Stay Slim for Life with Slimming World Colne

by Laura Storey

We speak to Donna, who achieved her target weight at Slimming World, Colne.

For over a decade, Gwen at Slimming World Colne has been helping people lose weight and transform their lives.

“We support everyone,” Gwen explains. “Our members come from all walks of life, ranging from teenagers to individuals in their 80s. We work closely with Diabetes UK, supporting over 5 million people living with diabetes and the 13.6 million at risk. Evidence shows that losing weight can dramatically change lives, and Slimming World makes a difference.”

Slimming World boasts over 50 years of experience in food, physical activity, and the psychology of mindset and behaviour changes for lasting weight loss.

Food Optimising: The famous eating plan is too generous to be called a diet. It’s designed to help you lose weight without ever feeling hungry, making it a dream for food lovers. The plan involves three simple, science-based steps each day, ensuring you and your family can enjoy satisfying, hunger-busting meals. Each week, Gwen guides members on how to shop, cook, and eat differently to make the right choices for ultimate weight loss.

Body Magic: The activity program works at your pace, helping you start or continue a fit, active lifestyle to maintain your healthy weight for life.

“Success at Slimming World is in the hands of each member, but with my support and the encouragement of fellow members in our weekly group, they embark on a journey of change. By the time they reach their target, they have developed a whole new mindset and lifestyle, feeling confident they’ll stay slim for life,” Gwen beams.

Donna’s story is a testament to this. Four years ago, Donna from Craven was struggling with her weight. “I was 11 stone four, the heaviest I’d ever been. I was stuck in a rut of mindless eating and felt demotivated. My sister-in-law, who lost three and a half stone with Slimming World, recommended it to me.”

Donna before Slimming World

Donna decided to give Slimming World a try but was nervous about her first meeting. “I felt fat and frumpy and feared being judged. But once I walked in, my worries vanished. The group had people of all sizes and goals, creating a comfortable, supportive, and motivating environment. We were all in the same boat, supporting each other to achieve our goals.”

“You make friends and connections, which are valuable on your journey because everyone is going through the same thing.”

Donna had tried other weight loss methods but found Slimming World different. “Commitment to the group made the difference. Staying for the group meetings held me accountable and provided healthy pressure to stick to the plan. It helped me rethink healthy eating and portion sizes, getting me out of my rut.”

Donna now

Within eight months, Donna achieved her target weight, losing two stone. She continued attending weekly groups for three years and still visits occasionally. “You make friends and connections, which are valuable on your journey because everyone in that room is going through the same thing.”

“My advice is, don’t worry about walking through that door. Regardless of your weight or size, there’s someone similar, and it’s irrelevant. We’re all there for the same reason: to support each other and make life changes. If you’re ready to change your eating habits and relationship with food, go for it and stay for the group support because it truly helps.”

At Slimming World Colne, Gwen is committed to changing lives with proven results and lasting success. The program offers unwavering support for members 52 weeks a year. Join us at St John’s Methodist Church on Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. and 9 a.m. or Saturdays at 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Start your journey to a healthier, happier you with Slimming World today!

ColneLife July/Aug 24