Celebrate National strawberries and cream day!
May 21 is National Strawberries and Cream day. That means strawberry dishes are the main event as we celebrate peak strawberry season!
This classic combo has been around for centuries and is a must-have dessert when fresh strawberries are at their juiciest! Strawberries boast fab health benefits (they’re bursting with vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and potassium), and they’re a Superfree Food at Slimming World, which means you can enjoy as many of them as you’d like. Skip the cream (our members find that sweetened fat-free yogurt is equally as delicious) and you’re onto a weight-loss winner!
Have a taste of some of our lovely Food Optimising breakfast and dessert dishes where strawberries are the star ingredient:
So if you’d love to lose weight and still enjoy your favorites, find out more about Food Optimising– you’ll love this delicious hunger-busting eating plan that you and your family can enjoy for life!
Memorial day, the Slimming World way!
Whether you’re visiting a parade or memorial service on May 27, celebrate this patriotic day the Slimming World way – with delicious Food Optimising food.
Picnics, barbecues, commemorative dinners – they all fit in with your weight loss journey at Slimming World! So fly the American flag and get your taste buds ready for some of these delicious Memorial Day barbecue dishes…
If you'd love to taste more of these delicious dishes, find out more about Slimming World here.
‘We’ve got a lot of living left to do’
Obesity is now known to be one factor that increases the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. In conjunction with Women’s Health Week (May 12-18.), meet three ladies who’ve lost weight with Slimming World and overcome serious diseases to take control of their lives again
Connie Chaffee was diagnosed with breast cancer, which now affects about one out of eight women in the U.S. over the course of their lives. For American women, breast cancer death rates are higher than those for any other cancer, excluding lung cancer. In 2008, after undergoing radiation and chemotherapy, Connie came to a sudden realization: “I’ve got a lot of living left to do.”
Now 84 pounds lighter, Connie hopes to inspire others that it’s never too late to make significant changes toward a healthier life. Read her inspirational story here…
Fellow Slimming World members Janne McNeill and Rosemary Gilbert have also not only gotten their weight issues under control, but have overcome other major health problems along the way.
Janne McNeill says her type-2 diabetes was the main reason she decided to try to lose weight. According to the American Diabetes Association, type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed, while many others are unaware that they are at high risk. Weight loss is known to decrease the complications of type 2 diabetes.
Now 189 pounds lighter, Janne’s been taken off all of her medications. She says: “My doctor is thrilled every time I go in now. He says, ‘I don’t need to talk to you about anything!’” Click here to read Janne’s amazing story.
Rosemary Glibert has lost 72 pounds and no longer has sleep apnea. And her cholesterol is now down to a healthy 175 – greatly reducing her risk of chest pain, stroke or heart attack. She says: “Now all of the heart and breathing problems are gone. It’s like an energy boost or something, almost like you’re on this high. And that matters, because it boosts your self-esteem and makes you want to go out and encourage everybody else: ‘This is what worked for me.’”
If you’d like to start feeling fantastic – just like Connie, Janne and Rosemary – discover more about Slimming World today…
Slimming World members have the X Factor
With season 3 of X Factor set to start after summer, you might already be excited to see who the next judges will be, and which contender will have the winning formula!
At Slimming World our members have shown time and time again that our healthy eating plan, Food Optimising, plus our lifestyle activity program, Body Magic, provides the winning formula for weight loss success. Each and every one of our superstars has given themselves a new start in life after reaching their weight loss target. Members like Claire Alsop, from Yorkshire, UK, who slimmed down to a svelte 141½lb after joining Slimming World, and has transformed her life.
Michael Thompson-Irwin’s amazing 76lb weight loss journey has been truly breath-taking and has resulted in vast improvements in his health: “I had a heart attack at just 26 years old, then within the next 24 hours I suffered three more heart attacks. I wasn’t even 30 and I was so overweight and inactive, with type 2 diabetes and such high cholesterol, that even with the best medication and equipment money could buy, my chances of surviving another heart attack were slim.
“After seven weeks with Slimming World I'd lost 28lb and 10% of my body weight. My doctor was delighted as my cholesterol levels were lower and my diabetes had virtually disappeared, too. Now I’ve lost 76lb and I’m looking forward to a bright future.”
Stunning Melissa Parris from South Wales, UK lost 50lbs to emerge into a confident young woman who’s ready for anything: “When I was younger I auditioned for the X Factor as part of a girl band. I was asked to come back and enter on my own. Back then I had no confidence at all so I’d never have gone back on my own. Now that I’ve lost weight I feel I could do anything. Maybe I’ll go back and audition – who knows what life can bring?!My life has changed so much since losing weight. I feel amazing – becoming the real me again means so much.”
If you’d love to become a Slimming World superstar, take a look at our current special offers and begin your success story today…
Enjoy delicious May dishes
Summer’s on its way and for many of us that means some well-earned rest, relaxation and (here’s hoping!) a little bit of sunshine to look forward to as well!
It’s the perfect time to sample all the food that's in season at the moment. From corn to crab, these foods are at their very tastiest during May... how about:
We've got tons more tasty summer recipes on Slimming World Online - if you'd love to sample more, join our online program today!