Unlike many other popular diets, The CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) Diet relies on totally new research funded by an Australian research institute of the same name, and information is available for the public to use.

The diet came up based on a study wherein the weight lost between two groups of people who both receive the same amount of calorie intake, but one on the high carbohydrate and the other on the high protein. The result showed that although both groups did lost weight, those who are on the high protein diet lost more and felt better.

In addition, those who are in the high protein diet reported that they felt less temptation to eat snack between meals and that the dieters found it easier to stick to the high-protein diet than one rich in carbohydrates

As a result, it has been translated into a complete diet plan which aims to stick to a balanced diet with the right amount of calories. A typical day’s meal plan consists of the following:


  • Cereal and low fat milk,


  • Fruit twice a day

Lunch and Dinner

Two main meat meals can be:

  • 100 grams of chicken,fish or red meat for lunch
  • 200 grams of red meat for dinner
  • Both meals accompanied by vegetables
  • A slice of bread or an alternative carbohydrate


  • A cup of low fat yogurt sweetened with one


  • Two glasses of wine per week

The diet plan could be trusted for a number of reasons. First, it’s developed by qualified nutrionists and dieticians. Second, the diet includes food from all the main food groups. Third, it is very structured and if followed correctly, can really give positive results.

However, this diet plan doesn’t cater to everyone, especially to vegetarians. CSIRO diet promotes eating a lot of meat. Second, it hasn’t been tested in the longer term – to see how healthy it is, or if it really is easier for people to follow.

Basically, there’s no harm following this diet especially that this came from the most trusted of people in the nutrition world.

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