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Fenland Slimming World meet up in person for first time in a year

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A weight has been lifted for slimmer’s from Emneth and Friday Bridge who are happy to be returning to their real-life Slimming World meetings.

Consultant Carrie McNaughton is delighted to be back helping members to lose weight and improve their health in person, and the results on the scales show just how much members are loving being back together too.

Carrie, has been a consultant for four years and lost 2 and a half stone as a member herself, she said: “I reopened the groups earlier this month, after I’d been supporting members virtually in online weekly groups since March 2020, when the national lockdown first closed our community groups.

Carrie McNaughton is welcoming members back to her Slimming World groups. (47415415)
Carrie McNaughton is welcoming members back to her Slimming World groups. (47415415)

“We’ve put measures in place to comply fully with local and Government guidance, of course, to ensure members are safe, happy and comfortable being back at our groups. It’s been absolutely amazing to come back together again, it’s proven that there really is no better feeling than the magic of a real-life Slimming World group – and the amazing results speak for themselves.

“Members told me they’d 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.

“This year has been far from easy for all of us, with some people struggling more than others, but for lots of my members all of the challenges and anxieties have actually made them more determined than ever to achieve their goals and improve their health.

“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 has been there themselves, everyone understands exactly how it feels and everyone’s welcome at our groups. I know that I was taking comfort in food during lockdown.

"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 has made a real difference not just to my weight, it’s helped me have a much more positive outlook too. If anyone’s worrying about going hungry – before I joined I definitely thought losing weight meant I’d be starving – don’t, Slimming World’s plan is about eating everyday foods and all your favourite meals, you just find out how to make small changes to how you cook them that make a big difference to your weight.”

To find out more or to book your place contact Carrie on 07876636833.

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