Posted by Aston Avery

Pandemic’s legacy on weight loss goals

More than a third of Brits (38%) now feel less socially connected than they did before the pandemic and it’s having a dramatic impact on their weight. This is according to a new survey.

And although social distancing restrictions were lifted across the UK several months ago, nearly half (44%) say they are still meeting fewer people than before March 2020.

As a result, only 36% now feel a sense of belonging within their local community while 31% say they now feel socially isolated, even when with other people.

The survey by Slimming World* also highlights another alarming legacy of the pandemic – that managing weight has now become more difficult.

Aston spoke to special advisor on the science of weight management at Slimming World Dr Jacquie Lavin and Joe Thompson who shared his story on how he lost 5 stone.

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