Clothes shopping for larger sizes and seat belt extensions were always inconvenient issues for George, but it was when his health was put in danger that he decided it was time to lose the extra weight. Since losing 35 kg* with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, George has gone from sedentary to cyclist – and now rides between 50–80 km every week!
Starting weight: 138 kg
Current weight: 103 kg
Total loss: 35 kg*
*In 12 months. Individual results may vary.
Being of Italian background, we always had an occasion where food was the focus of the gathering. We were also encouraged to eat everything on our plate, including the main staples of pasta and bread.
Recently we would resort to takeaway food as an easy alternative for dinner if we were tired or came home late from work. Exercise was almost non-existent except for the occasional walk after work.
Over the years I've had various problems with my shoulders. Recently I've had nerve pain injections in my shoulders, but the surgeon told me that it was too difficult because I was a “big boy” and the spot was hard to access. I was in pain and really needed the procedure done so I decided to give the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet a go.
Before starting the diet, I was suffering from high blood pressure, fatty liver and was borderline being diabetic. Once the weight started coming off these all disappeared! Now I suffer from none of the above and am in good health; my doctor was surprised!
I also find exercise to be more enjoyable and have been in training to do the MS Sydney to Wollongong ride this year. Unfortunately, it was postponed due to Covid but I'm on track to complete it early in the new year. I purchased a Smart Bike Trainer and have completed the ride virtually a couple of times already.
I now find I have more energy and don't get tired while at work anymore. We climb a lot of stairs during the day, which is now easier.
The meal plans are set out for you. CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet has done all the hard work for you.
The online group is a great source of support and encouragement.
The incentive of a refund made me really try harder but once I started I kept going and reinvested the refund in again.
Losing weight is not a race. Follow the guidelines and you'll get results. Just don’t give up, and celebrate every achievement! I set myself small reachable goals which kept me motivated. I also had great support from the family and a lot of encouragement. We did this as a family which made it easier.
Never give up and you are never too old to start!
Breakfast: Peanut butter and toast
Lunch: Vietnamese chicken sandwich