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Obesity and plus size are now words that are everyday part of daily life be it on TV in magazines or online. The reality is as a nation we are getting bigger. For some this may mean a stone or two overweight and for many others it can be a whole lot more. Whether you are happy with your size or not, finding anything from good clothing to current information about health matters can be very time consuming and frustrating.The authorities are viewing the need for change but often there can be a negative image and little support. We want to centralise information and places to go for support as well as offer a positive approach.

Living as a bigger person can have many different ‘knock on’ effects. This can be your health, your happiness, your confidence or even your comfort. Our site is very much led by what you want to have on it and as a voice for the people who live daily with a weight problem. Whatever your age, weight or background we want to hear from you either directly or share experiences Professionals - we welcome your input, suggestions and articles .

To mark 10 years since we launched there is a lot happening in 2014 . It has been a busy year for obesity in the media and we have appeared on BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 live, BBC London, West Midlands, Shropshire and many other radio stations, click here for one of our media articles.

If you looking to start to make a change to your eating habits one of the best ways is to keep a food and mood diary. Even if you just do it for a week it will help you to see why you are eating and what you are eating so you can start to make a change. You can download a food diary template here

or now you can also follow us or friend us on Facebook.Join our mailing list to be kept updated on news, media requests as well as exclusive discount voucher codes and offers

Oct 2014

We are delighted to announce that Dr Caroline Whymark will be joining our expert team as a medical consultant.

She will be addressing a wide variety of topics through regular articles and explaining how the results of obesity effect those working in the NHS on both a practical and medical basis.

If you have a topic you would like Dr Whymark to address please email her on doctor@bigmatters.co.uk.

To learn more about Dr Whymark and to view her latest article on 'The Magic Pill ' and to view her previous ones click here.


Cake O'Clock

On our books page we are reviewing Cake O'Clock by Rachel Black who talks about her ongoing relationship with calorie counting and the highs and lows of her weightloss journey.

Rachel has also now also just joined us as a guest blogger to continue to share her ongoing experiences through her 'Tales from the Scales '. Catch up with her latest news as well as her archive blogs. If it inspires you to want to get writing then please get in contact about becoming a blogger for the site, just drop us a mail to blog@bigmatters.co.uk . It can be on anything - maybe you have a wedding coming up , trying or having a baby, a man wanting to explain the diet world from a male perspective or maybe considering bariatric surgery. It doesnt have to be some special event it can just be your experiences of living with a weight issue, sharing is empowering as people realise that their feelings and thoughts are not unique.

Oct 21st

Our 16 page autumn newletter is now available online bringing you an update on what's new at Big Matters including a 14 day guide to start getting into fitness with trainer Paul Bourne. Click on the link to view the full content.

Three new requests just in for you to take part in TV shows including some for BBC and ITV. For details of all shows see tv participation

If you want to be considered for shows or have a general enquiry drop us an email to info@bigmatters.co.uk.

Media companies -We have many people wanting help to lose weight from a TV show - just a very few are highlighted on tv applicants page. Please note their reference number and contact media@bigmatters.co.uk


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Its back to school time and nutritionist Jessica gives you some ideas for healthier packed lunches.

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Our new youtube channel is now live . We will be bringing you nutritional tips from Jessica Villa and adding some of our favourite health, bariatric surgery, celberity & weight related videos to our playlists.We have also added a playlist of 25 videos giving basic cookery skills as we know people have asked for how to start home cooking skills from scratch which we will be adding to .

Sonia Cullington, Fitness Expert

Meet the experts

If you have a general question about nutrition drop us an email .If you want a personal nutritional consultation or food plan with Jessica via skype or just a chat for advice via Facebook you can friend us or get in touch via nutrition@bigmatters.co.uk. Her latest article is on our diet and nutrition pages.

Sonia, fitness consultant shares ideas about getting motivated on the Fitness pages


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All content within Big Matters website is provided for general information only and should not be treated as a substitute for the medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of your own doctor or any other health care professional. Big Matters Ltd is not liable for the contents of any external internet sites listed, nor does it endorse any individual, including all in dependant consultants on this site, any commercial product or service mentioned or advised any of the sites including nutritional information supplied herein. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care provider if you have any questions regarding a medical condition, your diet or before embarking on any exercise program or if you're in any way concerned about your health. Under no circumstances shall Big Matters be liable for any loss, damage or harm caused by a User's reliance on information obtained through this site. It is the responsibility of a User to evaluate the information, opinion, advice or other Content available on Big Matters website.Jessica Villa, Leigh Brandon & Richard Krijgsman are all independant consultants.