Why the 12-week program?
On 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 keto or LCHF (low carb, high fat) fail to lose weight. And of those who are successful, a percentage will stall at some point. Not because keto or LCHF doesn’t work (it absolutely does), but usually because they don’t have all the pieces of the puzzle. This program has those missing pieces.
This program is successful because the focus is on healing the body. Weight loss then becomes a very welcome bonus.
What can hold people back?
Firstly, to achieve sustainable, long-term weight loss, we need to burn fat for energy. Many people who start keto or LCHF never drop into a true 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 spent years on a carbohydrate-rich diet. We don’t have to be diabetic or pre-diabetic to be insulin resistant. In fact, most of the patients we see in clinic have raised 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 may not be enough to normalise insulin. We have had many patients who have come to us because they have been keto or 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 or we could even gain temporarily (starvation stress is what makes us gain extra after dieting). Healing starvation stress is essential for long-term, sustainable weight loss and this program is designed to do just that.
What do you get?
Everything you need for your weight loss journey
Shopping lists. Weekly meal plans. Detailed weight loss plan and instructions. Weight loss progress trackers.
Support, comfort, advice, encouragement and motivation for everyone doing the program.
Access to Christine Cronau
Weekly motivational videos from Christine. Weekly emails with detailed instructions and what to expect each week; designed to be exactly what you would receive in a weekly consult with Christine. Direct email support from Christine herself!
Get the 12-week online program
This program is successful because the focus is on healing the body. Weight loss then becomes a very welcome bonus.
$100 cash back if you share your story when you reach your goals!
70 kg (154 lb) lost in just over 12 months
“Easiest ‘diet’ I’ve ever followed…65 kg (143 lb) down in 12 months (a few more to go). Healthier and happier!” Alexis’s husband did the program with her and also lost 33 kg (73 lb).
Update: Alexis has now lost a total of 70 kg (154 lb).
Same shirt 3 months later—16 kg (34lb) lost
“I fully expected to gain weight on LCHF (low carb, high fat), especially eating bacon, steak, fish, eggs, and all sorts of great foods, but I didn’t put on as much as 100 g!”
Instead, Ashley lost 16kg (34 lb) and 19 cm from his waist measurement!
112 kg lost in just over 12 months
“I was a sceptic once because of continued failure on diets. But I told my wife I would commit to this for a year and see how it went. It’s for life now.”
Lee’s lost a total of 112 kg (246 lb) in just over 12 months!! And, his wife Joanne had a beautiful baby boy and lost 33 kg (73 lb)!
27 kg (59 lb) lost in 6 months
“I started on 2 January and strangely I hit my goal of 27 kgs lost on 2 July — so exactly 6 months! I’m going to keep going because another few kgs would be nice and this is just how I eat now! I do have the occasional glass of wine now though and sometimes make some keto cheese scones for a weekend treat. I really don’t think I’d have got off the ground with this way of eating without the programme – so thanks to Christine Cronau and everyone in the group!”
Almost 18 kg (39 lb) lost in 16 weeks
“I started the program on the 4th February at 97 kg. This was the photo that triggered my “enough is enough”. Today I finally got down to 79.5 kg. I’ve only got another 5 to get to goal. The program and keto works. Just have faith in it, track your macros and ensure you eat enough fat.”
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.
“I’ve done the March program with Christine. Please be encouraged to stick with her program. I have felt the best I’ve ever felt and her recipes are so yummy. My whole family enjoys them now too. There will be times where it seems like it’s too hard or you can’t see a difference. For me it took 4 weeks before it was really noticeable. Good luck to you all and thank you again Christine xx.”
Julie (Week 1)
I started a week ago tomorrow. I can honestly say that it has been the easiest week of my life as far as diets/change of lifestyle whatever you like to call it. I’ve never felt hungry so my only advice is make sure you eat the fat stated by Christine as this is what keeps you satisfied and you are unlikely to cheat or have a blow out….I’m not longer bloated, looking for food between meals at all, and I feel fabulous! Can’t wait for the next few weeks….
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.”
Sharon (Week 3)
"I am so excited beyond words. 3 weeks doing this program and I am 10cm off my waist, 8cm off my hips and 4 cm off each thigh. So damn excited and feeling fabulous. Thank you, Christine, from the bottom of my heart. I have been trying to lose weight for the last 7 years with no success until now."
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.”
Ann-Marie (Week 4)
“I thought I would share some progress as I’m 4 weeks in. I did my measurements and I’ve lost a total of 16 cm from my body in 4 weeks! 😁👏🏻”
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!!”
Belinda (Week 6)
“I’m coming to the end of week six, and I am feeling fantastic! Not only the weight loss (6 kg) but the non scale wins…there are so many to list:
- So much energy
- Anxiety practically non existent
- Able to keep my emotions under control (previously I couldn’t)
- Sleeping well
- Not thinking about food every minute of the day
- Being able to listen to my body more easily
and doing what it needs.
- No extreme hunger
- Getting back into non plus size clothing 😍
I’m preparing for my holiday because I’m not straying one bit!”
Joanne (Week 6)
“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 11)
“Feeling really good and the weight loss is the bonus.”
