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 8JB5.64 miles 07830 030 809
Sacred Heart Church, Park Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 1HX0 miles 07921 512596
Woodhall Farm Brockswood School, Shenley Road, Woodhall Farm, Hertfordshire, HP2 7QH5.8 miles 07830 030 809
Apsley Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hertfordshire, HP3 9SB4.53 miles 07919 154 731
St. Pauls Church, Solway, Fletcher Way, Highfield, Hertfordshire, HP2 5QN4.73 miles 07964 871 765
Stoneycroft Shops, Warners End Warners End Community Centre, Warners end, Hertfordshire, HP1 3QG3.35 miles 07787 156674
Rant Meadow Roman Catholic Church, Rant Meadow, Hemel hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP3 8PG5.47 miles 007825 711 625
St. Mary’s & St. Joseph’s Parish Centre, St. Johns Rd, Boxmoor, Hertfordshire, HP1 1NR3.87 miles 07787 156 674
Greenhills Day Centre, Tenzing Road , Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3QG3.35 miles 07769115769
"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."
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