Suitable for individuals with a body mass index (BMI) in the 26 - 29 range who are motivated to eat healthier, be more active and enjoy better wellbeing. It aims to help achieve gradual weight loss goals.

What is the Healthy Weight for Life (HWFL) Essentials program?

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Dietitian-led program

Personal H-ADAPT assessment and goal-focused plan.

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Gradual weight loss 

Proven to reduce pain and improve mobility.

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Gentle exercise plan

Reduce joint stiffness and improve physical function

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Digital member hub

A secure personal web portal to track progress, access great resources and message your support team.

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Monitoring and support

A specialised healthcare team to provide support and guidance via phone, SMS, email, private online message board and post.

The Healthy Weight For Life Essentials program is a personalised goal orientated nutrition and wellbeing program led by a team of specially trained dietitians. You will be provided with 4 personal dietetic consults spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.

The program focuses on a practical step by step implementation of the key pillars of sustainable long term healthy living and weight management.

Our dietitians will work with you in the one-on-one phone appointment consults to discuss your priorities and together develop personal goals and action plans to help you achieve the outcomes that are important to you.

They will make sure to reassess your goals with you along the way and adapt your plan based on your current level of progress and any changes to your motivations and challenges.

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How will the Essentials program help me?

The program helps build understanding of the influences on health behaviours such as social, physical and psychological factors. It will guide you to find foods that you enjoy for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks in the portions and serving sizes that will benefit your health.

The program supports you to make simple, achievable and realistic changes to your day to day eating and activity choices, habits and routine to benefit your overall health and wellbeing, for life.

We want you to be enjoying your meals, maintaining your nutritional requirements, improving your fitness, optimizing your sleep, managing your stress, and cultivating your support network! All the while, the HWFL Team is here to help support you to achieve these goals.

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Your BMI is


(4 feet = 48 / 5 feet = 60in / 6 feet = 72in)

What does the program include?

H-ADAPT - a comprehensive 360 degree personal assessment of current eating, drinking and exercise habits and how mood, attitudes and feelings may be influencing personal choices (view details)

4 personal dietetic telehealth consults spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart over 18 weeks

Additional unlimited phone, sms, email and personal message board access to the full specialised allied health Care Support Team (view details)

The Healthy Weight For Life portion planning and lifestyle modification system (view details)

Digital Member Hub - personal online tracking and resource web portal (view details)

HWFL portion plan resources

All the resources you need to do the program will be posted out to you.

There is no cost for eligible HCF members and staff.

For more information:

Call the Healthy Weight For Life team on 1800 226 180.

Request a program Information Pack - click here

* Clinical and policy eligibility criteria apply. Waiting periods apply.