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Slimming World offers weight control help and support to millions of people every year with their classes, magazines and recipes. Their online site has grown over the last few years, although it's still the traditional classes that are helping people get to their target weights.
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Slimming World

“Staff are prats”

Written on: 24/07/2013 by Doobie124 (1 review written)

Well first we we were Told do body magic to see bigger loss.. Now we don't need to as we'll only lose about 4oz's a wk, Also consultant goes on about slimming world is Not about making money!! So why if I miss wk do I get back fees and have to pay double, apparently we pay for the therapy. The consultants are only bothered when people don't turn up cos they won't get paid as much.. Must think we were born yesterday! She doesn't really do a lot anyway.. She signs up new members, talks to the… Read Full Review

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Souxi's Response to Doobie124's Review

Written on: 27/07/2013

I never had a phone call or text or email during my time there for any support. You are right, they do have their little favourites don't they. If you aren't one of the *clique* forget it.

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Slimming World

“RUBBISH”

Written on: 22/07/2013

I joined Slimming World because it seemed too good to be true. You could eat all this food and still lose weight. I stuck to it 200%. I filled in my food diary on-line with free food like your supposed too and showed my consultant. I did everything right. I lost NOTHING in 4 weeks. Not a thing. I'd been to my doctor and got weighed and according to their scales I'd lost weight, but on SW scales they said I hadn't. You can't question the scales because they are always right apparently. Never… Read Full Review

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Savanna1991's Comment

Written on: 05/03/2014

Hear hear - I only attended 6 of the 12 weeks I paid for - never again.

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“Marjorie Dawes has nothing on him”

Written on: 18/07/2013

Unbeknown to me,my slimming world consultant failed to enter my target weight on his computer. When I reached my target weight of 10 stones 7 pounds, I missed a week and when I returned on Monday, the computer asked me for £9.90.I explained to the lady on the computer that I had reached my target weight and she sent me on my way to be weighed and said she would sort it out with the consultant. This evening, the consultant rang me at home and I can only say I was flabbergasted by his attitude… Read Full Review

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Adversary's Comment

Written on: 18/08/2013

You can always try Weightwatchers

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Rosethescose's Comment

Written on: 05/11/2013

Congratulations on losing the weight! You do not need them, just carry on with what you are doing so you do not lose any more pounds from your pocket!

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Mjd250572's Comment

Written on: 25/10/2013

Name and shame the consultant and their area - as there are some great ones - and some really awful ones - this one deserves closing down as their success is only down to goodwill and commitment from their clients.

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Trebledouble's Comment

Written on: 18/10/2013

Console yourself with a KFC bargain bucket!

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Kardeb's Comment

Written on: 06/09/2013

You should complain directly to slimming world hq! They would not appreciate consultants acting in this way

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Aquascorp's Comment

Written on: 23/09/2013

I'm sure they wouldn't. You'll always find somebody who doesn't take responsibilty for his own oversight.
However, the thing is, Slimming World system works! My wife goes along, steps out and comes back, e.g. after Xmas, and I lose weight as well! Without any deprivation or feeling I'm / we are on a diet...
There are usually a number of groups around, so I'd look up another one nearby, and try them out.

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“Advised to stop eating fruit??”

Written on: 11/07/2013

I have been going to slimming world now for 2 months, weight loss at first was great. I struggle with my diet as I cant eat gluten, onion, hot spicy food, or dark green veg. I rely on fruits as a snack at work but stick to melon, apples and strawberries (the SS choices). I recieved a text today from our group leader saying "try n stop the snacks even if they r fruit ... nothing tastes as good as being slim feels" I was quite shocked at this cavalier approach to slimming and going against the… Read Full Review

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Neveragainever's Comment

Written on: 22/07/2013

I ate loads of fruit as it is supposed to be free food, and some of the members advised me not to eat so much of it. Talk about confusing!!

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Souxi's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2013

Yes me too. I ate LOADS of fruit because it's free food and super speedy and also got advised not to eat so much of it. What the hell ARE you supposed to do then? Talk about confusing.!

