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The student’s guide to slimming

Who says losing weight and uni don’t mix? Student teacher Lewis Edgar shares how he lost 8st 5½lbs, boosted his social life and got a smart new look

LEWIS WEARS: Jacket, ASOS. T-shirt, Ted Baker. Jeans, River Island. Trainers, New Balance. Watch and leather bracelet, both Simon Carter


Lewis Edgar, 21, is a student teacher and lives in Arbroath, Angus, with his parents and younger brother

Height: 5ft 11ins

Starting weight: 19st 11lbs

Weight now: 11st 5½lbs

WEIGHT LOST: 8st 5½lbs

Lewis is a target member of Dawn Gordon’s Slimming World group in Arbroath

The pupils were whispering about me and sniggering as I walked down the corridor on the way to my year seven class. It was my first teaching placement as part of my degree at the University of Dundee and, 19 years old and weighing nearly 20st, I felt very self-conscious. I started wondering if I’d chosen the right career path after all. Was I going to have to put up with this kind of thing every day when I qualified as a teacher?

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Super-charge your slimdown with the October issue of Slimming World magazine! See results in just 7 days with our make-it-happen eating plan; meet 10 real-life slimmers who between them have lost an amazing 79st; and serve up your favourite pub grub from our low-Syn menu board. Plus discover how to build your own support squad, change your weight-loss destiny and get moving with walking sports. Download your issue now and make it an awesome autumn!

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