Food and you
If you eat too many foods that are high in fat and sugar, and you’re not as active as you should be, you’re more likely to put on weight.
Becoming overweight or obese increases your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
Eating well is important for the whole family. Healthier foods help your kids get what they need to grow, be healthy and stop them from becoming overweight. It also helps teach them to make healthy food choices for themselves when they grow up.
How can we help?
One You Plymouth offers a free 6 week programme (with continued support afterwards) for adults (16+) with a body mass index (BMI) between 26-40, helping you to eat well and lose weight. If your BMI is over 40, there is further help available – click here for more information.
BMI is a measure that adults can use to see if they are a healthy weight for their height. For most adults, an ideal BMI is between 18 and 25. If your BMI is over 25, you weigh more than is ideal for your height.
If you’re not sure of your BMI, try the calculator below.
The Eat Well programme aims to help you develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage your weight more effectively. The weekly sessions include group discussion, information and practical demonstrations.
To find out when and where our next programmes are, click here.