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“Deit very good consultant awful”

Written on: 10/07/2013

I joined slimming world and like the diet very easy (extra easy). the Consultant i find to be lazy and not inspiring if there are no new joiners. she will ignore you and sit with arms folded doing nothing. today when i weighed in she sat whilst one girl took the money and then ran over to serve us on the snacks! whilst another girl weighed us in. She completely ignored us! and did not atempt to help. if she has this spare time could she not enage with the customers? if you stay behind the… Read Full Review

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Helen25's Comment

Written on: 02/08/2013

I found the same - the consultant was really disinterested - I went to the class in Mosspark. The consultant always had her children there and it was a bit of a rabble. The children would also stand at the scales and watch you get weighed. I'm a mum myself but thought this was very unprofessional and also off-putting.

I looked for another class and happier there.

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Slimming World

“Excellent”

Written on: 15/06/2013

I have been going to Slimming World now for 7 weeks and in that time I have lost 1st 10lbs. I find the plan very easy to stick to and I have never eaten as much food, I am never hungry! I have tried every other diet on the market and have never been able to stick to any of them. I can not praise Slimming World enough and they get my vote everytime :)… Read Full Review

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“very expensive way to get wrongly weighed !”

Written on: 07/05/2013

I started 3 weeks ago and each week the scales have been wrong. Last week everyone had gained weight in the entire group, we complained and was assured the scales were correct. This week everyone lost 10 to 12 pounds! again we were assured this was right because they were new scales from head office. Later we were weighed again and I went from loosing 8lb to gaining 1 1/2lb. Extremely disappointing all round. I complained to the area manager who was visiting only to be told it is not about… Read Full Review

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Mum7's Comment

Written on: 04/06/2013

Oh thank god I have not been imagining things, this very issue has been bothering me because I suspected on several occasions that the scales at SW were not correct. The problem is if you question the scales and have been recorded as either having gained or 'maintained' you are accused of sour grapes. 'The scales never lie' apparently....

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Neveragainever's Comment

Written on: 22/07/2013

Agreed. I queried the scales but was told they cannot be wrong!!

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Souxi's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2013

Yep me too. Got told they are very expensive scales that calibrate themselves and are NEVER wrong.

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Heidihenderson's Comment

Written on: 13/06/2013

Hi there,

I had a similar experience at my group.... can I be nosey and ask which are you live? I live in Yorkshire)

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Slimming World

“false gill”

Written on: 18/03/2013

i have been to the wilwood group in stafford for many yrs, it is very clicky and gill is very pally with some people,and blanks others but also very rude if your asking a question and the so called part of the clicky bunch arrive she totally ignores answering your question. i dont no how gill keeps her group going its the group that take over. i do believe it has been taken over now so to you and you know who you are(HELPERS) drop the click and involve all members. tubs… Read Full Review

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Slimming World

“fantastic”

Written on: 15/02/2013

i loved my slimming world class i go to argyle speedwell road in bristol my consultant is martyn lee he is brilliant he really is dedicated and very happy and supportive no matter how you do i have been to so many classes he is by far the best… Read Full Review

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Slimming World

“Best Eating Plan That Works!!!!!!”

Written on: 11/02/2013 by slimmingworldlover (1 review written)

i joined slimming world of the 7th of January this year and in just 5 weeks have lost 19 and half pounds! :) i am so happy with this because its the only plan that has ever worked for me! i have tried all the rest and i got bored of them and was hungry with SW i am never hungry, with lots of free and super free foods to choose from. Going to group is great and you get lots of support there. i would recommend it to anyone! I love SW! :)… Read Full Review

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Mojomojo78's Response to slimmingworldlover's Review

Written on: 22/04/2013

i love this plan i have lost nearly 2 and a half stone since jan 9th i cant believe it as i have been eating loads on other diets i always felt hungary but there are plenty of free and super free syn free foods i fill up on and this has really worked me, i know its up to the individual what diets work for who but i would certainly recommend this 1 to anyone, tey it see how you get on :-)

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“I love slimming world!!”

Written on: 30/01/2013

Hello all :) I've just completed my first week doing slimming world and I have lost 5 1/2 lb!! I could not believe it!! And the reason why I couldn't believe it is because I've eaten so well. I wouldn't say I have pigged out but I really have eaten a lot of food. I have been cooking my food from scratch and the difference in taste is amazing. I know some people say that having to cook a lot of food puts them off but it's easy when you get into it. I have a job and four kids and I can do it, I… Read Full Review

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Slimming World

“Excellent healthy eating plan”

Written on: 23/10/2012

I have been a member of my local group in Glasgow for a year now, and in that time I have lost 7 stone. The plans are easy to follow and the choices offered ensure that boredom does not set in. You have to want to succeed and put some effort in to it. Slimming World offer the tools, but only the individual can decide to use them fully. Great support from our consultant and other members. For me, Slimming World is the only way forward… Read Full Review

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Slimming World

“i cAN'T STOP EATING AS I WAS EATING ALL THE TIME IN...”

