Southside slimmers are now more than 2300 stone lighter

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Super slimmers in the Southside have lost a whopping 2369 stone in weight – that’s the equivalent of 7 Rolls Royce car.

All together the members of the Southside Slimming World groups are now 2369 stone lighter than they were this time last year.

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.

Lesley has lost 5 stone to drop from a size 18 to size 10 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 team 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 has also been integral to our success.

“Because they’ve lost weight themselves, they understand the ups and downs of slimming and can offer us help and advice based on their own experience.

“Without my consultant I don’t think I’d have achieved nearly as much.”

Consultant Linda said: “I’m delighted that our 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, with 65 per cent of adults over 16 years of age in Scotland overweight, including 29 per cent who are obese. I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!”

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