A woman has been awarded Woman of the Year at a slimming club after losing over five stone.

Becky Lewis, 23, of Slimming World, Buckhurst Hill, decided to join the club when she started facing confidence issues after gaining weight.

Since joining the group in October last year, she has managed to lose a total of five stone and eight pounds, beating nine other women to the title.

Becky said: “It feels really, really great to be recognised for my achievements, we have a very supportive group so it was lovely to share it with everyone.

“I lost the weight by sticking to my diet plan and getting support off the other members. I still have a stone to lose until I reach my target weight but this award has really motivated me to reach my goal.”