How to lose weight with our 3 step plan

For more than 50 years, WW has helped millions of people to not only lose weight, but keep it off for good.
Published 13 December, 2017 | Updated 27 January, 2023

There's a lot of love for the WW weight-loss programme in the UK and beyond. Why? Firstly, because it's designed for real life - it's flexible and slots seamlessly into your schedule, no matter how busy you are.

Secondly, it WORKS. But don't just take our word for it - check out our member success stories to see for yourself. 

The great thing about WW is that it encourages you to enjoy food with freedom. But we're not just about food - we also encourage you to find a physical activity you love, and help you shift your mindset towards a healthier lifestyle. 

Find out about our rebrand and what it means right here. Then read on to find out how we can help you towards a healthier lifestyle, including weight loss, with our popular and successful WW programme.

1. Enjoy food with freedom

You get a personalised Points® budget with WW, and it's up to you what to spend it on. By building your meals around delicious, satisfying ZeroPoint™ foods and making the most of rollovers, you'll never have to worry about running out of ideas or going hungry.

Every food and drink has a Points value - proven science and healthy weight loss wrapped up in one simple but very powerful number. So just eat what you like within your budget, and you'll lose weight.

Tracking what you eat and drink is an easy way to keep tabs on your Points budget.  You can do this quickly and easily using our mobile app. You'll also get access to the Points values of thousands of foods and recipes. Stick to your budget and you’ll lose weight; go over your budget and you won’t. It's that simple!

2. How we can help you move more

We know that focusing on what you're eating is just part of the weight loss and healthy living story. Studies show that moving more can boost self-esteem, mood, and sleep quality. It can also reduce your risk of stress and depression. And, of course, it helps you lose weight and keep it off! 

That's why we encourage you to find little pockets of time to fit moving more into your day, and aim to increase your active minutes gradually. In our top-rated app you can set a weekly activity goal, and we have tons of activity ideas to inspire you to get moving.

3. The power of shifting your mindset

If you have a positive frame of mind, you're already half way to losing weight; it's not just about eating better and moving more. With WW, you'll learn new skills and techniques to help shift your mindset. Because if you think differently, you'll act differently.

From sleep quality to stress management, and from mental health to meditation, head to the health and wellbeing section of the hub to find out more. 

Looking to start your weight loss journey? Check your BMI with our handy calculator below.