Delicious Meal Plans

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Membership to the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet gives you access to a number of different meal plans to suit your preferences.

All meal plans are created using the same higher protein, low GI philosophy which ensures satiety throughout the day. In other words, when you follow our meal plans you won't go hungry.

Instead of counting calories we focus on everyday whole foods and provide a simple meal plan that fits into your lifestyle. All meal plans are flexible and allow you to swap in and out meals that you like and don't like.

Our meal plans

After joining the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet you can select from a variety of meal plans or feel free to swap between meal plans over the duration of your membership.

Protein Balance Plus

New in 2020 is the Protein Balance Plus meal plan which focuses on high protein, low GI meals and which distributes protein evenly across all meals. It contains plenty of fresh and delicious recipes which the whole family will enjoy.

Protein Balance Basic

Our Protein Balance meal plans have been our most successful to date so we've innovated again and created a Basic option. Protein Balance Basic has been designed based on member feedback and includes simpler recipes that ​require fewer ingredients, take even less time to cook and are organised in a way that makes the meals more affordable. This meal plan is quick, easy, delicious and best of all - budget-friendly.

The nutritional makeup of Basic is the same as the rest of Protein Balance and will yield the same health and weight loss results.

Protein Balance

Our Protein Balance meal plan is different from other high protein diets in that it distributes protein-rich foods more evenly across all meals.

We typically eat less protein at breakfast and more at dinner which is not ideal in a weight loss plan. By eating more protein at breakfast and lunch you will feel fuller between meals and you're less likely to snack on unhealthy foods.

The basic idea is to get at least 25 g of protein at every meal - and around 100 g of protein per day. This will maximise your body fat loss and ensure muscle retention.

Learn more about Protein Balance.

Gut Health

If you are concerned about your gut health, this is the meal plan for you. The Gut Health meal plan has similiar protein levels to Protein Balance but the meals are designed to be gut friendly. 

You can take our Gut Health check to gauge the state of your gut. 

Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health meal plan is high in protein and focuses on fibre and resistant starch which has been designed for weight loss and to sort out stomach-related issues. The higher fibre and high protein combination works to increase satiety so you feel full throughout the day.

The Gut Health meal plan gradually introduces a higher fibre content into your diet to make sure you get used to it.

Learn more about Total Wellbeing Diet for Gut Health

Total Wellbeing Diet Classic

The Classic meal plan is based on the original CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. If you've had success with the Total Wellbeing Diet books in the past, the Classic meal plan will be familiar to you. 

The basic philosophy of the Classic meal plan is higher protein and low GI foods combined for maximum satiety.

Special Edition for Diabetes

Our Special Edition for Diabetes plan is approved by Diabetes NSW and is suitable for people with prediabetes and type 2 diabetes. It is based on the Classic plan and contains many of the same delicious carbohydrate-controlled meals.

Learn more about Special Edition for Diabetes program here.

Gluten Free Meal Plan

Our Gluten Free meal plan is a version of the Classic plan which eliminates foods containing gluten from your daily meals.


If you want to try some of our recipes you can find a selection here.