A slimmer who transformed her life by losing over a stone and a half is now helping other people change their lives through weight loss.
Holly Halili joined her local Slimming World group in Huthwaite after trying other diets unsuccessfully, and dropped from 12 stone 5 pounds to 10 stone 11 pounds in six months.
Holly said that losing the weight reduced the impact of other health issues she suffered from,such as irritable bowel syndrome and improved her mental health.
Holly said: “I have suffered with irritable bowel syndrome for many years and the change in my diet has helped reduce my symptoms massively.
“I have also suffered from depression for six years, and the difference in myself over the last six months have been amazing.
“Losing weight with has given me the confidence to put on the workout gear and go for a run, feel
comfortable in what I am wearing and in turn has had a massive impact on my mental health.”
Holly has now trained as a Consultant for Slimming World, and will be the new Consultant at Pinxton’s Miners Welfare from August 6, and says her new role has never been more important.
She said: “Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across the UK. When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other
people to lose weight.
“After losing over one stone eight pounds and completing my training, it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on my experiences so I can help my members.
“Support is really the most important thing, It all starts with feeling that you’re not alone. I couldn’t have lost weight without the weekly help and encouragement of my consultant and group. “
“At my group, there will be tons of support, encouragement and fun.
“I know how difficult it can be to walk through those doors on your first night and looking back, I’m glad I did as I wouldn’t be where I am today.”
Although Holly tried to lose weight before, she was never sucessful until she joined slimming world.
She said: “Like a lot of slimmers, I had tried to lose weight so many times before by following diets but they were never sustainable.”
“I thought I was destined to struggle with my weight for the rest of my life, but I never felt like I was on a diet with Slimming World.
“You are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation.”
Charlotte Auld, who runs Slimming World’s Tupton group and manages Holly said: “Consultants are chosen for their positive outlook and because they genuinely care about the health and happiness of others.
“With Holly’s experience of being a successful member and her kind and warm personality and great sense of humour I just know that she’ll be an amazing support to members, cheering them all the way to their target weight.”
Holly’s Slimming World group will be held at Pinxton Miners Welfare every Monday at5.30pm. and 7.30 pm. from August 6. For more information or to join Holly’s group either pop along on August 6, or call her on 07751316302.