Tullamore slimmer Fintan sheds five stone

Fintan McEvoy, who is a member of UniSlim in Tullamore, has been selected as one of the ten finalists of the ‘UniSlimmer of the Year 2012’ competition after he lost five stone.

Fintan McEvoy, who is a member of UniSlim in Tullamore, has been selected as one of the ten finalists of the ‘UniSlimmer of the Year 2012’ competition after he lost five stone.

The overall winner will be announced at an awards ceremony in The Shelbourne Hotel on Wednesday, November 7and will walk away with some fantastic prizes worth €1,000.

Fintan was involved in an accident 20 years ago and was crushed by a forklift truck – he was in a wheelchair for over a year then had a walking aid for four months.

As a result of the accident, Fintan has been unable to walk without the aid of crutches and this, coupled with eating the wrong portion sizes, made it even more difficult for Fintan to lose weight.

Aside from gaining more confidence, Fintan says that joining UniSlim has changed his life, “Since joining UniSlim, I’ve learned how to eat well and keep an eye on portion size. I eat much more healthily; if there were biscuits and an apple on the table, I’d go for the apple! I like the UniSlim system and our class leader Mary entices you to keep going along every week. Chatting to the other members also offers a great support too.”

Fiona Gratzer, managing director of UniSlim, added: “As always, this year’s UniSlimmer of the Year competition has received some fantastic applications. The ten finalists have not only lost weight, but have also gained a new found confidence and energy, as well as seeing some fantastic health benefits. They truly are an inspiration to us all! Selecting just ten finalists was not an easy job!”