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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?

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LighterLife group benefits

Total plan

Lite plan

Fast 5:2/

Management plan

Enjoy fantastic online support, tools & community

Get friendly, expert guidance from your LighterLife Mentor and/or Counsellor

Change your thinking with our unique CBT & mindfulness plan

Take part in close-knit weekly groups – separate for men & women

Find out why you overeat

Say goodbye to yo-yo dieting

Learn the skills to keep the weight off in the long term

Develop a new relationship with food & yourself

Receive module books to support your weekly activities

Your Programme book designed to support your weight-loss journey

Join a ‘face-to-face’ group or a telephone group

Just £15 a week – the best value talking therapy around


What are groups like?

“The LighterLife group support helped me unravel the reasons behind why I was reaching for food when I was stressed or looking for a reward at the end of a tough week.” – Leah Jones

“Due to the counselling, I’m not afraid I’ll overeat when I come off the plan.” – Gillie, LighterLife 2U client

“My group gave me the control and focus I needed to lose weight for life.” – Kerry Luck

“My weekly group has been fantastic and has helped me identify and challenge my secret eating habits and my crooked thinking around food. The activities have also inspired change in other areas of my life. I even include some of my new found balanced thinking into my working day.” – Lynnette Glossop

  • 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 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 psychology 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.

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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.

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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