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The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat well. Enjoy Life. Lose weight. Paperback – January 1, 2013
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I wanted a healthful, long-term plan, but I also needed to be bikini-readyin just six weeks. I gravitated to The Mayo Clinic Diet, the trusted hospital's first-ever weight-loss book, because it isn't a rigid eat-this-not-that meal plan, but more of a food-pyramid inspired puzzle.
-Amy Grippo, Marie Claire
"This diet is not a fad. You've had enough of those and know the results. Using clinically tested techniques, The Mayo Clinic Diet puts you in charge of making simple, pleasurable changes that will result in a weight you can maintain for the rest of your life."
-Donald Hensrud, M.D., diet expert at Mayo Clinic
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
This book is NOT for you if:
- You are looking for a magic weight loss plan, or a new theory of weight control
- You are looking for a lot of recipes
This book MIGHT be for you if:
- You subscribe to the old, tried-and-true formula for weight loss (eat fewer calories, exercise more), but need to know the details and need some help in getting, and staying, motivated.
The book is based on a version of the familiar food pyramid, and the diet can be summarized as: Eat a lot -- in fact as much as you want -- of fruits and vegetables (most of your favorites will be allowed, and you can eat them raw or cooked, and use fresh or frozen, and in some cases canned). Eat limited, though reasonable, amounts of carbs, protein and dairy, and fats. Exercise 30 minutes a day.
If you try it, good luck to you. I'm trying it, too; good luck to me as well.
The Mayo Clinic Diet Book starts out with a 2 week period of ADDING 5 Habits - BREAKING 5 Habits and ADOPTING 5 Habits. What I love about this method is that it is doable. That's right... it is simple steps that the journal (I love the journal!) helps you calculate and keep up on day to day.
The Journal has a Habit Tracker within it so you can put in your starting weight... and check off the habits you are applying each day. This is great for someone wired like me as I have to have the visual in front of me.... plus, I like goals... and challenges...
With great habits to remember like eating a healthy breakfast, fruits and vegies daily, eating whole grains, healthy fats - and my favorite habit: MOVE! That's right - get out there and well, MOVE! :)
In the two week period you will also be encouraged to break 5 habits and this is good to doccument as well - like no eating while watching TV (guilty!), No sugar, no snacks, only moderate meat and dairy, and no eating at restaurants.
Now this is just part of the journal habits to break. In the two week period if we focus on breaking these habits we are on our way to new and healthier ways to enjoy life... The back of the book has a break down of good carbs and healthy choices as well as recipes. This book will be one I can refer to again and again!
The book talks about what motivates us... find what will give you an ongoing, burning desire to succeed. For me - I love being fit. I feel better about myself, I have more energy and I am just better. I dont know any other way to describe it. In September of this past year I fell a little off my routine and have yet to get back into where I was.Read more ›
It is not another fad diet. The program outlines simple, and healthy changes that will result in weight loss.
It is based on the research of doctors who have worked with thousands of patients. The doctors have boiled down their research into the five simple habits to help you take off the extra weight and five habits to break so that you can keep it from coming back.
The diet is broken down into two simple phases - Lose it and Live It. In the two week Losing It phase, add five healthy habits like eating a healthy breakfast, healthy fats and adding exercise. Break five habits like no TV while eating, and no sugar (only what is naturally found in fruit). In Phase 2, "Live It" (the long-term plan) you continue to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week until you reach your goal. Then you learn how to maintain your healthy weight for life.
The Mayo Clinic Diet book has all the necessary tools, is simple to skim through, and is well organized. The book includes meal planners, recipes and tips on overcoming challenges, staying motivated, adapting recipes and sticking to the diet when eating out.
The book comes with a companion journal. To help monitor your progress, the companion journal has over 200 pages, consisting of a weight record to plot your weight and the habit tracker to record your foods eaten and your exercise. The easy-to-use diet journal allows you follow your progress during both phases of the program.
The proceeds from the book help support the Mayo Clinic. The Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit group practice. When you purchase Mayo Clinic books, you help support programs, including medical education and research.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Over the years, I own and/or read most diet books. This is the simplest and best. It is enjoyable reading. Read morePublished 14 hours ago by Sandra
Although good advice for proper diet, the book falls short on treating type II diabetes. For instance one can eat all the fruit you want is not true. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Thomas R. Newcomb
Simple and to the point. I found it easy to read implement the plan :)Published 5 days ago by Christiana
I got mixed up. This is just another diet. The companion Journal was just so so. There are better diet books out there. This is just the same thing.Published 6 days ago by Ann Beeson
I haven't really went through it all yet, but so far what I've read I likedPublished 7 days ago by Mary Babcock
stick with what this book says, eat right and you will lose weight! don't forget to exercise,Published 19 days ago by Jared Gontz
Lots of good and current information in this book. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in losing just a few pounds or much more.Published 22 days ago by Cynthia Creasy