Eating well and managing your weight

Eating well is important and it can be hard to know what’s best for you and your family. To help we have listed a variety of useful resources and tools that are from reputable sources. Use these to help you have a better understanding of nutrition and how it impacts your health.

If you need further support you can always contact the Healthy Lifestyles Team or book a Healthy Lifestyles assessment.

Tools

Be Food Smart app

Use the Food Smart app to find out how much sugar, saturated fat and salt are in the foods you eat regularly.

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One You Easy Meals App

Great app created by one you, with plenty of advice on healthier versions of the foods you love and easy meal ideas. You can search recipes by meal time and create shopping lists.

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MyFitnessPal and My Diet Diary

MyFitnessPal is a comprehensive app available on the Apple iTunes store and Google Play Store with a free and premium option, most users will find the free option will be more than sufficient so don’t feel you need to pay for the premium version. The app allows you to track your food and exercise whilst automatically calculating your calories; this tool can be very convenient as you can record foods by scanning their barcodes with your phone camera.

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My Diet Diary is a similar app which can be used to track your weight and intake. My diet diary is free for both Android and Apple devices. This app has very similar features to MyFitnessPal and is very user friendly.

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What’s your BMI? – NHS BMI calculator

Use the NHS body mass index calculator to find out if you or your child are a healthy weight.

NHS Calorie checker

Use the NHS calorie checker to check how many calories your favourite foods contain.

NHS 12 week weight loss plan

Download the NHS weight loss guide, a popular, free 12-week diet and exercise plan. The plan is designed to help you lose weight safely – and keep it off.

Additional resources

Weight Management

  • BDA Weight Loss fact sheet: Information sheet from the British Dietetic Association on losing weight.
  • NHS BMI Chart: Use this chart if you want to know if your weight is appropriate for your height.

Healthy Eating

Adults

Children

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