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Start your weight loss journey today with these practical tips.

Top 10 diets review

Find a weight loss plan that’s right for you with our review of the 10 most searched-for commercial diets.

Healthy food swaps

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

What's your BMI?

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

Eight tips for healthy eating

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

Understanding calories

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

How to diet

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

Get active your way

Ideas for busy mums, families, young people, office workers and older adults to build activity into their life.

Food labels

How to understand food labels and make healthier choices when shopping.

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'Slimming clubs helped me lose weight'

Mother-of-four Cheryl Taylor tells how slimming clubs helped her drop nine dress sizes in two years and turn her life around.

Ten-minute workouts

Struggling to find time to exercise? Here are some simple ways to fit 10 minutes of exercise into your day.

When your child is overweight

If your child is overweight, it's time to take action. Change as a family, with help if you need it.

Should you lose weight fast?

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

Keep weight off

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

Weight loss surgery

If you've tried lifestyle changes, surgery might be right for you. But it's not an easy option.

Very low calorie diets

A VLCD contains less that 1,000 calories a day. Find out if it's right for you.

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Ten weight-loss myths

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

How to stay motivated

When you're trying to lose weight, it can be tough to stay motivated. Real-life slimmers share tips that work.

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Make your weekly shopping healthier

Use the Supermarket Health Checker to make swaps and cut the calories, sat fat, salt and sugar in your trolley



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