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As opposed to the Atkins Nutritional Approach, the Total Wellbeing Diet is low in calories and low in fat. It's also a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Beans, lentils and chickpeas replace bread.

The CSIRO diet calls for 3.5 ounces of meat at lunch and 7 ounces at dinner and about 3 servings of cereals or breads a day. The diet is made up of 1 ounce of breakfast cereal, 8 ounces of low-fat milk, 2 slices wholegrain bread, 2 fruits, 2.5 cups vegetables, 7 ounces of diet yogurt, 3 teaspoons canola oil and 2 glasses wine a week.

While the CSIRO boasts claims about helping health through the Total Wellbeing Diet, critics of the program warn that the plan is too high in protein and too low in whole grains. Others point to the ironic fact that the CSIRO's research which greatly hypes meat and dairy is partly funded by Meat and Livestock Industry and Dairy Australia.