08:57 Saturday 08 February 2014

Slimmers smile at losing 45 stone in just a month

Written byHELEN KREFT

SUPER slimmers in Stapenhill have lost more than a whopping 45 stones in weight in just one month thanks to a new class.

Altogether the members of the Stapenhill Slimming World group are now 45 stones lighter than they were when consultant Jo Gilmore re-launched the Slimming World group on New Years Day.

Jo has now attracted an impressive 91 members to her classes and they now follow Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan which encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and vegetables.

Mrs Gilmore who has lost just under five stone going from a size 20/18 to a 12, 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.

“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 a number of overweight and obese people in Burton and I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that.”

Jo Gilmore’s group is held at Immanuel Church, in Hawthorn Crescent, Stapenhill, every Wednesday at 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and will launch a new morning class at 9.30am. Further info9rmation is available by phoning Jo on 07718 985979.

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