“My Slimming World group taught me that losing weight doesn’t have to be bland either – I still enjoy curries, stews and pasta dishes.”
In fact, Harriet lost an amazing 17lbs in her first week and the difference since then, says Harriet, has been life-changing: “I’m a carer for my mum and she’s lost weight just from eating the same meals as me, which is really helpful for her osteoporosis.
“The benefits of my weight loss are so far-reaching – I don’t think I’ll ever be able to count them all. I can have a bath, put on my own shoes and never have to worry about whether a chair will hold my weight – it’s removed a whole layer of worry from my life.”
Before Slimming World, Harriet said she was “eating herself to death” and would “often binge eat until I was sick”.
“I’d regularly pretend that I had friends over if I ordered a takeaway so that the delivery driver didn’t think I was eating it all to myself,” she admitted. “Of course, I was, and they probably knew that too. I dread to think where I would be had I never joined Slimming World.”