Reviewing Book: The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet By Mayo Clinic

Table of Contents

PROS:

  • 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.

CONS:

  • 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.
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