STAR slimmer Dannielle Millar has changed her life after losing six stone in a year and will now champion the weight loss cause.

Dannielle, 28, of Coronation Drive, Salterbeck, has slimmed from 17 stone 4lbs to 10 stone 13lbs with Slimming World after joining the Workington group last year.

And she will now look to pass the knowledge on, having trained as a consultant for Slimming World at their national academy in Derbyshire.

Dannielle takes over as consultant at the Workington group on Monday.

She said: “Obesity is becoming such a huge issue across the UK.

“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. Support is really the most important thing, it all starts with feeling that you’re not alone.

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

She added: “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.”

Slimming World consultants are people who have lost weight at the group and want to help others in their area.

Vicky Beck, consultant at Slimming World groups in Cockermouth and Keswick and Dannielle’s team leader, said: “Slimming World consultants are chosen for their positive outlook and because they genuinely care about the health and happiness of others.”

The group led by Dannielle will meet at The Oval Centre in Salterbeck every Monday at 5.30pm from November 11 onwards.