Slim­mers and Ry­lan

Star hails con­sul­tants

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - Front Page - IAN BUNTING

A group of Slim­ming World con­sul­tants from Mon­k­lands helped the weight-loss or­gan­i­sa­tion mark its half­cen­tury an­niver­sary by meet­ing TV pre­sen­ter Ry­lan Clark-Neal.

The team, who run groups in Air­drie and Coat­bridge, were de­lighted to “get the chance to cud­dle up to Ry­lan”.

The former X Fac­tor con­tes­tant co­hosted the an­nual Slim­ming World awards with the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s founder and chair, Mar­garet Miles-Bramwell OBE.

Mar­garet opened her first group in 1969 and over the last 50 years the busi­ness has grown to the point where it now sup­ports nearly one mil­lion slim­mers.

Mon­k­lands con­sul­tant Debs McMil­lan was thrilled to take part in the awards cer­e­mony, telling the Ad­ver­tiser: “I couldn’t be more proud of our mem­bers; not only did they lose fan­tas­tic amounts of weight through­out 2018, with many of them hit­ting their tar­get weights, they’ve also im­proved their health, boosted their con­fi­dence and are head­ing into 2019 with new healthy habits that will stay with them for life.

“Watch­ing peo­ple change be­fore my eyes and start be­ing able to do things that they didn’t think were pos­si­ble be­fore los­ing weight ab­so­lutely amazes me.

“Ev­ery week I feel priv­i­leged to play even a small part in peo­ple’s achieve­ments and to cel­e­brate with them, so I felt es­pe­cially hon­oured to rep­re­sent our Slim­ming World groups at the Slim­ming World awards.

“Ry­lan was blown away by the dif­fer­ence Slim­ming World makes to peo­ple’s lives too.”

Karen Mor­ri­son, who also runs groups in Mon­k­lands, added: “Last year was bril­liant for Slim­ming World; we’ve launched our Slim for Life plan to give even more sup­port to our tar­get mem­bers and won awards for both our mag­a­zine and food range.

“We’re hop­ing our golden year will be even more suc­cess­ful and have a string of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties planned to cel­e­brate our 50th birth­day in style.

“These in­clude the launch of brand new web­sites and apps, golden events and spe­cial pub­li­ca­tions.

“This new year I truly be­lieve that join­ing a lo­cal Slim­ming World group is the best way for peo­ple to lose weight, learn new habits and make long-term healthy changes.

“Thanks to our eat­ing plan, they’ll see big re­sults on the scales with­out ever hav­ing to feel hun­gry or de­prived; and at the Air­drie and Coat­bridge groups they’ll dis­cover a whole world of sup­port and ad­vice that’s sure to help them achieve their tar­gets.

“I’d love for any­one who wants to make a change to join us; I prom­ise they won’t look back.”

TV pre­sen­ter Ry­lan was thrilled to be in­vited to host the awards cer­e­mony, which was held at Birm­ing­ham’s In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, say­ing: “I met so many peo­ple who had lost in­cred­i­ble amounts of weight and made a huge dif­fer­ence to their lives.

“While the sto­ries I heard were ob­vi­ously very per­sonal, the one thing they all had in com­mon was how much sup­port they re­ceived from their Slim­ming World fam­ily and how so many of them were achiev­ing their dreams.”

Cud­dling up Mon­k­lands con­sul­tants Debs McMil­lan, Karen Mor­ri­son, Jen­nifer Stevens and Tracy Brown with Ry­lan

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