12 Week Weight Loss Plan

12 Week Weight Loss Plan

Develop healthier habits……     

Be more active…..                                              

Get on track to start losing weight…..

If these sound like habits you would like to start then the weight loss plan for staff is here to help…

What is it?

This free programme is based on the NHS weight loss plan which helps people lose weight. When you sign up you will be enrolled on the Florence system and receive weekly motivational messages and prompts.

Each week contains information guides which are full of diet, healthy eating and activity advice. Some of this information can be found on this page but we would also encourage you to download the “NHS Weight Loss Plan” app available on any Android, Apple or smartphone to help your progress.

What is Florence?

Florence (or Flo to her friends) is the HSC’s simple and easy to use service to help you manage your health and wellbeing by using free SMS text messages to and from your mobile phone. Flo sends you messages to encourage you and also to collect your weekly weight.

How do I sign up?

Unfortunately we are not accepting any new sign ups to Florence at present

Please Note:
Florence operates on UK mobile phone network services via sms. Most providers include sms messages as part of you contracted services however If you are unsure whether sms use is included in your contract please contact your mobile phone provider for more details as additional charges may occur.

Useful Resources

NHS weight loss plan and App BMI healthy weight  calculator NHS Calorie checker
Easy meals Change for life food Scan app My fitness pal
Active 10 Couch to 5K Trust gym corporate membership
Privacy Document    



12 Week Weight Loss Plan

Tips for Weight Loss Success

Losing weight can feel like a challenge and it’s important to remember it won’t happen overnight.

Making small, long term changes to your diet and being more active is the best way to lose weight and keep it off.

If you are overweight you can get health benefits from losing just 5-10% of your body weight and keeping it off.
For example someone weighing 90kg will need to lose just 4.5kg – 9kg to achieve benefits.

Health Benefits

  • Lowering high blood pressure
  • Improved blood cholesterol levels
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes and some types of cancers
  • Ease lower back and joint pain

Personal Benefits

  • Having more energy
  • Feeling more comfortable in your clothes
  • Feeling healthier
  • Sleeping better.

How do I know if I need to
lose weight?

  • Why not use the NHS Choices BMI healthy weight calculator to find out if you are overweight and what your target weight is.
  • Your waist line is also important- if it’s too large your risk of health problems is higher.
    See www.choosetolivebetter.com for more information on waist measurements.

What is the best way to
lose weight?

  • Set realistic and achievable goals – aim for 1 to 2 lb per week.
  • Eat regularly- skipping meals can lead to over eating later in the day.
  • Eat a balanced diet – see Eat well for Health for more information.
  • Keep active – for useful tips see B Active.
  • Why not follow the 12 week NHS weight loss plan?