'Mr Sleek' slimmer set to sparkle

December 19 2018
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A dazzling slimmer is getting ready to shine this party season after achieving a 4 stone, 3.5 pounds weight-loss in just 19 weeks.

Robert Starr was named his group’s Mr Sleek 2018 after his fellow members were wowed by his achievements. 

Slimming World’s annual Mr Sleek competition recognises those members who have transformed both inside and out by becoming healthier and happier, slimmer and more confident, and who look great in their Christmas party clothes. The national winner of the title will win a £2,000 cash prize. Robert said “he was thrilled to win the title in his group”.

Robert, 65, who is also a diabetic, adds: “Being voted Mr Sleek by the other members of the group is really great because it’s thanks to them and their support  and our consultant that I’ve stayed committed to losing weight. As a man, joining a slimming group quite a nerve-wracking decision, yet I can honestly say it’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I recently had a check at my doctors, who has also now taken me off of one of my medications which I took twice daily to reduce my blood sugars. On top of that my cholesterol is the best it has ever been and my blood pressure is now spot on.”

Robert began following Slimming World’s Food Optimising healthy eating plan, which encourages members to satisfy their appetite on healthy foods like pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, fish, fruit and veg and more. Slimmers are able to lose weight without going hungry and still enjoy treats. 

Local consultants are extremely proud of their slimmers. They say: “Christmas is a time of year for getting dressed up and having a good time. However we know a lot of our members have told us they’d often dread it because they felt uncomfortable and out of place at parties, which is just so sad. This year we know Robert will feel completely different from previous years. We hope he’ll be accepting every invitation he receives and show off his fabulous new zest for life – he definitely lives up to his new title Mr Sleek in our eyes.

“We have no doubt that he will inspire other people to lose weight too and show that whether you’ve got a little or a lot of weight to lose, slimming down can make a big difference to how you feel about yourself and really boost your confidence. Robert is happier, healthier and fitter, and every week the group love hearing about his progress. 

“Anyone who has been inspired by Robert's weight loss success  is welcome to join us at our local Slimming World venues. New members can simply pop along or if they’d like more information they can call the numbers for the local consultants displayed on the Slimming World adverts displayed in this paper.”