Had enough of diet fads? We've developed a science-based meal replacement program that will help you lose weight in a safe and nutritionally balanced way.


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Keen to lose weight, but don’t know where to begin? Our dietitians and scientists have developed a new weight loss program designed to reset your habits and kick start you on your weight loss journey.

Following on from the success of the Total Wellbeing Diet, our talented team worked with Probiotec Ltd to develop a holistic program that included meal replacements – catering to people with busy lifestyles, who may have let cooking and meal preparation fall down the priority list.

Oh no, not just shakes, I hear you say! No need to fear, on the Impromy™ program, you can consume whole meals and snacks throughout the day, guided by your trained consultant. While the meal replacements will get you started on your weight loss, the long term aim is to transition you to complete meals based on Total Wellbeing Diet plan.

Designed to help you lose weight quickly and easily in a safe and nutritionally balanced way, ImpromyTM includes:

  • nutritionally enhanced meal replacement products (shakes, bars and soups) in conjunction with healthy high protein meals.
  • a Simply Well recipe book
  • regular face-to-face consultations with an Impromy trained pharmacy consultant
  • health checks and a Smartphone app to keep you on track

Backed by research

Our past clinical trials have provided the building blocks for Impromy™. The program builds on our Total Wellbeing Diet research and how it can be used with smart phone technology in a community pharmacy setting

We recruited 150 people and guided them through the prototype pharmacy program. With both dietitians and non dieticians trained as consultants the results were positive. Participants expressed a high level of acceptance as well as improved cholesterol levels, blood pressure and weight loss.

Find out more

Impromy was developed by Probiotec in collaboration with CSIRO, it is only available through selected pharmacies that have employed trained consultants, locate your local pharmacy here.

To learn about our nutrition clinical trials in (Adelaide only) visit our website.

To read more about the Impromy™ program and our FAQs visit our website or contact Impromy™ on 1800 608 511.


  1. Can the shakes be purchased on line for people residing in remote areas who have no access to the pharmacies running the Impromy program?

    1. Hi Cheryl,

      The program aims to provide a model of care that includes face-to-face contact to be able to monitor your weight loss and health measurements, as well as provide advice and feedback. If you unable to attend a local pharmacy you should contact Impromy™ directly on 1800 608 511 to discuss your options.


  2. Any chance you will be developing an app for windows phone?

  3. No participating agents in the ACT? There are plenty of the big chain pharmacies in Canberra. And one or two folks who could stand to lose some weight 🙂

    1. Hi Markus,

      Probiotec plan to have pharmacies in every state and territory. They are working with various pharmacies in the ACT at the moment.


  4. Where in Hobart can I find the program?

    1. Hi Diane,

      You can locate your closest pharmacy running the program here: http://impromy.com/program-locations/


  5. How is this for vegetarians? The previous one I looked at, but it was so meat based that it was hopeless for me. Any advance on this?

    1. Hi Dianne,

      The program is suitable for lacto vegetarians, but not for vegans.


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