Over the years, Jane had put on some extra weight thanks to an unbalanced diet and a tendency to overindulge in social situations. Although her health stats remained within the healthy range, her weight made it difficult to do everyday things like bending down to tie her shoelaces or walking up a hill. It was after seeing a photo of herself on holiday that Jane decided to begin the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. Jane lost 15 kg* and regained a more balanced way of eating.
Diet Type: Socialiser
Starting Weight: 84.5 kg
Current Weight: 69.5 kg
Total Loss: 15 kg*
Refund Received: Yes
*In 15 months. Individual results may vary.
Luckily my health was fine in regards to blood pressure etc., but before I lost my weight, I had trouble doing everyday things like bending down to tie my shoelaces or getting up out of a chair without feeling stiff. I had asthma and couldn’t walk at a pace up a hill. I felt uncomfortable in my clothes and hated shopping.
I didn’t have a balanced diet and often skipped meals and didn’t drink enough water. My diet was very boring, and it didn’t include many vegetables.
I was impressed that it was a way of eating rather than a diet. I also had respect for CSIRO and believed that the program must be scientifically founded. I was also impressed that I could get my initial $199 refunded if I followed a couple of easy steps! That helped to motivate me over the initial three months.
I’ve really enjoyed the variety of food and recipes on the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet. The routine of logging in every day, having a shopping list to follow, uploading my weight and measurements and photo every week have also been really valuable for me.
Knowing my Diet Type did help as it justified how and why I had such temptations. It also made me aware that if I wanted to stick to the plan, I needed to be flexible in my approach. If I knew that I was going out I would limit my bread intake throughout the week and would not have any indulgences, allowing me to save up my allowances. This would then give me freedom to have a glass of wine, or a piece of garlic bread or a sweet. I was, however, still very conscious of what I should be eating and what I should not! The Thinker in me was never far away!
I can walk without puffing, I don’t get asthma, I can bend down to tie up my shoes and I can get in and out of chairs easily! I also have a lot more energy than I used to, and I actually enjoy shopping and wearing new clothes now!
Don’t get frustrated if the weight doesn’t come off quickly. The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is a way of eating well and will take time!
Be flexible and realise that being on this program doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy your social outings.
Breakfast: Bircher muesli with apple, almonds and apricot
Lunch: Mediterranean tuna grain salad
Dinner: Brown rice, chicken and roast vegetable salad
Snacks: Fruit and natural yoghurt
Are you a Foodie? A Pleaser? A Battler? Find out with the Diet Types quiz!