Research reveals health is number one for weight loss

3 minutes   Published on April 2, 2021

New research from our partner the CSIRO shows health conditions top the reasons for weight loss in Australian dieters. A survey of over 3,000 members of our CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Online suggests weight loss is the best medicine for a range of chronic health conditions.

Our key findings are below, but feel free to check out our infographic download here as well.

Health is number 1

People join the CSIRO Total Wellbeing diet for a great number of reasons, and we love our ability to help those individuals in their health and wellness goals. Since the Total Wellbeing diet is backed by scientific research, we often measure our results and check in on our clients to see how they are doing. In this study of over 3,000 members, we found that the majority of respondents (65%) listed concerned about their health as the greatest factor in losing weight.

Top conditions improved by weight loss:

  • Prediabetes
  • Type2 diabetes
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure
  • 50% of Australians experience gut symptoms
  • Obese individuals experience more gut symptoms than those of normal weight

Interestingly, we can also see from our sample that the more weight you lose, the greater its effect on your overall health conditions. For example, 81% of those who lost the most weight reported improvement in type 2 diabetes compared to 55% of the entire sample. So the more committed members also saw the greatest change in their particular health concern.

Out of all the respondents, 87% reported at least 1 health condition, while 50% of obese respondents had 3 or more health conditions.

Something that helps many individuals commit to our diet and their overall health is the full refund we give to members who successfully adhere to our 12 Week Program. This includes motivational tips, frequent weight loss checks, and other measures to keep our members engaged!

Benefits beyond health

In addition to the wealth of benefits to the overall health and wellness of our members, we reported additional benefits in wealth and energy levels.

The average obese member with 3 or more health conditions reported an annual savings of $460 per condition from reductions in medication. And on top of that, 2 out of 3 respondents reported having more, sustained energy levels as a direct result of the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.

The most committed member of our diet found huge benefits in their health, personal and family life, and their wallet. Sounds lie a win-win!

For adults with obesity, the greatest health benefits were noticed in the first 5% of body weight lost, meaning the benefits to the health conditions and energy levels were noticed early on in members diet who committed to the program.

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