Rossendale Free Press

Expert advice to help you shed the extra pounds


AFTER the Christmas and New Year festivitie­s, our thoughts often turn to leaving seasonal indulgence behind and we focus on getting healthy.

If one of your New Year’s resolution­s is to lose some weight, here are some meal ideas to get you off to a great start.

It can be tempting to head for a quick fix; however evidence shows that restrictiv­e dieting and deprivatio­n doesn’t work for long term weight management – something that the team at Slimming World has understood for more than 50 years.

It’s not about denial, it’s about freedom and choice and getting into a new mindset. Being able to enjoy tasty filling meals without feeling restricted is key to long term weight loss success.

The principles of losing weight are quite simple, yet if it was that easy – we’d all be doing it!

Embarking on your weight loss journey alongside other slimmers brings people together and allows everyone to share in all the highs and lows a weight loss journey can bring.

Recent research of members found people who are supported to lose weight in a group increase their mental toughness – developing control and commitment. They take on challenges, grow in confidence and go on to lose more weight than those who don’t have the support of a Slimming World group.

Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan takes away the tedium of weighing, measuring and counting the calories in everything that members eat (and drink). It

helps them learn about making healthier choices to satisfy their appetite and lose weight, without hunger or guilt.

Here are three delicious Slimming World recipes for you to try at home.

For more informatio­n or to find a local group, visit slimmingwo­

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