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Lose Weight with Achieve

Tired of diet 'rules' and want to learn more about nutrition and behaviour change? Our Lose Weight With Achieve course is written by a team of Dietitians and will provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to make healthy changes.

How does it work

Lose Weight with Achieve is a nutritional education course with a strong focus on behaviour change delivered in a group setting, virtually or face to face over 12-weeks.

Each session covers a one-hour informative topic which includes conversations around managing portions, understanding sugars and fats, the importance of regular eating, motivation and the benefits of movement.

We do not provide guided meals plans, as we believe every food can have a place in a balanced diet.

During the programme, we will support you in making small sustainable healthy changes. Based on the advice given, you can then decide which options best fit with your goals and circumstances.

Whilst we do monitor weight, we encourage you to look at the wider picture (e.g. sleep, energy, movement, mood, mindset) as health is much more complex than just weight. Alongside the weekly interactive group sessions, there are optional WhatsApp or Facebook groups for peer to peer support.

  • The course consists of a 1:1 entry interview, 10 group sessions, and an end of course interview to notice your wins and plan for the future.
  • We follow up with you 3 months after the course ends and 6 months after that to offer long term support.
  • We have group sessions running in the morning, afternoon and evening.
  • Sessions will run weekly at the same time.
  • 1:1 support with your practitioner is available between sessions.
  • Your weight will not be shared with anyone else in the group.


Our Practitioners have a wealth of experience and knowledge to help guide and support you through your Lose Weight with Achieve journey. Learn about which practitioner will be leading your course.

Meet our practitioners here


Inclusion Criteria

Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion/exclusion Criteria


  • Oxfordshire resident, working in Oxfordshire, studying in Oxfordshire or registered to an Oxfordshire GP surgery
  • You must be over the age of 18
  • BMI greater than 30 OR greater than 27.5 with a comorbidity OR greater 27.5 if you are from a Black, Asian and Minority (BAME) community OR greater than 23 if you are from a BAME community and have a comorbidity
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  • You must not have accessed a free service via Achieve Oxfordshire in the last 12 months
  • You must not have been a paying member of Slimming World or WW in the last 3 months

Unfortunately, we are unable to support you via one of our services if any of the following health statuses apply to you:

  • Complex diabetes*
  • Known eating disorder - Other mental health conditions will be considered on a case by case basis
  • Currently pregnant

*Click here to view our full list of eligibility criteria

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what our clients say...

"The virtual meetings and the option to have my camera off was really beneficial. I am quite anxious about being judged so found the anonymity really comforting."

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