SHED-IT (Self-Help, Exercise, Diet & Information Technology) is an innovative, evidence-based program teaching men how to adopt a realistic and sustainable approach to weight loss – without having to eat like a rabbit or give up beer.

Credible, proven weight loss programs for men

SHED-IT has been developed by internationally regarded Men’s health researcher, Professor Philip Morgan, and a team of experts in weight loss, exercise physiology, physical activity, psychology and nutrition at the University of Newcastle’s Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition.

SHED-IT has been tailored to the psychology and physiology of men, tested in many years of research and improved in response to the feedback from thousands of men who have successfully used the program.

There are no group sessions, weekly meetings, restrictive diets, ongoing payments, pills, potions or fads.

We know that men can lose weight without giving up the things they love. We understand that you still need to enjoy life’s luxuries, like a cold beer, a burger or some hot chips every now and then.

What is SHED-IT?

SHED-IT is a low-cost 12-week program designed specifically by men, for men.

SHED-IT provides a resource pack with everything required to effectively lose weight and keep it off (SHED-IT Video, Weight loss Handbook, Weight loss Log Book, MyFitnessPalTM User Guide). Additional weekly SMS’s target key messages of the program during the 12- weeks and assist with motivation.



If you are interested in speaking further about the SHED-IT program, please contact:

Further Information

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.