I can’t afford to join SW at the moment but I can see from friends that it works, so what do you guys think about buying the starter pack off eBay but not attending groups? The thing is I only have about a stone to lose, but I’m a total bugger when it comes to eating crap and that weight is increasing, but I’m aware I look ‘fine’ to most people, I just don’t feel fine in myself and I have poor body image anyway for a variety of reasons including traumatic ones. And like most women that extra weight has settled on my stomach / hips / thighs and it’s making me feel crap. I want to lose weight for myself but I would feel a bit silly going to a group in case it made people with a lot to lose feel irritated by me. It’s easy to say “eat less, move more” but I’d sooner follow an actual plan and I dont know about red / green days or syns or any of that stuff. I bought the magazine a while back and liked it a lot. Please don’t shoot me down, I would like some honest advice.
Yeah you don't need to go to groups to succeed on it.
I would however suggest waiting until there's a free membership offer in a mag ( mags are £1) and only going for one week which would be £5 and the consultant will explain the pack and diet to you which would be cheaper then buying the starter pack off eBay
There is a voucher in Closer magazine tomorrow for free membership so it will cost £5. You will get a brand new pack and have it all explained to you. If you’ve never done slimming world before this is the best option as just reading it can lead to confusion. I.e there are no red/green days anymore, the plan is called Extra Easy.
Thank you Rhino - that’s brilliant!! So do I get the pack sent to me or did I still have to turn up to the group? I know that’s the premise of it and I know that would be great, it’s just not an option right now.
OP, you would have to attend a group to receive the pack and to have the Consultant explain the plan to you clearly. Have a look at the SW website and enter your postcode for groups near to you;there will be plenty of choice.
OP, it's good to hear that you are thinking that you might stay for the weekly group. I am a long-time target member, and try to attend most weeks; it keeps me on track, and I would really miss the support and friendship if I didn't go.
I think that attending the groups does help but I also think it is possible to go it alone if you can motivate yourself. Lots of SW recipes are online and the Pinch of Nom website has loads of great recipes and meal plans that follow the SW rules.
Groups don’t work for everyone. I’ve been to alcoholics anonymous meetings in my youth that were more laid back than slimming world. Some of the consultants are far too full on and you’re guilt tripped into staying after weighing and told it doesn’t work if you don’t stay. Not true. I don’t have 1 and a half hours once a week to sit there and listen to Kathy going on about how much she ate. I’ve been doing it at home and find there is loads of support on social media such as Instagram. Hundreds of accounts to follow where I have my own account where I post my weigh results, meet lovely people etc. Much more beneficial for me than the groups but that’s just my experience.