Lose weight

Start the NHS weight loss plan

Develop healthier eating habits and get more active with the NHS Choices weight loss guide.

'I did 10 diets in 50 days and found one that really worked'

Bored with yo-yo dieting, Andy tried 10 diets in 50 days in the hope of finding one he could stick to for life.

Christine Vivier

'I remember being 10 years old and feeling fat'

Christine says the NHS weight loss plan helped her overcome a love-hate relationship with food.

Phil Reeves

'I want to be a good role model for my daughter'

Phil says the weight loss plan has left him feeling healthier, fitter and more confident.

Nine medical reasons for putting on weight

Nine medical reasons that could explain why you're putting on weight.

Top diets review

Find a weight loss plan to suit you with our review of the most popular diets.

10 surprising 100-calorie snacks

Keep hunger at bay with these low-calorie twists on some of the nation's favourite snacks.

Healthy breakfasts

Get into the habit of eating breakfast with these delicious calorie-counted breakfasts.

What's your BMI?

Are you a healthy weight for your height? Use this simple interactive tool to find out.

Start losing weight

Begin your weight loss journey today with these tips on diet and physical activity to get started on losing weight.

Should you lose weight fast?

A steady rate of weight loss will produce results that really last.

Hidden causes of weight gain

Could cheap food, email, stress or late nights be causing you to put on weight?

Healthy food swaps

Stop eating high-calorie foods and swap them for a healthy, balanced alternative.

Eight tips for healthy eating

Start eating well with these eight tips for a healthy diet.

How to diet

Find out why some diets are bad for you, plus how to lose weight the healthy way.

Very low calorie diets

Find out whether a very low calorie diet can help you achieve a healthy weight, and how to use one safely.

Understanding calories

Calories mean energy, and the right energy balance is the key to a healthy weight.

Height/weight chart

Use this chart to check if you're the right weight for your height.

Keep weight off

Keep losing weight only to regain it? Find out how to make your weight loss stick.

How your GP can help you lose weight

What your GP can do to help if you have a weight problem.

My 12-week weight loss journey

Stephanie Higgins tells how she lost 9.2kg with the NHS weight loss plan without ever going hungry.

Robert Langston then and now

Weight loss: 'I knew I had to change'

Robert Langston was overweight, asthmatic and diabetic. Find out how he turned his life around.

Vicky Finch

'My gastric band weight loss surgery'

Vicky talks about the changes she had to make to her diet before and after weight loss surgery, and what it's like living with a gastric band.

Want to find out how healthy you are?

Take our quiz to see how you score

The Eatwell Guide (interactive)

If you want to get the balance of your diet right, use the Eatwell Guide. It shows you how much you should eat from each food group

Overweight children: advice for parents

Practical advice for parents of overweight children, including tips on healthy eating and physical activity

Weight loss myths

Do slimming pills work? Is healthy food expensive? The truth behind 10 common myths about weight loss