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Slimming World was founded in Alfreton, Derbyshire in 1969 by Margaret Miles-Bramwell, who remains the driving force behind the company today.
Margaret had struggled with her own weight since childhood and she understood that people who are overweight carry a double burden – the physical burden of excess weight and the sometimes far heavier burden of shame and self-criticism.
Margaret’s mission was to create a brand‐new approach to weight management. The programmes at the time relied on hunger, restriction and humiliation, and Margaret had a vision for a positive, practical system of support to help people learn new habits and achieve long-term success. It would be an approach based on freedom from hunger, and freedom from humiliation and guilt. From the first meeting, held in a church hall in Alfreton, to becoming the UK and Ireland’s favourite way to lose weight, Slimming World has been on an incredible journey over the last 50 years.
Slimming World wants to ensure that every Bride and Groom feel their best on their wedding day and your consultant will work with you to help you acheive your goals.