Current Location:

Hemel Hempstead

Localise Me

Slimming World Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted

Every year thousands of people in Hemel Hempstead embark on a bid to lose weight and get fit. Slimming World Consultants and Members are urging dieters in the area to ditch the fad diets and choose a weight-loss plan they can sustain.  New research shows that UK weight-loss organisation Slimming World is the most popular and easiest plan to stick to in the long term. 

Faddy diets aren't the answer: Lots of people start diets with the best of intentions but by the end of the first month so many of them have given up, defeated by hunger, boredom or feelings of deprivation. Losing weight doesn't have to be that way, that not all slimming attempts are doomed and not all diets are the same. Its easy to be wooed by the plans that promise the fastest loss, but its really important that Slimmer's in Hemel Hempstead think sensibly about which plan they choose and look at which offer the most chance of long-term success. Diets based on deprivation can be very unhealthy and are almost impossible to keep up, meaning you're bound to throw in the towel and will probably be left feeling like a failure!

Instead the key is to choose a realistic healthy eating plan and get support to make lifestyle changes. Slimming Worlds Food Optimising eating plan encourages members to satisfy their appetite on hundreds of healthy Free Foods, including fruit and veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, fish, eggs, pulses and fat-free dairy, freely without the need for weighing, counting and measuring. It means they can enjoy all their favourite meals just by making small changes to the way they shop, cook and eat and still eat the same healthy dishes as the rest of their family. 

The beauty of Slimming Worlds plan is that it addresses the psychological needs of slimmers: When people think about losing weight they expect to feel hungry and deprived, but since it began in 1969 Slimming Worlds plan has always been about helping people to lose weight without feeling like that. Human nature means that the minute somethings forbidden you only want it more, so with Slimming World no foods, even high-fat snacks and alcohol, are banned, they're just limited. Because you can satisfy your appetite on Free Foods you don't ever have to feel hungry and it's easier to reduce the amount of unhealthy foods you're eating so, over time with the right support, this new balanced way of eating becomes second nature.

Getting support is as important as changing eating habits. Theres no denying that changing the habits of a lifetime can be challenging and there will be times, perhaps when your weight loss slows down or a 'bad week' leads to a temporary gain, when it can be tempting to give up. Thats where getting support week in, week out to make changes and keep them up comes in. At Slimming World members develop the skills and tools to overcome the psychological and emotional challenges that every slimmer faces at some point, including learning to be kind to yourself and get back on the horse when you do have a blip. Anyone who wants to lose weight will find a world of support at any of the 18 Slimming World groups across Hemel Hempstead and Berkhemsted. 


Mondays Sacret Heart Church Park Street, Berkhamsted. 7.30pm 
Mondays Bennetts End Longdean School 5.30pm & 7:30pm
Tuesdays Woodhall Farm Brockswood Primary School 5.30pm & 7:30pm 
Wednesdays Warners End Community Centre 5.30pm 
Wednesdays Apsley Community Centre 5.30pm & 7:30pm 
Wednesdays Highfield St. Pauls Church 9.30am & 11:30am 5.30pm & 7.30pm 
Thursdays Rant Meadow Catholic Church 5.00pm & 7:00pm 
Thursdays Boxmoor St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Parish Centre 8.00am, 10.00am & 7:00pm 
Saturdays Adeyfield Greenhills Day Centre 8.30am & 10:30am 



Longdean School, (Entrance via Hill Common) Rumballs Road, Bennetts End, Hertfordshire, HP3 8JB

5.64 miles     07830 030 809  

Sacred Heart Church, Park Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HX

0 miles      07921 512596  

Woodhall Farm Brockswood School, Shenley Road, Woodhall Farm, Hertfordshire, HP2 7QH

5.8 miles     07830 030 809  

Apsley Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hertfordshire, HP3 9SB

4.53 miles     07919 154 731  

St. Pauls Church, Solway, Fletcher Way, Highfield, Hertfordshire, HP2 5QN

4.73 miles     07964 871 765  

Stoneycroft Shops, Warners End Warners End Community Centre, Warners end, Hertfordshire, HP1 3QG

3.35 miles     07787 156674  

Rant Meadow Roman Catholic Church, Rant Meadow, Hemel hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 8PG

5.47 miles     007825 711 625  

St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, St. Johns Rd, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, HP1 1NR

3.87 miles     07787 156 674  

Greenhills Day Centre, Tenzing Road , Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3QG

3.35 miles     07769115769  

Haylea Gavin

Haylea Gavin

"My name is Haylea Gavin and I’ve been a consultant for Slimming World for almost 4 years. I really do have the best job in the world and it all started when I became a member more than 5 years ago. I lost an incredible 4 stone on my journey and have my whole family on board now with this Healthy Eating Plan.

You can find us every Wednesday at 9.30am, 11.30am, 5.30pm and 7.30pm at St. Pauls Church, Solway, Highfield, Hp2 5QN or check us out on Facebook or give us a call 07964871765."


Become a member today!

Become a member today!

Becoming a member of Raring2go! is quick and simple, and even better - it is FREE! For a couple of minutes of your time signing up you will be rewarded with a national and local newsletter monthly, as well as being eligible to take advantage of our members only discounts and competitions! What more do you need? Sign up today!

Raring2go! KidsZone

Raring2go! KidsZone

Over the weekends and holidays there are always times when your children need some chill out time, or to fill an hour or so, or they say the dreaded 5 letter word - BORED! Well, our KidsZone is here to rescue you and them from these moments. Full of puzzles, colouring in sheets and activities from films and programmes there is lots to keep busy!