Super slimmers in Eastwood and Eaglesham have lost a whopping 311 stone in weight – that’s the equivalent of almost 10 baby elephants.
All together the members of the Eastwood and Eaglesham Slimming World groups are now 311 stones lighter than they were six months ago.
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.
Ravi has lost six stone to drop from a size 20 to size 12 dress size.
She 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 change that we’ve all made to our lives, some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight have probably even saved their lives.”
Ravi continued: “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 Lesley has also been integral to our success.
“Because she’s lost weight herself, she understands 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.”
Lesley said: “I’m delighted that my 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.
“More than half (65 per cent) of adults over 16 years of age in Scotland are overweight, including 29 per cent who are obese.”
Lesley added: “I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!”
Lesley’s group is held at Eastwood Parish Church Hall, Mansewood Road every Tuesday at 9.30am and Friday at 9.30am and 11.30am.
The group also meet at The Carswell Centre, Montogomery Street, Eaglesham, every Tuesday at 7.30pm.
For further information or to join call Lesley on 07928 023238 or email email Lesley.firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Slimming World, visit www.slimmingworld.com or call 0844 897 8000.