NHS launches 12-week guide to help people lose weight

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PEOPLE trying to lose weight in the Portsmouth area can get help from an NHS website.

Health information website NHS Choices, has launched Losing Weight – Getting Started – the first online weight loss guide of its kind available on the website.

The free 12-week diet and exercise guide is designed to help people lose weight at a safe and sustainable rate of around 0.5kg to 1kg (1lb to 2lbs) a week.

The guide is delivered through weekly information packs, which can be viewed online or downloaded from NHS Choices.

Information is given on calorie intake, portion sizes, a chart to monitor progress, and exercise plans.

To find out more, visit nhs.uk/livewell/weight-loss-guide