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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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“Have been a very bad member for 2 years - go for a...”

Written on: 21/03/2011

Have been a very bad member for 2 years - go for a while, lose weight,stop going and put it on again. This time I am going to win and SW will help me do it cause I know if you stick to the plan - it works! Feel sorry for the girl with the miserable staff. Our club is really happy and our leader is second to none cause she really cares!! I would suggest that anyone not losing on SW plan is either cheating themselves or not understanding the plan. Ask for help!! Also it is less than a fiver to be… Read Full Review

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“Plucked up the courage to join SW 6 weeks ago. ”

Written on: 19/03/2011

Plucked up the courage to join SW 6 weeks ago.
Consultant rushed through the main principles of the plan and then I joined the group session. Consultant did lots of manic giggling and time wasting and seemed to have certain favourites that she concentrated on. Didn't learn anything constructive. 2nd week thought I would stay again to see if the group would be better. Not a chance complete waste of time. Coupled with the fact that the women who check you in and weigh you are as miserable as sin… Read Full Review

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Nikki40192's Comment

Written on: 13/05/2011

I found this review not helpful because... this is her stupid opinion on her class that she attended! she cannot say that slimming world is not good just because the class she went to was bad! not all the women who wigh you in are miserable!!!! i've been at SW for 10 weeks now and lost 1 stone 13 lbs and the women who weigh you in are so friendly helpful and kind and my consultant does everything she can to help! i think this review is stupid and quite ignorant! not other peoples fault that this person doesnt want to stand on front of someone to be weighed! personally i think that helps because you dont want people telling you've put on weight every week!!!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 12/08/2011

I have to say that one of the reasons I stopped going to classes was down to the consultant.

Whenever I arrived at class she would be outside smoking until the last minute, rush through a really quick explanation with the newbies and be late starting the group. Would stand at the front making crude jokes and waving around the "blobby" (fat replica) and asking everyone to put their hand up if we lost any blobbies - felt like I was back in junior school. She came across very patronising and really felt I was being spoken to like a child with some of the things she said to the group! It even got to the point that I would only stay to class as punishment if I had not lost or had put on.

There was a bingo/raffle thing that took a while to go around but not much sharing of experiences or recipes plus every week having to contribute to the prize for who lost the most weight was a bit of a pain especially as I had paid for the classes already but was expected to buy something to put in every week too.

I did not feel particularly supported and lost enthusiasm very quickly.

I decided to go it alone and I managed to lose 18lbs over 6 months before my wedding and I was not even being totally strict and probably stretched my syns sometimes.

Another friend goes to a class she says is great so sometimes its just the consultant not working for you as she has lost 4 stone now. I would recommend trying another class. Tricky for me as this consultant seems to do most of the classes in the Hemel Hempstead area.

After I stopped following Slimming World I have slowly put the weight back on sadly so am considering trying my friend's group or going it alone again because the diet really does work. My mum and 2 of my bridesmaids lost large amounts of weight before my wedding on it too and I know loads of other people who swear by it. Don't write it off just yet, try another consultant and see if that helps.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 18/07/2011

None of you's mnention the meeting you attended, I am thinking of joining but the comments of the class consultant are putting me off, which class is it!!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/07/2011

I started at a class two weeks ago and my class is exactly like this! No advice or encouragement, just given pack and expected to pay £4.95 to step on the scales. An army of women run ours whilst the leader is outside smoking......it really isn't good, especially as one of them is really not up to working the lap top so it takes an age to book in. The leader just stands reading out losses and gains and that's it, time to go home.It really is the most unprofessional set up I have been to. Yet SW make it sound like it's the most glamorous thing in the world......I'm trying so hard to lose weight and it is happening slowly but I wonder why I'm paying and then scouring the internet for advice? This week may be my last if it doesn't improve.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 15/06/2011

I can completely understand this persons review! She sounds like she attended the same group as I did. I stopped going because the consultant just giggled and laughed her way through each meeting, she had her favourites too and would spend 10 minutes chatting to them while the rest of us waited. The only thing she did each week was go through everyone's weight losses each week and that was it - meeting over! We never learnt anything new. Therefore "image therapy" was not carried out. I ordered books / magazines each week, and each week she "forgot". I never ended up with my orders. Also my meeting was towards the end of the week - so there were only the least favourable flavours of HiFi bars left. There were never any mint madness or chocolate orange ones left! The person who weighed us in was completely miserable and if I had gained half a pound she would roll her eyes at me and tut tut under her breath!

