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to think this slimming club is a 'con'

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frida Sun 14-Aug-11 18:27:11

my daughter 20 years old has just joined a well known slimmimg club. She has a body mass index of 22.5 (normal range) and wants to lose 1 stone 3lbs! I don't know how she decided on that weight, she says she is fat she isn't but is hell bent on doing this diet. She is 5'10" tall and wears size 12-14 clothes. Why has this club allowed her to join ?

Anne58 Sun 14-Aug-11 18:29:50

What does she weigh, Frida?

frida Sun 14-Aug-11 18:33:20

11st 3lb

MrsJamJam Sun 14-Aug-11 18:45:23

If its one of the well known ones, it should give her good advice about healthy eating, and might help her to have a more realistic body image. I joined one a few years ago, by which time I needed to lose well over a stone, and wish I had done it a long time before when all I needed to lose was a few pounds as I would have had a better understanding much earlier about how to keep the whole weight thing in perspective and under control. Maybe your daughter feels that her weight is creeping upwards and would like to do something about it before size 12-14 becomes size 14-16.

Anne58 Sun 14-Aug-11 19:40:17

I went to Slimming World from May 2010 until May this year. (I only stopped going because I had to cut down on outgoings, and it meant saving almost £20 per month.)

I am 5'2" and when I started I weighed 10st 9lbs. Not overweight as such, but I was very conscious of the increasing size of my backside and thighs!

Some of the lessons and tips that I picked up have stayed with me, for example when mashing potatoes or swede, I use a small quantity of vegetable stock, rather than butter, dry frying lean mince for spag bol, shepherds pie etc, then putting it into a colander to drain any fat.

I am still 5'2" (not surprisingly) and now weigh around 9st 3lbs.( I only weigh myself once a week, a work colleague weighs herself daily, which I think is borderline obsessive). I am not fanatical about what I do or don't eat, if I fancy a cake or a pudding, I have it!

However, despite the loss of nearly 1.5 st, my legs are still, from hip to knee, a most unattractive lumpy, cellulite ridden zone.

Any advice, much apppreciated!