are two Mayo
Clinic Diets out there, one an official
version by the well recognized Mayo Clinic in Rochester
Minnesota (USA). The other a fad diet
that existed long before the internet was born.
at Mayo Clinic have had to bear with some years
of public illusion that they developed, endorsed or in some way are
the fad mayo clinic diet. Representatives
from Mayo clinic have disowned
of a Mayo Clinic Diet have been circulating for decades. Most push
eggs, cabbage soup or meat and promise dramatic weight loss.None
of these diets is associated with or has been endorsed by Mayo Clinic."
Hensrud, MD, of Mayo Clinic says the fad diet has
been making the rounds for years, inspiring experts at the clinic to
record straight with a healthy weight loss plan. In 2006, they had had
came out with their own version of the diet; The Mayo Clinic Diet
– Eat Well,
Enjoy Life, Lose Weight available in Amazon. The diet comes with a
a cook book
How a high
fat low carb fad diet was christened "mayo
clinic" is unclear.
However the regime
prescribed by the fad
also appears as
This is because the
diet is based on the belief that
has some unique and powerful fat burning capabilities.
As such your
meals are revolved around regular consumption
of grapefruit together with a strict high fat low card eating plan.
target huge and fast weight loss… albeit
ultimately, if you want to lose body fat, especially belly fat, you
will need to ignore calories. You need to ignore calories and Go Beyond
You need to Go Beyond
focus on two things, just two. Watch the video to see these two.
Mayo Clinic Diet
the staff at Mayo Clinic, the diet is based on
a food pyramid also developed in-house.
The mayo clinic
is founded on fruits and vegetables. This is followed by whole carbs
proteins and finally fat.
considered central for healthy weight loss and
as such occupy a center circled position of the pyramid.
MayoClinic.com, "If you
try to lose weight by only cutting
calories, you may
lose muscle mass as well as body fat, plus you'll miss out on the other
benefits of physical activity."
The diet is
structure to help you develop 5 lifestyle
habits. These are
serving of 4 vegetables and three fruits
minutes of exercise a day
As you know,
the problem is not usually losing weight, it is
keeping it off.
You do the
diet in two phases; the first is the "Lose It" phase. And like the
similarly named fad diet, this phase aims to lose a
weight fast; as much as 10 pounds in two weeks.
argue, "Unlike fad
diets that promise rapid
weight loss, The Mayo Clinic Diet approach is safe and healthy while
momentum and enthusiasm. It's based on changing habits for a lifetime
the weight you lose doesn't come back, as it probably has in the past
consider there are fad diets that can actually lose you
twice the amount of weight in the same time, this diet does not look
Not to mention early success with a diet can increase compliance.
phase is the "Live It" phase. This is the phase
in which you are to tweak your habits so you can create personally
habits that will lose you weight and keep it off. It is expected you
continue to "…lose
weight at a rate of 1 to 2
pounds (0.5 to 1 kg) a week until
you reach your weight goal. This phase also helps you maintain your
permanently by continuing and tweaking lifelong healthy
The fad Mayo
version of this diet has been in circulation as
early as the 1940’s. The regiment has been circulated by
mail, photocopy, fax
and now the internet. The diet can be pretty effective in losing you a
fat fast. But if you will keep it off is a whole other matter.
diet is developed on the belief that
grapefruit has unique fat burning properties. To be fair to the diet;
to one 2006 study sponsored by Florida Department of Citrus this
resulted in an average weight loss
of 3 pounds in 12 weeks. Scientist believe
that the fruit lowered the insulin level there reducing amount of fat
important is that this grape fruit diet averages
800 – 1000 calories. This by itself should lose you weight.
You do the
fad mayo clinic diet for 12 days and get off-it
for two. You are expected to lose as much as 50 pounds in 10 weeks. The
following is a sample day’s menu.
Have half a grapefruit or 8 ounces of its
unsweetened juice. Have 2 eggs cooked in any way, 2 slices of bacon
tea, or coffee; no sugar.
another half grapefruit or 8 ounces of its
unsweetened juice. Eat salad and or raw vegetables. You can use any
dressing but do not use low-fat or fat-free versions. Down the salad
cooked in any way you like.
half a grape fruit or 8 ounces of unsweetened
grapefruit juice. Meat cooked any way you like it. Include vegetables;
cook them in butter, season, or as a salad. You are allowed to take
tea, no sugar.
sleep you can opt for 8 ounces of tomato juice or
Keep the following in mind…
1. Eat until you are
full, and you can not eat anymore. You must eat
minimum listed foods in each meal.
Do not eliminate anything from the diet. Donot skip the bacon at
or omit salads. It is the combination of foods that burn the fat.
The grapefruit is important because it acts as a catalyst that
Cut down on coffee, it affects the insulin balance that hinders the
process. Try to limit to one cup each meal.
Don't eat between meals, if you eat the combination of food
will not get hungry.
The diet may eliminate sugars and starches. Fat does not form fat,
burn it, so you can fry food in butter and use butter generously on
Do not eat desserts, breads and white vegetables of sweet potatoes.
double or triple helpings of meat, salads or vegetables. Eat till you
stuffed. The more you eat the more weight you will lose.
There may be no weight loss in the first 4 days, but you may lose 5
on the 5th day. You may lose 1 and 1/2 pounds every two days until you
also required to drink at least 8 glasses of
water. Note all you soft drink must be diet and caffeine free.
follow this regiment, you should not eat the
following White onions, potatoes, celery, peas, cereal, carrots, corn,
vegetables, bread, noodles, rice, potato chips, pretzels or fruit or
But you may
include the following; Red onions, bell peppers,
radishes, broccoli, cucumbers, green onions, leaf spinach, cabbage,
green beans, lettuce, chili (no beans) mayonnaise, any cheese, hot
slaw, regular salad dressing, green vegetables, 1tsp nuts, dill or
been some observations among some people who say
they tend NOT to lose weight if they eat cheeses though. So what your
diet for 12 days and stop for 2 days and expect
start losing huge in less than a week.
official mayo clinic diet is a balanced and
healthier diet, not to mention it has been developed by doctors. On the
hand, you cannot deny the result you can get with the fad version. All
weight loss is a question of keeping the weight off long term.
And to do this you
need to approaach weight loss from a different angle. You need to Go Beyond
To go beyond calories you need to do two things, just two. These two
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program