I’ve done it. I’ve taken the plunge and decided to join Slimming World. My goal is to lose at least a stone by September but I’ve realised that I really can’t do it alone. I was pretty damn nervous about joining a weight loss group. I thought I would write a post all about what to expect at your first week of Slimming World.
How to Join Slimming World
First of all you need to decide whether you are going to join online only or whether you are going to attend the group. I decided to join the groups as I knew this would push me to really stick to it. On the Slimming World website you can find groups near you. Enter your postcode and it will show you a list of groups. You will find information on where they meet and what time the group is as well as the group consultants name and their contact number. I phoned my consultant before attending the group as I wasn’t sure how the process worked. You don’t need to phone beforehand and you can just turn up at the allocated time.
Attending your First Slimming World Group Meeting
When you arrive at your first Slimming World group meeting find the group consultant and let them know that it is your first week. They will then provide you with a form to complete and your Slimming World Bible. The ‘bible’ contains your food optimising book and membership card. Whilst other members are paying for the group and doing their weekly weigh in your consultant will give you a rundown on how Slimming World works. They will tell you about food optimising and how syn’s work. The introduction chat can feel a little rushed so ask questions if you need to. Once you have had that talk with your consultant you will then do your first weigh in. Your weight is kept confidential between yourself and your consultant. Nobody else will ever know your start weight unless you decide to tell them.
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What Happens at a Slimming World Group Meeting
After everyone has weighed in the consultant will read out the overall weight loss of the group. They will then go round the group individually to congratulate every person on their weeks progress. Everyone gets applauded for the hard work they have done and it feels great to be acknowledged for losing weight. Often in group we will discuss what new recipes we have tried and where everyone has found bargains on syn free food. Everyone is in the same boat as you so it’s easy to chat to everyone as you already have something in common.
How Long does a Group Meeting Last?
The Slimming World group meeting generally lasts an hour and a half but I have heard that some meetings can last up to 2 hours. If you can’t stay you can just go to get weighed and then leave which a lot of people do. I would recommend staying for the group meeting as that is what encourages you to keep going.
I hope this has answered some of your questions about Slimming World but if you have any more feel free to leave me a comment below. Being a fussy eater I wasn’t sure how I was going to manage on Slimming World but it’s much easier than I thought it was going to be. If you want to lose weight and are struggling to do it alone then I would definitely recommend Slimming World.
Slimming World Group Meeting Discount Offer
If you pick up this months Best magazine it includes a voucher for a free Slimming World membership. The magazine is only on sale until the 14th January. Each group session will then cost you £4.95.