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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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★★★★★

“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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★★★★★

“6 Stone off”

Written on: 16/03/2012

I joined slimming world in March 2011 and in the year I've now lost exactly 6 stone and dropped from a size 20 to a size 10-12. I've now got 1 stone left to lose. For me Slimming World has been fabulous, the best decision I have made was to join. I've followed Extra Easy the whole time and yes there have been weeks where I've had a small gain or stayed the same, but overall I've lost easily. My consultant has been very supportive and helpful throughout - I agree with many people that the… Read Full Review

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Melfromhove's Comment

Written on: 21/10/2012

Well thank you!! I have struggled with my weight for 10 years now and am a size 20 - I have six stone to lose. Your comment here has given me the motivation that I so needed, and I am going to join my local group tomorrow!

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“Makes sense, but only helpful if you can portion control”

Written on: 14/03/2012

The basis of this diet is the non mixing of carbs and protiens on one day, whilst allowing 'syns' which can be 'spent' on anything, providing you don't go over a certain amount. Now, the whole theory of the diet is great, loads of food choices, plenty of fresh fruit and veg all in unlimited portion sizes...herein lies the problem. Most people who diet do so because they either eat the wrong foods in the wrong amounts, or they overeat...ok, it's a little more complicated than that, but they… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 21/03/2012

I totally agree with you.
Try reading this or a similar book. The secret to losing weight is learning to eat 'normally' again. Diets cause yoyo and long term weight gain...
Eating Less Say Goodbye Overeating

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Silver1Gold2's Comment

Written on: 14/07/2012

it will work ive lost 6st 3lb in 18 months only plan that has worked for me why arnt you on the extra easy plan the 'red/green' days can still be used but the new way is extra easy i never lost when i did red and green days years ago ,

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★★★★★

“It's so easy, don't even try another diet.”

Written on: 05/03/2012

Slimming World is fantastic, I've lost nearly 5 stone in 6 months and I don't feel like I've been dieting. Slimming world teaches you how to have a healthy relationship with food forever. If you want to crash diet and lose a small amount in very little time then slimming world is not for you but if you want to get slim in an enjoyable, manageble way that can be maintained for the rest of your life then give Slimming world a go… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 10/06/2012

i have been a member of weight watchers for 10 years and i keep putting the weight back on when i reach my goal weight this is because i feel hungry i have 4 childern and i need a easy plan that my whole family can benefit from and where i wont need to make different meals for everyone . will slimming world be a better option for me #

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Mrsmya2210's Comment

Written on: 14/08/2012

hi please could you tell me what plan you followed on slimming world.. was it green days or red days or ee.... i am getting married in 7months and need to lose around 5-6stones!!! which you have achieved... please could you give me some advice as ive just joined sw.

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★★★★★

“Best way to lose weight”

Written on: 01/03/2012

I've been a slimming world member for 3 months and have lost 2 stone. I love that I am learning to cook proper healthy delicious filling meals rather than snacking on convenience food. Yes I've had the odd bad week (over Christmas for example) but these have usually been followed by good weeks, due to a bit of determination (yes funny enough you do need a little bit of will power) and the support of the consulatant and group. The group is great for sharing ideas and tips, and the website… Read Full Review

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“Great but...”

Written on: 20/02/2012 by peelap1 (1 review written)

I've been a SW devotee for about 3 years now, and have been at my target weight for s and a half years. I have read some of the reviews and agree with some and sympathise with others. If you get a good consultant, it is great. The support from both the consultant and the group can be really motivating, especially if you are having a bad time with the weight loss. If you have a bad consultant, you can be given bad information, be unmotivated and totally lose interest. I know - our group have… Read Full Review

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“let all of us be slim!”

Written on: 17/02/2012 by irisbass (6 reviews written)

since I'm not very slim so I decided to practise more to be good-looking,so I join in the healthy queue and wait for my change!!!… Read Full Review

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“Love Slimming World”

Written on: 16/02/2012 by lu.sinnott (4 reviews written)

I have been a member of Slimming World for 6 months now and I love it!! It is so helpful and I have never eaten so much food before Slimming World; You just have to eat the right stuff! I cannot recommend highly enough, I always read about how people are not happy with their weight so my advise is this: Stop moaning and start doing something aobut it. Join Slimming World today, you won't regret it… Read Full Review

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“it works for me”

Written on: 12/01/2012 by kaigausista (1 review written)

I've tried many weight loss diets and none of it works for me until I was introduced to slimming world by a friend. I've come to see that different diets work for different people. Slimming World works for me!!! I use to attend weekly group in our area but then the group stopped running a few months later for some reason. Even though we don't have any SW group in our area I was fortunate to have gotten all the food optimizing information I needed when i was in group. Now I just keep myself… Read Full Review

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“never again”

Written on: 11/01/2012

I was really motivated to start losing weight wheni went to slimming world having had 2 children and piled it on. Initailly i thought the consultant was really nice, that was until i started to breast feed my 4 month old daughter. I was sat at the back in a daytime meeting and am very discreat, however she told me that she would prefer me to next time 'bring something in a bottle' or to sit behind the screens as she didnt feel it was appropriate! Absolutly disgusting attitude, and i will never… Read Full Review

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Garrodl's Comment

Written on: 12/01/2012

I agree with the consultant. I would feel uncomfortable and they can be mixed groups so I think its inappropriate. I appreciate you need to do it but she did say you could sit behind a screen. Why should everyone else feel uncomfortable?

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Leander's Comment

Written on: 06/07/2012

Wow! I know I'm a bit late responding, but Garrodl!!! Really?

You're right, this has nothing to do with the diet, but I'm shocked at such a dated and medieval point of view surfacing in the year 2012.

I thought we were past all those archaic primitive thought processes, I'm shocked and saddened to see that you aren't.

As for the diet, fair play for you joining, there are many good consultants, even though the diet isn't for me, it works for many people and you have done well to join in the first place.
Don't be disheartened.

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Abailey175's Comment

Written on: 17/01/2012

With all due respect this has nothing to do with slimming world being a good diet to follow ..this is a reviewer experiencing someone who is extremly ignorant ...I too was told to not bring my 5 month old daughter to group because she couldnt settle at the time i was abit put out but understood it could be off putting for the rest of the group but a woman breastfeeding is not something that should be addressed as inappropriate.....I would encourage you to join another group and have a chat with the consultant first before you went ...the plan is brilliant and it would be a shame for you to miss out ..best of luck

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Leighh's Comment

Written on: 16/01/2012

Garrodl, what a pig headed response to the most natural thing in the world. Babies need to eat. FACT!!! And just because the baby is feeding from the breast, it doesn't mean that any part of the breast is visible. It can be done very discreetly.
I have no children but I still understand the concept of having to feed your child.

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“Rip-Off”

Written on: 24/12/2011

I was told incorrect information by the Consultant at my session and was lied to as well. She made more than one mistake with my card and target weight, resulting in my continuing payments. When I complained to Head Office, they weren't interested. They even tried to say it was my misunderstanding when the consultant had very clearly told me that what she was telling me were the rules. She even half way admitted this, then saying she couldn't remember anymore!! How convenient. I really… Read Full Review

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