan.” Patrick laughs, as this has become somewhat of a motto among all members in his group as whenever Patrick is asked how it works for him, he utters those four words — stick to the plan.
Christina runs groups on Mondays in Tigh Darby, Bealadangan, at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and on Wednesdays in The Salthill Hotel at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. For more details at 085 1343050.