Slimming World Podcast

Slimming World Podcast

By ASFB Productions

'A group between group' made by and for Slimming World members, with Anna and Clare! If you’re not yet a member and this podcast has inspired you to find out more, head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk (http://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/) to find your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Savory; sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences.

Episodes

227: Grow Your Own Free Food

There are few things more satisfying than growing your own – apart from, perhaps, enjoying the fruits of your labour! Our hosts give gardening a go, with the help of Slimming World member Hilary Sard, who has a Free Food-filled allotment! We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. 
27/05/2435m 21s

226: Letting Go of Yesterday

Old clothes, old photos, old habits... what are you ready to let go of to truly embrace how far you’ve come on your journey? Anna and Clare celebrate members’ non-scale victories and mindset shifts. We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. 
13/05/2422m 12s

225: One Blip Doesn't Mean You've Blown It

Anna and Clare meet James Stubbs, professor of appetite and energy balance at the University of Leeds, to find out how a flexible mindset can help with long-term weight loss. Read more about the latest Slimming World research here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/blog/overcoming-setbacks/ We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. 
29/04/2444m 15s

224: Keep On Running!

If you’ve ever thought about lacing up your trainers but don’t know how to take that first step, this is it! Packed with inspiration from Slimming World’s 2024 London Marathon team, we hear how our runners have learnt to embrace the benefits of activity.  Plus, Anna and Clare have a little announcement to make about Slimming World sponsoring this year's Race For Life events! Interested in signing up to a Race For Life event? Find out more here! https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/blog/race-for-life/ Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service.
15/04/2447m 19s

223: Why Food Is Your Friend

Slimming World’s Mr Sleek 2024, Mark Marsden, joins Anna and Clare to share how he changed his mindset around food, his confidence and his life for the better – so he can enjoy the food he loves (like burgers and chips!) and lose weight. We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. 
01/04/2439m 58s

222: Diabetes: What You Need To Know

Slimming World and Diabetes UK have joined forces... and both can help if you have type 1, type 2 or prediabetes. Anna and Clare chat to two special guests – Slimming World dietitian Carolyn Pallister and Stephanie Kudzin, nutritionist at Diabetes UK – to find out how.   For specialist information and advice on all aspects of living with diabetes, call the Diabetes UK helpline on 0345 123 2399. To find out your risk of type 2 diabetes, visit https://riskscore.diabetes.org.uk/start If you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World and the support we offer people living with diabetes, head to slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Read about how Food Optimising can help you manage type 2 diabetes here: slimmingworld.co.uk/blog/slimming-world-and-diabetes-uk-partnership/ Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World.
18/03/2439m 2s

221: Fitness...With Benefits

Building an active lifestyle is not only a great way to support weight loss, it also has all sorts of added wellbeing bonuses – some of which might surprise you. Evie Lovell, a registered nutritionist at Slimming World tells us more. We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
04/03/2432m 25s

220: Fire-up Your Motivation

If your good intentions at New Year are starting to wane, how do you get back your motivation to keep going?  This week Anna and Clare meet the newly crowned Miss Slinky 2024 - Leanne Hemming! We find out how she lost over 7 stone with Slimming World and how she's managing to keep the weight off with healthy new habits. We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
19/02/2437m 57s

219: The Menopause Revisited

Slimming World dietitian Jennifer Kent joins Anna and Clare to talk about how the menopause can affect you – and how, with the support of Slimming World, you absolutely can achieve your weight loss dreams. Read more about the survey on the Slimming World blog here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/blog/menopause-and-weight-loss/ Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
05/02/2430m 25s

218: Get Ready To Love The New You

Lock in great habits and a positive mindset right from the offset – and start 2024 with a bang! We hope you’ve really enjoyed this episode and if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
22/01/2419m 0s

217: No Food FOMO here!

With our flexible healthy eating plan, there’s no fear of missing out on your favourites – yes you can live the life you want, eat the food you love and still lose weight with Slimming World! By the way, if you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
08/01/2424m 46s

216: What's The Secret To Losing Weight?

It’s Slimming World! Members who reach for the stars achieve greater weight losses, come to group more often, lose weight more quickly and achieve their target sooner – it’s the gift that keeps on giving. We hope you enjoyed this episode! If you’d love to find out more about joining Slimming World head to www.slimmingworld.co.uk to search for your nearest group or discover more about our digital-only service. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
25/12/2327m 38s

215: The 12 Days of Body Magic!

Anna and Clare share a bite-size stack of activity inspiration to help keep your move-groove going strong until Santa calls! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
11/12/2322m 23s

214: Stay In The Zone

What would you love to achieve by 25th December? With one month to go, now’s the perfect time to check in with yourself and make your Christmas dreams come true. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
27/11/2315m 27s

213: Winter Warm Up

As the temperatures drop, it’s all too easy to put your activity plans on ice. Discover quick and easy ways to get your pulse racing… whatever the weather! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
13/11/2320m 6s

212: Making Habits That Last

Did you know that three quarters of Slimming World members weighed less, three years after joining? Anna and Clare catch up with Slimming World’s Diamond Member for 2023, Alice Ingman, who lost 8st 8lbs and has kept it off for five years and counting! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
30/10/2334m 48s

211: A Weight Off Your Mind

In honour of World Mental Health Day, Anna and Clare talk tactics to boost your mindset and celebrate the mind-and-body benefits of losing weight. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
16/10/2330m 32s

210: A Step In The Right Direction

Anna & Clare talk-through your comments and achievements throughout the August step challenge!  Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
02/10/2322m 37s

209: The Power of Journalling

Your food diary isn’t the only way that writing can help you achieve your slimming goals. Grab a notebook or your phone – Anna and Clare discuss how writing things down can help you lose weight. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
18/09/2317m 7s

208: Navigating Change

Be the boss of your own weight loss, no matter the inevitable temptations or bumps life can throw our way. Be that relationship break ups, bereavement, job changes, going to university, having children or even moving house. Anna and Clare reflect on the times they've had to be more flexible with the Food Optimising plan. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
04/09/2321m 43s

207: Make A Birthday Wish!

How would you like to feel on your next birthday?! Today we meet Slimming World's Greatest Loser 2023; Adam Henley who has lost an incredible 18st 8lb. His headline reads 'half a century, half the man'! Together we celebrate his 50th birthday in style, as he tells us about his transformational journey and what's kept him motivated along the way. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
21/08/2336m 34s

206: Stepping Up For Summer

The summer step challenge is back! Join us as we aim to walk 150,000 steps over August. On average that works out less than 5,000 steps a day.  Anybody can enter, any level of fitness or from any starting base. And if it's a little easy for you, then why not challenge yourself further - can you add some different terrain? Big hills? Carrying a full rucksack?  If you're a member listening in Ireland, why not tie it in with your Steps For Smiles challenge?! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
07/08/2321m 50s

205: End of School Year Report!

As the schools close out for the summer holidays, Anna and Clare offer a fun and positive progress report into how we're all doing in our journey so far! Note: This episode includes a sports' day race and some sharing of our actual school reports! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
24/07/2331m 11s

204: A to Z Fitness Ideas!

From workouts you haven’t tried yet to the brilliant health benefits in store, discover the joy of getting moving with our alphabet of activity! Clare and Anna play table tennis! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
10/07/2335m 34s

202: Grief and Emotional Eating

Research shows that understanding how we use food, and learning how to cope with emotional eating, is important for long-term slimming success But it's easier said than done. Anna and Clare share their stories of grief, and how they are continuing to work on their emotional triggers. Thank you to listener Nicky for contacting us about this subject. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
25/06/2325m 6s

202: Design Your Future

How to switch your mind to visualising your future, instead of rumbling about what happened in the past. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
11/06/2323m 19s

201: Finding Your Groove At Target

Target isn't something to be feared! But it does take a mindset switch to adapt to settle in to the Slim For Life plan. Clare and Anna revisit the subject of Slimming World's target maintenance plan, and reassure listener Sam. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
28/05/2315m 30s

200: Every Little Counts

A podcast celebrating the 1/2 and 1lb losses! Whatever your final weight loss target is, learn to love the little wins along the way as much as the big ones! It's all a step in the right direction! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
14/05/2316m 50s

199: Celebrate Your Crowning Glories!

Enjoy a spot of afternoon tea with Anna and Clare, as we celebrate all the amazing things our Slimming World podcast listeners' have achieved over the last 28 days! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
30/04/2332m 22s

198: Why Doing Good Is Good For You

When it comes to kindness, the more you give, the more you receive - and the feel-good hit you get as a result could help you reach your weight-loss goals. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
17/04/2320m 2s

197: In 28 Days From Today...

Did you know that setting an ambitious goal helps to increase your chances of success? In a study of 24,000 Slimming World members, those who set a ‘dream weight’ target lost almost twice as much weight in a year as those aiming for a more modest figure. But non-scale victories count too. So what would you like to achieve over the next 4 weeks? Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
03/04/2319m 59s

196: What Does Success Look Like?

Slimming World's Mr Sleek, Joe Thompson, and Miss Slinky, Sarah Wynter, join Anna and Clare to reflect on how they've celebrated the changes weight loss has made in their lives so far. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
20/03/2334m 28s

195: Confidence To Live The Life You Want

Confidence is something that many of us struggle with, especially if we’re unhappy with our weight. But, after losing 12st 9lbs, Slimming World's Woman of the Year 2022 - Carolann Hicks - found the confidence to follow her career dreams and train for a marathon! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
06/03/2334m 43s

194: Change Your Mindset

Get to know yourself and the psychology behind your weight loss journey. Anna and Clare discuss the ways they've learnt to understand their triggers and take back control of what, why and when they eat. Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
20/02/2323m 35s

193: Cook, Slim, Save!

Free Food Festival is back! And there's a new book out in groups: Cook, Slim and Save! For this episode, Anna and Clare are in the kitchen - which new recipes will they bring to the table for 2023? Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
06/02/2327m 49s

192: Move More This Winter

Whether you're already active, or looking for support to get started, Slimming World's physical activity programme meets you where you are right now. Plus, did you know exclusive member workout videos are included as part of your membership? Anna and Clare pop their trainers on, brave the cold and head out for a walk in the park! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
23/01/2325m 56s

191: The Secret Dieter

Anna and Clare talk about the pitfalls of trying to lose weight on your own, and how with the help of Slimming World they broke the cycle of yo-yo dieting for good. Research shows that you're more likely to lose weight as part of a community than if you go it alone. So take back the control, become an expert in yourself and learn how to change your mindset when it comes to food and physical activity. Read about the different ways you can join Slimming World - either online or by finding a friendly and super-supportive group - here: slimmingworld.co.uk Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
09/01/2328m 19s

190: Yes You Can...

