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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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“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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“no support or motivation offered by the leader”

Written on: 20/10/2011 by pshah80 (1 review written)

so i joined slimming 2 weeks ago, i had really geared myself up for losing this baby weight, and was totally ready, I arrived at the group was weighed and sat through the meeting the leader asked me and a few others to wait back so she could explain. she spent 5 mins explaining very little about how the plan works, i explained i was a veggie and she said " its the same but no meat and ean extra "a" and "b" choice. she said it was best for that i went away and read the book to understand… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to pshah80's Review

Written on: 18/11/2011

Try maybe visiting another group with a different group leader. I felt the group leader which I first went to very patronising and basically no idea what she was talking about half the time, the new group I go to is brilliant. The consultant is lovely. She is always there when you need her and provides the most amazing support. I couldn't have lost my baby weight without her!
PS- I'm also veggie :)

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Bethieb's Response to pshah80's Review

Written on: 07/02/2013

I had a similar experience recently. The new members talk was appalling and at the next class the consultant was taking the money and couldn't even be bothered to look up from the laptop to say hello... just held out her hand for the card ! Fortunately, I have been a member in the past and know how the plan works so am losing weight. As to the atttitude of the consultant ? Well, I am looking to change to a different class. The plans are great and really easy to follow but a good or bad consultant can make a whole heap of difference.

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“I have lost over 30kg using my brain”

Written on: 28/07/2011 by SusanScotty (2 reviews written)

There are a ton of resources out there to do this yourself, eat less and go to the gym 3 times a week and I promise you do not need anyone else to help you. Low carbs, high protein, cut out on sugars. You just have to decide yourself if you want this and Slimming world expects you to fail and that's why I left them… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to SusanScotty's Review

Written on: 17/08/2011

Sorry, but some of us like the group support and the weekly weigh-in to keep us motived, Ms. Smug!

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Guest's Response to SusanScotty's Review

Written on: 07/10/2011

slimming world dont want you to fail!!!! They are fab! so far in 7 weeks I have lost 19 and a half pounds! Nothing has ever worked for me before, in fact I thought nothing ever would! But this does!!!
Maybe susanscotty isn`t a real person, but person, but made up by other slimming products to make you use their products!!!!

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Guest's Response to SusanScotty's Review

Written on: 13/09/2011

How does Slimming World expect you to fail? Don't understand that comment...
Like Susan below I think the weekly meeting is an important part of what makes Slimming World so good- alright, the eating plan itself is fairly common-sense, but SW is more about the support and motivation. So you did it on your own- good for you- but plenty of people out there find that really difficult.

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“Hi, I joined Slimming World back in January, having...”

Written on: 23/05/2011 by Linda Larholt (1 review written)

Hi, I joined Slimming World back in January, having been sponsored by my GP,I was very sceptical at first, but 14weeks on I have lost an amazing 2stone, the diet, Extra Easy,is so easy to follow & I'm never hungry, I love the fact that I do not have to measure anything, nothing is forbidden because you have your syns to use. The weekly meetings are a pleasure to attend as everybody supports one another… Read Full Review

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Written on: 24/07/2011

I had heard great things about SW from family and friends at home in Ireland - I am in USA. So I joined the SW online (USA) and was disappointed to find it not great for me. The list of syns is not comprehensive enough for the US as it is mainly a UK based program. It is great that potatoes, rice, pasta, fruit and veg are free and I find that wonderful, however, by the time I add a spot of non dairy creamer to coffe (about 3 cups per day) that I have racked up about 5 - 6 sins. I have figured out that 1 syns is approx 20 calories - so if you want to factor in your daily requirements of calcium (on more fat free skimmed milk even - in addition to healthy extra) that I have exhausted my syns. Then I know that I can't have a treat and then I CRAVE something sweet that I cannot have! Then I tend to fall off the wagon.

I would really like to stick with the plan as I found that WW with only 29 points per day was not enough food for the day - I liked to keep my extra points for weekends.

On that note of saving points, has anyone saved up all/most of their syns and use them for the weekend and had success?

I am definitely having trouble with making snacks work for me - can anyone give any pointers as I have started out again on trying SW this week.

