The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet High Cholesterol Program is more than just a weight-loss strategy – it’s a protein packed, low saturated fat eating plan that helps lower your blood lipid levels (also known as your cholesterol).
The CSIRO conducted several trials to determine which dietary approaches give the best results for weight loss. The trials found the Total Wellbeing Diet resulted in significant reductions in total and LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol, and increases in ‘good’ HDL cholesterol over 12 weeks.
Detecting high cholesterol can be difficult because there are no visible symptoms and it must be diagnosed by a blood test from your doctor. High cholesterol is mostly caused by eating a lot of fatty food, not exercising, and excessive smoking or drinking but it is possible to be genetic. If left unchecked high cholesterol can lead to heart attack or stroke. A proper diet plan and exercise such as the scientifically formulated plan by CSIRO's Total Wellbeing Diet can help lower your cholesterol in just 12 weeks!
Studies have shown that eating a high protein, balanced meal plan is an effective approach to weight loss and improving your cholesterol levels.
When you join our 12 Week Program for High Cholesterol, you will gain access to:
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The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a higher protein, low GI eating plan that has been created and tested by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO.
Our program is built around protein foods, but also includes plenty of grains, fruits and vegetables as well as ‘good’ fats that have been shown to reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the blood.
By joining our online program you can improve your eating habits, lose weight, lower your cholesterol and improve your health.
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Not only was Brenda able to lower her cholesterol levels without any medical intervention, she was able to avoid any nasty side effects that may have come with them. In addition, she dropped an impressive 17 kg*, which lead to a shopping spree and a whole new wardrobe.
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"I tried two different types of cholesterol tablets, but the side effects didn't seem worth it." With our program Glenda lost 23 kg*, and a blood test after the program revealed her blood sugar levels and blood pressure was normal and her cholesterol had dropped.
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You can join the program by clicking here. After you sign up, you'll go through Program Setup which will ask you which health condition you have. This is where you can indicate you would like to follow the 12 Week Program for High Cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a substance found in the fats in your blood. It’s produced by the liver and also made by most cells in the body, because cholesterol is essential for many of the body’s metabolic processes, including the production of vitamin D and hormones like oestrogen and testosterone.
When there’s too much LDL cholesterol, fatty deposits develop in the walls of the arteries - this is high cholesterol. It’s often referred to as ‘hardening of the arteries’ because it restricts blood flow to the heart, brain and rest of the body, increasing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Eating a diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein sources can help lower cholesterol levels.
If you have high cholesterol, it's important to avoid foods that are high in saturated and trans fats, as these types of fats can raise your total cholesterol levels and increase your risk of heart disease.
The main sources of saturated fat in Australians’ diet include treats like cakes, muffins and biscuits, full fat dairy foods in particular cheese and full cream milk, fatty cuts of meat and processed meat products, deep fried foods, pastries and pies. Consuming too much of any of these foods can increase levels of LDL cholesterol in the blood, and so their consumption should be limited as much as possible.
Where you can, try to avoid the following:
The best diet for someone with high cholesterol is one that is low in saturated and trans fats and high in fibre.
Lifestyle changes can make a big difference to your cholesterol levels, helping HDL levels to go up and LDL levels to come down.
As well as being an effective weight-loss strategy – which in itself helps improve cholesterol levels – research by the CSIRO found the Total Wellbeing Diet helps lower your LDL cholesterol levels by:
Studies have shown that changing your diet can lower your cholesterol in as little as two weeks, but this can vary greatly depending on your weight, activity level and starting blood lipid levels.
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.
The 12 Week Program for High Cholesterol is tailored for people with high cholesterol. It is built around protein foods, but also includes plenty of grains, fruits and vegetables as well as ‘good’ fats that have been shown to reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterol in the blood.
You’ll still get to enjoy all the aspects of the regular 12 Week Program, including all the same tracking tools and features, but this program takes into account your specific health condition and educates you on how best to manage this issue
Yes, exercise and physical activity are important lifestyle habits that can improve your health and lower cholesterol. The program includes practical at-home workouts.
No, you do not need a referral from your doctor to join the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.
Weight loss can impact the amount of medication you need. We recommend keeping in contact with your doctor and scheduling an appointment and getting your cholesterol tested after 12 weeks.