How it works

Discover how our science-backed program works to help you achieve your health goals

  • 97% of members who completed the online program lost weight
  • On average, members lose 7.2% of body weight in 12 weeks

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What is the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet?

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a scientific approach to weight loss which combines delicious high protein meal plans with powerful online tracking tools.

Created by the experts at Australia's leading national science agency, the CSIRO, the diet combines the latest nutritional research with practical, easy-to-follow guidelines.

With over a decade of research and numerous success stories, the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has proven effective for thousands of people. Our comprehensive approach not only focuses on what you eat but also on behaviour change, encouraging regular physical activity and mindful eating practices to ensure you can maintain your results for the long term.

1. Joining online is easy

Choose your membership length, enter your details and you will get immediate access to your account. You can also add Fast Start meal replacement shakes or Health Coaching sessions to your order in this step.

1. Joining online is easy

2. Personalise your account

Once you're in your account you can choose a program to suit your health goals, and customise your meal plan. We have seven delicious meal plans to choose from, as well as specialised programs focused on health conditions like high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes for no extra charge.

2. Personalise your account

3. Follow the plan

Follow your meal plan and enjoy not having to think about what to cook everyday! Our meal plans are nutritionally balanced to ensure you are getting everything your body needs to thrive, while also losing weight. You're also allowed a indulgence a day - so you'll never feel deprived.

3. Follow the plan

4. Track your progress

Use the tracking tools in our app or website to record your food, exercise and weight loss. Our research shows that members who use these tools the most lose more weight.

Celebrate your success!

4. Track your progress

5. Build new habits

Enjoy group coaching, expert educational content, 1-on-1 online sessions with our Health Coaches (optional) and join our fantastic Facebook member group where over 50k members just like you are changing their lives.

5. Build new habits

6. Achieve your goals!

This will be the last weight loss program you need because this isn't a fad diet, it's a lifestyle change. Get ready to sleep better, feel more energetic and finally hit your goal weight.

6. Achieve your goals!

Why choose the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet?

Because we make it easy to lose weight!

When you join, you'll have access to loads of great features designed to make it easy for you to lose weight. 

  • A scientifically formulated weight loss plan from Australia's national science agency the CSIRO
  • Delicious, simple meal plans suitable to suit your budget and goals
  • At-home exercise plans for all fitness levels
  • Mobile app and tracking tools to monitor your success
  • Supportive community to keep you motivated
Why choose the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet?

10 years of impacting 1.2M Australians

Discover how our program delivers real weight loss results for our members.

*Individual results may vary

Frequently asked questions

How much does the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet cost?

Whether you have a little or a lot to lose, we have a membership that will suit your weight loss goals and budget! You can either pay upfront or monthly and can view all pricing options here.

How do Fast Start meal replacement shakes fit in to the diet?

Fast Start Shakes are designed to provide a convenient and effective way to kickstart your weight loss journey with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

Here’s how they fit into the program:

Week 0: Add the Fast Start Starter Pack to your order when you select your membership length. Your Starter Pack will include a shaker and 42 meal replacement shakes. You can also buy more shakes from the Member Shop after joining. 

Weeks 1 to 3: The program begins with 2-3 Fast Start meal replacement shakes per day depending on your energy needs. These shakes will replace your breakfast and lunch meals, but you'll be provided a delicious Total Wellbeing Diet dinner in your meal plan and can snack on fruit and unlimited veggies. 

Weeks 4 to 6: Once you hit this stage, you will re-introduce breakfast and lunch and include more snacks and even indulgences! If you need, you do have the option to replace breakfast with a Fast Start Shake.

Learn more about our Fast Start shakes here.

I have specific dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, allergies, gluten-free). Is this program suitable for me?

It depends! We do have a gluten-free meal plan that can be chosen during setup, but at this time we do not have a specific vegetarian or vegan meal plan. The online program can be adapted to this style of eating with a few tweaks, and we have a great Help Article on how to do that here.

If you suffer from food allergies, you can substitute out food that you can't eat for things that you can. This is the beauty of our food groups as all food can be swapped within the same group.

For example, if you can't eat nuts, you can swap this for avocado in the healthy fats and oils category, or if you can't eat bananas, you can swap this ingredient for apples. However, please be aware that at this time you cannot choose a meal plan that eliminates foods you are allergic to.

Are the recipes and meal plans family-friendly?
Yes! While the program itself is not suitable for people under the age of 18, the recipes and meals are definitely family friendly. All you need to do is adjust the shopping list to accommodate any family members also following the meal plan. You may want to also adjust the portion sizes and proportions for those with different nutritional needs.
I'm a single person, would the plan suit me?

Absolutely! The meal plans are designed for one person. If you are assigned a recipe that has 2 or 4 servings, the plan will use these additional serves as leftovers throughout the week.

Can I still enjoy my favourite foods and socialise while on this program?

Of course! We’ve tried to make our program as easy and sustainable as possible and that means factoring in those fun social occasions, as well as your favourite treats. We have a food group that specifically caters for this called Indulgences which you can learn about here.

What makes your program different from other diets?

So many things! First and foremost, we don't believe in eliminating any foods or food groups, or in counting calories. Instead, our program focuses on eating all foods in moderation to ensure you get optimum nutrition from wholefoods.

Second, our program is created by Australia's national science agency, so you know the program you are receiving has been tried, tested and validated.

And finally, we offer you a refund^ of $199 if you adhere to the scientifically formulated criteria. What could be better than that?

What kind of results can I expect?

Results are as unique as each of our bodies as everyone has a different starting point – some of our members have lost five kg and reached their goal weight, while others have lost 100 kg to reach their goal weight. But you can be confident that if you follow our program, you will lose weight. Why? Because it has been proven time and time again by science.

As a guide, the average rate of weight loss is about half a kilogram a week (averaged over 12 weeks). This might not sound like a lot but achieving this each week will add up to big losses over time – and losses that you’ll be able to maintain!

To read more about our results and science, click here.

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