Being a healthy Weight

By eating a healthy, varied diet and taking part in physical activity then your weight should stay healthy.

It can be hard to know what a healthy weight is and people come in all shapes and sizes. To find out if your weight is a healthy range(BMI), visit NHS Choices website (you will need to know your height and weight)

BMI Calculator

Overweight and Obesity

Being overweight or obese can affect your self-esteem and increase the risk of a number of health conditions including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. If you are overweight, eating a healthy, varied diet and maintaining an active lifestyle can help you to lose weight.

Fad Diets

There are a number of fad fad diets that promise quick weight loss. However, there are not often nutritionally balanced, missing out important vitamins and minerals and in some cases food groups. Quick diets which focus on short term results are difficult to maintain, as soon as you start eating normally again, you are likely to put the weight back on.

If you’re trying to lose weight, then accessing support can make it that much easier. Find the support that works for you – whether that’s a friend to buddy up with and work on things together; accessing an online support programme; or going along to a supportive weight management group like Slimming World.

Visit the directory pages for your area to see what support there is locally.

Eating Disorders

Does eating make you feel anxious, guilty or upset? An eating disorder is serious and isn't something you should deal with on your own. If you are concerned about your weight and whether it is healthy or not, contact beat.