Self Monitor and Shed Weight

For those who want to lose weight community dietitians are running a new campaign ‘Self monitor for Success’ linked to the NHS Forth Valley website ‘Choose to Lose’. The campaign encourages people who want to shed weight to self monitor their progress during their weight loss journey.

Evidence suggests that people who self monitor are more likely to be successful in losing weight and keeping it off – so keeping a diary, keeping a record of your goals and achievements and weighing yourself regularly all play important roles in successful weight management.

Information packs with Choose to Lose resources have been distributed throughout NHS Forth Valley and sent to local GP practices. Motivational tips and suggestions are also being shared via NHS Forth Valley’s social media platforms ( and @NHSForthValley).

If you would like further information or copies of the Self Monitoring Weight Workbook please email or visit