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Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight

A promising plan from the prestigious institution

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Diets tend to fail and leave you hopping from one to the other because they rarely set you up for success. Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for Everybody, created at the renowned medical center, is one program that is more accurately described as a lifestyle change. This program will not only help you lose weight, but more importantly give you skills you can use throughout your life to live healthier and keep it off.

The Mayo Clinic is a highly regarded medical institution in the U.S. Based on research conducted there in the weight loss field, the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for Everybody was created. The program focuses on three key ideals that will help you manage a healthy weight for life. These are:

  1. Getting Motivated.

  2. How to Lose weight

  3. Knowing When You Need More Help

The book encourages healthy eating via its Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid, which emphasizes portion control and nutritious and low-calorie foods that make you feel full because they contain fiber and/or water.

Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight also contains plenty of extras that make the book interesting and instructive such as how to read a food label, recipe ingredient substitutions, illustrated recipes, he number of calories burned during various exercises and tricks for changing bad habits.

In 2009, the Mayo Clinic also published The Mayo Clinic Diet, a book detailing an organized weight loss plan that uses the trademark Mayo Clinic Food Guide Pyramid.

PRO
  • Based on sound medical research by medical professionals
  • Clearly-stated instructions
  • Lifestyle program
  • Promotes healthy diet and consistent exercise
  • Includes practical tips and instructions on healthy eating
  • Mayo Clinic Food Guide Pyramid provides instructive and important guidelines for healthy eating
CON
  • Weight loss is gradual
  • Focused on those who need to lose more than 10 pounds
DIET and NUTRITION

The Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight plan promotes balanced eating. You will not find many foods restricted and best of all, you'll be allowed to eat. Many diets reduce calories and food choices to a disappointing (and sometimes unhealthy) level.

You'll follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid- a visual food guide. Each day, you should consume no less than seven servings of fruits and vegetables, four-to-eight servings of carbs (focus on whole grains) three-to-seven servings of lean protein (chicken, fish, legumes) and dairy (low- or no-fat milk, yogurt) and three-to-five servings of unsaturated fats (olive oil, nuts, avocados). You're also allowed no more than 75 calories for sweets each day.

Some delicious meals suggested include:

  • Chicken stir-fry with eggplant and basil
  • Turkey potpie with baby vegetables
  • Curried Vegetable Couscous
  • Rosemary Lemon Chicken with Brown Rice
  • Cornmeal-crusted sole
  • Yogurt vanilla ice cream
  • Poached Egg with Whole Wheat Toast
EXERCISE

It's no secret that the more active you are, the healthier you are. Simple tasks like working in the yard, walking the dog, climbing stairs, shopping and household chores all keep your body moving and burning calories. The Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight 's only requirement is that you commit to regular exercise - whether that's just increasing physical activity or an exercise program. Your goal should be about 30-60 minutes of moderate exercise almost every day. You want to elevate your heart rate, breathe a little heavier and possibly even break a mild sweat.

CONCLUSION

A weight loss program that is more interested in giving you a healthy lifestyle than a quick fix and is supported by reliable medical research is what Mayo Clinic on Healthy Weight provides. This program balances both diet and exercise, and helps you set realistic goals- your only option is success. It gives you important information for making your own healthy and informed choices and provides you with the tools to do in today's busy world.

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Related Diets: eDiets, WebMD Weight Loss Clinic, The Mayo Clinic Diet, My Pyramid



Wikipedia

Mayo Clinic is a non-profit medical practice. Its headquarters, the Mayo Medical School and its research facilities are in Rochester in addition to hospitals and clinics in Jacksonville, Florida and Scottsdale, Arizona. Mayo Clinic partners with a number of smaller clinics and hospitals in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin, an organization known as the "Mayo Health System".

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Anonymous

There is no such thing as the Mayo Clinic diet. Not everything you see on the web is real.


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Kashia

Hmm- I don't know about this. This looks scary low in calories. Am I supposed to believe I won't feel hungry or want to snack with so little food? I don't believe it.


Brenda G.

I tried this a while back and lost about 15pounds in a month.


PML1

I would think you'd loose the weight from lack of calories- almost like starving yourself. I agree, this sounds scary.


Linda

I am a big time snacker, it helps me avoid binging at meal time or ever feeling ravenously hungry. The Mayo Clinic diet seems to go in the opposite direction, no snacking and eat until you are full. Has this concept worked for anyone? Would love to hear more.



 

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