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Welcome to a fresh start...

Live Lighter Sheffield is a free and inclusive weight management support service brought to you by Zest, the city-based community enterprise.

Our mission is simple. To promote and enable successful and healthy lives for the people of Sheffield.

Live Lighter Sheffield offers programmes tackling key nutritional topics in an engaging and interactive way.

Our sessions deliver practical support and guidance on a range of topics including:

  • The Eatwell Guide
  • Portion sizes
  • Emotional / Comfort eating
  • Food labelling

Each session is designed to support and empower individuals like you to make small, realistic changes to your diet and health so you can move forward and achieve sustainable results.

This service is commissioned by Sheffield City Council and provides city-wide weight management support to children, families, and adults FREE of charge.

We provide a group-based service open to all ages, genders, and abilities with various programmes running at venues across the city (when restrictions allow) and virtually using Zoom, offering both day and evening sessions to suit all. Plus we have an online programme you can access via this website and work through at your own pace.

All our group programmes are led by degree qualified Weight Management Practitioners. So you can look forward to receiving expert, up-to-date and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) compliant guidance.

So what are you waiting for? Get involved!


Do I qualify for support?

As a minimum:

1. You must live in Sheffield.

2. Do you have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 25 or above? All you need
to do is put in your weight, height, age and sex into the BMI Calculator
for an instant reading.

BMI Calculator

If your BMI is 25 or above you may also be eligible for some face-to-face support programme, please email us or phone 0114 2702043 to find out whether you meet our other criteria.

What people are saying...

The service Live Lighter Sheffield provides is a real support. The way they deliver advice and involve the whole class is excellent and I cannot wait to attend the next class on Wednesday. You can teach an old dog new tricks after all! I am learning how to curb my eating and its working.
I have personally found the Live Lighter Sheffield Zoom sessions to be very useful and informative, the sessions have been a lifeline to still feel connected and not 'forgotten' in the madness of the pandemic. I can’t thank the team at Live Lighter Sheffield enough for all their support through these challenging times.
Lisa Burkinshaw
Live Lighter Sheffield is helping me re-set my thinking when it comes to healthy eating and helping me make better choices around food and nutrition. The slow and steady approach is definitely working for me and I’m already starting to see positive results.
Live Lighter Sheffield really helped with changing my view of what I should be doing to lose weight: take it slowly; reduce food, replace with better options and don’t give up if you slip up.
Bucknor Nadine
I’m having to learn to cook again so Live Lighter Sheffield is helping me gain confidence, improve my skills and I have been steadily losing weight. I’d like to say a big thank you to Olivia for all her help and support.
I have a family and to be responsible to them I need to improve my health. There are also a number of activities in which I feel unable to participate because of my weight – I would like to be able to do more of what other people do, especially with my young son. I found the sessions with a focus on mental health, emotional eating, and mindful eating to be particularly engaging and enjoyable. Thank you team LLS for helping me change my life for the better.
Live Lighter Sheffield really helped with changing my view of what I should be doing to lose weight: take it slowly; reduce food, replace with better options and don’t give up if you slip up. At the face-to-face sessions you are held accountable – this motivated me not to fail. I know I can do this, and hopefully in a few months I’ll fit into the clothes I want to wear and feel good.
Nadine Bucknor
Live Lighter Sheffield is fun and I actually look forward to the sessions each week. I’ve got to know people and I find it enjoyable to share stories, tips and take advice from people who know exactly what I’m going through. The programme teaches you how to make small changes that are not temporary. The results speak for themselves.