Monday, April 05, 2010
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic today announced the launch of The Mayo Clinic Diet fan page on Facebook. The Mayo Clinic Diet was published in January 2010, and soon thereafter, debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Best Sellers list.
The new Facebook page is one way for dieters using The Mayo Clinic Diet to connect and share their experiences and encouragement with each other. In addition, Mayo Clinic will regularly post tips and information from The Mayo Clinic Diet, healthy recipes, video clips of diet success stories and other news items related to weight loss and obesity. Become a fan of The Mayo Clinic Diet.
The Mayo Clinic Diet is the first and only diet developed by Mayo Clinic in its more than 100-year history. The Mayo Clinic Diet is designed to help you lose 6 to 10 pounds in just 14 days and is intended to be the last diet you will ever need.
Divided into two easy phases — Lose It! and Live It! — The Mayo Clinic Diet helps you take the weight off, and keep it off. For the first two weeks (the Lose It! phase), you'll add five habits, break five habits and work on five bonus habits. That's it. No food scales or calorie counters required.
After the weight-loss jump-start, the Live It! phase helps you maintain the healthy habits to change your outlook on food.
For years, the principles of The Mayo Clinic Diet have been used by doctors at Mayo Clinic with their patients. Now, for the first time, this diet is available in book form for the general public.
"Many patients I see have tried several diets in an attempt to lose weight, yet the weight keeps coming back," comments Donald Hensrud, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in preventive and internal medicine, and medical editor-in-chief of the book. "With The Mayo Clinic Diet, our goal is to help people eat well, lose weight and enjoy life."
The Mayo Clinic Diet ($25.99 U.S./hardcover) and The Mayo Clinic Diet Journal ($14.99 U.S./plastic comb binding), both published by Good Books, are available in stores everywhere and online.
Journalists can become a member of the Mayo Clinic News Network for the latest health, science and research news and access to video, audio, text and graphic elements that can be downloaded or embedded.
Learn more about becoming a patient at Mayo Clinic in the Patient & Visitor Guide.