Your group provides you with the right support, right results and long-term weight loss


Your LighterLife group is what makes LighterLife far more than a diet – and it’s why we recommend you join a group when you start your plan.

In a LighterLife group you have a unique opportunity to create a new relationship with both food and yourself, so you can become the person you want to be, at the weight you want to be.

It’s where you explore the root causes of your weight gain – the thoughts, feelings and trigger situations behind it. This enables you to manage these thoughts, feelings and situations in healthier ways than by “comfort” eating, so your lost weight stays lost.

And with scientifically validated research showing you lose 22% more weight in a LighterLife group, what have you got to lose – apart from 22% more weight?


What are groups like?

  • A friendly, private place to share your experiences, focus on yourself and what you really want.
  • Meet weekly for an hour with no more than 12 like minded people - we run separate groups for women and men, so you’re always with like-minded people who share your experiences.
  • The power of the group is hugely motivational and helps you stay on track.
  • Be supported and listened to by a trained LighterLife Counsellor using LighterLife weekly modules - designed to help you deal with all of life’s challenges.
  • We use proven psychological techniques like cognitive behavioural therapy (used in the NHS).
  • ....and did you know our group support is proven to help you keep weight off long term?*

Life is hectic – so we’ve two easy ways to join a weekly group

LighterLife Centres: face-to-face groups


  • Join a group at your local LighterLife centre.
  • Regional centres available across the UK and Republic of Ireland.
  • Additional pop-in sessions for catching up, buying or swapping Foodpacks and all the support you need.

LighterLife2U: phone & online


  • Dial into a telephone group using a local rate number.
  • Local support available across our network of Mentors.
  • Additional catch-up sessions and a LL2U Mentor available by phone, email, forum and text for all the support you need.

Emma's Story


Emma tells us how being a size 32 as she hit her thirties, was the point she realised she'd been in denial about her size, she knew something needed to change, fast.

'I'd find myself lying awake at night full of anxiety thinking: If I don't lose weight, I'm going to die. I'm not ready to die.

I needed to change, but I couldn't do it alone. I needed help and I've never been good at asking for help.

Emma lost 13st 10lbs* “I was an emotional eater. I like the group counselling – it helps you to change for lasting results. I owe so much to LighterLife and recommend it to everyone." Read more


Do you need to join a group?


If you’re asking yourself this question, ask yourself if you just want to lose weight – or keep it off this time?

Then think about the reasons why people overeat – in fact ask yourself and you will hear things like:

Bored, stressed, lonely, happy, unhappy... And what are the things people do to try to lose weight? Count calories, GP, gym, acupuncture, surgery.

The reasons are all emotional, yet the typical solutions are purely physical. And whilst to lose weight you need to change what you eat, understanding and dealing with the emotional causes in group will help you to not overeat and sabotage all of your efforts to change. So what have you got to lose?


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.