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.”
If you are really serious about losing weight once and for all …
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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, 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????
- Eat until you feel satisfied
- Allowed to fat and fried foods
- 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 …