Dundalk woman wantsto fight obesity nationally


Dundalk woman wantsto fight obesity nationally

Sinead Bennett returned home to Dundalk after a year in Canada.

She had her best friend's wedding coming up in August and after seeing photo's from the Hen Party on the May bank holiday weekend Sinead was really unhappy with her weight, so she joined her local Slimming World group in Dowdallshill GAA Dundalk.

She was so happy to be home and even happier to be back at Slimming World. Her focus was to lose weight for the Wedding and with the support of her Consultant Karen and the group that's just what she did, because in just 11 short weeks Sinead lost one and a half stone dropping 2 dress sizes and was able to get the dress of her dreams for the big day.

Sinead say's: "I was extremely homesick in Canada and as an emotional eater I found comfort in my food and with no Slimming World over there I really struggled on my own, I was totally fed up with my weight and wanted to do something about it once and for all. In the years gone by I followed all sorts of diets but I could never stick to them because I always got tired of restricting what I ate. Nothing could ever come close to Slimming World's Extra Easy Plan it was the answer to my prayers!

“I could satisfy my appetite by eating unlimited amounts of everyday foods like fruit and veg, pasta, rice, potatoes, lean meat, fish, poultry and eggs, so I never felt like I was being deprived. I couldn't believe that I was never hungry, I could eat all this food and I was still losing weight. I gave it 100% and followed it by the book and when I went back the next week and stood on those scales I was absolutely delighted I had lost 6 pounds.

“I wanted to go out and shout from the roof tops and let the world know there really is a real and easy way to lose weight. If I can do it anyone can, losing weight can be a real struggle but with Slimming World's super Food Optimizing Plan and our amazing Image Therapy YOU CAN DO IT TOO.

“Slimming World isn't just about changing what you eat. It's all about getting the support and motivation to choose a healthier lifestyle, like finding ways to become more active even if you're not very mobile or don't like exercise. It gave me exactly the new start I was looking for because after losing this weight I feel and look like a new person.

Slimming world has completely changed my life "On top of that, I've got a new career with hours that fit around my family, but best of all I'm doing something that I'm passionate about. As a slimmer myself I know how hard it can be and I couldn't have gone on to lose over 2 stone without my Consultant Karen and my group. This is what I missed the most in Canada the group support sharing recipes and other ideas, overcoming disappointments as well as celebrating success was all part of the journey, so there'll be lots of support, encouragement and fun at my Slimming World group.

“Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across Ireland. When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just can't wait to get started.

“It's a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me, so that I can give my members the support they need to get to target.

“I'm confident that with Slimming World's combination of a delicious eating plan and a super support network my members will be successful, and reach their weight loss goals and become target members with lifetime free membership.

Sinead Bennett's Slimming World group is held every Saturday at 9.30am in The Gaels GFC, The Ramparts, Dundalk and will be held there every Saturday morning thereafter. For more information call Sinead on 0879007246 or check her Facebook page "Slimming World Dundalk Gaels GFC Sinead" or to find a group near you visit http://www.slimmingworld.com/