Formerly obese woman describes 17 stone weight loss

A woman who lost 17 stone with a slimming club paid for by the NHS has told Good Morning Britain how the plan helped get her life back on track.

Kim Freshwater, 45, had tried "traditional methods" like slimming shakes to no avail before approaching her GP who referred her to Slimming World.

"It is a healthy eating plan for life. It is not a diet. Nothing is forbidden, because that for me, if someone told me something is forbidden, I would obsess about that."

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Losing 3% bodyweight can 'have significant effects' for obese

Obese people are being encouraged to lose 3% of their bodyweight as it can have significant effects, said new NHS guidance. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is urging a "respectful and non-judgemental" approach to obesity.