Eat well and lose weight

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Want all the latest information to help you eat well and manage your weight?

Losing weight isn’t about getting it right first time – it’s about getting started. Making small, simple changes can really help you shed the pounds. There is lots of support and resources to help you get started today:

  • The free NHS weight loss plan can help you start healthier eating habits, be more active and start losing weight. The plan is broken down into 12 weeks so you can set weight loss goals, use the BMI calculator, plan your meals, and record your activity and progress. Download the free NHS weight loss plan from Lose weight - NHS Better Health
  • Sometimes it’s hard to know what to prepare or think of new meal ideas. On the Easy Meals app you’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to get you going if you’re ever short of inspiration, calorie counted recipes, plus keep track of what you need with the shopping list. Download the Easy Meals App from Lose weight - NHS Better Health
  • Want to get active? Try Couch to 5K or Active 10, or find many more options on Get Active – NHS Better Health

Find useful information and advice at NHS Live Well - Managing your weight.

Calculate your BMI using the NHS BMI calculator.

If you have a BMI over 30 (kg/m2)* you may be eligible for additional support

*or a lower BMI of over 27.5 (kg/m2) if you are black, Asian, or have an ethnic minority background. This is because you may have an increased risk of conditions such as Type 2 diabetes at a lower BMI if you are from these ethnic backgrounds.

If you’re unsure of your BMI, you can use the NHS BMI calculator.

NHS Digital Weight Management Platform SHOW


NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme SHOW


NHS Better Health has partnered with multiple other organisations to provide introductory offers, including both digital and face-to-face services. Visit Lose weight – NHS Better Health

If you are severely overweight, you may be eligible for additional NHS support. Please speak with your GP to find out if you are eligible.

For information and advice about weight for children and young people go to Children’s Weight - NHS Live Well