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Be your own cheerleader

The first step towards change is accepting yourself the way you are. This may sound like a contradiction, but it could be the secret to discovering a mindset that helps make losing weight both easier and more enjoyable. An increasing body of research is confirming what we at Slimming World have always known: that it’s when you change your relationship with yourself on the inside, that you really begin to make significant, lasting changes on the outside. And it all starts with turning your inner critic into your biggest supporter.

When you first decided to pick up this magazine, you no doubt had a list of things you wanted to address; whether it was your relationship with food, your exercise habits or the way you felt about your body. So the obvious question is: how can you accept yourself now and want to be different at the same time? Surely we need to be dissatisfied with ourselves to feel motivated to change? Although that seems logical enough, science tells a different story. A recent study found that young women who are the most compassionate towards themselves may not only find it easier to deal with setbacks, they also tend to have a more positive body image – no matter what their size. And when you feel better deep down, the motivation to prioritise healthy eating and lifestyle changes will follow…

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Get your new-year weight loss off to a flying start with the January/February issue of Slimming World magazine Featuring amazing real-life transformations, fab and filling recipes, and tips and advice to help make 2017 your slimmest, fittest, happiest year yet. We’ve got 40+ pages of hearty, tempting dishes that will slim you down and fill you up, from crowd-pleasing family favourites to vibrant Tex Mex. There are even some scrumptious hot puddings on the menu, too. Revolutionise the way you approach slimming with our brilliant success strategies; find out how to wave goodbye to self-critical thoughts and negative talk and become your own cheerleader. And if in the past your weight-loss resolutions have lasted no longer than the turkey leftovers, discover how to make them really stick. The issue is packed with real-life stories of slimming success to inspire you, including cover star Steph, two sizes smaller, and 10 more Slimming World members who between them have lost an amazing 56st. Plus: a fab and filling seven-day menu plan; fun new ways to energise your new year; and our zen-sational guide to the ultimate home spa. Relax, read and rejuvenate your 2017…
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