A Worksop slimmer who transformed her life by losing 4 and a half stone is using her success to shape a whole new career helping other people change their lives and achieve their weight loss dreams too.
Jaki Reed joined her local Slimming World group in Worksop nine months ago and overcame weight issues that had plagued her for more than 20 years.
Now, she has trained as a consultant for Slimming World, the UK’s largest group-based weight loss organisation, at their national training academy in Derbyshire.
Members at the Worksop group have now welcomed Jaki as their new consultant.
Jaki 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 but now I just can’t wait to get started.
“After completing my training, it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need to get to their target
“Support is really the most important thing.
“As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group,
“I will be there to support every one of my members all the way to their chosen target weight.
“Setting targets, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a group to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important to a successful journey.
“That’s why, at my group, there’ll be tons of support, encouragement and fun.
“The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish and no foods are banned.
“I couldn’t believe I’d found a way to lose weight without starving myself.
Nichola Ball, who runs Slimming World’s Worksop Christ Church group and manages Jaki as a team developer, commented: “Slimming World consultants are chosen for their positive outlook and because they genuinely care about the health and happiness of others.
“With Jaki’s experience of being a successful Slimming World 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.”
Jaki’s group is at Langold village hall every Mondayfrom 5pm and 7pm.
For more information or to join, call Jaki on 07541 713264.
For more information, visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk or call 0344 897 8000.