It was when she could no longer fit into her pre-pregnancy clothes that Genevieve decided it was time to lose the weight she had gained over her two pregnancies. After joining the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, Genevieve lost 18 kg*, and credits the program for helping her feel happier, lighter, more energetic and more confident.
Starting weight: 91 kg
Current weight: 73 kg
Total loss: 18 kg*
*In seven months. Individual results may vary.
Before the program, I thought my eating habits were relatively healthy and I felt like I had regular exercise following two kids all day. However, I found that I was actually eating too many carbs and not enough protein or dairy. I was trying to exercise on a regular basis, but was feeling really sluggish with the kids and the weight that I’d put on when I was pregnant.
My moment of truth was when I realised that I couldn’t wear any of my clothes that I owned before I was pregnant. I was embarrassed to look in the mirror.
I hadn’t tried other diets before the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet because I didn’t trust them. I felt like diets were all about removing food groups and “banning” fun foods. I used to dread the thought of a diet. Before trying the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, I had dabbled with a few other apps to try and help me track my food intake and exercise, but they were honestly all too hard to navigate and use. I felt like nothing was working and thought that there had to be a better way.
The reason why I chose the 12 Week Program was because of the win/win option. My husband had found the CSIRO website and suggested it. I thought the CSIRO is a reputable, science-based organisation and here they are offering a full refund if I did the three simple steps (log my weight, take a photo and lose weight). I literally had nothing to lose but the weight!
Seeing how easy the app was to use, all the tools that were provided and the fact my meal plans were already set was the winner. I signed up straight away.
I feel so much happier and more confident now with how I look and my health choices. This is honestly the best life decision I’ve ever made! I have more energy now to play with the kids and enjoy the time we have together as a family. I’m more active, more present with my kids and my husband, and I'm just enjoying life like I used to.
I still follow my meal plan pretty much to the letter.
I also followed the exercise plan whilst doing the first 12 weeks of the diet and have maintained regular exercise. My typical week of exercise includes walking with my kids to day care and walking to pick them up each day, as well as slotting in some strength-based training three times a week.
Stick with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. The change might be big at first, but eventually it will be a lifestyle choice that you will never regret!
Breakfast: Rhubarb and ricotta fruit toast
Dessert: 🔒 Caramel banana split (member exclusive recipe)