A super slimmer from Gobowen has changed his life forever after losing an incredible 3st 13lb, proving that Slimming World works just as well for men.

Like many men, Dan thought that slimming clubs were aimed at women and assumed the focus would be on ‘diet’ food and because he has a huge appetite, he didn’t want to go hungry. However, he decided to give it a try after seeing himself in a full-length mirror and being horrified. After walking through the doors, Dan was pleasantly surprised to find that the support provided by the group was practical and the camaraderie and sense of fun appealed to him. He also enjoyed following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan, enabling him to enjoy generous portions of healthy food to satisfy his appetite, so he didn’t have to go hungry.

Dan says: “Deep down I’d been unhappy with my weight for some time but it took me a long time to face up to it. And then when I did admit to myself that I wanted to lose weight I still didn’t want to ask for help.

“I’ve realised now though that far from being weak, asking for help takes strength of character and getting support to make changes has given me a sense of confidence that is benefitting every aspect of my life.

“It was nerve-wracking walking through those doors for the first time but I wasn’t the only man there and everyone was so supportive. Now I look forward to the sessions. There is lots of banter and laughter and I get some really good ideas.

Claire, who runs the Cabin Lane Slimming World groups says she`s incredibly proud of Dan. “He has done brilliantly and we’re all amazed by his transformation. He’s a real inspiration to the group. We know that many men assume slimming clubs won’t be right for them, but Dan shows that once they come through the doors they do brilliantly. Like Dan I would advise anyone who would like to lose weight to find the courage to take that first step.”

To find your nearest group visit www.slimmingworld.co.uk