Feb 3 2012 by Andrew Welsh, Perthshire Advertiser Friday
A ‘BEVVY’ of beauties have raised a glass to a successful slimming campaign among Perth women.
While a publican who lost a mammoth haul of beer would almost certainly be phoning the police, the Fair City’s Slimming World consultants reckon such a feat is cause for celebration.
The five-strong team guided their members to a collective 10,000 lbs loss of weight – the equivalent to 63 kegs of ale – over the course of last year.
Mary Sinclair, who runs a group at the Civil Service Club in St Leonard’s Bank every Tuesday, admitted she was astonished when the final tally was marked up.
“We were amazed and delighted to discover how much weight we had supported members to lose but I don’t think any of us dreamt it would be as much as 714 stone and four pounds,” she declared.
“We are all so excited about 2012.”
Slimming World recently surveyed the lifestyle habits of its most successful slimmers, those target members who have lost weight and kept it off for at least 12 months.
The initiative found most people had seven habits in common, which have been dubbed “the seven secrets of successful slimmers.
Ms Sinclair said: “By learning from other slimmers’ success, and perhaps where they’ve gone wrong with past New Year’s resolutions, people in Perth and Kinross who want to slim down this January can give themselves the best possible chance of achieving their goal.
“Successful weight loss isn’t just about losing weight, it’s about keeping it off too.”
The seven tips include eating a wide variety of filling foods, be flexible by enjoying regular treats, take up regular activity, plan and monitor, do it for yourself, involve the whole family and get support.