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Dartford pub landlord who lost 12 stone in 8 months to help others lose weight

PUBLISHED: 07:00 14 August 2018

Adam Joy, 40, who runs the Bird in Hand pub in Dartford Road, joined his local Slimming World group in Crayford and dropped from 26 stone to 14. Picture: Adam Joy

Adam Joy, 40, who runs the Bird in Hand pub in Dartford Road, joined his local Slimming World group in Crayford and dropped from 26 stone to 14. Picture: Adam Joy

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A pub landlord from Dartford who transformed his life by losing 12 stone in eight months is using his success to shape a new career helping others achieve their weight loss dreams.

Now he has trained as a consultant for the weight loss organisation at their national training academy in Derbyshire. Picture: Adam JoyNow he has trained as a consultant for the weight loss organisation at their national training academy in Derbyshire. Picture: Adam Joy

Adam Joy, 40, who runs the Bird in Hand pub in Dartford Road, joined his local Slimming World group in Crayford and dropped from 26 stone to 14.

Now he has trained as a consultant for the weight loss organisation at their national training academy in Derbyshire.

“Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across the UK,” he said.

“When I first joined Slimming World as a member, I never dreamed that I would end up helping other people to lose weight but now I just can’t wait to get started.

“After losing 12 stone and completing my training, it’s a privilege for me to be able to pass on the experience, insight and understanding that helped me so that I can give my members the support they need to get to target.”

The most important thing for Adam was having the right support.

“It all starts with the feeling that you’re not alone,” he said.

“I couldn’t have lost 12 stone without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own consultant and group.

“As someone who has lost weight myself I know the challenges people can face, which is why, along with the group, I will be there to support every one of my members all the way.”

Adam changed his high fat, fast food diet of sausage rolls, take aways and 50 pints of beer a week to home made curries, healthy fry ups and Gin.

He said: “I never felt like I was on a diet. The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods like pasta, rice, potatoes and lean meat and fish - you are never hungry and no foods are banned so there’s no deprivation.”

Adam’s Slimming World group will be held at St John the Evangelist, Parkhill Road Bexley every Tuesday at 7.30pm from Tuesday August 28.

For more information pop along on the opening day or call Adam on 07730405313.

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