Both the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet and the CSIRO Low Carb Diet plans have been developed and designed by CSIRO. The unique use of food units is their mark. Both diets are prescriptive, energy controlled diets plans that are higher in protein and will equally achieve effective weight loss and assist in controlling your appetite.
Food groups will help you to improve your diet! Other diets count calories to guide what you eat, but the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet is different. We use a special food groups system to help you get optimal nutrition from natural foods including the right balance of protein and low GI carbohydrates. Food groups also help to control kilojoules which is essential for weight loss.
The CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet plan is higher in protein, and lower in Glycemic Index carbohydrates which supports weight loss, especially fat mass whilst helping with appetite control. The CSIRO Low Carb diet is lower in carbohydrate and higher in healthy fats which may improve blood glucose control and possibly a reduction in need for diabetes medication.
Personal food and culture differences are factors to consider as to which diet might work best for you. But if you have insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes, the CSIRO Low Carb diet might provide you with earlier improvements in blood glucose levels.