Losing weight has many health benefits. You can reduce the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer and type 2 diabetes. Losing a few pounds will also lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, reduce stress on your joints, improve your breathing, reduce fatigue and help you sleep better.
Making small, simple and sustainable changes to what you eat and drink can make a real difference.
National programmes and support
The NHS Digital Weight Management Programme supports adults living with obesity who also have a diagnosis of diabetes, hypertension or both, to manage their weight and improve their health.
For NHS staff living with obesity, the NHS Digital Weight Management Programme provides online access to a 12-week weight management plan to support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
The NHS Better Health Programme, which is open to everyone, provides tips, support and special offers, including access to the free NHS weight loss plan app.
Medway Council provides free advice for adult weight loss including access to weight management apps, classroom based programmes and ‘Man v Fat’ football leagues.
Kent County Council runs One You Kent weight loss support. One You Kent offers professional and friendly support to help you achieve your weight loss goals with a free 12-week programme. You will be offered weekly support to learn how to manage your weight through healthy eating, physical activity and behaviour change.
You can also self-refer to the free One You lifestyle service. Confidential, one to one sessions can help you take the first steps towards a healthier lifestyle.