...live the life you want, eat the food you love AND still lose weight with Slimming World! Looking for a way to way to drop a few pounds, but need a way that's simple, fun and can fit around your busy lifestyle? Anna and Clare give a flavour of how the Food Optimising plan works and what to expect when you join the Slimming World community - online, or in group. Read more about how YOU can here: slimmingworld.co.uk Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
26/12/2228m 47s

189: Time To Celebrate

What are you proud of this year? Join Anna and Clare plus a few friends of the podcast to celebrate 2022! Because you deserve to celebrate your weight loss so far NOW, not just when you reach your target! Thanks to our wonderful guests Harriet Peacock, Sam Rose, Jason Dury and Matt Symons! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
12/12/221h 21m

188: Treat Yourself

"I'll be happy when..." a dangerous phrase Clare used to say to herself often. These days, it's all about learning to enjoy the journey along the way. With her trusted friend Anna by her side, the girls have just finished putting their feet up, robes on, hanging out pool side of a posh hotel. They discuss what the word 'treat' can mean - good and bad, and discuss how we can be kind to ourselves without centring every celebration around food. Want to learn more about kindness? Read this: https://member.slimmingworld.co.uk/features/kindness-is-key 
28/11/2227m 31s

187: Goal Setting For Good

Anna and Clare run through the pros and cons of goal setting, with a best of five tips on how to create goals that matter when it comes to your weight loss.  Plus, with the Qatar World Cup 2022 about to kick off, they head to a local football club to have a go at a penalty shoot out.  Many thanks to Glossop North End AFC for hosting us and our 'referee' Holly! Presented by Clare Savory and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
14/11/2225m 21s

186: Advice To My Younger Self

What do you know now that you wish you could tell your younger self? How has the experience of gaining weight and losing it changed your mindset and lifestyle for good? This week Anna and Clare meet music teacher and Slimming World's Mr Sleek 2022 Ryan Quinn to talk about lessons learnt from our past and how they can shape our future. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
31/10/2252m 1s

185: Souper Together!

Here at the podcast HQ we're renaming Saturday 22nd October 2022 'Souper Saturday', as we reveal our (and your!) favourite speedy soups! Plus, there's a new soup book with the current Countdown offer in group right now if you're looking for some inspiration. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
17/10/2235m 48s

184: Why Wait Until January?

What difference could you make to your life in the next 3 months? In a recent Slimming World Health and Wellbeing study, within just four weeks, members experienced significantly greater feelings of calm and peace, happiness and sociability – with even greater increases after three months. So what are you waiting for? Anna and Clare consider what commitment really means to them and write themselves a letter to open in three months' time! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
03/10/2228m 31s

183: Picture A Slimmer You...

Heard of visualisation? Do you truly believe you can become (and remain) the slim person you'd really love to be? Can you imagine making healthy choices as second nature? Being active and becoming a diamond member even?!  Visualisation is used by top-level sportspeople to enhance their performance, and research shows that it works for weight loss, too. In fact, this simple technique could help you to lose five times more weight, according to one study by the University of Plymouth. With sketchpads and pens to hand, Anna and Clare give it a go! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
19/09/2232m 40s

182: Clean Slate

September can signal a fresh start! So as the new school year begins, how can you apply a clean slate outlook to your weight loss journey? Whether just getting started, rejoining after a summer blip or still on the route towards target - Anna and Clare share some wise words around choice power to help you stay on track. Plus, Slimming World's 2022 Greater Loser Harriet Peacock is our guest. Having lost 20 stone, Harriet's had a full 180 on her outlook for life. Three years ago she lacked confidence, could barely able to leave her house without pain and was struggling with shame after verbal abuse.  Now she's just completed her first Race For Life 5k race and has become a Slimming World consultant. Her zest for life is simply infectious! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
05/09/2239m 47s

181: Acceptance, Courage and No-Judgement

Zoe Mole suffered physical and verbal abuse throughout her school days, which contributed to her seeking comfort in food. She joined Slimming World at 19, dropped five dress sizes and has maintained her 4st weight loss ever since! 17 years later she was awarded Top Target Consultant 2021 and was part of the Slimming World London Marathon team! Zoe joins Anna and Clare on a windy and wet walk in the Peak District to talk about three of the biggest challenges she had to overcome during her weight loss journey: acceptance, no-judgement and courage. You can hear more from Zoe as part of our exclusive 'It's A Kind Of Magic' summer podcast series - available for Slimming World members in the Body Magic Essentials area right now! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
22/08/2231m 30s

180: Break Through The 'But'

Excuses, excuses, excuses... Are you letting life get in the way of your slimming journey, or taking back the reins and moving forwards no matter the humps and hurdles along the way?! Anna and Clare have fun using the word 'but' at the start of their sentences. What 'but's are getting in your way? Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
08/08/2222m 49s

179: Avoiding Summer Sabotage

A holiday away and a few days in the sunshine doesn't mean you have to undo all of your hard work! In their shorts and shades, Anna and Clare talk through some tactics in how to stay focused during the summer holidays. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
25/07/2227m 53s

Coming Soon: It's A Kind Of Magic bonus walking episodes!

Hey up! We've a special Body Magic series coming out soon for Slimming World members this summer 2022! Find our four bonus walking podcasts as part of the It's A Kind of Magic series on the Body Magic Essentials section of the members area!  If you've been thinking about starting Body Magic but aren't too sure where to begin then make these episodes and this summer the time to give it a go, with Anna and Clare as your personal sidekicks :) #BodyMagicMoments
18/07/222m 36s

178: Building Better Habits

Whether it's a Body Magic routine, a mindset tip or a Food Optimising hack, what habit has been a gamechanger on your weight loss journey? Clare and Anna talk habit-building, transitions and finding your rhythm to make this healthy lifestyle finally stick. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
11/07/2231m 58s

177: More For The Men

Last year's episode One For The Men with Slimming World's 2020 Man of the Year Jason Drury went down a storm. So we've brought this feature back - Anna and Clare have another episode by, for and with men! This time we meet Matt Symons and Slimming World consultant Steven Little. Between them they've lost an incredible 15 stones! We talk rollercoasters, marathons, grief, shame, guilt...the list is endless. Plus we've a few questions for our male listeners who are after some advice. This is definitely an episode you'll want to listen to a few times to take it all in! Read Matt's full story here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/real-life-stories/matt-symons Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
27/06/2252m 40s

176: Diabetes Revisited

Do you know the risks of diabetes? Are you ignoring the signs? Are you sleepwalking into one of the most dangerous health conditions out there? Anna and Clare revisit the subject to mark Diabetes Week 2022. This time we meet member-turned-consultant John Dick from Falkirk who lost over 8 stones and reversed his type 2 diabetes. Now medication free, John's kicked his fast food habit in exchange for Food Optimising and Body Magic! His is an inspiring story of hope and stark realism. Read his story in full here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/real-life-stories/john-dick Need more info and support about diabetes? Check out diabetes.org.uk And for another episode on the same subject - listen to episode 82 titled 'Diabetes: The shocking truth and what you can do about it' available in our back catalogue. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
13/06/2231m 37s

175: How To Celebrate Without The Guilt

It's the Queen's Jubilee and being the true Queens they are - Anna and Clare love any opportunity to party! So dressed up with party hats on they put on a good spread and share their stories of how they're letting guilt go as they learn to live their lives AND keep off the weight. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
30/05/2225m 51s

174: Let Go And Lose Weight

Getting rid of the old you and embracing the new you! Is what you're wearing representative of the person you've become? Are you holding onto clothes that it's time to let go of? Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
16/05/2238m 17s

173: Food Optimising on a Budget

Losing weight doesn't have to be expensive. From veg boxes to making the the most of your freezer, to shopping in-season...Clare and Anna think outside the box on how to keep costs down in your weekly food shop and make Food Optimising family friendly. Here's the Slimming World blog article we talk about during this episode: 5 Budget Friendly Meal Ideas -https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/blog/eat-5-budget-friendly-meal-ideas/ Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
02/05/2231m 47s

172: How To Make Weight Loss Fun!

From making faces with your food to dressing up for dinner at home to zumba with friends...are you really enjoying yourself as you lose weight? Because guess what - the Slimming World plan is not meant to be punishment! Instead of enforcing a strict diet regime of yesteryear, make the most of life and really enjoy your food! Whilst wandering through an arcade, Anna and Clare reflect on how they unshackled themselves from years of self sabotage and yo yo diets, to leaning on the support of their group and learning to have a bloody good time in the process of losing weight. Note: This one is a bit noisy until about 5 minutes in so bear with us! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
18/04/2219m 29s

171: A Personalised Plan: By You, For You!

Food Optimising is a personalised solution, not a prescription! Whether you're vegan, lactose intolerant, a non-drinker or all the things in between - Anna and Clare hear how Slimming World members tailor the Food Optimising plan to work for their families, their lifestyles and their taste buds. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
04/04/2229m 7s

170: Attitude of Gratitude

"We have the power to do whatever we set our minds to..." these are the wise words of Margaret Miles-Bramwell, Slimming World's founder and chairman. This quote is taken from an article she wrote in the Slimming World magazine almost 20 years ago - yet the words still hold true.  Anna and Clare reflect on Margaret's post and consider just how much of an impact a positive mindset has when it comes to helping us lose weight. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
21/03/2237m 0s

169: How To Choose Your Dream Target Weight

How are you choosing which target weight is right for you? Is it down to your BMI? To how you feel in a pair of jeans? Or a random number and expectation you've plucked from thin air or social media? In this episode, Anna and Clare look at the benefits of going for the weight loss you’d really love, and settling on a target - or few! - that are personal to you, your lifestyle and your body. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
07/03/2227m 50s

168: Snooze More, Lose More

Have you ever noticed that when you don’t sleep well, you seem to feel hungry all the time… and the foods you reach for might not be the choices you planned? You’re not alone. In fact, three out of four Slimming World members say that their food choices are affected by tiredness. Whilst lying on a nice comfy bed, Anna and Clare share their top tips for getting a good night’s rest. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
21/02/2223m 0s

167: Celebrating Non-Scale Victories!

It's not all about the shiny stickers and certificates, it's also about celebrating what a difference losing weight is making to your life! Anna and Clare share a few of their wins, plus we've TONS of comments of some of yours. From motorbike helmets to shoe sizes, to theme park rides and cutting your toe nails....what are YOUR NSV? Grab a cup of tea and your journal, let's making your list whilst you listen! (Published on 7th February 2022) Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World.
07/02/2225m 8s

166: Aqua-fab-ulous Vegan Recipes!

A new recipe book is out in group called Va Va Vegan! Whilst Clare's a fully-fledged vegan, it's Anna's first time using aquafaba. Listen to find out what an earth it is and whether their chocolate mousse makes the dinner table or not!  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
24/01/2223m 28s

165: The Surprising Benefits of Mental Toughness

How can we develop coping strategies to ride out the inevitable bumps and temptations that falter along our way towards target? Dr Elizabeth Stamp and Dr Jacquie Lavin discuss the science of mastering 'mental toughness'. Anna and Clare learn all about the 4 Cs: Challenge, Commitment, Confidence and Control. They're not just relevant for our weight loss goals, but of benefit to our whole lifestyle. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
10/01/2227m 45s

164: Body Magic: Make Your First Move

After a sluggish month of extra portions and Christmas parties, Anna and Clare get up off the sofa and have a stab at the new Body Magic videos available in the Slimming World members area. Dressed in a bit of lycra, wearing their slippers, they try not to crash into everything in Clare's living room! If you're a member, you can have a go too! Now you don't have to join the gym if you don't want to, there's Body Magic support available from the comfort of your own home. And they're included in your membership - winner! *From Monday 3rd January 2022, we’ll be publishing bonus members podcast episodes! If you’re a member, you can listen to these via the Slimming World members area - online or via the app. If you’re not a member, then fear not - you’ll still get to download our podcasts every other week in the usual places AND have access to our epic back catalogue for free!* Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
27/12/2133m 37s

163: Exciting News for 2022!

Hello, a quick note from Anna and Clare to share our news about being able to listen to our podcast via Slimming World's LifeLine Online and the app from January 2022! Plus how we're making a bonus members podcast from next month and changing the frequency of how often we post on our public feed.
23/12/213m 28s

162: It's A Wrap!

