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Program Overview

Program Phases

Measuring Waist

KicStart™ VLCD

Portion Control


Type 2 Diabetes

One of the key philosophies underpinning the Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Weight For Life™ program is:

So you will not have to cut out (so called) 'bad' foods completely. Instead the portion planning system and tools provided will teach you how to:

  • Select the right portion size of healthy and tasty foods every day at every meal
  • Balance food AND drink 'energy in' with 'energy out'
  • Understand and take control of the numerous factors (eg. habits and emotions) that impact your ability to implement new healthy eating habits


Prepare tasty, portion controlled meals

A common mistake many people make with the evening meal is unconsciously consuming more energy than they need.

By using the Portion Planner Disc and following the instructions provided you can reduce the energy content of your evening meal by around 50% without going hungry or feeling like you are on a diet.

By making this one simple change every night, over a year this could equate to a reduction in body weight of around 20kg!!


Planning to take control

These tools can help you overcome the many factors that influence what you eat and drink during the day and will help you establish new easy to maintain healthy habits.

Filling the lunch and snack box each day with your choice of great tasting healthy food will help you:

  • Resist the temptation to snack on high energy foods when you are stressed, bored, sad or excited (you can snack on the contents of your lunch and snack box instead)
  • Resist the temptation of overeating because of cold or hot weather
  • Be less susceptible to enticing food and drink advertising


Avoiding high energy drinks

Filling and re-filling your drink bottle (aiming for up to two litres each day) with plain water and drinking from it regularly throughout the day will help you:

  • Maintain your hydration and minimise the risk of mistaking thirst for hunger – surprisingly a lot of people confuse the two and over eat as a result
  • Reduce the likelihood of drinking high energy fruit juices, fruit smoothies, full fat flavoured milk drinks, soft drinks or sports drinks when you are thirsty
  • Avoid spending money buying expensive bottled water


No need to go hungry or get bored!

An important key to successful weight loss and weight maintenance is finding ways to avoid feeling hungry, getting bored and managing the desire for snacks.

Any combination of low energy density 'Free Foods" can be consumed at any time during the day because they do not contain enough food energy (kilojoules or calories) to have a significant impact on body weight.

This means you can enjoy really great food without compromising your eating plan.

See our "Free Foods" section for all the information you need


Intensive portion control

KicStart™ VLCD is a complete meal in the form of a shake or soup. 

By replacing a normal meal with a KicStart™ VLCD, a bigger reduction in the total 'energy in' (measured in kilojoules or calories) can be achieved than can normally be achieved with a self prepared meal.

This significant reduction in 'energy in' can help accelerate or "kick start" initial weight loss whilst satisfying hunger and maintaining the essential intake of vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and trace elements.

As you move through the 3 phases of the Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Weight for Life™  program, the number of meals replaced with KicStart™ is gradually reduced to zero as you progressively build up the new sustainable healthy eating and lifestyle habits you will need to keep your weight under control for life.

Additional Help, Information, Support

For additional help, information or support please don't hesitate to contact the Healthy Weight For Life team at any time on

Phone: 1800 226 180 (free call)
Email:  hwfl@hwfl.com.au
Web:   http://diabetes.hwfl.com.au

Complaints or Concerns

The Type 2 Diabetes Healthy Weight For Life program is run by Prima Health Solutions Pty Ltd (Prima) for and on behalf of participating health insurance funds.

If you have a complaint or concern about any aspect of the Program please don't hesitate to contact Luke Lawler, Prima CEO and Scientific Director directly, on

Phone: 1800 226 180 (free call)
Email: luke@primahealth.com.au

About Prima Health Solutions

PRIMA is a quality certified health care organisation (AS/NZS ISO 9001:2015) that is dedicated to the research, development and remote delivery of specialised obesity related chronic disease management and prevention products and programs.

The PRIMA products and services include KicStart™ VLCD, the Osteoarthritis Healthy Weight for Life program, the Type 2 Diabetes and Heart Healthy Weight for Life™ programs.