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Support with Manage your weight

If you don’t feel able to work through the resources recommended on this website, you might want to ask your GP for a referral to your local weight management service. You can learn more about the NHS Lothian weight management service here.

The relationship people have with food can be complicated. Everyone’s personal circumstances are different, and whilst focusing on a healthier lifestyle might be easy for some people, there are some situations where people may need more support first. If you’re finding that significant stressors, such as the care needs of loved ones, financial pressures, or your mental health are affecting your eating habits and lifestyle, you may wish to contact your GP, local social care service, or Citizens Advice Bureau.

It might also be helpful to have a look at some of the other pages on this website.

If you think you may have an eating disorder, focusing on weight loss may not be the best thing for your health, so please speak to your GP. You might also want to consider whether support from the eating disorder charity, Beat, may be helpful to you.

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