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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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★★☆☆☆

“s,world support your consultant,s”

Written on: 26/03/2016 by Davenport105 (1 review written)

My consultant has changed several times in the year I have been a member. Slimming world need,s to give them better support. Some would be good. They don't care for their consultant,s. Which mean's they don't care about us member,s. I know the class has to follow guidelines. But there need,s to be some lee way to suit the members in each class. As we are not at school and do have mind,s of our own. WAKE UP SLIMMING WORLD BEFORE IT,S TO LATE. AND YOUR MEMBERS MOVE ELSEWHERE AS THEY ARE ALREADY… Read Full Review

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“Leaders need to be retrained”

Written on: 18/03/2016 by Saniyah135 (1 review written)

The plan itself is really good although it does take a while to understand everything, it would be useful if the leaders spent more time explaining it to the members not just rushing through it. The overall class itself is boring, constantly going round each member and clapping for every result whether good or bad, but, never explaining especially to new members how to make the plan work or where they may be going wrong, just allowing other members to do the work for them by answering… Read Full Review

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“Expensive and a lot of work”

Written on: 15/11/2015 by Holmesjm248 (1 review written)

Success on this plan really depends upon how committed you are to sticking to an eating plan that revolves around endless amounts of mushrooms, eggs, carrots and peppers. Those are the basic foods you will find yourself consuming by week 3-4 because they are cheap and easy to source. Okay, so people do stick to it and lose weight but variety is the spice of life and you will find yourself becoming bored with coming up with ways of presenting these 'speed' foods in new and interesting ways. So… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Good Choice”

Written on: 29/09/2015 by 61Medina (1 review written)

I had struggled with my weight for many years. So I decided to join a slimming club, however it got very boring after a few months and I gave up. Things went from bad to worse and I just found it impossible to do this alone. So in August this year I joined Slimming World. The group leader explained how the plan worked ( she did speak rather fast though, she needed to slow down and it would have been better if she had found a quiet room as there was rather a lot of background noise as families… Read Full Review

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“Am a returning member - not noticing any improvements.”

Written on: 15/09/2015 by VivianaMcGraw194 (1 review written)

The classes can be very boring if the consultant puts no effort into the 'Image Therapy' session. Just listening to a roomful of other people account for their losses or gains can wear thin after a couple of weeks. I am losing weight but have had to break some rules along the way. This is because I feel the severe restrictions on bread and cereals to be not only unnecessary but harmful in the long term. You have to choose between a daily allowance of a paltry 30gms (less than a handful) of… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I'm thinner and it's very easy”

Written on: 02/08/2015 by gillianbc (11 reviews written)

I'm an online member of slimming world and I started with a BMI of 29.2 which means I needed to lose about 2st to get to a healthier BMI of 25. I'm middle aged and things have spread a bit with my sedentary job and lots of cakes and biscuits in the office. This eating plan is working very well, in spite of my scepticism - I find it hard to believe that I can lose weight even though I'm having ample carbs. Unlimited potatoes, rice, pasta. Porridge for breakfast. Loads of mullerlight yogurts… Read Full Review

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“Slimming World - Good eating plan - meetings not so good”

Written on: 14/07/2015 by Kirbygd335 (1 review written)

I started at my SW group in January 2015 with 2 stone to lose. I got very close to my target but then started to struggle. Up until then I would have praised SW (as the eating plan is good and does work if followed) but once I needed support (to lose the last bit) it was not forthcoming. I realise now that I lost weight simply because I followed the eating plan not because of anything the consultant did for me - now I need support/ advice it's become a struggle. Two weeks in a row I put on… Read Full Review

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“Boring meetings, consultant uninspiring and not supportive”

Written on: 23/05/2015 by northern lass (15 reviews written)

I have lost weight in the past with Weightwatchers, but I've let things slip and put a stone back on. I joined SW this time only because I've moved house and there isn't a convenient WW meeting. I have to admit I only went to SW meetings for a few weeks before I decided it wasn't for me. The eating plan makes sense, and there are certainly lots of things that are 'free food', however, there is little scope for 'treats' as everything that makes life pleasurable (eg chocolate, cheese, wine) has a… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Experience depends on the quality of the consultant”

Written on: 29/04/2015 by Frazierhz1953 (1 review written)

Having struggled with my weight for a most of my adult life, I finally gave in and joined Slimming World. My first experience was a disaster - a very poor quality consultant who made the experience very unpleasant! That was it - No more Slimming world for me. Until I was persuaded to try another group. What a difference! The group leader was far more relaxed and helpful. She really does her best to help everyone in the group achieve their weight loss goals. The plan is easy to follow. You… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Slimming World - Quick results that stay 23.4 15”

Written on: 23/04/2015 by Stillsweetinside (1 review written)

I put on monster weight after quitting the smokes. I went from a size 12 - 16 in a very small amount of time and it scared me. I stopped going out and got caught with the usual trap of eating my pain ect. My sister got me into Slimming world and I wasn't sure about it. I had never been in any diet plan before and didn't know if I had it in me. I didn't think I would take it seriously at all but it was so easy it all just started happening. The truth is that Slimming World is not really a diet… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best diet ever”

