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.

Start the NHS weight loss plan

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

Calorie checker

Use our calorie checker to look up the calorie content of more than 150,000 different foods and drinks.

Weight loss success stories

Find out why the NHS weight loss plan is such a hit from people who have successfully lost weight.

12 tips to help you lose weight on the 12-week plan

Get off to the best possible start with these 12 tips to make your 12-week weight loss journey a success.

Christine Schofield

'I ran a marathon after losing weight'

Christine ran her very first marathon after losing weight with the NHS weight loss plan.

My 12-week weight loss journey

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

Work out how much weight you need to lose

Before starting the 12-week weight loss plan, work out how much weight you need to lose.

Non-food rewards for losing weight on the plan

Tried and tested non-food rewards to keep you going as you try to lose weight on the NHS weight loss plan.

Sign up for weight loss email support

An email support service for people following the NHS Choices 12-week weight loss plan.

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Want to find out how healthy you are?

Take our quiz to see how you score