About Mayo Clinic
Many experts view Mayo Clinic as one of the worldwide leaders’ in medical care. Many other experts consider them the #1 ranked hospital in the United States. They are leaders in some specific areas in medicine such as Diabetes including successful treating and studying, Endocrinology, Nephrology, and Neurosurgery, etc., You can view some of their many endorsements here! 1
The Master Guide!
The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet by Mayo Clinic is a proposed master guide giving methods to control diabetes, with an eye on losing and maintaining weight loss while promoting a healthy eating lifestyle. The book also recommends a change in lifestyle habits including means of incorporating good habits while losing bad habits. Bear in mind, Mayo Clinic is on record saying a diabetic diet is recommended as ” The best eating plan for most everyone”. Expectations are high for the many offerings presented in this book.
- Simplified two-week weight loss plan (Lose it!) to begin with an eye on losing up to six (6) pounds. Followed by the (Live it!) phase where you lose at least a pound each week until you are at your desired weight and maintain it.
- Detailed information on diabetes meal planning, controlling blood sugar, tips on improving health,
- Detailed information on portion sizes emphasizing a healthy eating lifestyle you enjoy. Ways to curb and satisfy your cravings.
- Detailed information on carbohydrates- No sugar intake except natural sugar found in foods.
- Detailed information on fiber- emphasize foods rich in fiber with the aim of maintaining a steady blood glucose level while reducing your blood cholesterol level.
- Facts about fats- Fats to avoid such as; saturated fats which are mainly from animal foods. Saturated fats have been linked to cardiovascular disease and potential increased risk of diabetes. In addition, trans fat (mostly found in processed foods must be avoided. Two of your best fat options are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated.
- Wonderful recipes including foods such as almonds, avocado, baby carrots, bananas, berries, brown rice, cauliflower, cinnamon, oatmeal, whole wheat bread, halibut salmon, tuna, olive oil, legumes, low-fat yogurt.
- Short, simple, concise and easy to follow chapters.
- Very colorful illustrations.
- Offers simple exercise program such as walking, swimming along with detailed ways to accomplish best results. Exercise at least thirty (30) minutes each day. Lose weight and keep it off.
- Supports healthy eating lifestyle with some focus on eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Begin each day with a healthy breakfast. Forget snacks unless fruits or vegetables.
Motivational tips- getting and maintaining motivation. How to face your familiar roadblocks and exercise better control of a busy lifestyle, no love for exercising.
- Not a restrictive diet plan. Instead, the plan adds value to your lifestyle without creating borders.
- Based on scientific research.
- Informed diabetics and dieters may find some of the important and relevant information repetitive.
- The 5 add, drop and adopt habits although necessary may be difficult for some individuals to accomplish.
- Snacking only on fruits and vegetables may be difficult for some individuals to follow.
After careful review, I have concluded The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a wonderful resource to be added to your library. The book satisfies the criterion of promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyone. In addition, it should be an excellent tool for pre-diabetics, newly diabetics looking for and understanding of diabetes and manage it effectively. The list of positives is many (recipes, tips on overcoming challenges, motivation, losing weight and maintaining it, eating healthy and nutritiously, etc.,). Another critical aspect of this book lies in the fact it is not restrictive because it adds value towards your healthy living lifestyle. Losing weight, keeping it off while promoting a healthy overall lifestyle of living and eating is a recipe without borders for everyone. This book will become a priceless resource in your collection you will love and enjoy using over and over again.
Always, always, remember to consult with your Primary Care Physician (PCP)/Registered Dietitian/Registered Nutritionist before proceeding on any lifestyle changes. In this manner, there can be common agreement on the best course to proceed on. I would highly recommend purchasing the companion journal to monitor your progress and have information at your fingertips available for your professionals to review. This specific individualized information will become priceless to you and your professionals! As always, your feedback, ideas and whatever is on your mind will always be welcome. Please feel free to communicate. The response will be done in a timely manner. Thanks for stopping by at islandburt.com and please come again!
You may also want to purchase the companion, The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet Journal. This will help you track and record your daily progress and provide critical information readily available for your Primary Care Physician, registered dietitian/registered nutritionist.
Last update 3/22/17!
- Mayo Clinic, About Mayo Clinic, Quality, and Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/quality/rankings, Accessed March 11, 2017.