A weight has been lifted for slimmers from Athlone and Ballinasloe as Slimming World consultants plan a return to face-to-face meetings in various local venues similar to pre-pandemic times.
The next date for restriction easing is September 20 and the local Slimming World consultants are delighted to offer members who are fully vaccinated the chance to stay to Image Therapy.
Members are so excited they can now stay to group. It’s the power of a Slimming World group – the sharing, the caring, the expertise that brings success. Slimming World doesn’t just share a healthy eating plan, it tackles the psychology and helps members develop a healthier relationship with food.
“The power of the group and the peer support members give one another is what sets Slimming World apart. Our members become part of a community, something special, which helps them to realise that they are not alone in the challenges they face,” Dr Jacquie Lavin, Head of Nutrition and Research at Slimming World, stated.
“Members told me they had really missed being together in-person – that feeling of community, swapping recipes and sharing ideas, and being there for each other through the highs and the lows of their journey. Plus, we know that there’s something powerful about stepping on the scales each week and having that regular check-in on your progress,” “Caroline who runs the groups in The Shearwater Hotel, added.
“This past year and a half has been far from easy for all of us, with some people struggling more than others, but for lots of our members, all of the challenges and anxieties have actually made them more determined than ever to achieve their goals and improve their health.
“They’ve proved anyone wanting to lose weight and feel healthier – which research shows could protect against disease – doesn’t have to give up on their dreams! I can’t wait to see how much we can all lose by the end of 2021,” “Sinead, who runs the groups in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, commented.
“I know it can be nerve-wracking to walk into a Slimming World group for the first time, especially at the moment, but I can assure anyone who’s worrying about their weight that there’s no judgment at Slimming World, just respect and care – and it’s absolutely safe.
“Every single person in the room understands exactly how it feels and everyone’s welcome at our group. As well as being able to share how we’re feeling, being able to share ideas about how to enjoy delicious food and feel fitter and healthier will make a real difference. Slimming World’s plan is about eating everyday foods and enjoying favourite meals,” Pauline, who runs the groups in St. Kierans Community Centre, remarked.
“If you are worrying about your weight and feeling alone and desperate, don’t give up. Don’t put it off. Our Slimming World groups are here and getting together every week. We’d love to be celebrating huge weight loss awards with you all, so if you’re thinking of joining, come and be part of that success – you’ll be welcomed by each and every one of us,” Carol who runs the groups in Ballybay Hall, Kiltoom, concluded.
For more information and to find details on your local group, log onto www.slimmingworld.ie, contact your local consultant and book your place.