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'Life's completely different for me now' - Young slimmer loses more than 6 stone to overcome diabetes

PUBLISHED: 13:16 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:02 08 February 2018

19-year-old Ebony Warnes has been made Hellesdon Slimming World Group's young slimmer of the year after losing more than 6 stone. Photo courtesy of Ebony Warnes

19-year-old Ebony Warnes has been made Hellesdon Slimming World Group's young slimmer of the year after losing more than 6 stone. Photo courtesy of Ebony Warnes

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A 19-year-old from Hellesdon has lost 6.5 stone in just nine months and rid herself of diabetes.

19-year-old Ebony Warnes has been made Hellesdon Slimming World Group's young slimmer of the year after losing more than 6 stone. Photo courtesy of Ebony Warnes19-year-old Ebony Warnes has been made Hellesdon Slimming World Group's young slimmer of the year after losing more than 6 stone. Photo courtesy of Ebony Warnes

Ebony Warnes joined the Monday Hellesdon Slimming World Group in April 2017 and after losing more than six stone has been named the group’s Young Slimmer of the Year.

Miss Warnes said: “At first I couldn’t believe how much food I could eat and still lose weight. It was so different from what I’d expected because I always thought losing weight meant not eating very much or cutting out all your favourite meals. How wrong was I?

“Thanks to the plan and picking up ideas shared by other members in the group, I’ve learned loads about food and cooking, and I can still enjoy burgers and chips, spaghetti bolognese and curries - all packed full of Free Food. I’ve honestly never once felt hungry since joining Slimming World.”

Miss Warnes credits Free Food as the key to her weight loss success and is now urging others to get behind a month-long healthy eating food festival known as Free Food February.

19-year-old Ebony Warnes says 'life is completely different' for her after losing 6.5 stone. Photos courtesy of Ebony Warnes19-year-old Ebony Warnes says 'life is completely different' for her after losing 6.5 stone. Photos courtesy of Ebony Warnes

Other huge factors in her slimming success include becoming more active and receiving support from the group.

“I don’t think I could have achieved everything I have without them. Life’s completely different for me now and I’m so grateful to Slimming World for that - and proud of myself too,” she said

Emma Vaughan who runs the Hellesdon Slimming Wold group added: “Ebony is a huge inspiration. I’m absolutely delighted for Ebony and so proud of how much she has achieved. She walked through my doors in April 2017, as a very shy and quiet 18-year-old with diabeties, she has flourished before our eyes with her confidence and is a much loved and admired member within our group, and best of all, is no longer diabetic.

“I hope Ebony and her passion for healthy eating and Free Food will inspire people of all ages to get involved with Free Food February and make a change of their own.”

To discover more about Free Food February and how you can get involved call Emma Vaughan on 07775151911.

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