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Further Information & Hand Outs

Weight Management

Further Information & Hand Outs

Weight Loss Programmes

The NHS Weight Loss Plan aims to promote safe and sustainable weight loss by helping you to create a weight loss target, plan meals, establish healthier eating habits and become more physically active. The plan is broken-down into 12 weeks and is accessible via an app.


The following hand outs are available to download or print.

Balanced Eating Food Fact Sheets from the British Dietetic Association

Healthy Living

The Dieting Cycle, Dieting Myths, Fad Diets

Emotion and Habit Triggered Eating

Well-being Resources

  • Somerset Talking Therapies – offers psychological therapies, for Somerset based patients only
  • Samaritans
  • Mood Gym – online self-help book designed to manage anxiety and depression using CBT-techniques
  • Mindfulness – eight-week free mindfulness programme designed to reduce stress

Weight Loss Surgery

Books you may find useful

  • End Emotional Eating by Jennifer Taitz
  • Overcoming Weight Problems by Jeremy Gaunlett-Gilbert & Clare Grace
  • Weight Loss for Food Lovers by George Blair-West
  • Overcoming Body Image Problems by David Veale, Rob Wilson & Alex Clarke
  • The Self-Esteem Workbook by Glenn Schiraldi
  • The Joy of Half a Cookie by Jean Kristellar & Alisa Bowman
  • Well Nourished by Andrea Leiberstein, RD
  • Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat by Dr Michelle May
  • Mindful Eating: Free Yourself from Overeating by Jan Chozen Bays
  • The Emotional First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Life After Bariatric Surgery by Cynthia Alexander
  • Living with Bariatric Surgery: Managing your Mind and Your Weight by Dr Denise Ratcliffe