How have the last 12 months faired for you? What can you cross off the list? How can you celebrate where you are and not what's left to come? Grab your journals, as Anna and Clare share their 2021 wins to wrap up another crazy year of their Slimming World journeys. Plus, Clare has a surprise in store for Anna! (Thanks to Friends of Victoria Hall in Glossop for their help in us making this podcast too.) Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
20/12/2129m 48s

161: Listeners' Questions December 2021

Surviving a Christmas party, working away at conferences and banishing the word "just"....Anna and Clare sift through more of your questions, comments and lightbulbs moments for the final Listeners' Questions of 2021. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
13/12/211h 3m

160: How To Stay Slim For Life

Meet Linda Stearn, Slimming World's newly crowned Diamond Member of the Year. She tells Anna and Clare how she lost a life-changing 7st and has kept it off for 12 years. Whether you're still en route towards your target weight or you're already maintaining within your target range, there are takeaways for everyone in this episode. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
06/12/2149m 57s

159: The Greatest Gift You Can Give Yourself

Whilst doing a spot of Christmas shopping, Anna and Clare reflect how more of us need to be kind to ourselves during the festive season. How can you celebrate your weight loss journey so far? How do you find new ways to treat yourself? And how do you ask for the support of your friends, family and your Slimming World group during the festivities to help you stay on track? Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
29/11/2125m 59s

158: Listeners' Questions November 2021

This time we've celebrations galore! From half stone awards, to platinum Body Magic to the crowning of the new Mr Sleek and Miss Slinky's in group! Plus we discover another Speed Free miniature fruit for Anna - a cucamelon! No, really!  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
22/11/2156m 3s

157: The Countdown To Christmas Is On

Our listener Michelle is in need of some Christmas survival strategies. So over a steaming cup of coffee, Anna and Clare talk through easy swops to make when out celebrating, to ensure we all make the most of Food Optimising during the festive season.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
15/11/2137m 20s

156: Your Best Week Ever

When you're really 'on it' what does that look like? Are you doing YOUR world or Slimming World?! Armed with a bustling inbox filled with your inspirational tips, Anna and Clare debate what transforms a good week to a great one when it comes to Food Optimising. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
08/11/2134m 15s

155: Taking Your Health Seriously

"Don't wait until you're in the back of an ambulance to do something about your weight." When a serious health condition threatened his life, Ken McLeod decided it was time to tackle his weight once and for all. He shares his story with Anna and Clare, on how he's lost 9 stones and become Slimming World's Man of the Year 2021. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
01/11/2137m 10s

154: Spice Up Your Life

Are you a fan of onion bhajis and a cheeky Friday night curry? Then fear not, as switching to Food Optimising doesn't mean you have to leave the curries behind! This week Anna and Clare are let loose in the Slimming World Head Office kitchen. They've been given a sneak peek of the new Ultimate Curry Book now available in group. Problem is, they've no idea how to turn the oven on... Join them as they chop, cook, stir and taste the aubergine pepper balti, a thai green chicken tray bake and onion bhajis. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
25/10/2127m 42s

153: When The Going Gets Tough

This month, Clare hit a wall and was ready to throw the towel in. But something stopped her - her group. Instead of packing her bags, she admitted to a few of her fellow Slimming World members what was going on, stayed to IMAGE Therapy and formulated a plan of how to dig herself out of a hole. Anna reveals Clare's not alone, that plenty of our listeners and other members can hit this bump too. So what can you do if you're silently struggling? Both share their top five places to start. Journals at the ready! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
18/10/2139m 49s

155: Sugar: What To Watch Out For

From learning to spot the hidden sugars in our food and drinks, to managing our sweet tooth cravings; Anna and Clare delve into the subject of sugar with the help of Amanda Avery, Associate Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Nottingham. Interested to read more about cravings? Members can read this feature on Lifeline Online: https://member.slimmingworld.co.uk/features/craving-culprits Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan. 
11/10/2130m 44s

151: Bye Bye Takeaway, Hello Fakeaway!

Spending £85 a week on takeaways put Nicola and Chris’s health and relationship under strain. Now Slimming World's National Couple of the year, the pair from Tipperary share how they ditched the fast food and delivered a 17st weight loss between them. Plus, Anna has five top tips for how we can break the cycle of relying on takeaways to making the most of Food Optimising. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
04/10/2151m 5s

150: Listeners' Questions September 2021

From facing shame, Food Optimised dating, to go-to disaster dinners...this month's Listeners' Questions episode is action-packed with tips, tricks and funny stories! Join Anna and Clare as they remain curious and eager to learn along the way of their weight loss journeys. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
27/09/211h 11m

149: Practise Progress, Not Perfection

If you judge yourself by impossibly high standards, the disappointment if you don’t achieve them can knock your confidence. Anna and Clare discuss how they're learning to let go of expecting everything to be perfect, and instead - practise nurturing great habits and behavioural changes that'll keep them on track for the long-term. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
20/09/2135m 48s

148: New Season New Thinking

We're out and about...in Manchester! Anna and Clare have been freed from the shackles of endless Zoom meetings, but what are the inevitable temptations they'll face when eating out and walking across the city centre for the first lunch time in over a year and a half? Plus, as autumn nights arrive and the trees turn red - how can you embrace the new season cultivating a beginners' mind? Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
13/09/2128m 42s

147: You Know You're On Plan When

Grab a post-it and finish this sentence: You Know You're On Plan When...  Armed with some brilliant responses from our Instagram followers, Anna and Clare discuss what really makes a great Food Optimising week!  Clue: For some, it involves wind and a lot of planning... Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
06/09/2139m 4s

146: Listeners' Questions August 2021

The summer holidays are almost over, how will you keep your motivation high as the new school term and darker nights draw near? That's one of many of the questions in this month's Listeners' Questions bag. Plus, Anna and Clare discuss how to overcome a plateau, the importance of spreading your Syns over the week and how they make the most of their Healthy Extras.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
30/08/211h 12m

145: Weekend Wobbles

A birthday, a celebration, a wedding or funeral...just because you're heading out to socialise this week doesn't mean you have to put your weight loss journey on hold. Because with Food Optimising, you really can have your cake and eat it...AND still see a loss at the scales for your weekly weigh-in! But it takes a bit of planning ahead, a bit of learning and tweaking to make these new lifestyle habits stick. Something which Anna and Clare have been practising for awhile.  In this episode, there's plenty of tips on how to strategise for your upcoming socialising, with the help of the Aug/Sept 2021 Slimming World Magazine article: 17 sizzling social strategies. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
23/08/2143m 58s

144: Body Magic: Do What You Love

Twerk ping-pong and hula hooping weren't necessarily things we thought could count as Body Magic! But it turns out, if the exercise gets your heart rate up - then it's a winner! And moving is something our guest on this week's Slimming World Podcast loves to do... Samantha Rose, cover star of the latest Slimming World magazine, signed up for a 12-week countdown just after Christmas 2020. But by week 10, she'd already smashed her target weight loss of 2 stone! Now a target member, life is a little more balanced than the yo-yo diet binges of her past. Food Optimising and Body Magic have been adopted into her and her family's everyday habits. Plus, exercise is a big part of helping Sam stay on track. So armed with a hula hoop, a few ping pong balls and a tissue box, Sam joins Anna and Clare to remind us that movement should and can be fun - no matter where you're starting from. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
16/08/2143m 29s

143: Free Food First: The Triple Fs

Are you reaching for the muffins and biscuits between meals? Feeling hungry but want to stay on plan? In this episode, Anna reminds us of her trusted catchphrase - Free Food is your friend! Her and Clare have a good old rummage through the kitchen to pick their three favourite go-to Free Foods.  Plus, they share some tips on how to become more conscious of your not-so-great choices. Instead encouraging you to really enjoy your Syns, and fill up on Free Food when you need a boost! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
09/08/2128m 23s

142: What's In Your Target Member Toolkit So Far?

Are the changes you're making along your weight loss journey sticking? Have you reached target and are looking for something other than the number on the scales to focus on? Then voila...in this episode of the Slimming World Podcast we lean on a brilliant feature from the Lifeline Online member resources: The Slim For Life habit list!  Last month, podcast listener Laura reached out to ask what should be in a target member's toolkit? So with new, experienced AND target members in mind - Anna and Clare take stock of 15 great habits to help us all stay on track.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
02/08/2145m 15s

141: Listeners' Questions July 2021

Ding Ding! What's on your mind? Has a recent podcast episode given you a lightbulb moment about the positive changes you've made so far? Or have you been pondering some questions that you'd love for us to answer? Drop Anna and Clare your questions, celebrations or LOLs via Instagram or email us on slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
26/07/211h 15m

140: No Dairy No Problem

How big a deal is calcium when losing weight? And if you don’t fancy dairy, are intolerant, vegan or simply looking to mix up your Healthy Extra A choices, how else can you get calcium in your diet? This episode is for those who follow a dairy AND dairy free diet! Anna and Clare reveal some of the foods which could give you a boost in calcium without you even realising. Things like kale, spring greens, sardines and Brazil nuts! For more about following the plan whilst dairy free, members can read and search for an article titled ‘No Dairy, No Problem’ on the LifeLine Online website. There’s also the ‘dairy free 7 day menu’ too. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. We’re unable to provide any specific or personalised advice on dairy-free diets and would recommend that you always follow the advice and specific dietary recommendations suggested by your doctor or dietitian. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
19/07/2123m 7s

139: Mythbusting Body Magic

How often have you thought ‘I only lose weight when I do Body Magic’, or ‘I’ll lose weight next week because I’ll exercise more’? Not exercising often gets the blame when we don’t see a loss on the scales. Well, it might surprise you to hear that if you Food Optimise without exercise – you WILL lose weight. Anna and Clare debunks the myths some of us kid ourselves with around Body Magic and discuss what it really means for our weight loss journey (and beyond). Please note fellow nerds: This episode contains a quiz! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
12/07/2129m 33s

138: 2021 Reality Check

There are 179 days left in the year...Let's face it, it's been a tumultuous last six months. So let's pause and reflect on whether we're carrying over some of the guilt of any lockdown gains. Are we relying on old habits and 'that's just the way I've always done it' or 'it worked before' limited beliefs? With so many people restarting their journeys in 2021, now seems a good point in the year to stop and make sure we're steering our ship in the right direction - without the guilt of yesteryear journeys. Get the journals ready for Anna and Clare's five step question and answer reflection exercise. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
05/07/2129m 39s

137: Pasta La Vista Baby

First there was potatoes, then desserts - now Anna and Clare go gaga for pasta. Each will turn up with a taster for their podcast recording - but what will they bring to the table? Plus, there's plenty of great suggestions of what our listeners' do with pasta of all shapes and sizes too! 19th June 2021 marked Spaghetti Saturday - where we invited our listeners to eat pasta in their way...but what did they cook?! Includes a fascinating factoid of 10 things you never knew about pasta. Because we love pasta! Can you tell?! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
28/06/2139m 33s

136: Listener's Questions June 2021

From learning to swim to roller skating...Slimming World Podcast listeners share their Body Magic pledges for the month ahead! Plus, how do you get your motivation back when in a slump? From back to the office tips to more suggestions on how to keep working on building those healthy habits, Anna and Clare are full of beans this month. Don't forget to share your lightbulb moments and celebrations with us too! Email SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
21/06/211h 9m

