Weight Loss for Joint Pain

Lose weight, gain back your energy, and break free of joint pain for good.

  • Losing weight can have a big impact on joint pain
  • Gain back your every day energy

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Simple lifestyle changes + better diet = less joint pain

Osteoarthritis and back pain are the most common joint-related complaints in Australia. Around 2.2 million Australians suffer from osteoarthritis1, and being overweight or obese is a major risk factor for joint pain.

The good news is that losing a modest amount of weight and making simple lifestyle changes can have a big impact on your pain.

In fact, losing as little as five percent of your body weight can offer significant health benefits, including managing symptoms of osteoarthritis and joint pain.

This is where the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet comes in!

Total Wellbeing Diet for Joint Pain

Our 12 Week Program for Joint Pain is designed to help you eat better, lose weight, gain back your energy, and break free of joint pain for good.

When you join, 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 manage joint pain
  • 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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A bowl of Thai salad with rice, beef, chives, shredded carrots and bean sprouts

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.

The latest research emphasises that weight loss and avoiding gaining weight are the most effective methods to improve osteoarthritis and joint pain.

By joining our online program you can improve your eating habits, lose weight, reduce your joint pain, and gain back your energy.

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: 63% of members reported an increase in their energy after finishing our 12 Week Program. 58% of members reported an increase in their physical activity levels after our 12 Week Program.
Jennifer lost 23 kg*

Jennifer is now pain free

A back injury and daily aches and pains in her joints meant Jennifer wasn't able to play with her grandsons. She joined the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, lost an impressive 23 kg* and is now able to keep up with her grandkids and go on long walks and bike rides with her husband. 

*in 12 months. Individual results may vary.

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Kerri lost 27 kg*

Kerri got back to her exercise routine

After being diagnosed with two forms of arthritis, Kerri knew she needed to lose weight to manage her health issues. She lost 27 kg*, allowing her to get back to an exercise routine that helped manage her symptoms and reduced pressure on her joints.  

*in 45 weeks. Individual results may vary.

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Janice lost 19 kg*

Janice feels 10 years younger and lighter

“My foot just cracked under the pressure! My hips and knee joints were always sore and it was harder and harder to just stand up after sitting for a while.” After losing 19.7 kg*, Janice's joints are no longer sore and she can easily get up and down from sitting.

*in 26 weeks. Individual results may vary.

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1Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS)

Frequently asked questions

What is osteoarthritis and joint pain?

Joints form the connections between bones. Any damage to them – from either disease or injury – can interfere with movement and cause discomfort.

Joint pain usually builds up over several years when the cartilage becomes brittle, so the joints can no longer move smoothly or easily.

There are many conditions that can lead to painful joints, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains, and other injuries.

Osteoarthritis, which affects one in 11 Australians, is a chronic condition caused by worn down cartilage in the joints.

This causes the bones to rub together resulting in its painful symptoms. It largely affects the hands, spine, hips, knees and ankles.  

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

If you're experiencing multiple health issues such as high blood pressure, joint pain, high cholesterol, etc, choose the one you would like to focus the most on.

If this is joint pain rest assured that our program is tailored to you. 

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.

The latest research emphasises that weight loss and avoiding gaining weight are the most effective methods to improve osteoarthritis and joint pain.

By joining our online program, you can lose weight, reduce your joint pain, and gain back your energy!

How does this program differ from the regular 12 Week Program?

The 12 Week Program for Joint Pain is simply tailored for people that experience joint pain or osteoarthritis. 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 health condition.

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.

The latest research emphasises that weight loss and avoiding gaining weight are the most effective methods to improve osteoarthritis and joint pain.

By joining our online program, you can lose weight, reduce your joint pain, and gain back your energy!

How do I join the 12 Week Program for Joint Pain?

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 Joint Pain.

Do I need a doctor’s referral?

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