A mother of three who gave up three dress sizes in less than six months has revealed how she achieved remarkable weight loss using a science-based diet.
Adele Fiene, 38, from Wollongong, NSW, was unhappy with her size 16 after the birth of her youngest child Gwyneth in February 2019.
The busy banking executive spent long hours traveling for work and spent days off with her young family, munching on take-out coffees, cookies, cakes and large servings of processed carbohydrates.
But when it got harder to keep up with her two older boys, Franklin, seven, and Morris, five, Adele decided to set a positive example for her children by overhauling her diet and fitness.
“I would really let myself go. I was not happy with the way I looked, but more importantly, I wanted to be a good example for my children growing up, ”she told Daily Mail Australia.
Adele Fiene, 38, from Wollongong, NSW, was unhappy with her size 16 after the birth of her youngest child Gwyneth, but has since fallen to a size 10 after losing 20 pounds in less than six months
The determined mom lost 20 kilos in six months following the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet, a high protein, low GI online plan created by Australia’s National Science Agency that promises to help maintain weight long term.
The diet claims to reduce cravings by focusing on foods like high protein bread, ricotta, salmon, and veggies that keep you fuller for longer, and boosts metabolism with fresh antioxidant ingredients that help the body burn calories. faster.
Adele is now a size 10 and her eczema – a skin condition she had suffered from for years – is completely gone.
“I haven’t done size 10 since high school so I’m very happy! ” she said.
But Adele’s transformation has been more than physical.
Adele’s transformation has been more than physical; she now has “a lot more energy” to keep up with her noisy brood and feels fitter than she has in years, regularly covering distances of 5 kilometers
She now has “a lot more energy” to keep up with her turbulent brood and feels healthier than she has in years, regularly covering distances of 5 kilometers.
Adèle’s advice to lose weight
– Set a realistic goal and a reason why you are trying to lose weight
– Be organized and have fun
– Understand the size of your portions and eat within them
– Save indulgences and have fun
– If you overdo it, don’t give up, tomorrow is a new day … so start over!
– If you are entertaining, prepare healthy meals from the Total Wellbeing Diet database and serve them
– Take pictures and note your weight
“I’m playing soccer with my boys and now I can crawl after my daughter. Losing weight has improved my life with my children and made me enjoy the time I spend with them much more, ”she said.
Adele had tried a series of detox, fasting, and fad diets over the past 10 years before finding out about the CSIRO program, but none of them helped her maintain her weight for very long.
“Sitting at home on maternity leave with a young baby gave me a lot of time to research different options, and when I stumbled upon the Total Wellbeing Regimen I thought, ‘This will actually fit. to my lifestyle, ”she said.
Created by a team of nutritionists, the program includes simple yet delicious meal plans, along with a list of ingredients tailored to your specific needs and family size that can be purchased online through an app.
Users can follow the progress on the app, which offers tips and suggestions on experimenting with healthy, low-calorie ingredients and seasonings.
There is also a CSIRO Facebook page, where dieters share their stories to motivate each other.
“It’s great to have the support of thousands of other people who are walking the same path as you,” she said.
A passionate home cook, Adele loved the idea of preparing meals for her family without the stress of deciding on daily dinners.
“That removes the whole ‘what are we going to eat tonight’ from the equation. It kept me from running for take out, ”she said.
“I even started serving CSIRO meals when we have friends over. They no longer make a difference!
The science behind the CSIRO diet
CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has conducted one of the world’s largest weight loss studies to find the answer to long-term, sustainable weight loss.
Research with approximately 60,000 members of CSIRO Total Wellbeing found that the key to successful weight loss was active and consistent engagement in the plan – the more members used the online diet system, the more they lost. weight.
Top performing members lost an average of 21% of their body weight using the program’s recipes, exercise tips, and support systems, which establish new habits for better long-term weight loss results.
The diet is based on delicious foods, generous portions, and high protein, low GI meals that keep you fuller for longer. Protein is distributed evenly in daily meals and bundled with fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy carbohydrates.
Source: CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet
While happy with her weight and slim physique, Adele has plans to follow the diet for the foreseeable future.
Along with her new healthy eating plan, Adele improved her fitness with resistance training and bodyweight exercises from the comfort of her home.
And while she’s happy with her weight and slim physique, she intends to stick with the diet for the foreseeable future.
“I don’t see it as a diet now, it’s a way of life,” she said.