Luckily I have done some research online to find out how the diet actually works and I feel more confident now. I will be enrolling in a new group with a different consultant on Monday. For me, the first time around was a waste of money because I didn't lose much (only £££'s) - but I blame that down to the consultant not explaining things properly! But that is my PERSONAL OPINION on that SPECIFIC group. Now that I understand the actual diet - I think it's brilliant!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/06/2011

Ladies I think your coments are so agressive not friendly. Person write what she thinks, you don't have to attack.
Anyway, I think the concultant have to be retrained. To not fail SW's reputation.

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Sharpey66's Comment

Written on: 20/05/2011

I found this review not helpful because...The writer would find it an expensive waste of money if she did not stay to class.SW is a greatsupportive way to lose weight, share ideas and make likeminded friends who all help you along your journey.I think the writer should possibly try a different class to compare different delivery styles.I would suggest her negative attitude would probably influence the person who was weighing her. After all, you arent going to fall over yourself to be pleasant to someone who moans like she does.I say with her negative attitude its a good job she is not going back as she will never lose wight weight and would most likely put others off too. She should put money energy into reading the books than blaming everybody else for her failings.

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“If you really want to lose weight and eat loads this...”

Written on: 15/03/2011

If you really want to lose weight and eat loads this is the diet for you! LOVE it. I have lost 1 stone and 1lb in 7 weeks. I stay to group which is the most fantastic boost each week. I have treats everyday and still lose weight the reciepes on the magazine and online are great. I have a two year who eats the same as me and my hubby do. Extra easy is fantastic so long as 1/3rd of your plate is the superfree food (too many people just dont do it!) I still go out, i go for coffee and cake and… Read Full Review

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“5 months in and 5 stones off, and only another 2...”

Written on: 02/03/2011

5 months in and 5 stones off, and only another 2 stones to target, the plan works if you follow it properly, and if you aren't losing weight you need the support of the consultant and the group. Stay to meetings after getting weighed, as if you only want to get weighed, you might as well buy some really good scales. Thing is we know that doesn't work, but the first time we put weight on we stop staying to group or even worse we no longer attend meetings. Use the service you paid for and then… Read Full Review

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“Been on Slimming World since 4th November 2010 and...”

Written on: 24/02/2011

Been on Slimming World since 4th November 2010 and have lost weight every week and now have my 2 stone award, have been slimmer of week twice and slimmer of month twice, its easy to follow and there are lots of things to eat if you do get hungry. I have only been on extra easy plan, have done SW before when it was red and green only and didn't like it as much but extra easy is what it says on the tim EXTRA EASY… Read Full Review

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“Slimming world is a fantastic plan to follow - so much...”

Written on: 17/02/2011

Slimming world is a fantastic plan to follow - so much less complicated that any of the other group slimming classes out there (believe me - i know) - the plan is so easy to grasp and the losses you can obtain are amazing if you are willing to genuinely think about what you are eating and how you are cooking it! Not for people who eat a lot of processed foods… Read Full Review

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“Hi there, I have just been reading all the reviews on...”

Written on: 16/02/2011 by SCRAZZLES (1 review written)

Hi there, I have just been reading all the reviews on this and just wondered if anyone could help me get motivated. Like most women i've done 101 diets and took slimming pills but NO MORE. I need to lose it sensibly and hopefully keep it off. I am only small but just over 11stone (not too big) but need to lose 2 and i'll be really pleased.

I joined sw last year, you know what its like when you go the first week and stay the same and then second I stayed the same. Granted I didn't exercise… Read Full Review

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12Sarah12's Response to SCRAZZLES's Review

Written on: 23/02/2011

Brilliant diet.If you stick to it rigidly it definately works. I have lost a stone in 4 weeks on red days, green days but haven't cheated as you can eat so much you don't need to! Best of luck

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Shazshaw's Response to SCRAZZLES's Review

Written on: 06/03/2011

To sound just like me a few months ago, similar weight, build and frustrations! I've joined ww and sw lots of times with varied successes over the years. I can't do ww for very long because I feel too hungry and end up binging! I joined slimming world on new years eve, a few months ago, feeling really fed up with my self. I've lost ten pound in 9 weeks which isn't as fast I'd hoped but I'm more determined than in the past. The difference this time for me is that I stay to the group meetings and have got to know people rather than being anonymous. I had a dodgy couple of weeks where I didn't lose anything and they were really supportive, giving me lots of tips on things to have in the fridge to snack on etc. My advice would be to join a smaller group, one in the day time if you can make it. You get to know the group better and it becomes more like a support network. I've also bought and actually followed the recipe books this time. There's some lovely curry recipes if you want an alternative to a takeaway. I never feel hungry on this diet but have accepted it's not going to fall off over night and I need to be organised and keep chipping away at it! Best of luck! You can do it if I can!

