Super slimmers in Clydebank and the West of Glasgow are celebrating after losing a whopping 6,371 stones in weight in the past year.

And that, says Slimming World consultant Elaine Doyle, is the equivalent weight of no less than 25,484 Argos catalogues.

A total of 489 members are now looking forward to a fitter, healthier new year after achieving their dream weight.

The members, who attend their groups each week, follow Slimming World’s food optimising eating plan.

This was created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists, which encourages slimmers to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and veg.

Sheila, a target member from a local group who lost a whopping five-and-a-half stones, dropping from a size 22 to a size 10, says: “Slimming world is most definitely a lifestyle change and not a diet, following the food optimising plan has meant that I have never been hungry.

“Before I joined Slimming World I thought losing weight meant going to the gym and counting calories.

“Now I know it’s about making healthier choices about food and becoming a bit more active.

“The support and inspiration we get from each other in group and our consultant is key to success. Our consultant is always able to offer us support and guidance when we need it as she herself is a Slimming World member.”

Elaine said: “As a team we are thrilled with our results this year and we are incredibly proud of each and every member who walks through our doors.

“We cannot wait to see what 2019 brings as it’s our big 50 year anniversary and as a team we are super motivated to welcome new, returning and existing members to our groups and support them all the way to that dream weight and beyond.

“Slimming World really does touch hearts and change lives, and I for one am grateful to have walked through the door as a member.”

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