This month we are proud to announce that we have refunded a whopping $2.7 million back to Australians who have lost weight with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet!
The refund offer^ is a unique feature of our 12 Week Program. It allows members to receive a refund of their $199 joining fee – meaning if they adhere to the program they can lose the weight for free!
At the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, our mission is to help Australians lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. Our evidence-based approach goes beyond the delicious recipes and meal plans; all of the features and tools – including the refund offer – are based on research.
To be eligible for the offer, members have to meet certain science-based criteria during the 12 Week Program. “The criteria for the refund is focused on key behaviours that are associated with weight loss success. These include being accountable for what you eat, keeping a food diary and weighing in regularly,” says Dr Gilly Hendrie, CSIRO Research Scientist.
Our research shows that members who receive a refund lose 54 percent more weight than non-refunded members. More refunded members also lose a clinically significant 5 percent of their body weight compared to non-refunded members – 58 percent versus 39 percent!
“Everybody is almost ready to start a diet. They’ve Googled it, they’ve looked it up and they’re nearly ready to start. But they just need that little bit of extra motivation to take that final step and start something new. For some people, this refund offer was that one thing that helped them get started,” says Hendrie.
Here's what members who've lost weight and received a refund have to say about the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet:
“I was 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.”
*In 15 months. Individual results may vary.
“I originally chose the diet because of the science and evidence behind it, but what got me over the edge was the refund offer. I had in my head that I’m going to lose $199 if I don’t stick to this diet, and that worked really well as a motivator for me.”
*In 6 months. Individual results may vary.
“I was positively inclined anyway but the clincher was the money back offer. Even though the program is inexpensive, I thought that the money back offer would be yet another incentive to stick to the program – I really did have nothing to lose!”
*In 12 weeks. Individual results may vary.