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“I have been a true follower of slimming world for a...”

Written on: 16/02/2011 by hannahjoan (1 review written)

I have been a true follower of slimming world for a number of years. Unfortunately for me I have not followed the plan for a while(slimming world is not a diet). and put on 2 stone. In previous years I attended a slimming world class in Yeovil and lost 2 stone (putting me at a happy size 10/12). Unfortunately the cost to attend a class has now increased and now I can not afford to attend. Like most people doing a diet alone and unaided is very difficult to stick to and that's why I thought it a… Read Full Review

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Shinyshel's Response to hannahjoan's Review

Written on: 25/03/2011

hi, i have been going to slimming world for 3 weeks and sticking to ee diet religiously, but only lost 1 1/2 lbs and last week put weight on! leader says i doing everything right, but all around me loosing, just not me. am considering stopping going as cost so much, ok if loosing, but if not, seems a lot to pay.

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“Joined SW 4 weeks ago and have so far lost 18lbs, been...”

Written on: 15/02/2011

Joined SW 4 weeks ago and have so far lost 18lbs, been slimmer of the week once and gained two shiny star stickers to reward my hard work!
If I'm honest you need a PhD to understand the diet - have read and re-read the book and still confused about coloured days and A's and B's. However must be doing something right as it's working!
Would recommend this to anyone and also really encourage you to stay on for the class as its so positive and motivating… Read Full Review

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Bootsie35's Comment

Written on: 04/04/2011

I found this review very helpful because...I also have read and re-read the book. I don't consider myself to be thick but I do find it quite confusing.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 05/07/2011

A few months on and I'm now heading for my sixth stone! I still don't fully understand the diet and I'm relieved I'm not the only one given the comments :) I'd recommend SW to anyone - my class is so supportive and I must be doing something right to keep losing week in and week out.

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Bootsie35's Comment

Written on: 05/04/2011

Joined SW last week and must have read the book a hundred times and still find it confusing. I am not considered to be of below average intelligence so I must be missing something. Will find out tomorrow if I have lost any weight and will then know if I have understood Extra Easy diet correctly!

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“joined slimming world recently and have been on extra...”

Written on: 13/02/2011

joined slimming world recently and have been on extra easy plan sticking to it first week lost 1 lb and thereafter for next 2 weeks stayed the same the weigh in girl who was big said have you been excercising i felt i could bop her as she was no example to the class. i have 2 stones to lose and this diet does not seem to be ok for me… Read Full Review

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“hi i started slimming world 3 weeks ago in my first...”

Written on: 09/02/2011 by sarahc25 (1 review written)

hi i started slimming world 3 weeks ago in my first week i lost 4lb was really happy, in my second week i started jogging every other night and sticking to diet but was on (monthlys) and got weighed today and only lost half a lb really disheartened. Any advice would be much appreciate:((… Read Full Review

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“Been with SLIMMING WORLD for just over 6 months now...”

Written on: 02/02/2011 by katmac (3 reviews written)

Been with SLIMMING WORLD for just over 6 months now and in that time have lost a much needed two stone. Weight loss has been progressive, sometimes speedy, sometimes far too slow for my liking, but generally it is going in the right direction, which is Down. Yeye. Some of my colleagues at the same club have lost far more than I have, but suffering from Graves Disease and lack of Vitamin D - did you know it increases weight gain? Betcha didn't, plus aching joints, however another story - I am… Read Full Review

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Angela2711's Response to katmac's Review

Written on: 03/03/2011

I found this review very helpful because I am thinking of joining Slimming World and this review is full of positives and information...

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“only been there 2 wks lost 1lb first week and wasnt...”

