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"I’ve lost my pirate image and found the real me"

Before the treatment
Russel Newland - Lost 7st*

I’ve spent far too much of my life restricted by my size. I never knew I could look and feel so good! If I can finally crack this whole weight loss thing, then so can you!

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Stop avoiding things.

You can lose weight
You can keep it off

LighterLife can help you achieve.

Did you know?
That research shows that those who attend LighterLife groups lose more weight – and keep it off better – than those who don’t.

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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 LighterLife counsellors, weekly group, nutrition and results…all at the end of your phone and online with LighterLife2U.

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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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I was able to control my Type 2 Diabetes.*

Anupam’s Story

“When my doctor told me I had developed type 2 diabetes because of my weight I was shocked. I joined LighterLife and lost weight quickly on the Total plan, and was safe in the knowledge that I was still getting all of the nutrition my body needed. In less than four weeks I lost weight and my GP told me I could stop taking medication for my type 2 diabetes* – it was one of my happiest ever moments.”

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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 them 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 on 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 Johnston
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
  • Brought 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

Do you eat secretly, or hide food?

You don’t do it alone

(But you alone can do it!). You’ll find an amazing toolkit of support for 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.

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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.