Want to lose weight?
Want to lose weight?

Click on the links below to find out the best way to go about losing weight.

2015 - UCLP© foundation diet
UCLP© essentials

Explore the 5 food groups and discover how to incorporate these into your UCLP foundation diet.

Diet diary template
Diet diary template

Download our diet diary for a simple way to record what you eat and drink. It will help you review what your weekly intake.

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Losing weight

Whether you’ve decided to lose weight or just keep your weight stable this is the section for you.

Does my weight put me at risk?

People who have a lot of fat around their waist (apple shaped) are particularly at risk of heart disease. Excess weight can also increase your cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Check out the table below to see if you could benefit from reducing your waistline.

Waist measurement for: At increased risk At high risk
European men

(37 inches)

(40 inches)
Asian men

(36 inches)


European and
Asian women

(32 inches)

(35 inches)

Knowing your Body Mass Index (BMI)

BMI is a standard way of working out if your weight is putting your health at risk. You need both your weight and height measurements to calculate your BMI.

How do I interpret my BMI?

My BMI is This means I am… Best health advice
less than 18.5


You may need to
gain some weight
18.5 - 25

a healthy weight

Aim to stay that way

25 - 30


It’s a good idea to lose some
weight or prevent further
weight gain

30 - 35


Your health is at risk.
Losing weight will improve
your health

Over 35

Very obese

Your health is at risk.
You may need specialist help to
manage your weight and health

How can I calculate my own BMI?

It’s easy. Enter your height and weight measurements into this handy BMI calculator.

Note: BMI is not always a good reflection of body fatness for everyone. It’s not suitable for very muscular people, athletes or during pregnancy.

If you are overweight don’t worry you are not alone

As many as 1 in 2 people in the UK are overweight and 1 in 5 are obese.

However losing just 10% of your weight can bring about considerable health benefits. It can help reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels, your risk of heart disease, your blood pressure and the risk of diabetes and cancer. It can also help relieve the effect of excess weight on joints and improve your mobility.