Written on: 27/01/2011

only been there 2 wks lost 1lb first week and wasnt really sticking to diet. Had a night out planned so 10wkd and 4 red wines later was quite pleased with 1lb. stuck to diet religiously this week. Walked 10 miles and faithfully stuck to food optimising as per diet and put on 1.5lb. gutted and really disheartened. All that effort just to gain weight… Read Full Review

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Tamicard's Comment

Written on: 11/04/2011

The same thing has happened to me, I followed every thing on the book on the first week and lost 2lb 1/2. Followed every thing again in the second week plus 4 30 mins long aerobics classes and put on 2lb :-(
<br/>I don't understand as everyone else seems to be losing weight in my group.
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<br/>Can anyone help with some advice please?

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“After having two children within 2 years, I've gained...”

Written on: 27/01/2011

After having two children within 2 years, I've gained a considerable amount of weight. I knew I wanted to lose weight, I just wasn't sure how. I've attended weight watchers before, all the point counting, weighing and having to buy their products quickly meant I lost interest. A friend of mine recommended slimming world so I went along to my first meeting 3 weeks ago. Tonight I've had my 3rd weigh in, and am absolutely thrilled to bits as I've lost a total of 1st + 1.5 lbs!!! I've stuck to the… Read Full Review

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Written on: 17/02/2011

I found this review very helpful because... It was very positive enthusiastic and motivating
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“i love this diet as i feel it lisnt a diet ,no...”

Written on: 24/01/2011 by lesleya859 (1 review written)

i love this diet as i feel it lisnt a diet ,no counting or weighing onmost thinngs lots of free food and never hungry ,easy recipe's to follow with the free food and still have syns for treats xx
love it even better since adding extra easy into the books i did lose a lot of weight years ago on the red and green diet but as a yo yo dieter it crept back on but back on the down ward run !… Read Full Review

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“I did this diet over 10 years ago and lost 4 and a...”

Written on: 24/01/2011

I did this diet over 10 years ago and lost 4 and a half stone! over the past few years the weight has slow piled back on. I decided to join again after my 30th birthday and looked at the pics that made me realise I needed to sort this out now! So I joined 13days ago. My first weigh in I lost 4.5lb! It made me realise how great this diet is! I have done weight watchers, cambridge dietand even dodgy slimming tablets from America. BUT now remember the best and only way to lose weight is to follow… Read Full Review

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“I lost 2 stone 2 years ago and some of it has...”

Written on: 14/01/2011

I lost 2 stone 2 years ago and some of it has gradually crept back on but only because I stopped going to the my group and sticking to the plan. I'm now having to lose 101bs, but cheerily, because I know it will work and that I will thoroughly enjoy the food. Also, I think that eating so much fruit and veg gives you lots of energy, so makes the whole process easier and makes you feel more in control. I never thought I would do a diet plan, but I think it's great. Very very supportive too. No… Read Full Review

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“I have lost 1 stone 2pounds in4months with the...”

Written on: 06/01/2011

I have lost 1 stone 2pounds in4months with the whitleybay class, and it really is the easiest plan to follow. please girls give it a go, the new you is hiding inside waiting to come out, come and join us.Even when ive had a poor week the class picks me up and its the same for all of us, we support each other… Read Full Review

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“I have attended Slimmming World twice & will be back...”

Written on: 28/12/2010

I have attended Slimmming World twice & will be back in January 2011 for what I hope will be the very last time. It really is an easy plan to follow, just a little open-mindedness and common sense needed.
I must point out that I lost consistently when I was attending, but each time stopped going (and stopped following the plan) through circumstance and my own stupidity, which has meant that the weight has gone back on.
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Joy27's Comment

Written on: 13/02/2011

I found this review very helpful because...I am attending my meetings faithfully and very slowly losing.. Life is complicated but this is my retreat and disciplined guidelines to keep focused and on track. I love this program, because it is real and can follow. Love the friends I have made, consider that added bonus!!

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“Read some amazing poor reviews from people that have...”

Written on: 05/12/2010 by Bertie1889 (1 review written)

Read some amazing poor reviews from people that have quit. Slimming World really works, and is easy to follow. I am a guy and although I have a girlfriend who is following the plan with me, I still cook plenty on my own.

They have tonnes of great recipes, and many healthy meals can be produced in a short space of time. Good to plan shopping in advance for the week, and thus plan out a menu. Stop eating rubbish and look after yourself, and know what you are putting in your body with freshly… Read Full Review

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