Tips to help you lose weight

There are lots of ways you can lose weight, from making small changes to what you eat and drink to finding more support.

If you're overweight, losing weight will give you more energy and help to reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

Find out if you're a healthy weight

Body mass index (BMI) is a measurement that works out if you're a healthy weight for your height.

You'll need your height and weight to calculate your BMI.

Use the BMI healthy weight calculator

Things you can do to lose weight

You do not have to do everything at once, try one thing at a time and find what works for you.



Further information

Download a free 12 week weight loss plan

Start moving more and eating healthier with the free NHS Weight Loss Plan or sign-up for a weight loss support group.

Visit the NHS Better Health website

Access over 100 healthy recipes

Filter by ingredient or time and find a new favourite for the whole family.

Visit the NHS Healthier Families website

Free NHS exercise videos

Follow an instructor-led workout from the comfort of your own home. Choose from dance, yoga and more.

NHS Fitness Studio

5 A Day

Find out why you should get 5 portions of fruit and vegetables a day and what a portion size look like.

5 A Day: what counts?

Self-refer for help with your weight

If you need help managing your weight, you might be able to refer yourself directly to services that can help you, without seeing a GP.

To find out if there are any services in your area: