12 week program

Why the 12 week program?

12weekflyer_christine_websiteOn average, over 90% of diets and weight loss programs fail! Either there is no weight loss, or the extra weight comes back, usually plus interest.

On average, around 50% of women (in particular) who try LCHF (low carb, high fat) fail to lose weight. And of those who are successful, a percentage will stall at some point. Not because LCHF doesn’t work, but usually because they don’t have all the information they need.

Here are just a few examples of what can hold people back.

Firstly, to achieve sustainable, long-term weight loss, we need to burn fat for energy. Many people who start LCHF never drop into a fat burning state. This program is designed to not only achieve fat burning, but to set you up as a fat burner for life.

Secondly, the biggest hurdle is definitely insulin. Most people are now insulin resistant, and this is simply because most of us have grown up on a carbohydrate-rich diet. We don’t have to be diabetic or pre-diabetic to be insulin resistant. In fact, almost 95% of our patients have had raised serum insulin.

Weight loss is almost impossible while insulin is still up. Insulin is our fat storage hormone! While LCHF will often improve insulin, unless it is done in a very specific way, it is not enough to normalise insulin. We have had many patients who have come to us because they have been LCHF long term, even one to two years, and never lost weight. Every single one still had elevated insulin. This is the only program that is designed specifically to bring serum insulin back into normal range.

The third most common reason people fail to lose weight is because of starvation stress. After years of dieting, our thyroid slows, our metabolism slows, and we start protecting our fat! It’s a survival strategy. And what happens if we go back to normal eating when in this state? It is likely we won’t lose and we could even gain temporarily. Healing starvation stress is essential for weight loss and this program is designed to do just that.

This program is successful because the focus is on healing the body. Weight loss then becomes a very welcome bonus.

12 week online program

The online program steps you through the weight-loss process step by step with weekly emails and motivational videos (basically what you would get with 12 weekly consultations with Christine). The program tells you what to expect at each stage of your journey, with weekly meal plans and shopping lists to make things easier. Direct email support from Christine.

Payment plans available on request, enquire here.

Health fund rebate available with Medibank Private if recommended by a doctor (complete this form) and with the right level of cover.

About the online program

What you get:

  • Shopping lists.
  • Weekly meal plans.
  • Detailed weight loss plan and instructions.
  • Weight loss progress trackers.
  • Community group. Support, comfort, advice, encouragement and motivation for everyone doing the program.
  • Weekly motivational videos from Christine.
  • Weekly emails with detailed instructions, designed to be exactly what you would receive in a weekly consult with Christine.
  • Direct email support from Christine herself! This will not always be available but we will certainly offer it as long as we can! If you are signing up now, you will have email support from Christine.
Order Online program 12 week program @ $395.00

Note: You will receive your welcome email within 12 hours, which will show you how to get started. If it doesn’t arrive, please check junk mail.

What people are saying about the program


“Your program has been a life saver. I’d been keto previously but plateaued. There is so much conflicting information out there that I was disheartened and frustrated.

I put out a desperate call on a facebook page saying I need help; I need information because this wasn’t working for me. A few people suggested your program because it worked for them. I had “program fatigue” and was sceptical signing up but I read up on you and watched your introduction video and decided to roll the dice one more time.

From week 1, I was hopeful. You provided a snippet of info that gave me hope that you were going to give me all the right tools and explain why you wanted me to do what you were asking. No other program I know of does that. You’ve researched and lived the lifestyle and broken down the information for us in a simple way that we understand. And just enough information each week so as not to overwhelm people.

Your program has given me all the info I was after and more importantly told me why I need to do certain things. I’m an information geek and now I understand the logic and science behind things.

Honestly, I could kiss you if I ever saw you. I feel in control and on the right path. I know it works and its not a gimmick.”

Justine lost 16 kg (35 lb) during the program and is still losing.

Lucy (week 2)

“I just wanted to share my success so far, mainly because I have been doing keto for years, but always failing to lose. So I hope this can motivate those who have been struggling as I was.

Yes, I have a lot of hormone issues and always blamed that. But now, I realise three things I was doing were little, but very significant. So now that I have changed just those three things, I’m finally losing! 6.2 kg (14 lb) and 30 cm in two weeks. I love you Christine Cronau!”

