Restricting calories is essential for weight loss but counting calories can be tedious and hard to do accurately. At the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet we use a unique food groups system instead which also ensures the right mix of nutrients for your wellbeing.
There is no calorie counting or kilojoule counting on CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. Instead, we focus on everyday whole foods and provide a simple, flexible meal plan that will become a way of life.
In this video, Professor Manny Noakes of the CSIRO explains how food groups differentiate CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet from other diets.
You don't have to give up your favourites
Indulgences are one of the best-loved food groups of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. Your menu plan contains one daily Indulgence such as a small portion of chocolate, chips or a glass of beer or wine.
For maximum flexibility, you can save your Indulgences for special events or something fun on the weekend.
In this video, Professor Jennie Brand-Miller of the Glycemic Index Foundation explains why Indulgences are so important for sticking with the 12 Week Program.