Online clinic on weight management 2014


From 15 - 21 January 2014 NHS Choices and  talkhealth teamed up with The Healthy Portion Plate, B-eat, HOOP and MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too) to present an Online Clinic on weight management.  The clinic is now only open for viewing.

Go to this Online Clinic

The clinic is an online forum, please contact us if you’re unsure how it works!

Clinical experts answered questions about issues surrounding weight, including related diseases and weight managment issues and you can read the questions and answers in this clinic by clicking the blue ‘Go to this Online Clinic’ button above.

Please also check our list of future clinic dates here.

Medical Experts

Alex Ashcroft

Emotional Overeating Support Group Project Officer

Adam Eason

Clinical & Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist

Wendy Green

Health Expert & Author - BSc (Hons) Health Studies

Dr Masud Haq

Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology

Rachel Morris

Emotional Overeating Support Group Project Officer

Jessie Pavelka

Fitness and Wellbeing Expert

Dr Amritash Rai

Consultant Psychiatrist

Julie Thompson

Gastroenterology Specialist Dietitian - BSc (Hons) Dietetics

Gary Turner

Advisor to British Army School of Physical Training, World Champion Elite Sportsman

Charity Partners

The Healthy Portion Plate

While most of us know the basics about nutrition, it’s just as important to evaluate how much you eat. Our average portion sizes as a nation have been increasing over recent decades, and it’s very easy to overeat when oversized portions are all around us. But, you can now get the help you need!

The Healthy Portion Plate is split into measured sections to help you control your portion sizes. It will help you make simple lifestyle changes that will make your diet healthier and help you lose weight. Here’s how the plate works:

½ the plate is for salad or vegetables
¼ of the plate is for pasta, rice or potatoes
¼ of the plate is for poultry, meat or fish.

The Healthy Portion Plate is being used by thousands of people, the NHS and other health professionals - We’re seeing some fantastic weight loss results so why not give it a try yourself?

We now have two designs available - For more information please visit our website or call us on 01252 843149.

Click here to get 20% off your healthy portion plate using discount code TALKHEALTH until 14th March!


Beat is the UK’s eating disorders and eating problems charity. We support those with an eating disorder and problems as well as their family and friends.

We provide information and support through our Helplines which people can call, text or email, a UK wide network of self help and support groups and online support including message boards, online support groups and HelpFinder, a directory of support services.

We also provide expert training, resources and consultancy to health and social care professionals and schools and support and encourage research into eating disorders.

We challenge stereotypes and stigma, increase understanding and campaign for better services and access to treatment.

Read more about B-eat...


HOOP is a unique group of passionate people, including professionals, with the common aim to make the changes needed so that all children and adults struggling with obesity are given access to services which are right for them.

  • HOOP is run by people who care and understand
  • Our aim is to help children and adults achieve a happy and healthy life style
  • We aim to create the correct environment for all to succeed and we aim to offer support every step of the way.

Read more about HOOP...

MGEDT (Men Get Eating Disorders Too)

MGEDT is a national based organisation dedicated to raising awareness, campaigning and supporting the needs of those affected by eating disorders in males. MGEDT is a national based organisation dedicated to raising awareness, campaigning and supporting the needs of those affected by eating disorders in males.

Read more about MGEDT...