NHS Weight Loss Plan 17+

12 week diet & exercise plan

Department of Health and Social Care (Digital)

    • Free

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Keep track of your eating habits, and develop a healthier, more active lifestyle with this easy to follow weight-loss plan. Follow 12 informative weekly NHS guides to help you towards maintaining a balanced diet, and use the daily diary to monitor what you’re eating and keep to a recommended calorie target.

We’ll help you work out what a healthy weight is for you by using our in-app BMI calculator and help you set a healthy calorie target that’s right for you.

Each weekly guide has actions, hints and tips for reaching your goal. To keep track of your progress you can log the food and calories you eat at each meal in the dairy, and you can record your weight each week to monitor your weight-loss.

We’ll be with you every step of the way, helping you achieve real change, picking you up when you stumble and celebrating your successes.

What’s New

Version 2.21

We regularly update the app to improve your experience. This versions contains some under the hood fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

expat kate ,

Has great potential

This app has great potential and i find it a pleasing app to work with.

However, I have been inconsistent with it for a clear reason:

As of June 2021 i cannot tell which week is active so i spend too much time jumping around. I see great content but it distracts me further from finding correct week.

Once i find the correct week i have only an estimated guess at calories with no immediate way to track/add them. I personally spent a few years with Weight Watchers so think in ‘points’ so takes more time to translate into calories.

This app clearly does not want to repeat myfitnesspal or ww and has a fresh perspective which is great.

(At the moment my biggest lifestyle change is reduction in liquid calories so i find myself entering zero calories for snacks and skipping the food. So food calories are not priority (yet). Exercise will be the next. )

Seeing the active week is by far my highest priority. Once that’s enabled i can reassess the full app.

As an app user / healthy life style seeker
I want to be able to instantly see which week i am working in
So that i can log my latest info

Given i am logged in to the app
I want to be able to see current or active week instantly
So that i can log current info without getting distracted and forgetting what i was going to log.

Ps thank you for letting me adjust previous weeks as i dont always enter info on time

Thank you! Keep up the great work!

Gam3rMC ,

In some ways a bit too simple

The app is fine if a little on the basic side. I like that is doesn’t ask you to other think weight-loss as a lot of the more complicated apps do. My one issue is that the app has an over simplistic and slightly dangerous mindset of ‘weight loss = good, weight gain = bad’. For the first 3 weeks I was using the app I lost weight through healthy eating and exercise which the app responded well to. However, when I gained muscle, the app merely saw this as a bad thing when really it’s just an indicator that I’ve formed a healthy diet + exercise routine.

The app gives you an option each day to input any exercise you’ve done and the time you did it for but it has no bearing on the overall experience whatsoever, as the data is not taken into account at all so the feature might as well not be there. If it took time spent on exercise during the week into account, I think the app would understand that I’m not gaining ‘unhealthy’ weight (fat) but ‘healthy’ weight (muscle), and creating a much healthier lifestyle for myself which is ultimately supposed to be the whole purpose of the app. I think this is especially important as this app is attached to the NHS. No doctor would view a patient gaining muscle as a result of physical exercise and good diet as a bad thing- in fact it would be the exact opposite- so it’s a big flaw in the app that it’s oversimplified design causes it to do exactly that.

Pumpkinnywumpkinny ,

Very effective, effortless weight loss

This is my 2nd 12 week program. I lost 9 pounds and gained 1 in the week after finishing the 1st. It takes less than 10 seconds to work out what you’ve eaten and add in the calories, so for around 40 seconds of effort per day you can keep track of your intake. I naturally find myself eating smaller portions, eating whole fruit rather or have a smaller fruit juice, a smaller amount of chocolate (family bars are not more economical) or cheese - grated, not sliced, and not with every meal). I can bypass the treats that I’d previously justified quite effortlessly (it’s a bargain, I’ll space them out over the week (yeah right)). I wouldn’t touch a Danish pastry now. You can push the limits at the weekends but compensate during the week. It’s like having a bank account, the weekly data’s there, so you can adjust you intake and expenditure (activity) accordingly, responsibly, without having to think back to how you might have gained another pound. I’m happy with a low and consistent loss through making better choices. Start on the day of the week that you’re at your lightest if you can as that’s more motivating. Good luck!

App Privacy

The developer, Department of Health and Social Care (Digital), indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
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