Men, if the idea of going ‘on a diet’ really turns you off, resorting to nibbling on a dry crisp-bread makes your blood run cold and the thought of weighing everything that passes your lips makes you reach for another beer, then you’re in the right place!
Food Optimizing, Slimming World's filling and practical eating plan is a way of eating well and healthily for life. It’s packed with real food – from steak, roast chicken and curry to potatoes, pasta and rice – and you can eat your fill without having to weigh or measure anything! Oh yes, and you can still enjoy beer, have your take-out and lose weight! Interested? Read on….
The lovely old adage ‘The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach’ has taken on a more serious truth of recent years. The facts are startling:
In the USA, we are in the midst of an overweight and obesity epidemic and as a direct result we are seeing rising levels of heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoarthritis and weight related cancers.
Male overweight and obesity levels are now at their highest ever
There is an added problem too. Men are far less likely than women are to address the issue of being overweight and to seek help. Currently men are significantly under represented in weight loss programmes nationally - and we'd love to help redress the balance.
So what are men to do?
The great news is men tend to lose weight faster than women, they are generally more focused when they start a healthy eating plan, and have fewer negative feelings around food. They are extremely committed when they finally join a slimming program. Over the past 40 years Slimming World has studied men and their attitude to weight loss and some things haven’t changed. Like, what prompts men to do something about their weight?
Many report that it was a health scare that prompted the decision to slim. ‘The nurse measured my blood pressure and told me my children might not have a father in a few years time’. Others tell us they couldn’t join in with their children’s activities – they were too embarrassed or too unfit to kick a ball around or go swimming with the kids.
Slimming World provides a practical solution to slimming; one that is accessible and realistic. It offers plenty to eat – real food, filling food, in generous amounts – and that includes burgers and fries, bread and chocolate. Literally no food is banned.
It’s a fact! Men lose weight fantastically well with Food Optimizing – and they love it! Don’t take our word for it – read their personal successes here.