Experts from Slimming World have helped overweight Bankies shed a whopping 29,000lbs this year to reach their “target weight”.

Consultants from the weight loss firm are celebrating after 143 people from the local area reached their goal.

Between them, the super slimmers have dropped 29,057lbs (2075.5 stone) since January.

And they are now calling on those people to help others lose weight - while getting paid for doing so.

Slimming World have launched a campaign to recruit more people with a passion for helping others into the “best work in the world.”

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A special Slimming World careers opportunity event is taking place at The Hilton Gardens Inn, Glasgow, on Wednesday, June 19, at 6.30pm.

Staci Rice, who manages a team of five consultants who run four Slimming World groups in the Clydebank area, said: “We’re going through a period of steady growth. In 47 years, millions of people have changed their lives with Slimming World’s brilliant combination of a hunger-busting eating plan, increased activity and weekly group support.

“Now, with obesity at an all-time high - two out of three adults in the UK are overweight or obese - and government predictions say that 80 per cent of men and 70 per cent of women will be overweight or obese in the next decade - the demand for our unique warm and friendly approach has never been greater.”

Fiona Tyrrell is full of praise for the firm after losing a whopping 98lbs (seven stone) this year, and completely transforming her life and the way she looks.

And she has now applied for a consultant’s role with Slimming World.

She said: “At Slimming World, we have the best eating plan in the world where members can, and do, lose weight without ever having to go hungry.

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“We have the best understanding of the psychology of slimming and we choose consultants for their empathy, warmth and understanding. We have the best training in the business too. Every consultant who comes on board goes through an in-depth training programme and is awarded diplomas in nutrition and the psychology of weight management, as well as successfully running their own slimming business.”