Elli's total-life turnaround*

Elli Hayes, 24, suffered from debilitating arthritis pain made worse by her weight. She found weight loss success with Slimming World, lost 98½lbs* and now feels happier and healthier than ever.

“Losing weight hasn't just made me slim— my weight loss success has helped alleviate my health problems and transformed my personality. I used to be so shy and lacking in self-esteem that I hid my face behind my hair rather than make eye contact with people. I didn’t think I was good enough for my boyfriend, I avoided my reflection because I hated it so much, and I could barely walk anywhere because of constant pain in my arthritic knees. At over 240lbs, I’d been told my weight was putting so much strain on them that I’d soon need an operation that was usually only necessary for people in their 50s.

“I realized I needed to lose weight, but part of me resisted, even though I knew people who’d done well with Slimming World. I’d failed at other diets so many times that I just thought I’d be wasting my money. 

I decided to give it a try anyway. I attended my Slimming Group meetup, resolved to try Food Optimizing just for a week, enjoyed the food and found I’d lost 2½lbs—so I committed for another week, then another, until I lost 14lbs, and I was completely hooked!

“Discovering I wasn’t a failure at losing weight and that I had a circle of brand new friends, all of who wanted me to succeed, had an incredible effect. With each passing week and more pounds lost, my confidence lifted. I started smiling more. Soon, I was able to walk up and down stairs, then for longer distances, all without knee pain. I even inspired my mom and a few other family members to join.

“It took about 18 months to reach my target weight and the physiotherapists were delighted. The operation I’d been threatened with in my 20s now won’t be needed for at least another 20 years, provided the pounds stay off. I only have one regret and that’s that I didn’t discover Slimming World earlier. I’m happy and healthy now, and I intend to stay that way.”

This information is intended to provide general knowledge and should not be used to replace a visit with a health care provider. You should consult your health care provider before beginning, or changing, any weight-loss program.

*Your weight loss will vary according to your individual circumstances and how much you have to lose.

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*Your weight loss will vary according to your individual circumstances and how much you have to lose.