A welcome message from Margaret

"A huge heartfelt thank you for allowing Slimming World into your world, and a warm welcome to this, your Food Optimising book – your road map to the most amazing, the most generous, the most liberating and the most effective way to lose weight that you will ever experience. And the easiest way to keep it off long term!

Losing weight without ever going hungry may sound too good to be true, but this unique approach has helped millions of Slimming World members to achieve their weight loss dreams and, more importantly, to maintain them. It will help you achieve that slimmer, fitter, healthier lifestyle – and maintain it for life, too.

As someone who has faced (and fallen at) practically every hurdle that can confront a slimmer, I know how vulnerable we can be to the hype surrounding the latest slimming ‘magic bullet’. Food Optimising offers no false hope or weird theories; it’s based on sound healthy eating principles – the very latest scientific thinking and the safest, most effective way to lose weight.

It’s like nothing you’ve ever tried before. So forget all those old rules, forget counting calories and points, forget weighing and measuring everything, forget hunger, deprivation and boredom, and forget the loneliness of struggling alone. Now you’ve found us! Now it’s time for you to enjoy the thrill of the most exciting weight loss journey, to enjoy the freedom that is Food Optimising, to enjoy the empowerment that is Image Therapy.

We’ll be with you all the way on this, the most exciting journey of your life – and of ours!"   

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What you get with group membership

  • A friendly, understanding Consultant – who’s been a member themselves
  • Image Therapy – the heart of a Slimming World group – giving you unique help, support and encouragement when you need it most
  • Loads of praise and celebrations for each weight loss milestone you achieve
  • Warmth, friendship, laughter, sharing ideas, recipes, inspirational stories and much, much more
  • Free access to dozens of online features and tools to support you between groups
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What you get with online-only membership

  • Weekly online support and motivating e-mails based on your personal progress
  • Access to motivational support tools, insightful features and special strategies to help you in the weeks ahead
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I’m loving the good life
I’m loving the good life

At over 20st, Emma found it hard to care for her beloved pets. Now she’s 8st 10lbs lighter and has lots more energy for her family of animals!

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