19/09/2013 08:32 BST | Updated 19/09/2013 09:00 BST

How To Lose Weight: Teenager Sheds Six Stone, Praises Slimming World Diet And Exercise

Comfort-eating teenager Paige Stoodley dropped six stone and five dress sizes before starting a new life at university.

The 18-year-old previously weighed 17 stone, but chose to lose weight to regain her confidence.

"I was scared to apply for university when I was the size I was," she says, saying that her big personality was a way to cover up insecurities.

She has been crowned Slimming World Young Slimmer of the Year.

See more weight-loss success stories below...

Photo gallery Weight Loss Success Stories See Gallery