Super slimmers in Mayo have lost a whopping 54013.25lbs (that’s 3858 stone or 24.5 tons ) in weight – that’s the equivalent of 18 cars. Altogether the members of the Ballina, Ballinrobe, Ballyhaunis, Castlebar, Claremorris, Westport, and Swinford Slimming World groups are now 54013lbs lighter than they were at the beginning of 2016.
The members, who attend the groups 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. But we know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.
One slimmer said, "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. 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 consultants Ann, Bernie, Emma, Mairead, and Michelle has also been integral to our success. Because they have lost 25 stone between them, they understand the ups and downs of slimming and can offer us help and advice based on their own experience, without them I don’t think we’d have achieved nearly as much."
Ann, Bernie, Emma, Mairead, and Michelle are all delighted that their 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 Mayo and the consultants agree that they just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!
For more information or to join contact your local consultant or come along to one the groups. Ann: (086 ) 3315281, Bernie: (086 ) 8250400, Emma: (089 ) 4321010, Mairead: (085 ) 7647609, or Michelle: (086 ) 8985927.