Weight Loss for High Cholesterol

Improve your eating habits, lose weight and lower your cholesterol.

  • A protein packed, low saturated fat eating plan that helps lower your blood lipid levels
  • Created and tested by Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO

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Significant reduction in 'bad' cholesterol

The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet 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.

Total Wellbeing Diet for High Cholesterol

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:

  • A scientifically formulated weight loss plan from the CSIRO
  • Easy and delicious high protein, low GI recipes
  • Educational content and special advice on how to lower your cholesterol
  • Useful online tracking tools so you can watch your body change
  • Access to our Android & iOS companion app
  • Simple exercise plans you can do at home
  • A supportive online community to keep you motivated
  • A refund^ of $199 if you adhere to the program
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Plate with a simple salad of roasted chickpeas, baby spinach, halved baby tomatoes, broccoli and fried haloumi

What to expect when you join

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.

Citation: Hendrie & WilliamsCSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Online: Member Survey. Understanding the health impacts of the program. CSIRO2019.

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Graphic with two stats: 78% of members who lose the most weight reported improvement in their cholesterol. 43% of people signing up to the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet reported that they have high cholesterol.
Brenda lost 17 kg*

Brenda avoided medication

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.

*in 6 months. Individual results may vary.

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Glenda lost 23 kg*

Glenda is now medication free

"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. 

*in 6 months. Individual results may vary.

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Frequently asked questions

How do I join the 12 Week Program for High Cholesterol?

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. 

What is 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.

How long before I see a reduction in my cholesterol levels?

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.

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.

How does the 12 Week Program for High Cholesterol differ from the regular 12 Week Program?

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

Does the program include an exercise plan?

Yes, exercise and physical activity are important lifestyle habits that can improve your health and lower cholesterol. The program includes practical at-home workouts.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

No, you do not need a referral from your doctor to join the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

Do I still need to see my doctor?

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.