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Whoopee!! What a feeling of deja vu! I went to get some more of my summery clothes out and lo and behold, had that same feeling as last year! Yep, they're a little too tight, well a lot tight to be honest. And you know I did do an op on losing weight last year and guess what? I did do so, quite a bit actually, but over the past few months some has crept back on, see, I lay my soul open for you lot, give you all a peek! But I'm not the only one you know, obesity is on the increase in Britain and the average woman is size 16+, so perhaps we could all do with a bit of advice! Of course I could do what Alan, the other half does, which is eat only when he is hungry, never snacks between meals and dislikes fatty food. Thats probably why he's 6'2 and under 11 stone. Like its really that easy with the like of Jaffa Cakes around! So you decide that you do want to shift some of that flab, well, one of the best things that you can is look at one of the best mags for diet and nutritional advice and its this one, Slimming Magazine. Its one of the few not affliated to any type of diet, and isnt a bible of 'points' and 'sins', it deals with plain old calories and fat. Of course thats just not trendy anymore, what with blood type diets, and face reading diets. Well I've tried the sins, the points, the high protein, low carb and vice versa. Now I've decided the best thing to do is go back to basics and look at plain old calories and fat, after all the basic premise is, if you take in less calories than you use then you will lose weight. Slimming Magazine is a huge wealth and info and ideas. It does the usual fashion and beauty which, thankfully, looks at all sizes, a readers diet diary, advice columns and regular co-writers. Every month there is a different diet to follow, it could be a quick start plan, a ready meals diet or even a chocolate diet which is great to keep the will-power going, food
is defiantely the focus of this mag They usually aim for you to lose around 7 -10lbs in a month, which is quite sensible! Lots of low calorie recipes, and every month a review of all the new foods on the shelf with lots of nutritional information. No just boring stuff, we get a nice run down on chocolate bars! Another part thats an inspiration and yet guaranteed to bring out the green-eyed monster is the success stories. Why cant I lose 8st in 4 months, dye my hair blode and get mistaken for Pamela anderson, even after having 8 kids?. They do have some good advice though. Slimming also has some regular features about anything to do with eating. Earlier editions have featured slimming pills, both natural and manufacture, it could aslo be bulimia, anorexia, crash dieting, etc. And of course lots of inspirational hints and tips, where would we be without them? So we've read the mag, bought the healthy food and the trainers ready for the exercise and you're ready for the off witht he target in sight! Unless of course you're like me and do your back in. Dont feel much like exercising whilst I'm sleeping on the floor, or buying healthy food when I can barely lift the lighter to me fag or even cooking for myself when there is 5 Easter Eggs on the table!! Still.....Good Luck All!!
I used to be a member of slimming clubs and i achieved my goal weight. I felt and looked amazing, the diet was easy and my "teacher" very supporting. Then i became pregnant and the weight piled on again. I had to leave the club because they didnt accept pregnant women at that time. Now i have had another baby and felt ready to rejoin but was shocked to find that only a handful of clubs have been allowed to run. The majority have been shut down. So i resulted in buying the magazine. Infact i have subscribed with emagazines.com. Its not as easy as going along to class but having such a good magazine to help and support me, im finding encouragement just by reading the other dieters stories. Its value for money with handy tips, good recipes and loads of free offers. I love to send off for free offers and competitions and once or twice have actually been lucky with prizes from this magazine. So dont feel like you cannot achieve that weight goal, try and loose those pounds with slimming. For the price of a few pound each month its a good read with lots of support. The recipes are also good if you have a family as you can adapt to your family's needs.
As a 24 year old who constantly struggles with her weight, it is not very cool to be seen in the newsagent buying slimming magazines! Slimming, however is different. It's glossy, and has young as well as older people on the cover. I never have to try to hide it under a more trendy magazine. Slimming is packed full of diet advice, menu plans, health advice and beauty tips, the list is endless. Slimming is the only magazine of its type that I have read which realises that people like to eat chocolate and junk food. In the May 2001 issue it includes the sweet tooth diet for those of us who just have to have something sweet every day. The title which appealed to me most was 'Eat chocolate and still lose weight!' I don't think they meant that big bar of dairy milk though!! The recipes are mouthwatering and easy enough for even the basic of chefs, or those of us who work long hours, to try. Thay appeal to me because thay are real food, not just vegetables with vegetables! And for those of us who wander round the supermarkets when we are dieting, looking for new ideas, Slimming does this for us. Each month they feature new products and where to buy them. It gives me some hope of having some new and appealing food even when I'm dieting. The real life stories are brilliant and it gives you that incentive you need to read that people have achieved the seemingly impossibe. Every time I go off my diet and put weght back on, the first thing I do is pick up my copy of slimming and soon I'm back on track again (if only for a couple of weeks!). Slimming is light hearted, yet serious, informative, yet fun and I would recommend it to any one.
Slimming magazine is probably the best diet magazine around full of success stories and pictures. Lots of healthy recipes for you to try and articles about slimming exercising and healthy living. There is also a readers letters page and penpal section. Another part of the magazine is a problem page with doctors slimmers and exercise experts stating their views. Slimming is quite a good read with lots of glossy pictures of slimmers and celebrities of food and readers stories.
This is a monthly magazine that is aimed at those who want to lose or maintain their weight, obviously! It is very useful and full of recipe ideas that are 'sin free'. To read this magazine, and use it you do not have to be on the Slimming World diet programme but it helps obviously where the diet tips and 'sins' are concerned. As well as this there are many articles about people who have lost weight and how it has effected their lives, it also gives clothing ideas for the larger woman and promotes a feeling of self acceptance and not the need to be slim and lose weight. Many issues have special vouchers, which give money off clothes at certain stores as well as a feature on their new range of products. Content also includes exercises and the normal related topics. I would recommend this so anyone who is considering a weight lose programme, i know people who have lost a lot of weight with the help of slimming world and so become more content within themselves.
As someone who struggles incessantly with my weight and has a wardrobe full of garments I will 'get back into' *one* day, I buy Slimming every couple of months (each time I start a new diet). This magazine is full of great features, real life slimming stories, calorie counts, recipes, psychology articles, readers letters etc. Full to the brim with incentive to slim. What are most useful are the real life success stories, which provide plenty of before and after photos so you can actually see how the people have shrunk, along with their slimming stories. All very well but *I* don't seem to be able to do it now I'm 40!!! I used to be able to shed a stone in 6 weeks when I used to creep up at a younger age, but now it's much, much harder to lose any weight at all! That, of course, is not Slimming's fault. The magazine is thick, glossy, with lots of reading matter. All you need as a free gift though is lots and lots of willpower in a little bag taped to the front cover.