If you start really soon you've got time for a figure-changing one stone loss. Try the Lose a Stone Calculator.
The overall message is to eat more of what's good for you. . .
You can do it in (a pretty intense) 6 weeks or take up to 12 weeks if you’re going for 2 sizes down. Have a play with the shorts size calculator to see where you could get to.
The XBX plan - Dame Helen says she’s used the plan for years
Help for Getting Started
There's a starting point for everyone here, add a plan to your food diary and you can mix and match to your heart's content.
It is possible to steadily lose pounds over time without the dreaded D word. Here's 10 practical, actionable, easy ways to do it. You only need to find one or two that will work for you to make a difference
It can be easier to get started, and keep going, if you set a fixed time. Here's how to work out how much you can lose and how to do it, with dietitian's tips for each week.
You want to lose weight, but have you got the right mindset for long term success? This quiz provides a reality check for your mindset, along with insights into any readiness gaps your answers reveal.
There are 6 factors that make a difference, here's what they are and how to work out your own calorie needs for the weight you want to be.
Weight Loss and Diet Essentials
Our practical guide to getting started will show you how to build the foundations for successful, effective weight loss that you can maintain over the long term.
You don't have to deprive yourself of great food when you're trying to lose weight, try some of our yummy meals and snacks
Illustrated by the graphs of real people who have succesfully lost from 2-9 stones and maintained a loss.
So how many calories 'should' you be eating each day? How many do people in the UK consume? Your questions answered
* Note: The success stories published on Weight Loss Resources are written by WLR members, past and present, telling their own stories in their own words. As you will see if you read more than one or two of them, everyone's story is different and they have reached their success from a variety of starting points and lost weight at varying rates. Individual results may vary.