Jasen (Week 12)
“Well my 12 weeks is up today. A bit crazy this last week and on the scales every 2nd day (don’t do it!) — chasing the 20 kg loss mark — I got to 20.3 kg! Bloody stoked! Started at 165.7 and weighed in today @ 145.4. That’s 12% weight loss! I’d have a guess I haven’t been this weight for 25+ years!
Some interesting, weird, nice facts: I can fit my arm between my body and the car door — LOL. I’ve seen 2 people last week that I hadn’t seen since xmas — they were shocked and asked what did I do? Mobility is unbelievable — kneeling, walking pace. Energy levels are through the roof!
I reckon I had Keto flu for 4 weeks (or my morning BP coffee withdrawal). I really felt like crap but got through in the end. MY issues were portion size and protein intake (too much of it – a bloke thing?) Once I realised I adjusted quite easily. My go to was homemade Mayo and butter (it really is hard at first how much fat I needed). I didn’t count calories, measure my ratios, weigh food or anything like that. What made this easier was just following the plan week by week.
Iv’e said it in my last post — thanks again Christine Cronau – for everything you do for Keto / LCHF — you rock.”
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 🙂”
Sarah (Week 12)
“Today is the last day of my 12 week programme — I’m thrilled to have got through the 12 weeks relatively painlessly but will be continuing on because I still have a few kg to go. I was planning on going LCHF this January anyway, but by chance I saw the ad for Christine’s programme and I think it’s made it so much easier! I’ve lost 15.2 kg — I was too scared to take the measurements but wish I did. But I am fitting into clothes I haven’t worn for a couple of years so I know there’s a difference there too. I’ve still got 10 kg to go so onwards and downwards from here! Thanks for the programme Christine and thanks all for this supportive group, it’s great seeing everyone’s progress.”
Amanda (Week 12)
“Into week 12, I’ve lost a total of 12 kg (25.5 lb), 5 3/4 inches off of my waist. My serum insulin has dropped from 15 to 8. I have absolutely no intention of stopping, but will be adding the occasional coffee back into my life. Thank you, Christine.”
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!”
Penny (Week 12)
“I just want to let you know that I am half way through week 12 and I am delighted with my results – down 9 kg & 39.5 cm.
I have found the program easy and very helpful. I appreciate your knowledge and rationale which makes changes easy to accept. I have been following Paleo principles for a couple of years but the new additions have made a positive difference.”
Carol (Week 12)
“12 weeks done and dusted ! I’ve lost a total of 7 kg without any exercise so am very pleased although I would like to get another 10 kg off. I’m thinking this woe is sustainable for me. In the past I’ve exercised 5 times per week and still really struggled with with my weight. I will definitely keep going.”
Rebecca (Week 12)
“So today marks the end of the 12 Week Program for me. I’ve had a few hiccups along the way – margharitas are my weakness. My total weight loss was 6.8 kg and 8 cm off my waist, despite having hypothyroidism! However, the non scale victories have made the most impact and actually changed my life. 💛 I will continue to do another intense 12 weeks as I have a lot of starvation stress to heal from. I look forward to seeing where the next journey takes me. Thank you Christine Cronau for such amazing support. X”
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 (64 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.”
Sarah (4 weeks after program)
“I know this is about health primarily but I clocked up 20 kg lost today. I’m thrilled with the health benefits generally but with only 6 kg more to lose I’m pretty happy with the weight loss too! I’ve been on the programme since 2 January this year and I kind of surprised myself by just carrying straight on after the initial 12 weeks. It’s just so easy – there was no reason to stop! “
Caitlin (4 weeks after program)
“I thought you might be interested to hear my progress details so far. I have just completed week 16, insulin was at 42 when I started the program. I had blood tests done at the end of the 12 weeks and my insulin is now currently sitting at 23!!! I have lost a total of 18 kg and 70cm! I test my blood sugar and ketones every week by a finger prick test, my blood sugar has been under 5 for about 6 weeks now.
I feel absolutely amazing, I love the food I eat and am finally starting, for the first time in my life, to feel like I am not the odd one out anymore because of the way I look and people don’t seem to stare at me for as long anymore. I hope my email shows you how you are changing lives, I certainly never imagined mine could change that way it has, thank you so much for all the time you invest in helping others.”
Frequently asked questions
Can I start the program anytime?
Yes. You can start the program any time throughout the year, however, we do two large intakes every year where everyone will start on the same day. January 1 and September 1. If you have just missed a big intake, you haven’t missed out; you can simply join when you are ready.
Will I lose weight during the 12 weeks?
Most people do lose weight during the program, but it is important to understand that sustainable weight loss can take a little time. Most of us want a quick fix, but have spent 10, 20, or even 30 years dieting. This causes damage. It puts our body into a state of starvation stress. Our thyroid has to slow down, our metabolism has to slow down, and we start protecting our fat stores, and it can take time to heal this state of starvation stress. Just as an example, the cycle of a red blood cell is 16 weeks. The truly remarkable thing is, however, is that the body has an amazing ability to heal, and we actually do it quite quickly considering what has happened to most of us previously.
The first 12 weeks are where the majority of changes take place in the body; blood markers improve, metabolism improves, hormones rebalance, and more. It is best not to focus on weight loss for the first four weeks while the body becomes fat adapted. Then, a lot of magic happens for many people during the remainder of the program, but often, the most magic happens after the program. This is a change for life.
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This program is successful because the focus is on healing the body. Weight loss then becomes a very welcome bonus.