A group of Rutherglen slimming consultants showed that they had the magic touch recently.
They were at the Slimming World Awards in Birmingham, where they met TV presenter and magician Stephen Mulhern.
He was co-hosting the event with the organisation’s founder and chairwoman Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.
Kirsty Gibson, who runs a group in Halfway, said: “We couldn’t be prouder of our members.
“They’ve lost fantastic amounts of weight throughout 2016, with many of them making their weight loss dreams come true by hitting their target weight, improving their health and confidence, and more.
“It’s so rewarding to see people being able to do things that they didn’t think possible before losing weight, whether that’s having more energy and confidence, wearing smaller clothes, taking up new hobbies, reducing medication or doing more with their family and friends.
“Every week we feel so lucky to play even a small part in people’s achievements and we felt very honoured to represent our Slimming World groups when we met Stephen.
“He was bowled over by the difference Slimming World makes to people and how it changes their lives, so meeting him has re-inspired us and now we feel super motivated to support even more people in Rutherglen to lead healthier, happier lives in 2017.”
Carol Downes, recently retired from her work as a consultant, but is still encouraging people to join their local group and take positive steps towards a healthier 2017.
She said: “Lots of people will be making resolutions to lose weight and improve their health this New Year.
“I truly believe that joining a local Slimming World group is the best way for people to lose weight and learn new habits.
“Thanks to our Food Optimising eating
Magic Time Kirsty Gibson, Carol Downes, Lynn Hughes and Linda Parrott met Stephen Mulhern