Slimmers Lose almost 3,00lbs within 6 months

Gillian SW Lucan

Super Slimmers in Lucan every Saturday morning have lost almost a whopping 3,000lbs in weight since the middle of September 2022– that’s the equivalent of six baby elephants. Figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO) suggest that Ireland is set to become home to the most overweight population in Europe by the year 2030. 89% of Irish men are set to be overweight, while obesity rates for women  are set to soar from 23% to 57%. This is scary!

Since Gill Nixon set up her Slimming World group in the Canon Despard Centre, Lucan 6 months ago her members have lost an incredible combined total weight loss of almost 3,000lbs to date and still counting! The dedicated members, who attend the group every Saturday morning, follow Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan created by the organisation’s team of expert nutritionists, which encourages them to fill up on satisfying foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat and fish, pulses and fruit and veg. The proven plan ensures that members never go hungry or feel guilty whilst losing weight.

Gill says: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so successfully. It has made an extremely positive impact to their lives and to see them  happier, healthier and growing in confidence is very rewarding and inspirational to me personally as their Consultant. I love to see the members light up with happiness as they continue to get closer to their target weight. It’s been fantastic to open a group in Lucan and to witness such a supportive community develop before my eyes each week and always with a bit of craic. The shared ideas and support around food optimising and how members can use the plan to suit their own lifestyles whilst still losing weight is incredible. I am extremely proud of my members’. 

Gill’s Slimming World group is held at the Canon Despard Centre on Chapel Hill, Lucan every Saturday at 9.30am. For more information call Gill on 085 2734867 or just pop along on a Saturday morning.

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