Super slimmers in Parkhead have lost a whopping 568lbs in weight – that’s the equivalent of 28 car tyres! In total, the members of Parkhead Slimming World group are now 568lbs lighter than they were when consultant Karen Wright took over the group in January 2019 - six weeks ago!
The sixty-five 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 food such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, fish, pulses, fruit and vegetables.
Hannah McNeil who has lost 1st 7lbs and has dropped two dress sizes said: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry so I never feel as though I am on a diet. Before I joined Slimming World I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories. Now I realise 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 large amounts of weight have probably even saved their lives. It’s brilliant to celebrate together 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 Karen has also been integral to our success. Because she 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.”
Karen said: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully. It has made a big difference to their lives and to their families’ lives and all of them are happier and healthier now. Slimming has never been more important. There are lots more people in Parkhead who I can help to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!”
Karen’s group is held in Calton Parish Church every Thursday at 9.30am and 11.30am. An evening group will be opening soon. For more information or to join call Karen on 07511 171304 or drop in.
For details of all Slimming World groups throughout the east end, see the ‘Noticeboard’.