Slimming World

By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

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Slimming World is a long-established UK weight loss company which has recently begun serving both the USA and Canada.

They operate a very successful weight-loss program as a weekly class for members as well as an extensive online program as well as publish a magazine entitled Slimming World.

The Slimming World Diet is based on its diet plan centered around their concept of “Food Optimising“.

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Food Optimising Plan




The Slimming World Food Optimising Diet Plan promotes weight-loss through calorie restriction in the diet, but in a way that promotes satiety and not starvation.

The Optimising Diet is based on these principles:

  • Nutritious or filling foods having a low calorie content are termed “free foods” (that is, the quantity consumed is unrestricted).
  • Some higher-calorie foods containing plenty of minerals, vitamins, or fiber are limited to 1 portion per day.
  • Other high-calorie foods like cheeses are measured and eaten according to the meal plan provided.

For a better understanding of how food optimizing works, they have a free 7 day menu published on their website.

Body Magic Exercise

Exercise is an important part of Slimming World. However, they realize that exercise is difficult for some people, so they emphasize the importance of starting small and gradually increasing activity as strength increases and weight comes off.

Members are encouraged to regularly do 5-10 minutes of activity by starting off small — for example, just walking down the driveway or to the end of their street.

The ultimate goal is for Slimming World members to complete 30 minutes of exercise 5 times a week.

Built in Support

Slimming World recognizes that dieters can increase their chances of success drastically by having a support system in place.

Members are provided with a trained Slimming World Consultant that will answer questions, provide positive reinforcement, as well as offer suggestions for increased success on the diet.

Members are also asked to join a weight loss group either at their few centers in Texas, Canada, and the UK or online through their website member resources.

Sample Slimming World Meal Plan

Breakfast

1oz muesli and fat free vanilla yogurt.

Snack

Skinny latte and 1 banana.

Lunch

Cheese and ham potato salad, made with baby potatoes, chives, scallions, fat-free Cheddar cheese and shredded, cubed lean ham

Dinner

Spaghetti Bolognese, with an onion cooked in low-calorie spray, extra lean ground beef, tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, grated carrot, celery, garlic and oregano.
1 strawberry fat-free yogurt.

Program Costs

Slimming World offers to levels of membership.

  • Silver – which costs $65.00 for 3 months.
  • Gold- which costs $85.00 for 3 months.

Slimming World Testimonial

See Also

Slimming World UK here.
Slimming World USA here.

Find more healthy low Calorie recipes here.

By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • Candice

    Hi,

    I am a South African living in SA. My Mother currently lives the UK and has had fantastic results with Slimming world. I would be interested in looking at introducing Slimming World into SA. I have lost 25kg and have kept it off for over 3 years therefore makes me very passionate about weight loss.

    Thanks

    • Greg

      Hello Candice!

      Hi Rhonda!

      As you can imagine, expanding internationally is quite the undertaking with regulations, nutritional guidelines, currency exchanges, as well as training & supporting excellent consultants.

      Currently, we do offer our Online program with excellent support at slimmingworld.com. I do hope you check us out and feel free to ring us up!

      Warmest Wishes

      Greg & the Online Support Team

    • Ingrid

      Hi i suggest you put a search on Facebook for slimming world, there is many forums maybe someone can advise you who you can get in touch with to start up a slimming world franchise in SA.
      Regards
      Ingrid
      Expat

  • Eileen

    Need to try and lose some weight I
    I was a member many years ago. If I am able to see the free eve,Ryder. Newsletter I will bee interested. Thank you.

  • sarah mallinson

    Both me and my partner joined earlier this year and we love it. It’s not very restrictive and not much measuring , so far I have lost 2 stones and Daren has lost 2lb short of 4 stones. We both feel fantastic and Daren now gets t shirts in a large rather than xxx. I recommend it to everyone it does help that our consultant is absolutely brilliant and supports everyone.

    • Greg

      That’s fantastic Sarah! Very happy for you & Darren!!!!

  • julia croucher

    Hi i live in Alberta Canada have been here now 6 years and i did have a lot of luck loosing weigh in the uk with slimming world and now i need to get going again. can any one tell me if slimming world has come over to canada yet? thanks

    • Greg

      Hi Julia!

      We offer a specially designed website for US & Canada. we’d love to meet you! We are here Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (sorry, we just discovered this site & the comments)

      Greg & The Online Support Team

  • Rhonda

    Hi

    Can you please advise if there is a slimming world in vancouver canada that I can go to.

    Thank you

    • Greg

      Hi Rhonda!

      As you can imagine, expanding internationally is quite the undertaking with regulations, currency exchanges, as well as training & supporting excellent consultants.

