SUPER slimmers in South Tyneside shed more than 5,000 stone last year.
Slimming World consultants and members are celebrating after racking up a collective weight loss of 5,437st 7lb throughout 2013.
Thousands of people across South Tyneside signed up to the slimming club to lose weight and gain confidence, achieving huge results.
Slimming World manager, Gina Lindley-Bell, said: “I’m so incredibly proud of every single one of my consultants, who go out every week to help fight the rising obesity crisis in South Tyneside.
“It’s such a rewarding job to have such an impact on people’s lives.
“It’s not always easy to lose weight, but with Slimming World’s food-optimising plan it’s so very easy with the help of the consultants and members in group each week. Every one of our members goes away with the absolute best support and knowledge to equip them for a weight loss each week, and the best support outside of the group when they’re struggling.”
She added: “Every consultant has themselves lost weight following Slimming World’s eating plan so we can put ourselves in our members’ shoes and can empathise and support them, which is what makes us so different. We really do care about each member.
“We never tell members how much they should weigh as it’s very much their choice –we just help them learn how to make the right lifestyle choices.”
To find out how to join Slimming World, go to www.slimmingworld.com