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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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★★☆☆☆

“Boring meetings, consultant uninspiring and not supportive”

Written on: 23/05/2015 by northern lass (12 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 (4 reviews 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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★★☆☆☆

“Pay to weigh and listen to other people talk on and on...”

Written on: 11/07/2014

After my third and last attempt to get into the swing of Slimming World I decided that these groups are only as good as the consultants running them and I was not willing to spend any more money trying to find a group that worked for me. It is okay for the critics of those who dare to complain about SW to come on here and say 'just try another group' but each time you do it costs you more money, probably more miles in petrol and you have to beat that 'back to square one' feeling you get each… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Don't think you cn lose weight? Yes you can for sure!!”

Written on: 23/04/2014 by Conradcv81 (1 review written)

I joined Slimming World just over a year ago and collected my 6st loss award. I'm amazed! Battled with my weight for many many years, the gains started with an undiagnosed under active thyroid, even on medication I struggled to lose weight, always lost some then gained back with extra. I had a leaflet for Slimming World come through my door and thought why not? Best decision I ever made. Don't be embarrassed to go on your own, I went alone. Everyone in group is in the same position as you… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“It works”

Written on: 18/04/2014 by Gaugex194 (1 review written)

Following the plan, and that means completely sticking to it works, full stop. Its the only diet I've stuck to and lost weight. However, the problem is sticking to it. The first few weeks you I lost on average a pound a week, I have about a stone to lose. I felt amazing, but then you get complacent and it gets boring and then you lose interest. The group is also a waste of time, in my opinion its just a social club for a load of retired women. I just go get weighed and then I'm off but if you… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst eating plan ever”

Written on: 01/04/2014 by DanielleSimmons1951 (1 review written)

I tried Slimming World and could not believe the size of the Leader. She was extremely abuse. Now we all go to slimming clubs to lose weight and are a bit on the large size ourselves. However this women who stood at the front of the group was so overweight and has been running Slimming World groups for 18 years. Alarm bells should have rang. Long story short I wasted my money and did not feel healthy with the plan. I have lost 2 stone through healthy eating and exercise which has taken ages… Read Full Review

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Rosie134's Comment

Written on: 03/07/2014

So you blame the plan for an awful consultant? I have lost over 3 stone with Slimming World, haven't been on the plan for half a year because I wanted a break, and have kept it off. My consultant is rubbish and that's why I am rejoining to a different group as I still have more to lose. What does an overweight consultant have to do with the plan? Obviously she stopped following it and put the weight back on, she should be reported to headquarters.

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★★☆☆☆

“Patronising, humiliating and embarrassing”

Written on: 05/03/2014 by Savanna1991 (1 review written)

I joined SW for the second time just after Christmas, having lost almost 5 stone following the plan several years ago so I know it works. Maybe it is the consultant at my group, but I felt patronised, humiliated and embarrassed every time I attended. In the end, despite having paid for 12 weeks, I only actually attended 6 sessions as I couldn't put myself through this awful experience anymore. I have however, followed the diet myself at home and have now lost my first stone. To be honest I… Read Full Review

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Rosie134's Comment

Written on: 03/07/2014

You should report them to Slimming World Headquarters. They re-train consultants who aren't doing their job properly. My consultant is like this, that's why I have moved to a new group.

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★☆☆☆☆

“What works for some doesnt always work for every one”

Written on: 25/01/2014 by karen0402 (1 review written)

I'd tried Slimming World in the past without much sucess but encourged by 3 workmates who had all lost several stones on this diet i decided to give it another go. There are 3 diets to choose from - Red, Green and Extra Easy (which is coloured orange in the book) The consultants push for you to do the Extra Easy plan. Lean meat, fruit and veg are free food, breads and cearals classed as healthy extra's and other things such as mayo, sauces are given a Syn value. Everything has to be cooked… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Great for food optomising, not so good in group”

Written on: 18/01/2014 by fireboxchaser (5 reviews written)

I finally got fed up with my weight before Christmas and decided to visit my GP to ask if she would recommend mw for some Slimminh World vouchers for 12 weeks of free slimming. I started goingas soon as I received them despite it being just before xmas. No time like the present! I lost 1/2 stone by Christmas and got my award which i was quite chuffed about. Then the rot started to set in which was not my fayult. Apparently the next 2 weeks I put on despite following the plan to theletter. The… Read Full Review

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Gardener21's Response to fireboxchaser's Review

Written on: 30/03/2014

Well said, it's the same at the class I attend. Long queues to stand and get weighed. Again the consultant stands at the front of the class and reads out everyone's weight losses or gains and then ask either how they managed it or what did they do wrong to put on weight. She also then asks everyone what they want to lose for the next week and I feel she badgers people into saying they want to lose a lot more than they actually can. I think all classes are the same and the consultants just read from the book. A bit more empathy would be greatly appreciated I am sure.

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Fireboxchaser's reply to Gardener21's Comment

Written on: 31/03/2014

They just dont seem to get it. Sitting there hearing others weight loss for that week and the polite clapping that follows does not motivate anyone. It seems that once they have your money that they just go through the motions and get the class over and done with asap so that they can pack up and go home. If I was a consultant, I would be planning each class to make sure there was something interesting to stay for each week and definitely something motivational!

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Happysarah's reply to Fireboxchaser's Comment

Written on: 14/04/2014

you are spot on! I was a SW consultant for a year, you have a really tight script of what you have to do and say when running a group, it is all about getting people through the door. the diet does work if you stick to it and make every thing from scratch..., not so easy when you have a normal hectic family/work life.
I could never get my head around asking people how bad/good they have been when surrounded by many people they don't know, and expect them to give a really honest answer.
The down side to slimming world (I did loose 6 stone) is that it encourages you to eat lots and lots of healthy food, great when you stick to it, but when not on plan you are still in the habit of eating really big meals, so obviously its really easy to regain lots of weight really quickly!! (I have now put on 4 stone).
SW is one huge money making machine, as little as 25% go's to the consultant, and that's after paying out £1,500 to become one in the first place!!

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Fireboxchaser's reply to Happysarah's Comment

Written on: 14/04/2014

Flipping heck. £1500 to become a consultant! I have found that to a lesser degree with the portions. I had 12 weeks slimming from my GP and lost a stone. I did try to continue on my own after that partly because i didn't like the attitude of the consultant and I was also unemployed, but once you lose the support online and cant look things up it becomes very difficult!

I have put a few pounds back on but am now just cutting my portion sizes and eating healthy, so hopefully with a bit of exercise i shall start seeing it come off again!

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