Local Slimming World experts can help you on your way to a slimmer 2013!

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PEOPLE in the Ballymena and Antrim area can look forward to a healthier, happier New Year with the help of local slimming experts.

This January all our local Slimming World Consultants are delighted to reveal a brand new package for slimmers, the Ultimate Slimming Guide for 2013.

The package was created to get slimmers off to a flying start after research by Slimming World, the UK’s largest weight-loss organisation, revealed that a good first week weight loss as well as regular attendance at group were the factors most likely to lead to long-term weight loss success.

Gina Hughes, who is relaunching the Monday night Antrim group, said: “Slimming World has been helping people to lose weight for more than 43 years so we’ve learned a thing or two about supporting slimmers to achieve their dreams, including a deep understanding of the emotional as well as the practical aspects of losing weight.

“If anyone in the Antrim/Ballymena area is pledging to slim down and become more active in 2013, Slimming World is the place to be to make sure their dreams turn into a reality.

“This year we’ve created a brand new pack for members that includes all of our very best advice – all based on the latest research as well as our decades of experience.

“It combines top tips for a fabulous first week weight loss, simple shopping advice, and small swaps that will make a big difference to your waistline and help you to form healthy habits that will last a lifetime, all as well as introducing members to Slimming World’s healthy eating plan, Food Optimising.”

Gina adds: “Most people who embark on New Year diets fail within days or weeks because they follow plans that are too restrictive and leave them feeling hungry or deprived so they’re impossible to keep up.

“But Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan isn’t a diet and you don’t have to count and measure everything you eat.

“Instead by satisfying your appetite on everyday foods like fruit and veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, which are filling yet naturally low in calories, it’s possible to lose weight without ever having to go hungry or feel deprived.”

This January every new member will receive a copy of the Ultimate Slimming Guide for free when they join their local group.

Combined with the support of the group, this slimming ‘bible’ will give everyone who walks through the doors the very best possible change of a great first week weight loss meaning they’re more likely to achieve their weight-loss target, according to Slimming World’s research.

And the new guide isn’t the only reason Gina believes January 2013 is a great time to start slimming.

“This January Slimming World is also launching its new members’ mobile website, Lifeline-on-the-go, which is free of charge to members,” Gina said.

She added: “The new site enables slimmers to access information and inspirational features from their smartphones 24/7.”

As well as this package, new members will get the support of highly-trained Consultants at any of the local groups.

Gina said: “I’ve lost weight with Slimming World myself and as a team of 9 consultants we’ve lost over 60 stone between us, so we all know exactly what it feels like, from feeling nervous about walking into the group on that first day through to the joy of reaching your weight-loss target.

“Everyone in the group is there for the same reason – to lose weight and become happier and healthier – and each week we help and support each other by sharing advice, ideas, tips, recipes and more.

“I’m so sure that slimmers in Antrim and Ballymena areas will be successful that anyone who doesn’t lose weight in the first four weeks, can have their money back!”

Anyone who’d like to join any of the local Slimming World groups can just pop along – see the advert on Page 5 or to find your local group call 0844 897 8000 or visit www.slimmingworld.com