Diet & weight

  • Slimming World

    You’ll find delicious recipe and menu ideas at your local group, along with all the help you need to get started and reach your target weight.

    Slimming World

  • Weight Watchers

    Meetings, online or a little bit of both. They’ve got options and support, whatever your lifestyle.

    Weight Watchers

  • A Better Life

    Providing services in your area to encourage adults and families to lose weight and lead healthier lives.

    Refer yourself by calling
    0161 393 7576 (adult service)
    0161 393 7576 (family service)

    A Better Life

  • Real Food Real Health

    We are running a healthy living course in the Chorlton, Whalley Range and Fallowfield neighbourhood called “Real Food Real Health”.
    Do you need additional support in better managing your weight and (if applicable) diabetes?
    Would you like to try a different approach in a safe and encouraging environment by using a whole food, strength-based approach, peer-led and tailored to your values and needs?
    Would you like to learn how to maintain those changes to suit your life and environment and much more?
    The course is run by a neighbourhood dietician and two health coaches and it is free.

    Website and referral form
    Real Food Real Health Course

  • Dietdoctor

    View health information, recipes and advice on how to lose weight.


  • Vitamins and minerals

    Vitamins and minerals are nutrients your body needs in small amounts to work properly and stay healthy. Most people should get all the nutrients they need by having a varied and balanced diet, although some people may need to take extra supplements.

    NHS: Vitamins and minerals

  • Overeaters Anonymous

    Are you obsessed with food, eating or your weight? Whatever problem you may be having with food you are welcome in Overeaters Anonymous. It is not a diet club. There are no fees or weigh-ins. Weekly central Manchester meetings on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

    07843 942118
    07870 342888


  • Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is important for keeping bones, teeth and muscles healthy. Current advice is that many people should consider taking a vitamin D supplement in the darker autumn and winter months although in most cases this is not available on prescription. Vitamin D is also particularly important for children under 5 years and pregnant women.

    NHS: Vitamin D

  • Healthy Start

    With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
    Pregnant or have children under the age of four? You could qualify if you’re on benefits, or if you’re pregnant and under 18. Look online or ask your Health Visitor or midwife.

    NHS: Healthy Starts

  • Get started on the NHS 12 week weight loss plan

    The plan is designed to help you lose weight and keep it off.

    NHS: Loose Weight

  • Am I a Healthy Weight?

    Am I a Healthy Weight?

    Calculate your BMI here
    NHS: BMI Calculator

  • Further information

    For more information about the benefits of losing weight, top tips and more visit – Mediterranean Diet

    Free Real Food booklets- Weight loss

    NHS: Eat well

    NHS: Get active