134: Making Food Optimising Work For You

How do you fit losing weight into a busy working lifestyle with a family? Regardless of your base health, gender, religion and dietary requirements?  Anna and Clare are joined by a ray of sunshine on today's episode: Zaheer Bhatti...A member who lose nearly 4 stone, an IT business analyst by day, dad of two and a Slimming World consultant by night.  We spotted Zaheer in the recent edition of the Slimming World magazine and were wowed by his story. So we simply HAD to invite him on to the pod to share how he makes Food Optimising work for his lifestyle and what difference losing weight has had. Clue: it's transformed not only his life, but his whole family's...  Contains some brilliant advice in our conversation around not feeling shame in asking for help. Plus a lovely appearance from Zaheer's 11 year old daughter, Anaaya. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
14/06/2143m 29s

133: Let's Talk Calories

There’s more to weight loss than simply the number of calories in and out. As the lockdown restrictions ease, we’re on a mission to spread a vital message: that now is the perfect time to enjoy the freedom of losing weight while eating the food you love – without counting every single calorie. Because, as you know, with Food Optimising, the counting’s done for you! So how does it work?  Slimming World dietician and public health manager, Carolyn Pallister and Professor of appetite and energy balance, James Stubbs join Clare and Anna in a fascinating discussion revealing what we really need to know about calorie counting. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
07/06/2146m 29s

132: What You Need to Know About Reaching Target

Clare's become a target member! It's been a long and windy road - so what should she expect now? Anna delves into her consultant toolbox and talks through the ethos behind the Slim For Life plan. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
31/05/2138m 8s

131: A Crash Course in Eating Out on Slimming World

How do you balance protecting your weight loss but still have a normal, busy social life? Can you really eat out and still get a loss on the scales with Slimming World? Anna and Clare discuss their tactics and strategies when heading out, or 'out out' - by still having fun, but not blowing the doors off their hinges when it comes to managing their Syns allowance! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
24/05/2127m 51s

130: Game, Set and Match

So you've done a bit of walking? Maybe you've dabbled in NHS Couch to 5k? But they're not really filling you with excitement... Fear not, you're not alone. Natasha asked us for some inspiration on Body Magic...so we've come up with a wild and wacky list of things we could all give a go! Whilst out in the park with a shuttlecock and a pair of badminton rackets, Anna and Clare rattle through some pie in the sky ideas of things they've tried, and would love to try when it comes to getting out and moving more! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
17/05/2141m 8s

129: Listener's Questions May 2021

Some fantastic Body Magic shares about how you all did on April's #SWPodStepChallenge! Plus, more of your tasty dessert teasers and magical lightbulb moments on how you've all been heading back out to the real world. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
10/05/2158m 25s

128: Why Kindness Is Key

Compassion, love and kindness are things many of us are quick to offer others, but honestly - when was the last time you were truly kind to yourself? Weight loss isn't just about the food on our plate and the number on the scales - it's also about forming a better relationship with ourselves. In this episode of Slimming World Podcast, Anna and Clare explore what self-compassion really means. More resources on LifelineOnline's article: 'Why kindness is key to weight loss' and Dr Kristin Neff's website, self-compassion.org Plus #PantsGate continues...with a bit of poetry!  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
03/05/2138m 20s

127: Inching Closer To Target

Making sure you view your big picture progress is important. It's not just all about what's happening on the scales. It's great to look at the wider progress you're making, especially when it comes to developing new habits and noticing the way your body is changing - either by inch loss or clothes sizes. Anna and Clare have some fun in reflecting on their full 'report card'. Contains some silliness about tea trolleys, guinea pigs and basketballs. By the way, how did you get on with your April steps challenge? We'd love to know! Share with us your totals via tiny.cc/swpodsteps Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
26/04/2149m 49s

126: Would You Like To See The Dessert Menu?!

Do the words cake, ice-cream, pie, biscuits, gateau, crumble, afternoon tea....make you want to lick your lips?! Yep us too, and so that's why we've dedicated a whole slice of our podcast series to desserts. Because when losing weight on the Slimming World plan, nothing is banned! It's all part of the synergistic approach. So where do you start with making low-syn tasty pudding? Anna and Clare dust off their dessert spoons especially! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
19/04/2139m 54s

125: Listeners' Questions April 2021

Steps, pants and tiny bowls...Just a flavour of what this month's Listeners' Questions include! Anna and Clare continue celebrating Slimming World members' lightbulb moments. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
12/04/2159m 10s

124: Welcome To The Real World

As the world begins to reopen after a rather strange year being locked down (well the UK anyway) - what strategies do you have in place to resist the usual temptations? A few of our listeners say they're worried about sabotaging their success so far. Anna & Clare dig deep into their bitesize toolbox and offer a few tips to prepare for the inevitable hurdles socialising brings. Plus some insights about perfectionism and Anna's been stepping in her bedroom! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
05/04/2138m 39s

123: Step Yourself Fit With Body Magic!

Anna and Clare launch their April step challenge: to walk 150,000 steps over the month. On average it works out 5,000 steps a day. Anybody can enter, any level of fitness or from any starting base. And if it's a little easy for you, then why not challenge yourself further - can you add some different terrain? Big hills? Carrying a full rucksack? As the days get lighter and the temperature becomes a little warmer - let's join together and get back to basics with our Body Magic! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
29/03/2131m 15s

122: Do You Really Know What You're Eating?

Did you know the environment, who we're with, what size bowl we choose plus many other factors affect how much and what we eat? Clare and Anna geek out on some research about the 200 daily decisions we supposedly make about food...of which most of the time we have no clue we're even doing! Time to get the microscope out, pause with a bit of mindfulness and become more conscious on why we do what we do. Could it be that a handful of micro bad decisions are sabotaging your weight loss without you even realising? Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
22/03/2130m 0s

121: Listeners' Questions March 2021

Wondering what Slimming World online meetings are like? Scared to rejoin after a huge gain? Has a cold lingering winter knocked your mojo? Anna and Clare are back with some bitesize motivation and a sack full of Listeners' Questions. The big question is: Has Clare finally bought some new pants since her promise last week?! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
15/03/211h 4m

120: Springtime Clear Out

Open those wardrobe doors...let's talk clothes as together we look through some of the pieces we yearn to wear, some of the pieces we used to wear and some of the pieces we probably should have binned a long time ago! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
08/03/2144m 30s

119: Meeting Margaret Miles-Bramwell

Why the psychology behind Slimming World's ethos is still as relevant now, as it was 52 years ago. Anna and Clare meet Slimming World founder, Margaret Miles-Bramwell. From Food Optimising to IMAGE Therapy, Margaret gives great insight into why there's so much more to weight loss, than just managing the food we eat. Her book ‘Wild Women Do (and they don’t regret it!)’ is available to buy in group via your Slimming World consultant - also on Amazon Kindle and as an audiobook via Audible. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
01/03/2141m 1s

118: One For The Men

Can men lose weight on the Slimming World plan too? Sure - says Jason Dury, Man of the Year 2020 and a whole bunch of our male podcast listeners! In most age groups, men are more likely than women to be overweight or obese. So what’s stopping the fellas getting back to a more manageable sized waistline? On this episode, we hear some incredibly inspiring and motivating stories form our male listeners on how their lives have changed since joining Slimming World. By the way, you can read Jason's full story in the May/June 2021 issue of the Slimming World magazine! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
22/02/2158m 50s

117: Listeners' Questions February 2021

Roll up, roll up - another sack load of listeners' questions have arrived on the doorstep. Anna and Clare delve into the bag to discover what's on Slimming World members' minds this February 2021. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
15/02/2149m 5s

116: When Those We Love Sabotage Our Success

It may be Valentine's Day this week, but for some of us - it's the people closest to us who are ready to steer us off course at the first hurdle! Perhaps they're not following the plan, perhaps they're open to trying a few meals now and then, or perhaps they want to help you every step of the way...Whatever your situation, here's how to ask for help from those who are closest to you.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
08/02/2133m 54s

115: Back to Basics: Body Magic

Five Body Magic activities you can do with us, during this podcast. Equipment needed: Two tins! Nothing too strenuous, just a chance to warm up a bit and move off the sofa for a few minutes. Note: It goes without saying, if you have an injury or an underlying health condition please follow the advice of a proper doctor and sit this one out if need be. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
01/02/2131m 58s

114: Hidden Syns

Ever had one of those weeks when you’re convinced you’ve been good? You’re sure you nailed your Syns allowance and checked those Healthy Extras. So you can’t understand why at the end of the week you’ve maintained… Yep, we've been there! So Anna and Clare are back with a quiz for you - can you spot the hidden syns in Mrs Ivy Been-So-Good's food diary? Here's a link to the 'Hidden Syns' feature we're talking about on the LifeLine Online site (only available to current members): https://member.slimmingworld.co.uk/features/hidden-syns Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
25/01/2137m 22s

113: Back To Basics: Free Food

An empty biscuit tin, filled with a handful of Free Foods written on pieces of card and 60 seconds on the clock...Join Anna and Clare for a quick-fire fun-packed quiz to test their knowledge on the recipes they can muster up on the spot using simple basic store cupboard staples!  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
18/01/2126m 39s

112: Listeners' Questions January 2021

With Christmas and New Year DONE, many of our listeners say they're back in the game and on route to target! Anna and Clare reach out to their trusted friends: their food diaries and Slimming World member pack. Plus, there's tips on staying on course with Dry January and ensuring those new fitness routines are a lifestyle switch that are here to stay...not disappear come February.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
11/01/211h 4m

111: Fresh Start

Reasons to celebrate...It's Anna's big milestone! And the party season has come and gone...So how will you embrace 2021? For those of your starting afresh to those of you continuing your journey, what reasons do you have to celebrate becoming a new and better version of yourself? The girls take a walk through the Peak District and talk about how having a great start to the year can set the tone for the rest of the year, and your weight loss journey.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
04/01/2132m 5s

110: Creating Habits That Stick

What if this year you make lifestyle changes that are achievable and realistic? What if you only set out to be 1% better? What if you move towards your weight loss target slowly but surely, instead of giving up at the first hurdle? Anna and Clare are joined by friend of the podcast and behavioural psychologist Dr Linda Papadopoulos to talk tips on making habits stick and how to be kinder to ourselves in the process. Finally - in 2021, let's make new years resolutions that help us grow mentally and physically - not set us up to fail like years gone by. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
28/12/2035m 20s

109: Drawing A Line Under 2020

What do you have to show for 2020? What are the wins you're proud of? The things you'd like to work on? And your dreams for 2021? Despite Covid-19, what great choices have you made this year? Grab some pen and paper, join Anna and Clare as they review the weird, wonderful and slightly bizarre year that was 2020. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
21/12/2048m 0s

108: Winter Comforts

An episode that'll leave your mouth watering with inspiration of our favourite winter comforts... Whether using the slow cooker or favourite oven roasting dish, which warm and wonderful Free Foods will get you through the cold season? Thanks to help and inspiration from our awesome Slimming World Podcast listeners. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
14/12/2029m 23s

107: Listeners' Questions December 2020

How not to let the 'what if' question rule your mind... Whether celebrating with family, or self-isolating and working from home - Anna and Clare look through this month's listeners' questions to see what's on people's minds ahead of what could be a very different Christmas and New Year for us all. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
07/12/2059m 34s

106: Dress To Impress

Almost a year since Anna and Clare last went clothes shopping, the pair swop style briefs, put aside £100 and buy each other the outfits they've been dreaming of for Anna's 40th birthday and Clare's Christmas Day party! But will the dresses fit? Will they like it? And just how stressful is it buying an outfit for a friend?! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
30/11/2033m 48s

105: Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes!