Written on: 15/10/2012

I just can't stop eating since i stopped going to Slimming world..I was eating fruit and yogurt ect to snack ..they said eat as much as you like so i was munching all the time..I got sick of the same foods and came of it now I am eating every half hour its a habit i got from slimming world..i don't like the way they question everyone i can be very shy and this also put me off… Read Full Review

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“Refused membership”

Written on: 28/08/2012

Waited a week to sign up at Colliers Wood class., sa the time 6pm but never been a slimming world member before but a weight watcher member thought it would be ok to pop along just after 6pm. Greeted by a lady who asked can I hlep you I replied I would like to oin she repiled I am late it starts at 6pm it was now 6.15pm, after apologising the lasy giving a talk to a I believe a new member also replied your late. I asked if I coulds join and was told no come back next week, but I really wanted… Read Full Review

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“Slimming World online”

Written on: 04/08/2012

After having lapsed as a group member thought I would sign up to do Slimming World online. How difficult can it be? Very difficult apparently, system states I can't use my email address as I was a member previously with that email address. Sick of emailing Slimming World and getting no reply - their customer service stinks… Read Full Review

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Bec123's Comment

Written on: 24/10/2012

Hi there,

I'm so sorry you've had a bad experience, and not heard back from us either. I can see that it was a while ago that you posted, however if you'd like to get in touch with us we'll do our very best to get you started online, and make sure you can use your original e-mail address.

Please get in touch via: http://www.slimmingworld.com/about-us/contact.aspx and select website registration and that will come straight to my team.

Best wishes,

Rebecca Robinson
Website & Design Manager

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“It works if you keep at it”

Written on: 20/07/2012 by whybewhy (9 reviews written)

Slimming World does work if you stick at it. I've lost about 1 1/2 stone over the past 9 months or so and therefore I guess I have to recommend it. I think it sometimes frustrates my BF that I'm always pulling the book out to check certain foods and that I have to effectively decide what I'm going to eat at the start of the day (or at least not eat certain food types - which does cut down spontaneity), but he loves the results and so do I ;) … Read Full Review

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Slimming World

“yes it works if you stick to it”

Written on: 06/07/2012

i have lost 2 stones with my class, the most weight i have ever managed,the best thing is the huge variety of food to choose from,staying to class is a must, we do it together,we all accept losses and gains,new ideas and recipes.When i put on 5pounds it was dissheartning, but i didit through greed. We all read other classes facebook pages and we make new friends too… Read Full Review

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Slimming World

“Liphook Slimming World Consultant condones bullying on Fb”

Written on: 29/06/2012

The new Liphook Slimming World Consultant, Zoe Hepper, decided to "like" a comment on a generic website which was degrading someone and their weight - how is this a good image for Slimming World, when they are supposed to be promoting self confidence, inner strength, people coming together feeling Slimming World is a safe place for them to try to control their weight… Read Full Review

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“Unprofessional to say the least”

Written on: 29/06/2012 by poppyhoney (1 review written)

The diet itself is easy enough. However the body image classes lacked enthusiasm and commitment from the instructor. She herself had virtualy stoppped following the diet and shared with us how much she had 'cheated' each week. The final straw was being in a session where the highest weight loss was half a pound from the group and the instructor was the slimmer of the week with a pound loss!!! This coupled with her criticism of a new member who had a fabulous first weeks loss and in his… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to poppyhoney's Review

Written on: 14/07/2012

Our consultant is amazing , and our body image is so supportive everyone gives help and support to each other , I've lost 6st 3lb in 18 months most new members lose loads men often lose 7lb each week for their first few weeks , but a lady lost 7 and a half on her first week , even a lady who has been coming the same time as me and lost 2 stone to date really followed the plan as it should and lost 6lb this week , anyone who wants to seriously want to lose weight should join slimming world . if your consultant isnt doing what she should be doing report her , you are paying her to help you.

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Slimming World

“Lynn”

Written on: 05/04/2012

Not good when children of adults taking classes watching scales and laughing really unprofessional Would not go again until this stops good diet bad set up… Read Full Review

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