DEDICATED slimmers from Dalton have lost an incredible 1,110 pounds so far this year – the equivalent of 111 newborn lambs.
Slimming World consultant Karen Clarke took over the reins of the Dalton Slimming World groups four months ago and has since helped members to become 1,301 pounds lighter than they were before.
The Dalton members who attend the weekly groups follow Slimming World’s Food Optimizing eating plan created by the organization’s team of expert nutritionists.
The plan encourages members to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses, fruit and veg.
Karen has lost three-and-a-half stone to drop from a size 16 to a size 12 since starting her own weight loss journey.
She said: “Filling up on lots of satisfying foods means you’re never hungry so I’ve never felt as though I was on a diet.
“Before I joined Slimming World I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories. But now I know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.
“Reaching this milestone as a group just proves the huge change that we’ve all made to our lives, some people who’ve lost big amounts of weight have probably even saved their lives.
“It’s brilliant to celebrate together as well because that’s how we’ve been losing weight – together. Every week we support and encourage each other and share tips and recipes, and on top of that we have a lot of fun.”
Karen’s group is held at Dalton United Football Club on Beckside Road every Wednesday from 9am-11am and 5pm-7pm.
Karen said: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully.
“It has made a big difference to their lives and to their whole families’ lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now.
“Slimming has never been more important. There are so many overweight people, and I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!”
For more information, contact Karen on 07828957489.