By popular demand...our listeners have requested we live up to our potato passion and come up with 10 ways to incorporate the 'free food is our friend' mantra into our kitchens. So armed with a plethora of colourful potatoes, Anna and Clare get chopping, par boiling and roasting their favourite food optimised potato dishes! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
23/11/2031m 7s

104: Bronze, Silver, Gold...and Platinum

Have you bagged a body magic award or two during 2020? Could you start today and achieve a gold or silver body magic award before the year is out?  As more of us turned to exercise during lockdown, Anna and Clare continue to investigate why movement matters. Anna's new bike has arrived, and finally - Clare has bagged her platinum 'body magicker' certificate. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
16/11/2032m 11s

103: Listeners' Questions November 2020

The countdown to Christmas begins, as Anna and Clare read out more of our listeners' lightbulb moments and weight loss celebrations. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
09/11/201h 10m

102: Funfilled and Fulfilled

Is the food you're cooking still exciting you? This is an episode reiterating our message of choice over deprivation. Of making you realise that losing weight can be fun! And reminding you that following a plan like Slimming World can even be enjoyable!  Back in the warm and dry, Anna and Clare share some of our listeners' favourite dinners and get a little bit too passionate about potatoes... Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
02/11/2024m 40s

101: What Scares You

What's holding you back right now? Are old dieting hang ups sabotaging your progress? Are you afraid of what happens next once you reach your target weight?  Ahead of Halloween, Anna and Clare go walking in a cold and grey graveyard, to ponder the question of what they're really fearing - in life, and in their personal weight loss journeys.  Warning: If you've recently been bereaved, this might not be the episode for you to listen to right now. We send our love to you via other episodes instead x Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
26/10/2022m 23s

100: Mind-Full Eating

How conscious are you when you give into your sugar cravings? Do you even realise how quickly you're eating? Do you eat at a table without your phone or tv? And when was the last time you really really tasted your food?  Anna and Clare turn to the buddhist concept of mindfulness to help them put pause between their acts of self sabotage and achieving the weight loss they really want to see on the scales.  Note: We do a mindful food experiment on this podcast using a walnut, strawberry, blueberry, biscuit, and a dried apricot. But you can bring along any type of food you wish! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
19/10/2034m 32s

99: Listeners' Questions October 2020

If autumn's arrival is making you feel down and dark, Anna and Clare's bitesize mojo will lighten your mood with some amusing responses to this month's Listeners' Questions! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
12/10/201h 2m

98: Things You Never Noticed

When was the last time you read your Slimming World pack from cover to cover? No, we mean REALLY read it?! It's Clare's last week of being 36 so her and Anna pick out '36 things you never noticed' in three of the books in the members' pack. For example, did you count how many info circles are in the main book? The answer is revealed on this week's episode... Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
05/10/2043m 28s

97: SPeed Up Your Progress

Boom: 10 tasty Extra Easy SP recipes from Clare and Anna to give your weight loss journey a boost AND keep your plate looking pretty! From falafel burgers to cauliflower lentil dahl, the gals get excited about speed and protein like never before on a sunny day in the Peak District.  See our instagram page @slimmingworldpodcast for the recipes we mention during this episode. Note: Two RAF jets interrupt us near the end of this episode. Fortunately our heart rates have just about returned to normal..... Just a warning it might make you jump like it did us if you're listening on headphones!  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
28/09/2040m 54s

96: Cheers! Salute! Prost!

Could what you’re drinking be sabotaging your weight loss without you even realising? Anna and Clare introduce a day in the life of ‘Kez’ for a shocking quiz that reveals the hidden syns behind most of our everyday thirst quenchers, and not just the alcohol ones… Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
21/09/2034m 52s

95: Listeners’ Questions September 2020

From Australia to the Outer Hebrides…cycling wins to diamond celebrations, Anna and Clare sift through the listeners’ questions bag to hear what’s on the minds of Slimming World members this month. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
14/09/201h 3m

94: Day One

What advice would you have for someone starting their Slimming World journey? Whether you’re rejoining a ‘real life’ group or are happy to draw the line after a big gain over lockdown - this episode is packed with tips, advice and general mojo goodness for anyone looking to clear the decks, and begin their slimming journey again. Note: Contains some very handy info on how not to lose your Tupperware lids ever again… Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
07/09/2037m 2s

93: Easy As Riding A Bike

Clare’s finally convinced Anna to get her leg over…a bike that is! Walking/cycling along an old railway line in the Peak District, they discuss the importance of creating long-term lifestyle habit changes - not just crash dieting like many of us have been and done before. Some of the books we mention during this episode (of which contain affiliate links): Atomic Habits by James Clear - https://amzn.to/3gTeiik The Chimp Paradox by Prof Steve Peters - https://amzn.to/3aukk6E The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary by Catherine Gray - https://amzn.to/31QaN5H Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins - https://amzn.to/2PPBi5N The music we use during the butterfly chase is called Goofballs. How appropriate... Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
31/08/2041m 43s

92: Try Something New

Banana blossom, silken tofu and ugli fruit… Anna and Clare sift through the Slimming World book and pick out five items they’ve never heard of and never tried before! What unknown free food and speed free food will be on your list?  Note: You can actually watch Anna and Clare’s tasting session on our Instagram IGTV channel…! Visit Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
24/08/2039m 40s

91: Using Past Progress to Plan for Your Future

Your best week in review. When you’ve lost your mojo let’s look back at when you WERE nailing it, and factor this into your plan for the upcoming month. [The ten steps Anna mentions are also shared on our Instagram page via a bunch of colourful post-its.] Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
17/08/2029m 17s

90: Listeners’ Questions August 2020

From managing the expectations of others, to mixing up your meals…Anna and Clare sift through your thoughts on this month’s Listeners' Questions. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
10/08/201h 7m

89: Speed Food Secrets

What difference does speed food really make to your weight loss? If free food is your friend, then is speed food a kick-ass sister? Anna and Clare share secrets of how they prioritise speed food when they’re ‘on it’. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
03/08/2033m 30s

88: How Committed Are You?

Do you really want to lose weight? No - we mean REALLY want to? Do you really believe you’ll get to target and stay there - or is this just yet another diet because you ‘should’ be slimmer? Anna and Clare pay tribute to a Slimming World friend Caroline, and reflect on things she taught them about commitment to making health a priority - no matter the inevitable hurdles in life. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
27/07/2048m 52s

87: Photos: Love or hate them?

How far would you go to avoid having your photo taken? Do you look back at key moments in your family history and wonder “where am I”? Are all your photos headshots [only taken with good lighting, full make up from high up above]? Many of us have used a photo to inspire the start our weight loss journey, and others have the phrase ‘to feel confident having my photo taken’ as a strong why. So we’re intrigued - which moments have you edited yourself out from history, and which moments in your future are you preparing to make sure you’re going to be a part of when the photo albums come out in years to come? Note: Get the tissues ready. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
20/07/2032m 35s

86: Feel The Fear

What has being overweight stopped you doing? What has losing weight enabled you to do that you'd never imagine yourself doing before? The legendary author Susan Jeffer once wrote the book 'Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway' - so what could you do today to move forwards in life and weight loss? A positive sprinkle of mojo from Anna and Clare to get you dreaming big and pushing yourself to new heights. Because we believe in you, and - that anything is possible... Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
13/07/2042m 0s

85: Listeners' Questions July 2020

Exam time stress, the problem with perfection, honesty vs denial, and some incredible stories of overcoming diabetes… Just a handful of subjects discussed on this month’s Listeners’ Questions. Two apologies in advance: We were rudely interrupted for a couple of minutes by a lawnmower and sorry Rosanna, for a terrible performance of your wonderfully written rap… #Fail  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
06/07/201h 4m

84: Emergency Planning: Preparing For ‘Real Life’

As pubs, cafes and restaurants begin to reopen across England on the 4th July - how are you anticipating the temptations which could trip you up in coming weeks? Is the thought of returning to ‘normality’ causing you anxiety? And what processes can you put in place right now to prepare? Anna and Clare share their thoughts on how planning really is the daddy when expecting an upcoming test, the importance of checking out reality over our perception, and assessing in advance which treats are worth the cost of derailing your weight loss...and which aren’t. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
29/06/2049m 18s

83: Mythbusting the Scales

How can we remove the emotional pull that weighing scales have over us? Is the home weigh-in a help or hindrance for you? On this episode of Slimming World Podcast, Clare goes full geek and baffles Anna with a ton of ‘thing you never knew’ facts about the history of the scales… We celebrate our listeners’ non-scale victories and learn why more of us should be proud of our achievements NOW - not just when we reach our target. Plus, we pay tribute to the Black Lives Matters movement with an 8 minutes 46 seconds silence in tribute to 46 year-old George Floyd. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
22/06/201h 5m

82: Diabetes: The shocking truth and what you can do about it

Did you know 4.8 million people in the UK have diabetes? That’s more than cancer and dementia combined. Plus get this - almost 1 in 5 of those people don’t even know they have diabetes… Put Coronavirus aside for a moment, the World Health Organisation has been calling diabetes a “global epidemic” for a number of years now.  To mark Diabetes Week 2020, Anna and Clare are joined by Slimming World’s Head of Nutrition and Research - Dr Jacquie Lavin.  Anna shares the heartbreaking story of her dad who had type I diabetes. Eventually he had to have both of his legs amputated and suffered multiple heart attacks. His last words to Anna: “Don’t dig your own grave with a spoon like I did.” In this episode, we reveal how anyone can have diabetes, we look at the tell tale signs, and reflect on new research by Slimming World which demonstrates how losing just 10% of your body weight could even reverse type II diabetes. Need a bit more info and support? Check out diabetes.org.uk  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
15/06/2051m 51s

81: Aargh I'm Stuck!

Anna’s magicked 10 steps for us to get our heads back in the game. Clare’s struggling this week so reached out to her group for extra support and written out her weight loss positives. Plus it turns out…lots of listeners say they’re in the same boat. #mmm #IThink  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
08/06/2055m 10s

80: Vavavoom Your Food Recipes

What would you make using potatoes, a tin of chopped tomatoes and chicken breast/tofu? Get your notepads, spice racks and posh plates out… Food consultant Sal Henley joins Anna and Clare to swop recipes in their own version of Ready Steady Cook and gives an insight into what really happens behind the scenes of Sal’s Storecupboard Cook-in videos! Watch Sal’s videos here as part of Slimming World’s #EatWellAtHome series: https://bit.ly/2WHl8Q9  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
01/06/2047m 7s

78: Listeners’ Questions May 2020

In the bath, painting the fence and walking in Alberta…that’s a few of the ways you’ve been listening to the Slimming World Podcast during May!  This month’s listeners’ questions include tips on how to keep going during lockdown, imposter syndrome, healthy extras, booze and more of your light bulb moments. Plus some celebrations with LOTS of consultant shout outs and well dones to new target members. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
25/05/201h 10m

77: Body Image: How highly do you regard the opinions of others?

