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Losing weight in a healthy way

Healthy weight loss

Losing weight is one of the most common health goals out there, and it can be a fantastic step to work towards if you are overweight. But you also shouldn’t forget feeling good about your body, nurturing your mental health and staying safe. Browse our health information below to learn more about healthy weight loss.

You can download June’s Your Wellbeing issue on losing weight the healthy way.

If you’re a manager, you can also download June’s Your Wellbeing poster for your workplace.

Test where you are on the scales

The calculators and quiz below can help you understand your weight and test your nutrition knowledge.


Staying safe as you lose weight

The best way to lose weight is to improve your diet and exercise more at the same time. If you’re overweight and want to shift some excess pounds, it's easy to fall into the trap of extreme dieting or exercise to lose weight. But either will be hard to stick to and can be bad for your health.

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Weight loss tips

Improving your diet

Nutritious meals and being cautious about dieting trends will stand you in good stead on your weight loss journey.

Understanding diet trends

Getting into exercise



Feeling good about yourself

Self-acceptance is about taking the rough with the smooth, embracing all the different parts of yourself – both the good and the bad. That could include being positive about your body. It’s vital to keep feeling good about yourself as you lose weight.

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