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Healthy weight for you

A 12-week weight loss programme

The first step is to check your BMI to see if the programme is suited to you:

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BMI

Use this calculator to check your body mass index (BMI) More information

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BMI is short for body mass index. It is a measure that uses a person’s height and weight to work out if their weight is healthy. The BMI calculation divides an adult’s weight in kilograms or pounds by their height in metres or feet squared.

How to measure your waist

Find your waist

  • With your finger, feel the bottom of your ribs and the top of your hipbones; your waist lays between these 2 points, normally where the bellybutton is.

Measure your waist

  • Wrap the measuring tape around your bare skin or a light t-shirt.
  • Make sure the tape is snug, but does not compress your skin.
  • Relax, exhale and measure your waist.

Your Height

Your Weight

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Your current BMI is:

This BMI is in the underweight category and we would not recommend that you use our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

There may be a medical reason for your weight, or your diet may not be providing you with enough calories. We suggest you talk to your GP about this.

How to speak to your GP about your weight

This BMI is in the healthy weight category.

This means that you are less likely to develop heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. To maintain a healthy weight, it's important to eat healthy food and be physically active regularly.

This BMI is in the underweight category but the waist measurement is large.

Check your measurements and re-enter them. Please talk to your GP if you have concerns.

How to speak to your GP about your weight

This BMI is in the overweight category, but the waist measurement is still a healthy size.

If you are sporty and muscular this could mean you don't need to lose any weight. If you are not sporty your BMI puts your health at risk and losing weight would be recommended.

While you are not in the overweight category, the waist circumference is a little more than it should be.

Combining physical activity and eating healthy food could help reduce your waist size.

This BMI is in the obese category. You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

Here are some tips about talking to your doctor about weight.

This BMI is in the overweight category.

Your health would benefit from gradually losing about 5% of your current weight, which will help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

We suggest you eat healthy food and be physically active. You can follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme which helps you reduce weight and your BMI over time through personalised weekly meal plans. 

However, if you are sporty and muscular it could mean you don’t need to lose weight, but it is still important that you eat healthy food and be physically active.

This BMI is in the obese category. You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

Here are some tips about talking to GP about weight

This BMI is in the obese category.

You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme. 

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

The waist size you entered is very small. Please remeasure your waist and try again.

This BMI is in the underweight category and we would not recommend that you use our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

There may be a medical reason for your weight, or your diet may not be providing you with enough calories. We suggest you talk to your GP about this. 

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

This BMI suggests you are underweight and we would not recommend that you use our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

There may be a medical reason for your weight or your diet may not be providing you with enough calories. We suggest you discuss this with your GP.

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

This BMI is in the overweight category.

Your health would benefit from gradually losing about 5% of your current weight which will help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

We suggest you eat healthy food and be physically active. You can follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme which helps you reduce weight and your BMI over time through personalised weekly meal plans.

This BMI is in the obese category.

You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

This BMI is in the obese category.

You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

This BMI is in the underweight category and we would not recommend that you use our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

There may be a medical reason for your weight, or your diet may not be providing you with enough calories. We suggest you talk to your GP about this.

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

This BMI is in the healthy weight category.

This means that you are less likely to develop heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers.

To maintain a healthy weight, it's important to eat healthy food and be physically active regularly.

This BMI is in the overweight category.

Your health would benefit from gradually losing about 5% of your current weight which will help reduce your risk of developing heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and certain cancers. We suggest you eat healthy food and be physically active.

You can follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme which helps you reduce weight and your BMI over time through personalised weekly meal plans. 

However, if you are sporty and muscular it could mean you don’t need to lose weight, but it is still important that you eat healthy food and be physically active. 

This BMI is in the obese category.

You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme. 

Here are some tips about talking to your GP about weight

This BMI is in the obese category.

You should work towards achieving a healthier weight over time which will have health benefits like lowering your blood pressure and reducing your risk of developing a heart condition or Type 2 diabetes.

Please talk to your doctor about your options and whether it is safe for you to follow our safefood: Healthy weight for you programme.

Here are some tips about speaking to your GP about weight


If you would like signup to our 12-week weight loss programme it could help you reach a healthy weight through personalised meal plans. Register here

What is the programme?


This is a 12-week weight loss programme that helps you reach a healthy weight through personalised meal plans. There are vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal plans, and a meal tracker to support your safe and healthy weight loss journey. Each meal plan includes nutritionally analysed recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.

Why use the programme?


Sticking to a weight loss meal plan long-term can be difficult. This programme has been created by safefood nutrition experts to help you track your weight over time and reach a healthy weight range through consistency, as little planning as possible, useful articles, how-to videos, and advice for physical exercise.

Who should use the programme?


This programme is for people who have a BMI between 25 and 30 and would like to improve their general health. If you have a BMI over 30, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have existing medical conditions, you should talk to your GP or a health professional before using this programme.

How to get started

This is a 12-week programme that helps you reach and sustain a healthy weight.

Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Check your BMI
  2. Create an account and set up a profile based on your health data
  3. Use your Dashboard to track your weight and the healthy meals you’ve eaten
  4. Select healthy meals in your personalised weekly Meal Planner
  5. Record your progress over time, an approach that is associated with long term weight maintenance

What you need to know about healthy weight loss

The first step to healthy weight loss is finding out whether you are carrying extra weight by calculating your BMI.

BMI is short for body mass index and uses a person’s height and weight to work out if their weight is healthy. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight by your height squared.

Having a BMI in the overweight or obese category puts you at an increased risk of health problems, like heart disease and diabetes. If your BMI is between 25 and 30, this programme can support you to lose weight safely.

The programme helps you lose between 5 to 10% of your current body weight; losing this amount has lots of health benefits. The plan supports gradual healthy weight loss, aiming to lose 0.5kg/1lb per week by following the healthy meal plans.

More information on healthy weight loss and correctly measuring your BMI can be found here.