Who are you losing weight for - yourself or to please others? What does the phrase ‘body image’ mean to you? And what would a healthy body image mean for you? This episode comes as the singer Adele posted a seemingly innocent photo on instagram on her 32nd birthday…only to have the social media split over her new lighter look. “She was hotter before she lost the weight” read one comment, “someone buy her a Big Mac or 20” read another. And there was questions over whether it was fat phobic to even celebrate Adele’s weight loss. Surely she's lovely whatever her size?  On this Slimming World Podcast we talking about our experiences of low self-esteem, of being fat-shamed and moments where others opinions have torn us down - just as we were starting to rebuild our confidence. And we know we’re not alone. Our listeners have shared their thoughts and experiences on body image struggles with us too. So get your journal out and thinking caps on, as we consider practical tips to put in place whilst losing weight - to learn how to manage unkind comments and ask for support when we need it. Shout out to our listener Nicola for inspiring us to make this episode via her late night DM!  Warning: If any of this conversation triggers you, then please ask for help via your consultant or a healthcare professional. Please don’t struggle alone, you’re worth more than you ever think. FYI: The podcast by Dr Linda Papadopoulos we mention regarding body dysmorphia is here, plus resources of where to go for help: https://audioboom.com/posts/7294560-body-dysmorphia-part-two-dr-amita-jassi Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
18/05/2058m 21s

76: Managing Your Mindset In Tempting Times

“Feelings are not facts”, “challenge and distract” and “scales are data: be a scientist…” …All amazing pearls of wisdom shared by behavioural psychologist, Dr Linda Papadopoulos on this week’s Slimming World Podcast episode. Whether it’s guilt, anxiety or simply feeling unsupported from those around you - Anna and Clare discover how we can interrupt old habits and negative thoughts from sabotaging our weight loss progress.   [By the way, if you like this episode - you might also enjoy one of our previous podcasts with Linda: Ep 62 ’Mind Your Language: Not Just Your Waistline’.] Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan.  Produced by ASFB Productions.  Slimming World Podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World!  Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
11/05/2044m 3s

75: The Unsporty Guide To Lockdown Fitness

Does the word 'exercise' give you the shivers? Is body magic something you know you should be doing but are still putting to one side? Feeling lethargic and seeing your weight loss slow?  Exercise-phobes Anna and Clare reveal their new workout routines - from yoga to skipping - and ponder over a few quick and easy tips to get you started.  What could you do at home to give you a much-needed energy boost and see the scales tipping in a more favourable direction? Share your lockdown body magic wins with us via email (slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com) or Instagram (@slimmingworldpodcast). Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
04/05/201h 3m

74: Protect Your Weight Loss From Lockdown Sabotage

Overwhelmed? Panicked? Falling back in to old habits? Tripping over every temptation in sight? Anna and Clare run through their top five tips of how to stay sane, stay focused and stay on track with your weight loss journey throughout the lockdown period. From knowing your why, food tips and exercise inspiration to spotting your triggers... Our listeners have also helpfully provided advice-a-plenty. Our apologies, this episode contains references to nudity and underwear. (Which even makes Anna snort...) Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
27/04/2059m 5s

73: Live Listeners' Questions April 2020 (Slimming World Podcast)

From hula hooping to broccoli crisps, Anna and Clare connect via Zoom for a live recording of this month’s Listeners’ Questions (with an audience wearing leopard print watching!).  This episode features ideas of easy dishes for NHS frontline workers, advice for those struggling with temptation and anxiety, plus plenty of love letters, target member celebrations and consultant shout outs. Thanks to Shireen, Danielle, Billy, Jess, Amy, Anne and Aisling for their on the spot appearances too! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
19/04/201h 25m

72: Target Weight Myth Busting

What should we expect once our weight loss journey is complete? Over the Easter Bank Holiday, Anna and Clare discuss the Slim For Life plan and useful strategies for protecting our hard work for good. Clare’s never reached target in her 8 years as a Slimming World member, but what will it take for her to complete the final part of her journey, and to finally recognise the hard work she’s already achieved in her five stone loss so far? Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
13/04/2054m 46s

71: Food Fads and Fashions

Separating myth from fact can be confusing with so many conflicting messages about food and fads in the media. Carolyn Pallister, public health manager and dietician at Slimming World head office runs us through the science behind food optimising versus calorie controlled diets and info on how to protect yourself from falling foul of the latest fashionable quick fix trends. Plus, this episode features Anna snorting, some tinkling of tea cups, the smell of jacket potatoes and a pretty view of the Peak District. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! *By the way...we recorded this episode BEFORE the global coronavirus lockdown kicked in. So see this as a safe place to listen to something other than Covid-19, and forgive us if some of the references sound a bit strange in present circumstances! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
06/04/201h 3m

70: Listeners' Questions March 2020 (Slimming World Podcast)

Pregnancy, managing your inner chimp at weekends, cheat nights and the treat mentality...plus POM POMS?! You asked us a bunch of questions, we answered them. Send yours in for next month via instagram or email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! *By the way...we recorded this episode BEFORE the global coronavirus lockdown kicked in. So see this as a safe place to listen to something other than Covid-19, and forgive us if some of the references sound a bit strange in present circumstances! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
30/03/2041m 25s

69: Losing Weight On A Budget

Shedding the pounds on the scales doesn't mean you have to empty your bank account of pounds sterling. Anna and Clare wander through a shopping centre pondering over what true cost cheap deals are to our overall health. Plus, there's tips on cheap ways to fill your belly without spending a pretty penny. And just for giggles, they ride some tiny horses on a children's carousel... Because - losing weight can be fun too, you know?! Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! *By the way...we recorded this episode BEFORE the global coronavirus lockdown kicked in. So see this as a safe place to listen to something other than Covid-19, and forgive us if some of the references sound a bit strange in present circumstances! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
23/03/2032m 10s

68: The One About Coronavirus...

We talk about the elephant in the room - the impact coronavirus is having on us all, and particularly the added pressure on those midway completing their weight loss journey. In this one-off bonus episode, hosts Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman talk through some top tips to help slimmers stay focused and the importance of forgiveness for the occasional blip. Sending all our listeners, Slimming World members and consultants love and hugs during these unprecedented times x Please note: Whilst our series is sponsored by Slimming World, we're not their official spokespeople so we can't speak on their behalf. Please always check with your consultant or on the website for the latest advice regarding group and online services during the coronavirus incident.
21/03/2033m 34s

67: Getting Back On Track

Lost your way? Hit the self-sabotage button? Feeling doomed and minus the mojo? Heck - we hear ya and know exactly what that feels like! From non-scale victories, to motivators, and remembering your why...Anna and Clare dig deep to find the reasons to celebrate whether facing a backwards pedal gain or slow mo snail progress. Things we mention: Hal Elrod's Miracle Morning Catherine Gray's The Unexpected Joy of the Ordinary David Goggins' cookie jar Quotes from Don Marquis and Jim Rohn. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
16/03/2035m 30s

66: Danger Danger...Supermarket Safe Zones!

Anna and Clare reveal their favourite spice, whilst wandering around a bloomin' big supermarket. They ponder over Slimming World's traffic light system of red, amber and green aisles - from the 'eat me I'm free' stuff, to the 'aaargh I can't even look' danger zones! Some fun tips guaranteed to make you hungry as the gals talk about their favourite food and how they manage making their weekly shop safe and syn savvy. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
09/03/2041m 6s

65: Debunking Symbols on Slimming World

Fibre, Calcium, Protein, Speed...can you stack the symbols from your Slimming World book to boost your weight loss? There's a bit of off-key singing (sorry about that), some terrible rhyming and talk of yoga farts. But there's also a ton of mojo on why Clare and Anna are still muddling their way through despite life throwing every excuse and hurdle. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
02/03/2031m 56s

64: Listeners' Questions February 2020 (Slimming World Podcast)

Self-sabotage binges, struggling at target, surviving office temptations, lunch-on-the-go...Just a few of the topics in this month's Listeners' Questions sent in by you cool peeps. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World! Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
24/02/2055m 53s

63: Happy Hearts

“Don’t dig your grave with a spoon like I did…” The words of Anna’s dad on his death bed.  This week, over a Valentines Day breakfast, we get personal. There's conversation about national heart health month and how heart disease has impacted both Clare and Anna’s families. We explore what Club 10 really means, and why keeping the weight off is essential in reducing your risk of a heart attack. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. This podcast is officially sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health care professional when following a weight loss plan.
17/02/2042m 20s

62: Mind Your Language Not Just Your Waistline

Losing weight isn't just about the food you eat, it's also about managing your mind. Which sometimes is easier said than done!  Chances are if, like us, you're on a weight loss journey, you've probably struggled with self-deprecation, anxiety and self-loathing at some point.  So we rounded up someone who knows a thing or two about this - behavioural psychologist, Dr Linda Papadopoulos. In this episode, Clare and Anna look into why minding our language matters and how it's been key to forming healthier lifetime habits. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Slimming World Podcast is now officially sponsored by Slimming World. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
10/02/2051m 34s

61: Free Food Is Your Friend PLUS Our Exciting Announcement

Who will win the Anna vs Clare Free Food Festival Podcast Cook Off?! Plus, it's official - we can finally share with you our exciting news: from today we're sponsored by Slimming World! More info on what, why and who... As well as an insight into the food database, the new recipe book coming out and who decides what goes in them with SW's Head of Food and Publications, Alison Brentnall. Warning: This episode contains toilet humour... Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Please note: The info we share is based on our personal weight loss experiences. Always check with your consultant or a health professional when following a weight loss plan.
03/02/2039m 40s

60: Listeners' Questions January 2020 (Slimming World Podcast)

Another year another month of YOUR Slimming World questions and comments! Put the kettle on and have a posh coffee with us whilst you listen. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
27/01/2048m 35s

59: Let's Get Moo-ving

Body magic, exercise, activity...whatever you want to call it! In a rare moment, Clare convinces Anna to go on an almost country walk in her leopard print trainers as they discuss why moving more matters, and what difference it's made to their Slimming World weight loss journeys. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
20/01/2036m 34s

58: Alcohol Alternatives

DryJanuary, Stoptober, Alcohol Free, Booze Free... More and more people are getting curious about their relationship with alcohol? And it's definitely that time of year where more people ditch the vino in a bid to get back 'on it' and shed the Christmas food baby. But does it have to be all or nothing? What low syn low alcohol options are there? Anna and Clare do a little tasting session in the kitchen on a Sunday morning. Warning: This episode contains slurping, and Anna laughing loudly. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
13/01/2042m 0s

57: What Being In Group Really Means At Slimming World

The power of group, image therapy, community, tribe... all phrases often used by Slimming World consultants and members. But why? What difference does losing weight with a bunch of like-minded souls really make?  As HQ launch the #ThatFeeling campaign, Anna and Clare tap into what to expect for those who've never been to group before.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
06/01/2031m 10s

56: Listeners’ Questions December 2019

Happy 1st Birthday to Slimming World Podcast! This episode is filled with your questions and comments. You can send us more of your thoughts via instagram @slimmingworldpodcast or email SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
30/12/1948m 25s

55: Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

What do you have to show for 2019? What are the wins you're proud of? The things you'd like to work on? And your dreams for 2020? Anna and Clare reflect on their last 12 months, back together just before Christmas in Clare's car. Send the Slimming World Podcast your questions and thoughts via Instagram @slimmingworldpodcast or email SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
23/12/1926m 36s

54: Plan Plan Plan and Plan Again

Anna flies solo with some top tips on making practical steps to protect your weight loss with free food, and preparing for the inevitable pitfalls of a busy and sometimes emotional Christmas period. Presented by Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
16/12/1919m 33s

53: Savvy Syns At Christmas

Listener Beth asks how to use her syns guilt free and avoid playing catch up. Anna stresses the importance of free food on the Slimming World plan... all whilst having a hand massage!  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. 
09/12/1915m 52s

52: Let's Go Clothes Shopping

The one where we get semi-naked, get a bra fitting and have a personal stylist magic up some new outfits for us! Clare's got a big do coming up, and now she's 5 stone lighter she's in desperate need for a new frock but hasn't a clue where to start. Anna hasn't had a bra fitting in over 2 years and is in for a surprise when she finally puts on some lingerie in her proper size! Whether you're half way through your Slimming World journey or in touching distance of target this will be just the cup of tea you need to hear on why it's important to dress your best NOW and not in some mythical date in the future.... Thanks to Linda, Emma, Janice & Karen for their help in making this episode with us! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
02/12/1927m 1s

51: How To Survive A Christmas Party on Slimming World!

