The Counterweight Programme's aim is to contribute towards the reduction of overweight and obesity within the UK population thus reducing the associated disease burden.  This aim is achieved by ensuring the Programme is based on current UK national weight management guidelines, ie SIGN and NICE. 

 The aims for an individual going through the Programme are:

  • To achieve and maintain medically valuable weight loss of 5-10% or 5-10kgs
  • To make sustainable changes to eating and physical activity behaviours
  • To achieve long term weight loss maintenance
  • To improve health status