Mayo Clinic Diet

There is no such thing as the Mayo Clinic Diet
The Mayo Clinic has stressed many times that they did not create this fad diet, nor do they recommend it to anyone. The diet is not nutritionally sound. It may result in a quick weight loss, but the weight will be gained back quickly. You can judge how unhealthy this diet is with just a glance! There are several variations of this diet, but they all include grapefruit with each meal. The premise was that grapefruit helped your body burn fat. This theory has been officially debunked.

The “not really” Mayo Clinic Diet:

BREAKFAST:
1/2 grapefruit or 8oz unsweetened juice.
2 Eggs any style
2 Slices of bacon
Black coffee or tea, no sugar

LUNCH:
1/2 grapefruit or 8oz unsweetened juice.
Salad and or raw veggies (any dressing, {not low fat or fat free})
Meat (Cooked any way)

DINNER:
1/2 grapefruit or 8oz unsweetened juice.
Meat (cooked any way)
Vegetables (any green or red, may be cooked in butter or Seasoning or a salad as above)
Black coffee or tea, no sugar

BEDTIME:
(opt) 8oz Tomato juice or skim milk

INSTRUCTIONS:
1. At any meal you may eat until you are full, and you can not eat anymore. You must eat the minimum listed listed at each meal.
2. Do not eliminate anything from the diet, especially don’t skip the bacon at breakfast or omit salads. It is the combination of foods that burn the fat.
3. The grapefruit is important because it acts as a catalyst that starts the burning process.
4. Cut down on coffee, it affects the insulin balance that hinders the burning process. Try to limit to one cup each meal.
5. Don’t eat between meals, if you eat the combination of food suggested, you will not get hungry.
6. The diet may eliminate sugars and starches. Fat does not form fat, it helps burn it, so you can fry food in butter and use butter generously on vegetables.
7. Do not eat desserts, breads and white vegetables of sweet potatoes. You may double or triple helpings of meat, salads or vegetables. Eat till you are stuffed. The more you eat the more weight you will lose.
8. There may be no weight loss in the first 4 days, but you may lose 5 pounds on the 5th day. You may lose 1 and 1/2 pounds every two days until you reach your goal.
9. DRINK EIGHT 8oz GLASSES OF WATER EVERY DAY. 1/2 GALLON.

THIS DIET IS SAID TO BEEN GIVEN TO HEART PATIENTS NEEDING TO LOSE WEIGHT FAST FOR BY-PASS SURGERY. FALSE

ALL SOFT DRINKS NEED TO BE DIET AND CAFFEINE FREE.

YOU MAY NOT HAVE: White onions, potatoes, celery, peas, cereal, carrots, corn, starchy vegetables, bread, noodles, rice, potato chips, pretzels or fruit or diet dressing.

YOU MAY HAVE: Red onions, bell peppers, radishes, broccoli, cucumbers, green onions, leaf spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, green beans, lettuce, chili (no beans) mayonnaise, any cheese, hot dogs, cole slaw, regular salad dressing, green vegetables, 1tsp nuts, dill or bread and butter pickles.

IMPORTANT
STAY ON DIET 12 DAYS AND STOP FOR 2 DAYS
Works out great to start on a Monday because you will have every other weekend off of the diet.

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  • DH

    It’s true that the diet is not nutritionally sound, as it is low on carbohydrates and glucose. However, it will work for quick weight loss if strictly adhered to due to its ketonic qualities. And as far as grapefruit juice goes, its true that pasteurized grapefruit juice is virtually a non-catalyst, but fresh or flash-frozen juice is said to be reactive and aids in digestion and some drug absorption.

  • Lynette

    Actually, there IS such thing as a Mayo Clinic Diet. It is true, phony “Mayo Clinic” diets have been floating around for years and years. However, if you would like to go to the Mayo Clinic website, they finally published a book on THEIR actual diet, which is based off the food pyramid, not low carb.

  • The_Mick

    Since Lynette’s comment hasn’t apparently sunk in yet: THERE IS A REAL MAYO CLINIC DIET.

    It’s described on the Mayo Clinic’s Website:
    “Tired of failed fad diets? Maybe it’s time for a change. The Mayo Clinic Diet is a different approach to weight loss. First, the Mayo Clinic Diet is based on actual research and clinical experience.”
    Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/weight-loss/MY00432/DSECTION=mayo-clinic-diet

    The book, The Mayo Clinic Diet, “By the weight loss experts at Mayo Clinic” is available here:
    http://www.amazon.com/Mayo-Clinic-Diet-Enjoy-Weight/dp/1561486760