Brett (week 3)

“Down to 81 kg, losing about 1 kg (2.2 lb) a week. Happy Chappy ! I have lost 4 kg (9 lb) in total, end of week three.”

Anne (week 4)

“I am just starting week 4 and have retaken my measurements and (drum roll please) I have removed forever 20.5 cm, never to return. Still not reaching the target fat amount yet but am getting closer. Lots more energy, feeling well and have not had any cravings at all. Happy person.”

Kerry (week 4)

“End of 4 weeks and I am 5 kg (11 lb) down and 23 cm thinner. 🙂”

Amanda (week 4)

“Non-scale victory: New, smaller jeans. I was getting sick of the old ones falling off of me.”

Lauren (week 5)

“At the end of week 5, I am down 4.1 kg (9 lb)! I didn’t think this would ever be possible for me again because of my insulin resistance. When I was diagnosed I saw a fancy endocrinologist professor and he told me that if I dieted and exercised properly for 6 months I could lose as much as 5 kg. Thank you Christine for sharing the truth and helping ‘hopeless cases’ like me!”

Emily (week 5)

“After trying what seems like a million diets and failing every single time I am so excited that I’m one month into this program and have lost 5.6 kg (12 lb)  and 48 cm total off my measurements! This is on top of having PCOS which normally makes it extremely difficult for me to lose anything.

I honestly can’t believe that this works so well, here’s to the next month! 🙂”

Renae (week 5)

“I wondered about posting progress, and remembered that I initially told you all that I was doing this with my 17 year old son and thought maybe you may like to hear…

He has blown me away and is absolutely loving (as am I) this woe… he is doing his VCE (Victorian Certificate of Education) and is finding it’s simplicity so complimentary as he isn’t craving all the time….his focus is better, he is getting better quality sleep and waking earlier, raring to go…..

We are at end of week 5…..
He has lost 6.8 kg (15 lb) , I have lost 8.4 kg (18 lb) and 8 cm off chest alone……..

If anyone wondering about giving it a go….just do it……and trust your kids will instinctively know and feel the benefits of this….”

Katherine (week 6)

“Today is measure day. Day 28. I have lost 30 cm with most of it being a big 13.5 cm coming off my waist. Followed by my hips at 6.5 cm. So pleased my stomach and waist area are are coming along nicely. I’ve lost a whole ruler!!
No idea about the kgs I didn’t weigh as I didn’t want it be the focus.”

Sue (week 6)

“I’ve now lost 6 kg (13 lb)  and I’m nearly end of week 6.”

Amanda (week 6)

“I am half way there! No cheats, except some vodka here and there. Total 6.4 kg (14.1 lb) lost and 7.62 cm (3 inches) off of my waist. I’m thrilled and motivated to keep going. This journey has really changed my mindset on grocery shopping — I am now shopping for ingredients rather than products, and beginning to enjoy cooking. Thanks for all the support!!”

Joanne (week 7)

“I went to the doctor today. My blood pressure was 117/83. Prior to this it has been 150 or 140 something over 101 or similar. Yes! She doesn’t want me off my blood pressure meds just yet but it won’t be long. Need to go back every few weeks to monitor it so that if it goes too low I can come off it. Happy! She was thrilled to hear I’ve lost 11.2 kg (25 lb) and thinks this way of eating is wonderful. She suggested it to me “off the record” at end of last year and is so pleased with my results [Joanne started the program in January]. She told me today that it is still such a taboo thing in the medical profession and Drs are getting sued over suggesting it but she can’t in good conscience recommend to someone what the profession wants her to recommend when she knows the opposite is what works!”

Zoobaida (week 7)

“Its my 7th week. I started at 104 kg (229 lb). I’ve stuck with the program. Haven’t cheated. I also have PCOS, gallstones. I have done so many diets but never LCHF or keto. I just thought ‘no way as if eating all this fat will make me lose weight.’

I weighed myself today and I’m 94 kg. 10 kg (22 lb) loss in 6 weeks. Very happy. I feel great, I’m finally full after I eat and no snacking. I also love the menus and information. I’m gaining knowledge. I was clueless in the beginning. I’m so glad I joined this program. Thank you :)”

Ashe (week 9)

“Just finished week 9. Down 7 kg (15 lb). I love not feeling hungry and not worrying about food. Any other type of ‘diet’ would have me thinking of nothing else but food!”

Ally (week 10)

“I have been on Christine’s program now for nearly 10 weeks and feel fantastic. Bar a short period when I travelled for work, and it was too hard to refuse free gin and tonics, I have stuck to everything. I have been loving the journey. Perhaps not the first two weeks when I was going through the real detox period, but LCHF has become my husband and my new lifestyle now. Thank you Christine.

Hubby has lost 8 kilos (18 lb) and me 6 (13 lb). Lots of energy, feel great and still a way to go but the best bit about all this is that because we love the food so much — it’s just a lifestyle thing for us now. 

We both had blood tests recently. Everything is much better than pre-LCHF tests and falling perfectly between all the preferred blood test ranges. Our doctor is great but has said to me before re low fat eating is best so didn’t tell her what we were doing. She was so chuffed telling us our results the other day and said ‘keep doing what you are doing’. I have to see her in a few weeks so I will tell her ‘what we are doing’ and can’t wait to see her face.

My personal new love is my skin. So supple—makes sense right… satiated. Just annoyed with the food industry and food education for giving us so many furphies and resulting health problems in our society based on profit and greed. Particularly the furphy re eggs and cholesterol and low fat/salt.

So just wanted to share a bit about our journey with any newcomers. Do everything Christine suggests—it’s not hard because it’s yummy. Make sure you get the best stuff (grass fed, organic etc). Love our cauli rice and zucchini noodles. But mostly take the time to do it and invest in your body, health and wellbeing. You don’t think twice about paying for a haircut or getting a car serviced. Your body is going to be around a long time so look after it. It’s arguably cost effective as it’s real food and less medical bills. There’s no need to cheat. It’s a new lifestyle peeps. Sorry to sound like a preacher 😂 but I feel so good I want to tell the world.”

Colleen (week 11)

“So excited, weighed and measured today…down 5.5 kg (12 lb), 33 cm overall!!!”

Dawn (week 11)

“I’m heading into my 11th week, and I am so happy I did this. Eating clean has lifted the brain fog, I don’t feel overwhelmingly exhausted all the time, and my heartburn is finally calming down. The new jeans I bought 3 months ago are getting loose, but I have no idea how much I’ve lost because I haven’t weighed in yet. I rarely feel hungry, and now I can do a little more physical activity before my lower back becomes painful. I might not be doing it perfectly, but it’s better than what I was doing before, and I’m happy moving at my own pace (as I struggle adapting to change quickly).”

Toni (week 12)

Feeling really good and the weight loss is the bonus.”

Emily (week 12)

“Today was my final day of the 12 week program (but definitely not my final day of this lifestyle!). I have lost 15.5 kg (34 lb) and 79 cm (!!!!) off my body! I’m also down 3 sizes in my jeans & my engagement ring won’t stay on my finger!

I’m so grateful for this program and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next 12 weeks 🙂”

Meegan (week 12)

“Yesterday was my last day of the 12 week program and this morning was weigh in and measurements. In the 12 weeks I have lost 10 kg (22 lb) and a total of 52 cm from my body! Whilst I think we always wish for faster results, when I sit back and think of how far I have come health wise and how easy I have found following the program – I am thrilled! Now back to Day 1 again.”

Lynda (week 12)

“I have finally reached my 12th week, and I can’t quite believe it. I have lost a little over 10 kg (22 lb), and am feeling pretty fantastic – even though I have at least another 10 to lose and will stay with the ketogenic diet for another three months. The only way I’ve ever lost weight in the past has been by going on shakes (Optifast) under supervision, but each time the weight came straight back on. After a lifetime of ‘dieting’ I believe I’m definitely insulin resistant, and that I will always need to stay pretty low-carb, but that isn’t proving to be a problem. I’m now looking at living this way for the rest of my life.”

Lauren (week 12)

“12 weeks done and dusted! Today is my last day of the 12 week plan and I feel great. My weight is down, I’m wearing smaller clothes, I saw my doctor yesterday to get a referral for a blood test and he commented on how much brighter and happier I seemed than usual. For the first time I what seems like forever, food isn’t in control of me; I don’t plan when or where I’m going out based on what food I can justify eating while I’m there. LCHF has changed everything, and I’m so grateful I took a chance on it! I still have a long way to go to being a healthy weight (around 22 kg more I think) but I now at least have faith that I will get there, after years of fighting my insulin and getting bigger and bigger. Can’t wait to see my blood results!”

Louisa (week 12)

“This is week 12 for me and I feel great! Weight loss has felt slow but I’ve still lost and I feel lighter and so much more energetic. I’m 7 to 8 kg (18 lb) down and have lost 9 cm from my waist, 5 cm from my chest, 6 cm from my hips, 6 cm from each of my thighs and 2/3 from my arms. I’m stoked!”

Jess (week 12)

“As I finish the 12 week program I have lost 4.5 kg (10 lb). Stoked as I hadn’t lost this much in one year. Thank you lovely Christine and you wonderful people in the group for the support encouragement and generally being fab. Looking forward to the next 12 weeks.”

Many people stay on the program after the 12 weeks is finished and continue with amazing results…

Kerry (one week after program)

“Finished 12 weeks last Monday but forgot to measure so, Week 13 and I am down 10.6 kg (23 lb) and 52 cm! Woohoo!! Best part is I feel so much better, I haven’t been sick, no pain in my knee. Bring on the next 12 weeks 

Linda (3 weeks after program)

“PROUD MOMENT… got into our 2 door car yesterday… (I’m short) moved seat all the way forward… my BELLY didn’t touch steering wheel!!!”

Kerrie (3 weeks after program)

“This is now my way of life. When I started I fully committed to a month as I just couldn’t conceive that eating this way could possibly work, but I was desperate. I figured that after 1 month I would be even fatter or would’ve lost weight. At the end of the first week, the night before “weigh-in”, my husband and I both believed that there was no way possible we could lose weight after all the butter and cream and meat we’d been eating. We couldn’t believe our eyes next morning when we jumped on the scales. Both were about 2 kg (4 lb) down. Week 2 we felt the same way, and another weight loss. In fact, every week has been a loss, apart from last week when we had a few too many nights which included alcohol. But that’s OK. Back on track this week. 😃”

Toni (4 weeks after program)

“As at this morning I’m 29 kg (20 lb) down in 4 months. I needed guidance and direction in the Keto/LCHF world. Yes that’s a lot but I’ve got a lot to lose. I’m 1/3rd of the way. I recommend keeping it simple, listen to your body and let it heal, stay away from the scales (I think they can do your head in). Favourite meal is the cauliflower fried rice (or anything with bacon in it). To all the other participants of this program, keep up the hard work, believe in yourself, continue reading and learning, believe in this way of eating.”

Joanne (4 months after program)

“For the first time ever I can fit my arms all the way around my husband!!! And my fingers overlap! He’s lost just over 52 kg (114 lb)  and I’ve lost just over 27 kg (59 lb) and counting. LCHF for life.”

Lee (husband mentioned above) 12 months after starting

“I was a sceptic once because of continued failure on diets. But I told Jo that I would commit to this for a year and see how it went. It’s for life now.”

Lee’s weight loss is now 112 kg (246 lb)!! And, Joanne had a beautiful baby boy and lost 33 kg (73 lb)!



“I started on LCHF by joining the 12 week program.  My main goal in doing so was to regain my health by my 50th Birthday next year.  This decision was the best one I have made in years.

“My health history is that I had been suffering greatly from fatigue and strong body pain, I had been told that I had a fatty liver, was suffering from indigestion and bloating. I was also having emotional issues where I was often very angry and depressed for no reason…

“The results I have had have been more beneficial to me than anything else I have ever tried and I am a lifetime convert.”

Order Online program 12 week program @ $395.00

Note: You will receive your welcome email within 12 hours, which will show you how to get started. If it doesn’t arrive, please check junk mail.

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Order Online program 12 week program @ $395.00

Note: You will receive your welcome email within 12 hours, which will show you how to get started. If it doesn’t arrive, please check junk mail.

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Please ensure the 12 week program is right for you. No refund/cancellation prior to completion. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances. Please read full refund policy here.