A super-slimmer who helps other lose weight has reached the finals of a national competition.
Rachel Falcus, who runs a Slimming World group in Killingworth, was invited to the organisation’s head office as part of its national Consultant Slimmer of the Year competition.
Rachel, who runs four groups in the town, was one of 32 consultants to win a place after she lost five stone.
At her heaviest, Rachel weighed 15st 2lbs, joining Slimming World in September 2007.
She said: “Being able to lose weight without feeling hungry seemed too good to be true, but I’m living proof that filling up on healthy foods like fruit and veg, pasta, potatoes and lean meats really does work. Losing weight was obviously an enormous achievement and I’ve also gained so much more besides – a new zest for life, great new friends and even a fab new business.
“I was nervous when I first walked through the door of my Slimming World group, but it was without doubt one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Slimming World helped me to become much more active.”
After reaching her target weight of 10st in October 2016, Rachel decided to become a Slimming World consultant.
Now she supports 400 slimmers at her groups in Killingworth, which are held every Tuesday at 9.30am and 11.30am at Lakeside Leisure Centre; Wednesday 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Amberley Primary School; Thursday 9am and 11am at Lakeside Leisure Centre; and Thursday 5.30pm and 7.30pm at Bailey Green Primary School.
She said: “Slimming World only recruits people to become Consultants who have lost weight with Slimming World themselves, because it’s so important that we have a real understanding of how it feels to struggle with your weight.
“I always remember how lovely everyone was to me on that first night and every week of my journey, and I make sure I show that same care and respect to all of my own members.”
Rachel’s weight loss put her in the running for Slimming World’s Consultant Slimmer of the Year 2017 competition, which was open to all of the club’s 4,500 Consultants who have lost weight in the last 12 months.
For more information visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call Rachel on 07950 822853.