A group photograph of Professor Mark Lewis, Professor Amanda Daley, Gregg Wallace, Professor Nick Jennings, Dr Jo Jennings, and Dr Carolynne Mason

(L-R) Professor Mark Lewis, Professor Amanda Daley, Gregg Wallace, Professor Nick Jennings, Dr Jo Jennings, Dr Carolynne Mason

Gregg Wallace Health partners with Loughborough University

Gregg Wallace Health (GWH), a website programme founded by Gregg Wallace to help people learn to lose weight and lead a healthy balanced lifestyle, has partnered with Loughborough University to explore the impact and benefits on users’ health.

Founded four years ago by Gregg the programme ethos is simple: eat three healthy meals a day from the range of nutritionally approved recipes, cut out snacking between meals and takeaways and replace these with meal planning and learning cooking techniques to make nutritious eating achievable and easy – every day.

Gregg’s mission was inspired by his own weight loss journey which has seen him over the past four years achieve a continued balanced lifestyle and improvements to his health.

Alongside his wife Anna Wallace and daughter Libby, he also has a range of experts covering fitness, health conditions and psychology, to help people lose weight, eat healthily and stay motivated. He has gut specialists, menopause and diabetes experts to help on specific matters of health. 

Gregg prides himself on easy-to-understand information, hundreds of recipes across breakfast, lunch and dinner, how-to do videos for cooking, nutritional advice, and a community of supportive members on the website and across social media.

Loughborough University’s Centre for Lifestyle Medicine and Behaviour became interested in studying the benefits of the plan after a member of the University had started following it.

As a result, health academics at Loughborough University undertook a preliminary evaluation of 100 users of the Gregg Wallace Health programme and initial results have indicated that 98% felt healthier, nearly two-thirds (67%) lost some weight and over half (58%) felt better about themselves. More than 80% reported they reduced their food waste by meal planning.

Amanda Daley, Professor of Behavioural Medicine at Loughborough University said: “Loughborough University are delighted to partner with Gregg Wallace Health on his new programme. Good nutrition and physical activity can reduce the risk of developing diseases and improve mental health. 

“Going back to basic nutritional and eating principles are important components of the programme, and part of what makes it attractive. Programmes that are simple and easier to follow have a much better chance of being integrated into daily routines, to help people lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle.”

Gregg Wallace said: “I’m delighted to be working with such a prestigious organisation as Loughborough University. I’m incredibly proud that they see such promise in our efforts to help people lead healthier lives. I’m sure with the help of Loughborough GWH can have a huge impact.”

Notes for editors

Press release reference number: 24/04

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2022 QS World University Rankings – the sixth year running – and University of the Year for Sport by The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2022.

Loughborough is ranked 7th in The UK Complete University Guide 2023, 10th in the Guardian University League Table 2023 and 11th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’, and in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 over 90% of its research was rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally-excellent’. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

The Loughborough University London campus is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities. It is home to influential thought leaders, pioneering researchers and creative innovators who provide students with the highest quality of teaching and the very latest in modern thinking.