Managing my weight

If you are trying to manage your weight you will need to think about what you eat and how you exercise.

Keeping to a healthy weight is important for your overall health and can help reduce your risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.

Local weight loss help

If you are overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making simple changes to what and how much you eat and drink and how active you are can really help you to lose the kilos.

To help you our livewell Essex site has details of a whole range of weight management programmes for adults and children.

My Weight Matters

Do you want to lose weight and get fitter?

The award-winning My Weight Matters programme is for adults who want to lose weight and be more active.

A range of organisations are working with Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) to offer the popular 12-week programme, which delivers a common sense approach to losing weight.

Since 2007 the programme has helped thousands of adults to lose weight, get fitter and enjoy a healthier relationship with food, by empowering them to take control and achieve their goals.

The programme is FREE for Uttlesford residents.

There are no groups - you just turn up for your weekly weigh-in and get individual support.

For more information, call 0800 022 4524 (and press option 3)

Please see below the sessions times and venues:


CVS Uttlesford
Uttlesford Community Hub
45 Stortford Road
Great Dunmow

Date and time: Thursday 10:30 - 12:00


Great Dunmow Leisure Centre
Parsonage Downs
Great Dunmow

Date and time: Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00


Lord Butler Fitness & Leisure Centre
Peaslands Road
Saffron Walden
CN11 3EG

Date and time: Thursday 11:45 - 12:45


Uttlesford District Council
London Road
Saffron Walden
CB11 4ER

Date and time: Thursday 10:30 - 11:30


Mountfitchet Romeera Leisure Centre
Forest Hall Road
CM24 8TZ

Date and time: Tuesday 11:30 - 12:30