What you can do to achieve a healthy weight
The best way to achieve a healthy weight if you are overweight is to eat a balanced, low-calorie diet, drink plenty of water, and take regular exercise.
Make yourself a healthy living plan, with exercise, weight loss goals and a diet plan. The NHS recommends sticking to a daily limit of around 1900 kcal per day for men, and 1400 kcal per day for women.
This is a safe amount to eat while you’re dieting to help you lose weight.
Once you’ve got to a healthy weight, it’s important to stick with your new lifestyle, and not to slip back into old eating habits. Make sure your weight loss programme is gradual, realistic, and achievable. Don’t try to find quick fixes, or fad diets, because these just don’t work!
If you are underweight, you should aim to build muscle by exercising and eating a healthy, balanced diet.