Are you someone who’s looking forward to letting your hair down, or is Christmas a time you dread? Whether you’re looking for smart ways to protect your weight loss or a few quick wins to treat yourselves, Anna and Clare share some of their tips as well as a few from our Slimming World podcast listeners. Number one tip: Watch out for carpet beige buffets! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
25/11/1924m 14s

50: Listeners' Questions November 2019 (Slimming World Podcast)

You ask, we answer. Some chat about eating before weigh in, doing Slimming World on a budget and another inspirational quote… “Maybe the journey isn’t about becoming anything.” Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
18/11/1930m 37s

49: Fibre & Healthy Extra B on Slimming World

What difference does fibre really make to your weight loss? Anna and Clare offer some Healthy Extra B inspiration sprinkled with oats and breadcrumbs for you.  Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
11/11/1929m 46s

48: Shoulds & Expectations

Are you beating yourself up because you think you should be further ahead than you are? Whether it’s a dose of comparisonitis or you’re falling victim to setting unrealistic expectations, Anna and Clare share their experiences of how to combat your ‘shoulds’ forever. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. #RIPAnnasCrustyKnickers #LeopardPrint4Eva 
04/11/1940m 52s

47: Vegan & Plant Based Diets

Curious to know how a vegan can lose weight with Slimming World? We are too. Clare's signed up to Cancer Research's VegPledge to do the whole of November plant-based. Tons of our listeners have given us tips on where and how to start. Share your Slimming World vegan-friendly recipes with us on instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast or email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
28/10/1929m 35s

46: Every Mind Matters

Some days we feel blue. Some days we just feel off. And some days we feel lost. Anna and Clare have both been there, plenty of times. So in light of Every Mind Matters - Slimming World's new campaign with Public Health England, the gals talk mental health best practices. If you've not tried the Mind Plan Quiz, have a go here: https://www.slimmingworld.co.uk/mentalhealth Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
21/10/1935m 31s

45: Listeners' Questions October 2019 (Slimming World)

How to pick your target weight, tricks to stop self-sabotage and how to get your head to catch up with your body... Contains plenty of knicker talk and toilet humour. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. Got a question for next month? Email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com
14/10/1957m 12s

44: What Do You Know?

Our past behaviour predicts our future behaviour… So grab a pen, paper & your Slimming World book, and join Clare looking over the last 11 weeks of our weight loss journey as we look ahead to what our patterns might say about how Christmas 2019 might look like. Get curious, not furious. Presented by Clare Freeman, produced by ASFB Productions. Email us SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com or Insta us Intagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast 
07/10/1918m 2s

43: Why Sleep Matters

Hit a wall in your weight loss? Struggling with getting enough shut-eye? Anna and Clare look into the impact a lack of sleep has on us mentally and physically. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
30/09/1931m 32s

42: Birthdays - yours, ours and Slimming World's!

Happy 50th Birthday Slimming World, plus how to survive a birthday celebration - be it yours or someone else’s! Do you really want your cake? Or are there other ways you could be ‘treating’ yourself besides food? Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
23/09/1927m 41s

41: Listeners’ Questions September on Slimming World

Nearly target, struggling at target and feeling down as the dark nights descend…There are a few themes around September’s Listeners’ Questions episode. Thanks for all of your contributions, keep sending your thoughts in via slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. 
16/09/1945m 54s

40: Boredom Eating, How To Beat It

Sorry if you're a crocheter, Clare still needs convincing on this one... However, there are tons of other tips and tricks from Anna, Clare and our listeners on how to beat boredom eating - with and without a thread and needle. Send us your questions and comments on email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
09/09/1922m 3s

39: Social Media On A Diet: Pros & Cons

Do you struggle with ‘comparisonitis’, or does using social media help keep you on track?  Is it a place you come to learn, or somewhere you find yourself being distracted?  Are the endless photos of food helpful or overwhelming?  Do the before and after photos on your timeline spur you on or leave you feeling like you’ll never be like them? A few sprinkles of our thoughts about the pros and cons of social media, and plenty of yours.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
02/09/1928m 0s

38: A Milestone & Moment Of Clarity

Warning: This one is raw, unedited and contains lots of tears. Don't listen just yet if you're feeling a bit sensitive! Anna is a poorly bear & Clare has hit a personal milestone, but it's left her feeling a bit emotional - mostly in disbelief that's she done it. Share your milestones with us too! Email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or on Insta @slimmingworldpodcast
26/08/1914m 37s

38: Gains

What to do when the scales go the wrong way - either deserved or unexpected. It happens to us all at some point on our weight loss journey, but it doesn't make it any easier to digest. Anna and Clare pick apart the pros and cons of a gain during a diet, plus lean on Slimming World podcast listeners' advice as to how they get back on the horse through the ups and the downs of being on plan. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
19/08/1942m 16s

37: YMCA

No dancing required. Just a pen and a post-it/other type of recyclable piece of paper.... On a tram trip across Manchester, Anna and Clare get deep over their reasons why, what's really motivating them, what they might need to change and why they need to remember the small achievements along their journey - not just aim for the great big whopping one that is their target weight. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
12/08/1922m 10s

36: Listeners' Questions on the Slimming World Golden Bus

All aboard! Anna and Clare gatecrash the #SWGolden bus visit in Manchester's Piccadilly Gardens. This episode is sprinkled with your comments, a peek at a cooking demonstration and not one, but two guest interviews with Slimming World ambassadors - Gemma Bosanko and Damian Murray. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Send us your questions and comments on Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast or email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com
05/08/1953m 5s

35: Gluten Free on Slimming World

What is gluten, how to cook without it Slimming World style and why all restaurants are legally obliged to tell you an allergy ingredients. Plus, Anna gives Clare an insight into consultant training and what the SW HQ offices in Derbyshire are really like... ! Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
29/07/1922m 50s

34: Overwhelmed...

Sometimes, it all gets a bit too much. And this week, both Anna and Clare were simply feeling overwhelmed. So in another glamorous car park location somewhere in Manchester, the gals openly share about what tips them over the edge, what can sometimes scare them about the Slimming World plan and more importantly - how some of you are feeling right now. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
22/07/1920m 37s

33: Keeping Things Fresh

Try something new everyday. That’s what we’re told will keep ourselves motivated when losing weight… But how do we shake out of a rut and step into the unknown when frankly it’s easier to stay in our comfort zone and stick with what know has worked so far? Now in the final stone towards her target, Clare digs out her Slimming World recipe books and challenges herself to cook up something she’s never attempted before. Follow her shopping, cooking and tasting with friends on a Friday night in. Plus, she challenges YOU to grab a pen and piece of paper and think of how you might be able to shake up your food menu… Presented by Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. Email your recipe and fresh ideas to slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or DM us on Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast
15/07/1931m 48s

32: Food Diaries: Are they worth the hassle?

Tracking, calorie counting, macros calculations… There are so many ways of logging your food intake - whether losing weight on the Slimming World plan or another route. But does it help or hinder your journey?  Anna and Clare discuss the pros and cons of tracking, when the food diary or weight loss planner can be helpful and when to let it go. Let us know your thoughts on Instagram @slimmingworldpodcast or email us SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com
08/07/1931m 54s

31: Prepping for a Holiday (Slimming World style)

How are you approaching your summer holiday? Is it a case of saying bye bye Slimming World altogether, or are you willing to make a few sacrifices to not throw your hard work away? Finding a new way to override our ‘treat’ mentality is tough. Having come back off a break with dramatic weight gains AND other times a weight loss, Anna and Clare share some of their tips of how they’ve managed to overcome the holiday hangover.  Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. Email us SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com or DM on Instagram.com/SlimmingWorldPodcast 
01/07/1923m 50s

30: Listeners' Slimming World Questions June 2019

We reveal the things really on your minds, as more of you than ever before reach out with your listeners' questions! Email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or connect on our Instagram page: @slimmingworldpodcast Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
24/06/191h 11m

29: Black Hole Weekend

Anna and Clare go on a park date. Are weekends your downfall? Are you listening on a Monday morning realising you’ve used pretty much all of your syns on Friday and Saturday night, wondering how your gonna make it through till weigh day? Yeah we’ve all been there. Digging ourselves out of a guilt-ridden hole, attempting to ‘beat the plan’, thinking we can trick food optimising… And then wondering why we’re not getting the weight loss we want. So what are some of the steps can put in place to make sure you don’t have a blow out come Saturday and Sunday, writing off any of your success? Next week’s episode is Listeners’ Questions - so drop us a note via Instagram.Com/SlimmingWorldPodcast or email us SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com with your thoughts and ponderings! Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions.
17/06/1924m 16s

28: Shredding For A Wedding

Whether you’re a bride, groom, family member or guest - are you doing Slimming World to fit into ‘that’ dress or suit? Tips and tricks on how to prepare for a summer wedding from Anna and Clare. Also includes several slices of cheese about learning to enjoy the journey and how to spark joy by folding your pants...
10/06/1926m 36s

27: Embrace Loneliness

It’s not just about being single or living on your own, loneliness can also leave us feeling like an outsider as we become the people we want to be, not who we were. From your start point to the end goal, how do you keep your head in the Slimming World game when everything feels so new and unknown? Clare and Anna discuss how being lonely is an inevitable part of growth, how to recognise it, challenge it and embrace the 'new you' - instead of defaulting back to the usual bad habits we’ve always relied upon. Things we mention during this episode: How To Deal With Loneliness/The Hero’s Journey by Leo at Actualized: youtu.be/uGqlCkuah94 Discover Brightlife Podcast (narrated by Clare), the truth about loneliness with Age Uk Cheshire https://podfollow.com/1378754447  Slimming World Food For Thought Podcast is presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. We’re on instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast and slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com 
03/06/1929m 15s

26: Listeners' Questions May 2019 (Slimming World Podcast)

Guilt, struggles, off plan vs on plan thinking, getting stuck in expensive dresses in changing rooms, stories of how some of you are meeting other Slimming World podcast listeners and we share more of your non-scale victories! Send us your questions and thoughts to slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com and @slimmingworldpodcast on Instagram Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. 
27/05/1951m 9s

25: What One Thing Do You Want Right Now?

