Major award for local weight loss expert

A weight loss expert from Carlingford has struck gold for the exceptional work she does in helping people in the area to lose weight every week.

A weight loss expert from Carlingford has struck gold for the exceptional work she does in helping people in the area to lose weight every week.

Jackie Cromie, who runs the Carlingford and Carrickdale Slimming World Groups, was presented with a Gold Award at the slimming club’s annual awards ceremony in Birmingham, England on June 18th.

Jackie is the only Consultant in the Republic of Ireland to receive this prestigious award . The accolade is given to Slimming World Consultants who have 100 or more members in their group for three consecutive months, and the service they provide is so good that at least 85 per cent of members come back week after week because they’re losing weight beautifully and wouldn’t miss their weekly group for anything. It represents the highest level of service to local slimmers, a testament to the very special support offered by Jackie. The achievement places her in the top five per cent of the organisation’s 3,000 Consultants.

She was one of a high-flying group of 36 Slimming World Consultants from across the UK and Ireland, who all became Gold (or Senior) Consultants in the last 12 months.

Jackie says: “I was over the moon when I went “gold” and receiving the award was a great way to celebrate a successful year. I love my job, I’m passionate about helping people to change their lives by losing weight and seeing them succeed is the most important thing, but this is the icing on the cake.

“It’s not just a triumph for me, but for my members too. They’re the ones who make our groups the success that they are, with their fabulous commitment, the wonderful support they give each other every week, and, obviously, their impressive weight losses while following Slimming World’s Food Optimising eating plan. Together, they’ve lost an amazing 800 stone this year.

“The Four Seasons Hotel Group has really put healthy weight loss on the map in Carlingford. With obesity here at record levels and 30% per cent of the population being affected, many people in the area are suffering a range of weight-related health problems and feelings of low self-worth that impact on their working and personal lives every day. Our support has never been needed so desperately.”

To join Jackie’s group, which is held every Tuesday at 5.30 and 7.30 in The Four Seasons Hotel or every Wednesday in the Carrickdale Hotel 7.30 either pop along or give her a call on 086 2151498.