Tools: Lose weight

Interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts

  • Be Food Smart

    Get the NEW Be Food Smart app to see how much sugar, sat fat and salt is really inside your food and drink

  • Couch to 5K

    Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

  • One You Easy Meals

    Eat healthier versions of the foods you love. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to get you going.

  • Calorie checker

    Check the calorie value of over 150,000 food and drinks, using this handy calorie checker. You can even search branded products.

  • BMI calculator and tracker iPhone app

    Download the BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker app to your iPhone or iPod touch. You can use it to calculate BMI for anyone over two years old and track the whole family's BMI over time.

  • BMI healthy weight calculator

    BMI is good way to check if you are a healthy weight. Use our BMI calculator to check the whole family and find helpful information and advice. BMI is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height.

  • Couch to 5K running plan

    This audio running plan will guide you from couch to running 5K or (30 minutes) in just nine weeks. Download the podcasts and simply follow the audio instructions.

  • Losing weight - Getting started

    A 12-week PDF weight loss guide combining advice on healthier eating and physical activity.

  • Strength and flexibility podcasts

    Fancy a free personal trainer? Download these free podcasts designed to guide you through a five week plan of exercises to improve your strength and flexibility.

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Weight loss guide

Lose weight the healthy way and learn the skills to keep it off with our 12-week weight loss guide

Couch to 5K

Tips on getting started with the Couch to 5K running plan, including podcasts and real stories to motivate you

Strength and Flex

Download our Strength and Flexibility podcast series and get a free personal trainer

5K+ running podcasts for C25K graduates

Take your running to the next level with new podcasts for Couch to 5K graduates