Sorsha is set to share her slimming secrets
ASLIMMER who changed her life by losing 3 stone is using her success to shape a whole new career helping other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too. Sorsha joined her local Slimming World group in Charvil 18 months ago and dropped from a size 16 to a size 10. Now, she has trained as a Consultant for Slimming World, the UK’s largest group-based weight loss organisation, at their national training academy in Derbyshire. Members at the group are getting ready to welcome Sorsha as their new Consultant when she takes over the group on Wednesday 10th October. The latest Government figures reveal that around one in four adults are obese and it is estimated that, by 2034, this will increase to one in three. Obesity is becoming such a huge concern across the UK. “When I first joined Slimming World, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just can’t wait to get started. After losing 3 stone and completing my training, it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need. “Support is really the most important thing. It all starts with feeling that you’re not alone. “I couldn’t have lost 3 stone without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own Consultant and group. “As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to support every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight. “Setting targets, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a group to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important to a successful journey. That’s why there’ll be tons of support, encouragement and fun. “Like a lot of slimmers, I had tried to lose weight so many times before by following numerous diets but they were never sustainable because I’d always get tired of restricting what I ate. “With Slimming World I never felt like I was on a diet. The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish, you are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation. I couldn’t believe I’d found a way to lose weight and never feel hungry! “Slimming World isn’t just about changing what you eat. Becoming more active is important too. Our Body Magic programme takes the threat out of activity by showing people, many of whom have unpleasant experiences, how they can build activity into their daily routine without having to take up traditional forms of exercise like going to the gym or running. Everything counts from walking to gardening to washing the car. I love taking my dogs for a walk, to get my Body Magic!” Like Sorsha, Slimming World Consultants are all former members who have lost weight themselves. There are currently around 4,000 Slimming World Consultants across the UK and Ireland running 15,000 groups. Consultants receive training in Slimming World’s healthy eating and physical activity programmes and learn how to use group support to empower members to take control of their own weight loss journey.
Sorsha’s Slimming World group will be held at Charvil Pavilion, East park drive every Wednesday at 5.30pm or 7.30pm from 10th October. For more information or to join Sorsha’s group either pop along on 10th October or call her on 07879 990590. For more information visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.
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