Weigh2live

weigh2live logoWeigh2live is a website developed by nutritionists from safefood and dietitians from the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute (INDI). The resource provides individuals with free independent advice on how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Weigh2Live provides a variety of tools to help people lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. These include the following:

  • A BMI calculator
  • Getting started section which encourages people to review their habits and see where they can make changes. Participants can keep track of food intake and activity levels using a food diary
  • Menu plans showing how to cut back on calories and still get a balanced diet
  • A structured 10-week weight loss programme providing weekly advice and tips on a range of topics from setting goals to eating out and staying active. You could encourage your patients to take part in the 10-week weight loss programme either in conjunction with the surgery or on their own or with friends or family
  • Online support through Facebook where participants can connect with other weigh2live users and safefood nutritionists, who can answer any questions participants may have

Alternatively, if you would like a copy of the weigh2live booklet, please call safefood at ROI - 1850 404 567 / NI - 0800 0851683

Further information about weight management treatment

weigh2live screen shotFor ROI check the HSE-ICGP Weight Management Treatment Algorithm

For NI check NICE clinical guidelines Obesity: Guidance on the prevention, identification, assessment and management of overweight and obesity in adults and children