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Lose weight

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.

Get active your way

Ideas for office workers, new parents, retired people and children to build exercise and fitness into their day.

Buy healthier food

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

Lose weight for life

Lost weight? Great, but keeping the weight off is crucial if you're going to enjoy the health benefits.

The truth about fad diets

Learn about fad diets, how they work and the risks involved, and get tips on losing weight the healthy way.

Activity holidays

How to get fit and have fun when you're on holiday, including ideas for activity breaks and tips on how to motivate kids to get active.

Your child's weight

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. But you can help to ensure your child stays at a healthy weight.

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NHS Choices weight loss blog

Where people trying to lose weight share their stories, reveal their tips and give their support to others in the community

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Health and fitness

Boost your health and fitness with fun and practical ideas to help you get into shape.

Supermarket health checker

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.