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This Welling couple lost more than 7st - take a look at them now

PUBLISHED: 10:31 18 April 2017

David and Nicola Brown before their weight-loss

David and Nicola Brown before their weight-loss

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David and Nicola Brown are up for Slimming World's Couple of the Year

David and Nicola Brown (left) lost a combined total of 7st 7lbsDavid and Nicola Brown (left) lost a combined total of 7st 7lbs

A super-slimming couple who lost 7st 7lbs between them are being recognised for trimming the fat from their relationship.

David and Nicola Brown are one of 30 couples to Slimming World’s national finals in Derbyshire after being awarded couple of the year at their local weight-loss group.

“I think for a lot of people, food is a key part of a relationship,” said 42-year-old Mr Brown, who shed 3st 7lbs.

“Before we lost weight we’d always talk about what was for dinner or which restaurant to pick - and that hasn’t changed, we’ve learned a new healthy lifestyle which doesn’t mean depriving ourselves of things we enjoy.

“We still have delicious meals like lasagne, chicken curry or veggie chilli – they’re just made from scratch rather than from a jar. And we can still eat out too; we just make sensible swaps like changing chips for a jacket potato or asking for sauces on the side. If anything, we probably eat better now than we ever did before! We’ve also become much more active and even We’ve also become much more active and even started attending the gym.”

Mrs Brown, 40, who lost 4st, continued: “We couldn’t believe it when we made it to the finals, it’s way beyond what we could have imagined when we first decided to join Slimming World. We already feel like winners because we’ve won the biggest prize out there. We feel great and we know we’ve got a long, healthy, happy life to look forward to together now.”

While the dieting duo made it to the final, they weren’t successful overall, with Welsh couple Mark and Amanda Gibbon named Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2017 after losing 11st 5lbs.

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