CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet


CSIRO total wellbeing diet (TWD) is a program developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), an Australian national science agency. This dietpromotes a low stout, high protein and moderate consumption of carbohydrate weight loss program. CSIRO total wellbeing diet is a calorie-controlled, very structured, and nutritionally balanced diet which involves exercise and consumption of huge amounts of protein from poultry, meat and fish.

The main components of TWD are:

  • Adequate fiber from fruits, vegetables and whole grains
  • Restriction on calories
  • Low stout
  • High intake of protein from lean meat, low stout dairy products and fish
  • Moderate intake of carbohydrates
  • Exercise

This program follows the standard nutritional guidelines except for its emphasis on meat consumption.

The fundamental daily TWD plot consists of:

  • Lean protein lunch up to 4 oz
  • Lean protein dinner which consists of 7 oz lean red meat 4 time per week, fish twice a week, or chicken once a week
  • Two 1 oz slices of whole grain bread
  • Two medium sized fruits
  • About a cup of high fiber cereal
  • Low stout dairy
  • Half a cup of salad
  • 4 half a cup servings of vegetables
  • 3 tsp of margarine or oil
  • Two servings of indulgence foods a week
  • 30 minutes of daily exercise

Foods that should be avoided include:

  • deep fried
  • pan fried
  • battered
  • crumbed
  • sauces with oil, cheese, cream or butter
  • fried potatoes.

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet book

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet book is written by Dr. Noakes and Dr. Clifton. It was successfully launched in Australia on 2005 and became a bestseller. This book clarifies and provides details regarding the diet. It also contains more than a hundred recipes.

CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet book 2

After the success of the first book, a sequel was launched on 2006 which is the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet book 2. This book now includes the following additions and revisions:

  • A structured yet simple do-anywhere exercise program has been added.
  • A section on maintaining focus on the diet has been added.
  • Calcium consumption is increased by an extra serving of dairy every day.
  • Caloric consumption is a bit higher.
  • Eight latest recipes and substitutions have been also added.
  • Twelve weeks of sample menus give readers an overview on how to prepare or organize a diet plot.
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