A Borehamwood slimmer is celebrating a five-year anniversary as a consultant and has shared a few of her secrets to losing those extra pounds.

Hannah Harman, 41, joined Slimming World, dropping three dress sizes and three-and-half stone while she has been there.

This month marks five months of her being a Slimming World consultant.

She said: "When I first joined as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I can’t imagine myself doing any other job.

"As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face. Setting targets, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a group to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important to a successful journey."

Some of Hannah's top tips include being as active as possible and staying hydrated. She has quashed the myth that you cannot eat big portions as long as the food is low energy.

She added: "The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish, you are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation. I couldn’t believe I’d found a way to lose weight without starving myself.

"Our Body Magic programme involves building activity into their daily routine without having to take up traditional forms of exercise like going to the gym or running. Everything counts from walking to gardening to washing the car. I love walking my little dog each day to get my Body Magic."

Tanya Joyce, 34, had three children in a short amount of time. Since January, she has lost four stone, now weighing ten stone.

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Tanya Joyce, pictured, joined Hannah's group at the beginning of the year

The new slimmer said: "I joined after having three babies close together and was finding it really hard to lose weight. I walked into the group and felt a loving, welcoming atmosphere.

"I used the rely on doughnuts, cakes and takeaways to get her through the week as I was getting little sleep but now I have much more energy to run around with her kids without getting out of breath

"It is so proud to be setting such a great example to my children."

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Tanya has lost four stone

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