Zoe gradually gained extra weight over the years when she started full time work and ate takeaway meals frequently for convenience. She joined the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet to help her take control of her eating habits, and as well as losing 25.5 kg*, she's also learned that healthy food can be just as convenient as takeaway!
Starting weight: 95.5 kg
Current weight: 70 kg
Total loss: 25.5 kg*
*In 7 months. Individual results may vary.
When I was a teenager to a young adult, I was very active, playing in rep cricket teams and captaining a one day team at my local cricket club. When I started working full time and moved out of the area, I was no longer exercising and I didn’t think too much about what I ate. I always gave in to cravings and ate way too much fast food. I slowly put on weight over the years and when my husband and I decided to start our family, I was constantly reminded about my weight by health professionals. I was able to put on minimal weight during the pregnancy as the baby gave me reason to look after and nourish my body. I started the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet four months postpartum so that I could take control of my eating habits.
I chose the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet because it was the only diet that purely focused on food to help better my physical and mental wellbeing. Having a very young infant, I didn’t have time to exercise beyond our daily walk with the dog.
My life has changed for the better. I am so much happier now! I can play on the floor with my daughter and move with such ease. I can fit into clothes that were way too tight for me beforehand.
The biggest lesson I learned was about basic food nutrition and how to nourish and look after my body. I feel like my tastebuds completely reset after a couple of weeks on the program and I was able to enjoy healthy foods. I also learned that healthy foods can be convenient as well.
My advice would be to start strong by following the meal plan closely, and to use the tracker!
Breakfast: Overnight oats with banana
Lunch: Italian roast vegetable pasta salad
Dinner: Slow-cooked lamb shoulder with pumpkin feta salad
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