Local slimmers lose over 1,500 stone in time for group’s third birthday

A Slimming World session at Filwood Community Centre.

A Slimming World session at Filwood Community Centre.

Slimmers from a local group have lost a staggering 1,555 stone between them since it was launched three years ago.

That’s the equivalent of nearly 10 tons or 116 average men that members of Knowle Slimming World have shed in time for the group’s third birthday.

Consultant Kim James runs the group on Mondays from Filwood Community Centre and says around 200 members now attend every week to follow the Food Optimising Eating Plan which has been created by the organisation’s nutritionists.

She says: “I’m delighted that my members have lost weight so beautifully. It has made a big difference to their lives and to their whole family’s lives, and all of them are happier and healthier now.

“Slimming has never been more important. Over 59% of people in Bristol are overweight with over 24% classed as obese and I just want to help even more people to make real changes for life – there’s no better job satisfaction than that!”

Kim’s groups are held at Filwood Community Centre in Barnstaple Road every Monday at 9.30 and 11.30am and 5.30 and 7.30pm. For more information call or text Kim on 0792 002 3170.