A BROMSGROVE woman who transformed her life after losing more than four stone in just 15 months is featured on the front cover of the national Slimming World magazine.
And Megan Harris, who joined her local Slimming World Group in Catshill, is now going to help others after becoming a consultant.
Megan has undergone the training at the SW academy in Derbyshire and will hold her group at Stoke Prior every Wednesday from December 30.
She said: “When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just can’t wait to get started.”
She added support was key and it would be a privilege for her to pass on her experience, insight and understanding to help others reach their targets.
“Like a lot of slimmers, I had tried to lose weight so many times before by following numerous diets but they were never sustainable because I’d always get tired of restricting what I ate.
“I thought I was destined to struggle with my weight for the rest of my life, but when I came to Slimming World it was different.
“I never felt like I was on a diet.”
She said the eating plan encouraged people to eat lots of tasty filling food, such as pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish, meaning they are never hungry and with no foods are banned there was no deprivation.
“I couldn’t believe I’d found a way to lose weight without starving myself.
“Slimming World isn’t just about changing what you eat.
“Becoming more active is important too. Our Body Magic programme takes the threat out of activity by showing people, many of whom have unpleasant memories of being forced to take part in activity at school, how they can build activity into their daily routine without having to take up traditional forms of exercise like going to the gym or running.
“Everything counts from walking to gardening to washing the car. I love running to get my Body Magic!
“As a consultant it’s my role to create that warm, supportive atmosphere to get people sharing their ideas and experiences to help others – it’s going to be great fun.”
Gaynor Hale who runs Slimming World’s Bromsgrove Rugby Club group and manages Megan as a
Team Developer, says: “Slimming World Consultants are chosen for their positive outlook and because they genuinely care about the health and happiness of others.
“With Megan’s experience of being a successful Slimming World member and her kind and warm personality and great sense of humour I just know that she’ll be an amazing support to members, cheering them all the way to their target weight.”
For more information or to join Megan’s group (booking is essential) call her on 07826 330165.
Visit slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000 for more on Slimming World.
After losing over 4 stone and completing my training, it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need to get to target.