      Currently, we offer our Online program with excellent support throughout the US & Canada

      Warmest Wishes

      Greg & the Online Support Team

  • Violet

    loong for a location near me Brooklin Ontario Canada

  • Natalie

    Hi….I am in South Africa…I cannot find anybody that is representing Slimming world here…do you know of anybody here please

    • Kim

      Hi …. I also live in South Africa and it looks as though the only option for Slimming World is join online, can anyone confirm this?

      • Tania

        Hi
        I am also in S.Africa. I started Slimmingworld a week ago. It doesn’t look like there is a representative.

  • michelle walker

    Do you have any clubs in USA………

    • Greg

      Hi Michelle!

      Currently we only have groups in North Texas. While growing here, we are proud to offer an awesome online option throughout the US & Canada. We have quite the online community and awesome support.

      Warmest Wishes!
      Greg & the Online Support Team

  • Narmada

    Is plum super free food?

  • Jean McVicar

    Could you please tell me if there are any slimming world clubs in my area. I live in Brampton Ontario Canada.
    Thank you.

  • sandra dale

    About to start this diet and i havent got the first clue if i am honest so any help, thoughts,or meal plans so i can find out what i can and cant eat woulld definatly be appreciated thanks people in advance x

  • tina

    hi iam loooking to follow some one who already did slimming world and lost alot of weight iam loooking to follow there diet plan and reutien

  • E a gunn

    They are synned …this sound awful but try this bovril or oxo cubes ..added to boiled cauliflower,yes cauli…remove the liquid and blitz the cauli….so it’s like a purée ,…gradually add the bovril or oxo gravy bac to the cauli…until its the consistency of gravy…could also add an onion while boiling cauli..hope this helps …

  • suma

    i live in ghana west africa where our food is very different. are there any groups in ghana and how do i food optimise with ghanaian food

  • Diane Breese

    I successfully lost 3 1/2 stone with slimming world 2 years ago, but i am struggling to keep my weight down, i have now moved to tenerife south and was wondering if there are any slimming world classes held here. thanks

    • Leigh

      Start your own class if not.!!!! Would be graet imagine you clients all uk residents moved the same as you. Good Luck

  • susan

    i live in sheldon birmingham b26 3jb could you tell me where my nearest slimming world meetin be thank you

    • Annie

      There is a group finder facility on slimming world website. Just pop your postcode in and it lists all groups nearby plus contact details. I’m four stone down since last April.

  • heaz

    can i have gravy made from powder or granuals on any day

  • jade redingson

    i just cant do it

  • Wendy

    Replying to ‘andi’
    If you are on a ‘Green’ day then Pasta/rice can be a snack as well as a Lunch/Dinner meal. You must remember if you use a flavoured rice there will be a syn value so check your book.
    We did Slimming World some years ago, once we understood what we could have on Red or Green days it wad easy and enjoyable too. Go for it, don’t give up, you will soon feel and see what a difference it will make to you and your family, good luck!

  • Margaret Watt

    I would like to try the green day/red day diet. It sounds simple and at age 77 – 5ft 2″ and 13st 5lb I really need to lose weight

  • andi

    I’ve just started slimming world and still a bit confused. Can you eat pasta/noodles between meals also or must they be restricted to your lunch or dinner? any help would be appreciated

  • jean davies

    Please can you let me know where and when the lunchtime meeting is for Hyde Tameside

    Thank you

  • Gail Scheidt

    I have been in the USA for 11 yrs and never thought of looking on line for slimming world??? Lol I lost 38lbs with slimming world UK in Manchester after the birth of my child. Yes!!!! I’m back!!! I can get back to the way I used to feel… Healthy fit and most of all satisfied! Iv tried every diet going but slimming world has been the only one that ever worked and I kept it off for about 8yrs. Unfortunately iv slipped and need to come back. Thank u for this site where I can re-fresh my dimming memory.

  • Lesley Smith

    Hi, do you have a sliming world in Spain ? alicante ?

  • amanda

    right my mam has ate nothink but salads all week and put weight on i have done nothink but eat rubbish all week n lost can anyone tell me how it works

  • carol

    Hi,
    I am just wondering if there is slimmer’s world club over here in N.Z

  • tracey

    I have just started SW an i havent a clue at the mo what i’m doing, i could do with a 7 day plan to go off lol, as really confused at the mo!

  • Mark

    Its not for everyone but nothing is. It works for me I have been on it for a couple of years lost the weight and am now keeping it off.

    Its a program for life though really but the great thing is that if you stick to it you are basically eating healthy not just being on a diet. So as well as being thiner I am sleeping better, have more energy etc…

  • Chrissy

    There is a website for Slimming World followers in Spain. There are no classes in Spain but you can get recipes and support on the website.

  • rosemary curry

    Joined slimmingg world four weeks ago found weight loss quite slow 1lb a week and one week lost 21/2lbs total loss 41/2lbs