Visualisation. Ever tried it? The biggest barrier we often have to overcome when it comes to weight loss is managing our own mind. So how do we put steps in place to stop our inner chimp for talking us out of achieving what we truly want? Clare admits she’s struggling with picturing herself at target, and Anna explains how visualising situations in advance enables her greater control so she doesn’t turn to default responses when under pressure. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Produced by ASFB Productions. 
20/05/1922m 48s

24: Eating Out On Slimming World

Pubs, restaurants or take outs…how far do those 15 syns go when it comes to eating out and staying on plan? Anna and Clare head to a popular pub chain for their dinner on another Sunday date. They debunk the menu and use the Slimming World snackulator thinking to guesstimate just how many syns some of the most calorific things might be. Prepare for your jaw to hit the floor….  Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. Email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com and follow at instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast 
13/05/1942m 22s

23: Extra Easy SP on Slimming World

SP: Love it or hate it? Anna’s sold, Clare’s not so sure. What exactly is SP and how does it work? If you’re looking for a boost in your weight loss, then the extra easy SP plan on Slimming World might be an option for you. But we notice that some of our podcast listeners seem apprehensive and a little nervous about giving it a go. So which free foods do people get their knickers in a twist over thinking are speed, and why are certain foods not classed as a worthy ‘P’ option? Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions. Email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com and follow on Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast  Also can we ask a favour?! Please vote for us at the British Podcast Awards Listeners’ Choice category - voting closes on Wednesday 15th May! britishpodcastawards.com/vote 
06/05/1927m 1s

22: Get Set For Summer With Slimming World

Does the thought of stripping off when the sun comes out fill you with dread? Panic not, because this year is going to be different. Grab a post-it, your diary & a cup of tea - as we join Anna and Clare laying out a plan for how to get set for summer with Slimming World. Will it be numbers, clothes or just a great feeling that inspires you to reach your next mini milestone? Presented by Anna Mangan & Clare Freeman. Edited by Alix Pickles. Produced by ASFB Productions. Vote for us in the British Podcast Awards Listeners’ Choice category here: BritishPodcastAwards.com/vote
29/04/1922m 13s

21: How To Stay The Same & Maintain

Whether you've reached target or not, sometimes you may want to hit pause on your weight loss journey - just for a breather. If you've been doing this for the long haul, then you'll know it's perfectly normal to fall out of love and back in love with the Slimming World plan now and again.  So if you want to take a bit of time out but not move backwards, what are the tips and tricks you can rely on to ensure your hard work is protected? Plus Anna explains the new target system - perfect if you're wondering what an earth happens when you do finally reach that magic number - no matter how near or far. Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Edited by Alix Pickles. Produced by ASFB Productions. (The link to vote our podcast for us in the British Podcast Awards' Listeners' Choice category is here too! Britishpodcastawards.com/vote )
22/04/1922m 30s

20: Listeners' Questions April 2019 (Slimming World Podcast)

Your thoughts, your ponderings and your struggles... We answer some of the questions on our listeners' minds right now. Plus this episode was broadcast live on Instagram, so there's even some instant reaction from a few of you watching from around the world! You can watch our live broadcast on Instagram for 48 hours instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast And also, if you're able to vote for us at the British Podcast Awards we'd much appreciate your help BritishPodcastAwards.com/vote You can always email us too slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com
15/04/191h 11m

19: Let’s Talk About Syns Baby...

Can you really have your cake and eat it when it comes to weight loss? On the Slimming World plan, most of us have 15 syns per day but how are you using yours? Are you measuring them, are you depriving yourself of them or are you guessing them? Often the syns are what we think about first, but Anna puts on her consultant hat and tells us to think free food first, and syns second... Next episode will be another Listeners’ Questions special - send us your comments and queries to slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast Presented by Clare Freeman and Anna Mangan. Edited by Alix Pickles. Produced by ASFB Productions.
08/04/1931m 28s

18: Fighting Your Inner Rebel

There’s always an excuse, but there’s always an inspiration too. How are you handling your bad angel? Somedays we can be absolutely on it when it comes to weight loss. And other days any temptation is simply too hot to handle.  But why? And how can we prepare better to keep our inner rebel in check? This week we hear about Anna’s rebel - Delilah…and my gosh, she’s an absolute bitch! But hey, we’ve all got an inner chimp. So what’s yours saying - and how are you shutting them up as you follow the Slimming World plan? Follow us on Instagram - Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast or email us your ponderings ready for our next Listeners’ Questions episode : SlimmingWorldPodcast@gmail.com Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
01/04/1930m 5s

17: Supermarket Sweep

Anna & Clare have £10 to spend in a small supermarket on a Sunday morning...but what will they buy with it? Ready Steady Cook, Challenge Anneka or Supermarket Sweep... whatever you call it ! Try it yourself and send us your photos to @slimmingworldpodcast on Instagram or email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com Presented by Anna Mangan & Clare Freeman. Edited by Alix Pickles. Produced by ASFB Productions.
24/03/1920m 0s

16: The Power of Protein on Slimming World

Chicken, tuna, tofu or quorn? Which is your go-to protein source? And how much difference does filling up on protein make to your weight loss? Whether you've dabbled with SP weeks or are sticking to what you know on the Extra Easy plan, why is protein such an important part of our food diet? Anna and Clare talk through their top five protein sources for meat eaters and vegetarians. Visit instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast to see a photo of Clare's geeky research. Common sense check: We're not doctors, so always consult your GP for any formal dietary advice. Also we're not formally affiliated to Slimming World, this is our personal experience and recommendations.
18/03/1921m 50s

15: Listeners' Questions March 2019

You asked us some more questions, we answered! And there were so many, this became our longest episode yet... Another apology: this episode contains a terrible welsh impersonation, some coughing and childish references to dogging. As always, continue to send Anna and Clare your comments and questions on email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram @slimmingworldpodcast Love to all our listeners whether rocking the Slimming World plan on your own, online or in group. We believe in you!
11/03/1950m 52s

14: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Everyone talks about before and after, but no one mentions the stuff in-between. Why? Isn't that where all the growth is and lessons are really learnt? If you feel like you're wavering in your weight loss journey right now, then this could be the antidote you need. Pop on your trainers, grab your headphones and take a 30 minute walk with Clare as she discusses the importance of loving the journey, not just the destination. Relevant whether you're new to Slimming World, or near target. Questions and ponderings can be sent to us on slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or at Insta @slimmingworldpodcast, where you'll also find pictures of Clare's walk too!
04/03/1938m 6s

13: Ignore The Numbers

On the weeks when the weight loss doesn't happen, how do you measure your success?  We've all had those moments. Where we've worked our arses off, and the scales don't seem to reflect it. So how do you learn to think big picture and notice all the small things that are great but don't get shiny stickers and certificates at Slimming World? Whether losing inches, tightening watch straps or losing your knickers (as in Anna's case!), make sure you learn to celebrate all the tiny successes that ensue along your journey. Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman. Produced by ASFB Productions.
25/02/1935m 44s

12: Know Your Why

Do you know the real reason why you want to lose weight? Or have you lost your mojo along the way? Anna and Clare go deep into the real reasons that inspire them to ride out the bumps along their Slimming World journey. Apologies: this episode contains spontaneous singing.
17/02/1933m 25s

11: Listeners’ Questions Feb 2019

You asked, we answered! Send Anna and Clare your thoughts on email slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com or via Instagram.com/slimmingworldpodcast
13/02/1935m 7s

10: Emotional Eating

Is food your crutch? When life tests you - is it food you reach for first to comfort you? And do you wake up the next day wondering why you sabotaged your hard work AGAIN? Whether it's loneliness, grief, anger, sadness and all the other thousands of emotions that stop you in your tracks...how do you learn to 'surf the urge' and protect your weight loss journey, no matter the bumps that life throws at you along the way? Anna and Clare mention a couple of books during this episode of the Slimming World podcast: The Kindness Method by Shahroo Izadi: https://amzn.to/2I4Kp1u Stop Thinking Start Living by Richard Carlson: https://amzn.to/2I4zrZR New to meditation? Try Headspace: https://www.headspace.com/ And google/YouTube 'Urge surfing' too! Don't forget to subscribe, leave us a review and join us on Instagram: @slimmingworldpodcast x
10/02/1933m 23s

9: Body Magic

Exercise - love it or hate it? And does it really help you lose weight? Anna and Clare share some of their successes and struggles when it comes to body magic. From cycling, swimming to dancing in the dark - how do you move more as part of the Slimming World plan? Note: Remember to be sensible - check with your GP if you're hurting or starting an all-singing-all-dancing new exercise regime. 
04/02/1929m 52s

8: Is calcium key when it comes to weight loss?

Milk or cheese? It used to be a choice, but now with the two Healthy Extra As up for grabs - you can have both!  But when it comes to calcium, how much impact does it have on our weight loss? And which options on the Slimming World plan are best when it comes to getting the most calcium?  Clare and Anna share the top five choices for milk, cheese and ‘other’ sources according the 2019 book.  And who knew that calcium is key for boosting your metabolism and burning fat - not just good for your bones and teeth! Presented by Anna Mangan and Clare Freeman.  Edited by Alix Pickles, produced by ASFB Productions.  Email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com  NOTE: Always speak to your GP when starting a new diet plan or taking supplements. We’re an unofficial podcast, we’re not doctors and this podcast is based upon our personal not professional experiences.
28/01/1929m 15s

7: Chocolate

The ‘c’ word. That thing that all sugar addicts dread...chocolate. How do you resist the sweet treats when on Slimming World? Do you opt to abstain completely or look for tips and secrets of how to get a taste without losing sight of your daily syn allowance? Anna and Clare confess how chocolate is a trigger for them, and offer different perspectives on how to tackle your sugar demons during weight loss.  Edited by Alix Pickles. Produced by ASFB Productions.
20/01/1930m 38s

6: Letting Guilt Go

What’s holding you back from achieving the weight loss you really want and deserve? Are you rejoining but chastising yourself for going backwards once again? Are you stuck in a rut to-ing and fro-ing around the same numbers time and time again? Whatever your wall, Clare and Anna discuss their experiences of overcoming major hurdles along their Slimming World journey.
13/01/1922m 27s

5: Why speed food matters for Slimming World

Speed versus free food - how much difference does it really make when you pick the options with an ’S’ next to them in the book compared with the ones that don’t? Clare and Anna discuss how simple switches like swopping pasta for butternut squash, and bananas for berries made a big difference to their weight loss.  If you’ve hit a plateau in journey or are new to the Slimming World plan, this podcast episode will give you plenty of 'Food For Thought' to inspire you. Got a question or comment? Email us slimmingworldpodcast@gmail.com and follow us on Instagram @slimmingworldpodcast
07/01/1920m 25s

4: Alcohol Free: Friend or foe?

Thinking Dry January might help you fast track your weight loss? Listen to this episode first. Booze, poison, vino, sauce - whatever you call alcohol, it often takes up a big chunk of most people’s weekly syns. But does ditching it make a difference? Both Anna and Clare have sat on both sides of the fence, but now choose to be booze free. They explain what happens when you sober up and how it impacts your weight loss on the Slimming World plan.
30/12/1827m 3s

3: New Year, New Start

Happy New Year! Is weight loss on your resolution list too? Whether starting for the first time, rejoining or still trucking on by - Clare and Anna offer a bit of insight into how best to approach a new start with Slimming World. Clue: The secret is never assuming you know it all!
30/12/1823m 27s

2: Clare's Story

The yo yo dieter. That’s how Clare describes herself. Now nudging a 4 stone weight loss since the beginning of 2018, she looks back with Anna over the ups and downs of the last few years, and explains why the Slimming World plan is working for her. From loneliness, boredom to heartbreak and a lack of routine - it seems there’s always an excuse to park the diet in every step of Clare’s journey. But, as she explains on another SW Food For Thought Podcast, there’s always an inspiration too - and this time with the help of Anna, Clare is determined to crack on and renose a new relationship with food once and for all.
30/12/1825m 41s

1: Anna's Story

23 groups, 18 years, 4 stone...and that’s just Anna’s journey as a member! Now a Slimming World consultant to 6 groups in Chorlton (Manchester), she reveals how she managed to shift the pounds whilst being bed bound awaiting spinal surgery, as well as all the joys of getting married and becoming a working mum.
29/12/1824m 47s
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