After experiencing a series of health scares, Kerri knew that losing weight could help ease and manage her health conditions. She and her doctor both agreed that the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet would be her best option, and with careful tracking and regular weigh-ins, Kerri lost 27 kg* in 45 weeks!
Diet Type: Foodie
Starting Weight: 80 kg
Current Weight: 53 kg
Total Loss: 27 kg*
Refund Received: Yes
*Individual results may vary.
I gradually put on weight over time thanks to excess portion sizes and a lack of activity. A sedentary job and ongoing long-term health conditions meant exercise was difficult, and the weight was creeping on year after year.
I also loved carbohydrates – especially bread. I didn’t eat a lot of what is considered ‘junk foods’, so I’d convinced myself I still ate healthily, despite my portion sizes being too large. I also enjoyed comfort foods which were too high in fat.
I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2016, and the health scare motivated me to lose 18 kg, but I put 10 kg back on due to my inability to exercise and old eating habits creeping in again.
Over time my sugar levels were increasing, and a long-term autoimmune condition called Ankylosing Spondylitis was accelerating. I was also diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. I knew that excess weight on my joints was not helping my conditions.
I chose the diet as it was scientifically-based and had good reviews. My doctor suggested a couple of different approaches, but CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet was the number one option for both of us. I also really liked higher protein and low GI approach and the fact that I would not get hungry on it. I hoped this would mean I could sustain it.
I knew I loved food and I certainly knew that I thought about food all the time, but I hadn’t considered my Diet Type before. Trying new foods – particularly from different cuisines – was something that l really enjoyed. By understanding I was a Foodie I was able to make the changes so that I could still enjoy different types of food, but adapt them to healthier alternatives. I can still enjoy the different food experiences but healthier versions.
My blood sugar levels are reduced to very good levels, my resting heart rate has dropped and there is much less weight on my joints.
Through undertaking the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, I’ve learnt that I can achieve what I want to achieve by setting myself goals and targets!
Trust in yourself and believe you CAN do it! Make sure you’re honest with yourself with what you are eating and track everything you eat.
You can still have a variety of food and experiences, but you will learn to love the things that are healthy for you. Explore herbs and spices to keep your food interesting and learn different ways to cook and enjoy vegetables. Find food that you enjoy and adapt the recipes suggestions to suit your taste. Stick with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet and you will succeed on the program!
Breakfast: Spanish-style baked eggs
Lunch: Baked Mediterranean vegetables
Dinner: Slow cooked lamb shoulder with pumpkin and feta salad
Are you a Foodie? A Pleaser? A Battler? Find out with the Diet Types quiz!