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"When I look in the mirror I now see someone in control – and I love it!"

Before the treatment
Gemma - Lost 12st 8lb

My life was about avoiding things before I lost weight with LighterLife. Photos, mirrors, dates – I hated how I looked and turned to food which made it worse. What I discovered in group helped me break that cycle, and find the confidence to face any of life’s challenges – bring it on!

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A totally new way to think about losing weight

Yes it’s true – with LighterLife you can lose weight fast*, but really, what’s the point unless you break the dieting cycle and keep the weight off once and for all? That’s why our weight management programme is about much more than choosing from one of our simple diet plans.

In our weekly groups, skilled LighterLife Counsellors help you understand why you eat the way you do, because let’s face it, most of us know about healthy eating choices, but we don’t know how to make those choices often enough. Our support in and out of group is really fantastic and will help you discover more about yourself so you can take control of, and enjoy your life.

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It’s simple!

Three straight-forward steps to a lighter, healthier and happier life.

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Wherever you are, whatever your lifestyle, there’s a way to join LighterLife that will suit you -  so there’s nothing stopping you from losing weight quickly*, and changing your life, so you too can enjoy a healthier, happier future!


Find a local centre

Get support on your plan from an accredited LighterLife Counsellor, and join a weekly group.

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Online & Telephone Support

Get the same plans, trained counsellors, weekly group, nutrition and results…all at the end of your phone and online with LighterLife2U.

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Shop online

Already on a plan?  You can find everything you need to feel great and lose weight in a healthy way in our online shop.

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Natasha lost 7st 7lb – maintaining for over 2 years*

Natasha’s Story

“I always enjoyed Carnivals, but before LighterLife I rarely took centre stage like this. My weight loss was the fastest ever on the Total plan, and I knew I was getting all the nutrition I needed. I did this for me and the support from my Counsellor and group was just what I needed. Being slimmer isn’t everything – but it feels incredibly liberating.”

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There’s a lot of science behind this

And it shows it works. We have over 25 years of research and experience behind our programme, and a range of nutritional, psychological and medical experts, so you can trust we understand and know what can really help you.

We’ve discovered that most people’s food issues have little to do with physical hunger, but that talking it through with a small group of people using proven techniques like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (used in the NHS) is the key to managing a healthy BMI long term. Every year we publish evidence our programme works. In fact we’ve just submitted a paper to the International Congress of Obesity 2016 showing that attending regular groups alongside a VLCD plan helps you lose more weight*.

We’re also incredibly proud to be the only plan on the market that meets all EU and UK standards. We continually invest in R&D and believe this is the best quality you can get and really fantastic nutrition.

Dr. Kelly Jonston
Dr. Matt Capehorn
Joe lost 14st 2lbs, maintaining for over 3 years*

Broccoli & Brains

This is the stuff of life. We’re a bunch of passionate and pretty opinionated people when it comes to the realities people face when dealing with their weight – and we also like sharing interesting stories, insights and stuff.


Why LighterLife?

  • LighterLife really works, helps you lose weight quickly, keep it off and live the life you want - it’s a whole life improvement programme!*

  • With over 25 years research, this is a scientifically proven, effective weight management programme you can trust, with a range of healthy plans for women and men.
  • Don’t understand why you can’t lose or keep weight off? #WeGetIt - and help you discover the real reasons why you overeat, so you can change things for the better. You can do it.
  • You’ll have the most amazing support through weekly groups, our online community and weight management tools and fitness advice, we’re in this together! #LighterLifeAdventure
  • Nourish your body with the very best quality nutrition, and 100% RDAS vitamins and minerals on the VLCD plan. And, we have the only plans that meet all EU & UK standards.

  • No calorie counting, no weighing, no fuss – just a convenient approach, full of goodness, that can actually save you money

  • Bought to you by people who know what it’s like to struggle with your weight – and know being told simply “eat less” and “move more” is not the answer!
  • Support to change from expertly-trained LighterLife Counsellors using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (recommended by the NHS) and other proven psychological techniques.
  • Developed by medical, nutrition and psychological professionals. We’ve helped over 350,000 people and can help you too.
  • Available in centres, online and on the phone, nationwide and in ways to suit all lifestyles – there’s no excuse to stop you changing your life for the better

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You don’t do it alone

(But you alone can do it!). You’ll find an amazing toolkit of support on your LighterLife adventure. Whether it’s sharing with others who get it in a small weekly group, or the daily encouragement, inspiration and tips from our experts and other LighterLifers in our members area, forum and social – you can join today and start exploring the tools, guides and advice designed to help you become the person you want to be.

Get involved

So what have you got to lose - apart from the weight, the health worries, the fear things are never going to change, or the feeling you don't fit in, or that nothing fits, or what? Forget what's holding you back, just take the first step, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.