How it works

How the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet helps you achieve long-term weight loss

  • On average, members lose 7.2% of body weight in 12 weeks
  • "Super star" members lose an average of 21.7% of body weight

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Supporting your weight loss journey

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a scientific approach to weight loss which combines delicious high protein meal plans with powerful online tracking tools. Through years of research you can learn from the success of other members and follow a pathway to a lifetime of health and wellbeing. 

Start Strong

The first 3 months (Week 1-12)

This is where you begin your weight loss journey. Designed to help you lose weight quickly but sustainably in the first 12 weeks.

Goal: Learn the basics and philosophy
Weight Loss: Lose 5-7% of starting body weight

What it involves:

  • Discover a new way of eating
  • Follow the meal plan
  • Track your food and exercise
  • Weigh in regularly
  • Learn from our thriving community
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Stay Strong

Next 3 months (Week 13-24)

You continue on your path to weight loss which helps you stay strong for your next 12-week journey.

Goal: Make the philosophy your own
Weight Loss: Lose 7-9% of starting body weight

What it involves:

  • Learn how to freestyle
  • Focus on staying motivated
  • Keep using the weight loss tools
  • Get inspired with new recipes
  • Stay connected with our community
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Long term weight loss

6 month and beyond (Week 25+)

Once your confidence has grown, and you’re more comfortable living the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet philosophy and the program is becoming a lifestyle.

Goal: Live the philosophy and learn how to reset
Weight Loss: Lose 8-21% of starting body weight

What it involves:

  • Freestyle with confidence
  • Stay accountable
  • Use the tools to reset
  • Learn how to overcome plateaus
  • Motivate other members
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Extras to boost weight loss

Need a Fast Start? 

Fast Start is a way to start the scientifically proven CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. Fast Start combines meal replacement shakes with the Total Wellbeing Diet digital platform to boost your weight loss. The program has been designed for people who battle with cravings or who need a simpler way to begin losing weight.

Research has shown that putting maximum effort into the first three weeks of a diet by engaging with the right weight loss support tools will help you achieve early and longer-term weight loss results.  

Include the Fast Start Starter Pack to kick start the first three weeks of your weight loss journey. The 3 Week Starter Pack includes a shaker and 42 meal replacements. 

Need extra support? 

Your weight loss journey isn’t something you have to go through on your own. Research shows that support from a health professional gives you the best chance of succeeding in weight loss. 

That’s why CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet members have access to Total Wellbeing Health Coaches during their program. 

If you’re looking for extra one-on-one support, include three health coaching sessions to your program.

Frequently asked questions

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.
Are the meal plans budget-friendly?

We've tried to make our meal plans as cost effective as possible, filling them with regular supermarket ingredients and using leftovers later in the week to avoid wastage.

We even recently released a new Simple meal plan that is designed to be our quickest, easiest and most budget-friendly plan yet. You'll find new recipes and many no-cook meals that use just a few shortcut ingredients to save you time. The result is quick meals that cost less but still taste great!

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 covers this. You can learn more about those 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 to ensure you get optimum nutrition from whole foods.

Second, our program is also 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.

I have multiple health issues, which program is best for me?

Many of our members have multiple health issues when joining our program. If this is you, choose the issue that you would most like to improve.

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

We 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 however, and we have a great Help Article on how to do that here.

If you suffer from food allergies, you can absolutely 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.

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