A WEIGHT-LOSS consultant from Stalybridge is celebrating after attending an exclusive national slimming event hosted by the founder of Slimming World, Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE.
Marie Hare, along with eight other consultants from East Lancashire, were part of the lucky 500 guests from across the UK and Ireland who won a place to attend the special event.
‘50 amazing years, one very special day with Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE’ was held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham to celebrate Slimming World’s 50th golden birthday year.
Just 10 per cent of the company’s 5,000 consultants were able to win a ticket in a ballot, with Marie one of the lucky few.
As part of the day Marie, who became a consultant after she graduated from the Slimming World Academy in April 2018 and lost four stone as a member, took part in a question and answer session with Margaret.
She heard how Slimming World has adapted to the changing world yet stayed true to its founding principles – a liberating, uniquely satisfying eating plan based on the concept of Free Food.
And most importantly there is a passion for treating every member with genuine care, empathy and respect, putting them and their success at the heart of everything.
Marie said: “It was a real honour to attend the special day and I was so delighted to get a place. Everything that’s happened in Slimming World’s golden birthday year has just felt extra-special!
“The day itself was so inspirational from start to finish. To have had the opportunity to meet Margaret and listen to her inspirational story was an experience I’ll never forget.
“There’s no doubt the insight will enable me to improve the support I give to everyone who attends my Slimming World group each week, ensuring they get the best possible service and support to achieve their weight-loss dreams.
“Being able to hear insights from the founder isn’t just a triumph for me but also for all the members and consultants in the Stalybridge groups.
“They’re the ones who make each group the success it is, with their fabulous energy, the warm welcome they give to new members and the wonderful compassionate support they show every week.
“That’s as well as their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan and getting more active, of course.
“Members who arrive at group with their self-esteem at rock bottom start to hold their heads high and stand tall as they lose weight successfully and are supported to make changes by the rest of the group.”
Consultants receive in-depth training from the Slimming World Academy to help give their members the support they need to make long-term changes to improve their health and wellbeing as well as passing their new habits on to their family.
Training includes the role of healthy eating and activity in weight management. Crucially, it also includes training in how to help members lift the guilt and shame they may feel as a result of struggling with their weight.
To find out more about Slimming World’s Golden Summer of Celebration visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk/golden