Slimmers urged to give up their choccies

Rallying cry: Nicola Evans with some of the chocolate which has already been given up
Rallying cry: Nicola Evans with some of the chocolate which has already been given up
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“GIVE up the goodies.”

That’s the rallying cry from Slimming World consultant Nicola Evans who is urging her members to take part in a Chocolate Amnesty during January to remove any confectionery temptation from sight.

Nicola, 50, who has been a Slimming World consultant for 16 years, runs five groups across the Preston area with eight sessions and will be asking her members to give up the hordes of chocolates and biscuits they may have accumulated over the festivities.

Nicola, who lives in Fulwood, Preston is married to David and is a mum-of-five and a grandmother-of-three.

She said: “As a slimming consultant, I have noticed that after Christmas, until our members have got rid of all their chocolates and treats, it tends to get to the middle of February before they start losing any serious weight.

“One of my catchphrases is: ‘Put it in the bin instead of the hole above your chin’.

“But with Christmas presents, people don’t want to throw away or waste the gifts that other people have bought them.

“So to help them keep on track and prevent them from sneakily eating the chocolates, we are holding a Chocolate Amnesty from January 9 until the end of the month.

“If the treats are not in their home, it will prevent them from cheating in their slimming.

“Once we have completed the amnesty, we will donate the goodies to a nursing home and would welcome hearing from any nursing homes who would like to benefit. Last year, we donated the chocolates to a nursing home in Ingol.

“By getting rid of their treats, our slimmers can concentrate on a New You for the New Year and carry on the good work they have been doing and get back on track.”

• To find out more about Nicola’s Slimming World sessions, call 01772 492574.