Written on: 31/03/2015 by Marianwatt (1 review written)

slimming world is not like a diet . It's a healthy way of eating with plenty of choices lots and lots of easy recipes. It is so easy to follow . And great support from consultant and members . It is like a social evening . Great . Nothing I don't like about Slimming World… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great way of eating, but groups are not that great”

Written on: 23/03/2015 by Brit2015 (1 review written)

Slimming World diet is certainly a way of eating which you could do for life. It is flexible enough for family life and it does teach you about healthy eating. There is a long list of foods which you can eat and you can certainly make some very tasty meals from this extensive list. You do have to cook from scratch, which I believe isn't a bad thing. Unfortunately it doesn't teach you about portion control - that bit you will have to do yourself. If, like me, you have a huge appetite, this… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Will eat like this for life!!!! Love it! ”

Written on: 26/02/2015 by India405 (1 review written)

I joined online 4 weeks ago, I've lost weight, inches, lumps and bumps and feel amazing! Started at 16.4 jan 1 2015 and today I'm 16lb less. The recipes are the best I've ever cooked. We are living on beautiful stir frys, cirrus, pies, glorious food. Love it!! My husband has lost two stone! We eat wonderful meals please slimming world keep up the recipe books they are truly pots if gold … Read Full Review

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“Online is useless”

Written on: 17/02/2015 by Haynesig99 (1 review written)

I have recently attended groups and decided to change to online due to time constraints. As many of us now use mobile devices I downloaded their app, however this doesn't link with your food diary and this is acceded via the main website which on mobile device is then glitchy! Downside is once you have signed up a realise this you don't get a refund so are stuck out of pocket for 3 months - if you have all the time in the world and access all day every day to a pc then go for it !… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“lack of support”

Written on: 30/01/2015 by ElizaReynolds245 (1 review written)

I agree with other reviewers, the diet is good but the standard of support is variable. I didnot get a new members introduction, so I was left struggling to understand the terms EE and SP I only lost 3.5 lbs in 5 weeks and I thought Iwas sticking to the diet, I submitted 5 food diaries and only got 1 back with a comment which didnt help, and that was only after numerous texts to the consultant. I was really didisappointed that an experience which could have been so positive to me left me… Read Full Review

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“Waste of money”

Written on: 22/01/2015 by STROOM33 (1 review written)

Joined Slimming World on line hardly liked any of the recipes still got 10 weeks to go decided to try Nutracheck the menus are a lot better plus the diary is a really good idea… Read Full Review

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Zantebabe69's Response to STROOM33's Review

Written on: 23/02/2015

You didn't like many of the recipes?!?!? Maybe you need to learn how to enjoy real food for humans instead of processed junk!! What a naive comment to make

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★★☆☆☆

“good plan, poor groups”

Written on: 08/01/2015 by izMason158 (1 review written)

The plan is good and does work, sadly the quality of consultants and groups varies enormously. Going round the room discussing weight losses is a great idea in principle but as a group member it is usually extremely boring and after a couple of weeks you never learn anything new because the same old information is repeated. Myself, my daughter and niece have therefore decided to continue following the plan ourselves. We have invested in a good pair of scales and three money boxes in which we… Read Full Review

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Brit2015's Comment

Written on: 23/03/2015

Totally agree with this comment. I went to a group and it was boring with a capital B. The whole meeting was taken up going round the group stating how much weight (or not) they had lost. Learned nothing and the consultant was useless. No feedback on my diary which is submitted religiously for four weeks. She was totally disinterested. I left the group.

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★★★★☆

“Plan is easy to follow but group leader is nasty”

Written on: 13/09/2014 by qbCastillo457 (1 review written)

The plan itself is very easy to follow but I've left my group as the woman running it is quote rude Nd just seems to want to help the same click of people all the time. Will try to do it on my own… Read Full Review

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“hi I am joshna I joined Labelle in june2014 to look...”

Written on: 26/08/2014 by joshna (1 review written)

hi I am joshna I joined Labelle in june2014 to look fit in wedding which was in august , people in LaBelle suggested me advance therapy , I was impressed with the package as cost was reasonable. initially results were slow but because of my body response, but dieticians and people in la belle supported me with proper diet and maintenance then I reduced 12 kgs with expected inch loss . on my wedding I got lot appreciation as I was looking slim and perfect. thank u labelle… Read Full Review

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“Great eating plan”

Written on: 17/08/2014 by 134Hamilton (1 review written)

I have been a member of Slimming World for 8 weeks and have lost 12lbs. I find the food plan easy to follow with lots of flexibility. I enjoy cooking and there are lots of great recipes on-line and in the magazines. Eating free food snacks, e.g. banana, 0% yogurt, between meals means I am never hungry. It's a food strategy for life rather than a "diet" so teaches your body to enjoy a healthy and balanced way of eating. My group and its leader are all very friendly and supportive… Read Full Review

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