Back in 1969, Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE started Slimming World in the U.K. to help people lift both the physical and emotional burden of being overweight. Having tried many diets herself, without lasting success, she knew that hunger, deprivation and guilt weren’t the answer. No diet that made you skip meals, give up your favorite foods, eat separately from your family or cut into your social life was ever going to work!