Mum’s weight loss secret: ‘It’s not dieting, it’s changing your habits’ – Leicestershire Live

A slimmer who dropped from 16 stone to 11 stone in just one year said it was easy and it’s changed her life.

Sarah Waite, 52, of Wigston, went to her local Slimming World club in January 2020 so she could lose weight ahead of her daughter Courtenay’s wedding in Cyprus – which had been due to happen that year but was delayed because of Covid.

The support from the group combined with the simple weight-loss plan worked so well for Sarah she is now setting up her own South Wigston Slimming World group so more people can shed the pounds.

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She said: “The truth is I never really lost the baby weight I put on when Courtenay was born 25 years ago and I’ve had another two babies since then, as well.

“When her wedding takes place in Cyprus next year I want to feel proud when I’m standing there, watching her get married.”

Sarah said she had always failed with diets in the past.

“When I went to my first Slimming World meeting I said I don’t want to diet. I just can’t do it, and I knew that if I tried dieting I would fail.

“But with Slimming World it’s not dieting, it’s changing your habits.

Sarah had been overweight since having her first child 25 years ago

“You can still eat puddings and other treats, which is great because I’ve got a sweet tooth. And you can have unlimited amounts of things like pasta and potatoes.

“It’s all about balance.

“I really feel like I’ve achieved so much but it’s also been easy. I’ve never felt hungry.

“I can still go out to places like Nando’s and find things on the menu I’m allowed – there’s a really good Slimming World app that tells you about different food and what’s in it.

“I’ve lost so much weight and also learned a lot about my body and finding a balance. And my joints feel a lot better, too.

“I’m down to about 11 stone now and just three pounds off my target.

Sarah now

“It’s changed the way I feel about myself and I love the meetings – getting together to see the other members, chatting and motivating each other so that we can …….


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