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Guest's Response to Linda Larholt's Review

Written on: 11/11/2011

Everything's a pleasure when it's free.. I can't believe the NHS money is going over this..

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“I joined slimming world three weeks ago and have lost...”

Written on: 12/04/2011 by garrodl (1 review written)

I joined slimming world three weeks ago and have lost one stone three pounds in three weeks. i have eaten loads but the right stuff and feel great. i dont have many sins but when i want them i do!… Read Full Review

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Kaigausista's Response to garrodl's Review

Written on: 11/01/2012

wow.... 1 st 3lbs in 3 wks... that's remarkable!

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“Hi everyone, ”

Written on: 11/04/2011 by Tamicard (1 review written)

Hi everyone,
After reading amazing reviews I decided to join SW three weeks ago but I'm having a few problems. 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 aerobic classes and put on 2lb :-(
I don't understand as everyone else seems to be losing weight in my group.

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Guest's Response to Tamicard's Review

Written on: 21/07/2011

I understand that if one is on contraceptives there will be the risk of water gain which can be reflected in a gain of weight at times. If this relates to you, consider an alternative contraceptive or accept that your weight will fluctuate w/the water gain and counteract it by increasing water/acceptable liquid intake which will assist in water gain reduction through increased elimination.

I say hang in with it and it will be to your benefit. Best of luck.

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Bethieb's Response to Tamicard's Review

Written on: 07/02/2013

Best to talk to your consultant. Also, you should be completing a food diary for the first few weeks. Show them to your consultant and he/she should be able to identify where you're going wrong. One of the girls in my group put on half a pound the first week . when we looked at her diary, it turned out she had been having a healthy a and b at every meal... breakfast , lunch and dinner !!

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Kaigausista's Response to Tamicard's Review

Written on: 11/01/2012

For me sometimes it was due to miscalculating my syn intake. Or the time of day i weigh myself.... when i was in group i try not to eat anything before weigh-in! Now i do my own weigh-in at home... the best time is in the morning before breakfast... i consider that to be my real weight... try not to weigh yourself everyday... once a week in enough!

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“Im a 29 year old 15 1/2 stone mane and my civil...”

Written on: 01/04/2011

Im a 29 year old 15 1/2 stone mane and my civil partner was nearly 20 stone and we decided to join Slimming World in Peterborough on recommendation from a friend who had lost over 2 stone. We have been for 5 weeks and its changed our lives. I have lost 11 pounds and feel so much better. My other half has lost 1 stone 10 pounds (he has a quicker metabolism then me) and feels on top of the world.
Its easy to follow, its not a diet but a change of lifestyle, its not about portion sizes and… Read Full Review

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“ I joined a class 5 weeks ago and it has changed my...”

Written on: 31/03/2011

I joined a class 5 weeks ago and it has changed my whole way of eating including my family i have lost 10 and half pounds in this time and cant believe how easy it was i would definetely recommend this eating plan. It has not stopped me from socialising with friends and family i have still enjoyed eating out and having drinks… Read Full Review

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“i attend a slimming world class and i find the concept...”

Written on: 24/03/2011

i attend a slimming world class and i find the concept of eat as much AS YOU WANT OF FREE FOOD NOT REALLY GOOD FOR RETRAINING APPETITE SIze am totally unimpressed with being weighed by neighbours i started before christmas and there were almost 100 in class this has now dwindled to about 30 as people have complained that they would much rather be weighed by the leader one woman who weighed me even said god you dont look that heavy the leader says that this is slimming world policy but i know… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 26/05/2011

I completely agree. I stopped going to a class for the same reason. I strongly object to someone other than the consultant weighing me and having access to my personal details.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/01/2012

Punctuation, are you real! Makes me think that you are a slimming world consultant maybe? Needing to pick at someone for simply not liking the diet? To be frank if you are slimming world can go a **** itself xx (excuse the grammer, oops grammar)

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 25/07/2011

punctuation--get a life -its not an english exam -it was moral support ;:'@{{]]}},,.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/07/2011

Guest # 2 let it go. The person not asking for someone to edit her piece. She was sharing her concerns and looking for empathy to support her feelings. It was to be read for content not writing mechanics. Geeeessshhhhhh

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 08/07/2011

Please learn to use punctuation.

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