The Mayo Clinic Diet, Second Edition

by Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

The Mayo Clinic Diet, Second Edition

by Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.


Donald D. Hensrud, M.D.

  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Updated and improved Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid and newly added Healthy Dining Table visual guides
  • Additional tips and ideas for setting goals, creating eating plans, developing a tracking system and more.



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The facts


of U.S. adults tried to lose weight in the last 12 months.


This completely revised and updated edition of the popular Mayo Clinic Diet is a practical, no-nonsense approach to weight loss, designed to help individuals lose weight and, most importantly, keep it off.

The book includes step-by-step advice on key behavior changes to promote weight loss, plus four weeks of daily menus and all-new recipes. The diet is based on years of experience with literally thousands of individuals trying to lose weight.

We’ve identified the leading habits of people who maintain a healthy weight and the unhealthy habits of those who don’t. Based on this information, we’ve established five habits to include in your daily routine, five habits to break and five bonus habits to increase your chances of lasting success.

This book offers a plan for a sustainable lifestyle, not just a diet. Quite simply, the Mayo Clinic Diet works.

2017 • 334 pages • Mayo Clinic Press

About the Author

About the author

Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

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