RE: slimming world I appreciate that people have found slimming world to be helpful and Im not saying that people shouldnt do slimming clubs if it works for them, I have followed this diet in the past, I would rather buy a cookbook and make recipies myself. I think it is value for money if someone in the family is also doing the diet. When I did the diet it was 4 quid a week and at that time I was getting less than 40 pounds in so I felt it. I also know that they have stopped doing this but in my old class they not only read out your weight, they read out if you had gained and if you had lost as well, I hated that aspect. Really, its about getting people to make choices that will stay with them for life and thats hard. As I said, my pal lost 3 stones very quickly and looked fantastic but as soon as she stopped, all the weight went back on. So really, slimming world and other companies will be making lost of money from the people who yo yo up and down over a long period of time. These days, exercise is a very large part of my life and for me, that helps keep my eating habits in check, I am less likely to stuff my face if Ive done a workout.