Category Archives: Fad Diets

Mayo Clinic Diet Review

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The Mayo Clinic Diet lasts 3 or 7 days. You’ll find several variations of this fad diet out there. Most of them include lots of protein, a few vegetables, lots and lots of grapefruit.

This diet is also known as the grapefruit diet. There is no proof that grapefruit encourages weight loss.

It’s important to note that the Mayo Clinic does not approve of this diet.

A quote the Real Mayo Clinic …
“We can offer you clear and official advice: don’t believe any of these diets. They did not originate at Mayo Clinic and are not approved by Mayo Clinic. These diets may promote temporary quick weight loss. However, they are not nutritionally balanced or a safe method of weight loss for long term.”

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Sample Menu
Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit or 8oz unsweetened juice, 2 Eggs any style, 2 Slices of bacon, black coffee or tea, no sugar

GrapefruitLunch: 1/2 grapefruit or 8oz unsweetened juice, Salad and or raw veggies (any dressing, that is not low fat or fat free), Meat (Cooked any way)

Dinner: Vegetables (any green or red, may be cooked in butter or Seasoning or a salad as above), black coffee or tea, no sugar

Is it safe and effective?

No. No. No. This is just simply another fad diet.  It’s unhealthy, ineffective and a myth.

Is there a Maintenance plan?

Are you kidding????

The Good

  • Eat until you feel satisfied
  • Allowed to fat and fried foods

The Ugly

  • Can cause fatigue and lack of concentration
  • Unhealthy and may create health problems
  • Low in complex carbohydrates
  • Grapefruit does not promote weight loss
  • Fatty foods are encouraged
  • Promotes overeating
  • Does not teach behavior skills
  • Does Not Work
  • Is not endorsed by the Mayo Clinic

History of the Mayo Clinic Diet

Though it is unknown how or when this diet formulated we do know it’s been around for over 40 years. It’s typical of a fad diet in that it uses the name of a famous place.

It originally was passed through snail mail and word of mouth, next came the fax machine and now with email it’s spreading faster than a wild fire.

This diet preys on the dieters desperation. It doesn’t work and will end up making you feel worse then you already do.
We are begging you – please don’t go on this fad diet …


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Blood Type Diet Review

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Eat right for your blood type – The Blood Type Diet. Is based on the belief that your blood type determines what types of foods you can eat for optimal health.

Please note that there is no scientific proof to support this theory.

Depending on your blood type you will receive 3 lists of foods …

  • Beneficial foods
  • Neutral foods
  • Foods to avoid.

There seems to be an abundance of foods to avoid which can make this diet almost impossible to live with. Surprisingly, fruits and vegetables even show up on the “foods to avoid” list.

There’s no calorie counting or portioning. Just choose foods from the “beneficial” list most often.

Blood Type O
(This is the most common of the blood types)
Eat: Animal protein, lean, organic meats, fish, limited
amount of grains. It’s basically a low carb diet.
Avoid: Ice Cream, dairy, wheat products, avocados, Brazil nuts, oranges
Exercise:Frequent aerobic

Blood Type A
Eat: Low fat vegetarian, high carb, and lots of grain, fish
Avoid: Red meat, dairy. Pistachios
Exercise: Light, also suggests you meditate often

Blood Type B
Eat: Variety of foods including dairy and grains, lots of fruits and vegetables
Avoid: Chicken, bacon, and ketchup
Exercise: Moderate walking or swimming

Blood Type AB
Combines eating and exercise patterns from both types A and B.

Is the Blood Type Diet Safe and Effective?

Debatable: It partially depends on what your blood type is. Some blood types eliminate nutritionally sound foods without reason.

Is there a Maintenance Plan?

The author promotes that you follow this plan for life for optimal good health.

The Good

  • Focus is on natural, fresh foods
  • Limits processed and refined foods
  • Raises awareness of your body’s responses to certain foods
  • No counting calories
  • No portioning or measuring.

The Bad

  • Restricts certain foods and food groups
  • Complicated to follow
  • Must micro-manage your diet
  • No scientific evidence
  • Not practical for family members with different blood types
  • Must cook from scratch
  • Difficult to dine out
  • Can be expensive to maintain

History of the Blood Type Diet

Peter D’Adamo, ND the author of Eat Right 4 Your Type is a noted naturopath. He spent over 20 years researching the connection between blood types, food and disease.

In 1990 the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians named Peter D’Adamo Physician of the Year.

In February 1991 Preventative Care named him Clinician of the Month.

He is the founder and editor of “The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine.”

According D’Adamo the Blood Type Diet is not just for weight loss. It promotes overall good health and can assist with allergies, infections, and reduce risk of certain diseases.