Reviewing Book: The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet By Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Diabetic 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.

About Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic Hospital

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 of 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!

 

Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

 

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.

 

Recommendation

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 an understanding of diabetes and managing it effectively. The list of positives is many (recipes, tips on overcoming challenges, motivation, losing weight and maintaining it, eating healthy and nutritiously, and so forth),

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.

Final thoughts!

Doctor Patient Consultation

Always, always, remember to consult with your Primary Care Physician (PCP)/Registered Dietitian/Registered Nutritionist before proceeding with 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!

 

Mayo Clinic Diabetic Guide


Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

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.

Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet JOURNAL


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Citations:

  1. Mayo Clinic, About Mayo Clinic, Quality, and Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/about-mayo-clinic/quality/rankings, Accessed March 11, 2017.

Eating Healthy with Diabetic Recipes

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Family eating- gluten freEating Healthy Benefits Everyone!

 

Eating healthy should be a goal and a priority for everyone. However, it is more than likely the majority of the general population do not follow healthy eating patterns. Are you interested in following a healthy eating plan? You should be. The time is now to combine your ‘nutrition and health’!

Let’s use the United States as an example. healthcare.gov in a web article, Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 *stated:

  • ♦ “About three-fourths of the population has an eating pattern that is low in vegetables, fruits, dairy, and oils”. 1
  • ♦ “More than half of the population is meeting or exceeding total grain and total protein foods recommendations, but, as discussed later in the chapter, are not meeting the recommendations for the subgroups within each of these food groups”. 2
  • ♦ “Most Americans exceed the recommendations for added sugars, saturated fats, and sodium”. 3

healthcare.gov  also added: “In addition, the eating patterns of many are too high in calories. Calorie intake over time, in comparison to calorie needs, is best evaluated by measuring body weight status. The high percentage of the population that is overweight or obese suggests that many in the United States over consume calories. As documented in the Introduction, Table I-1, more than two-thirds of all adults and nearly one-third of all children and youth in the United States are either overweight or obese”. 4

Some of these points from healthcare.gov are worth repeating. Around 75 % The United States eating habits include low vegetable, fruits, dairy, and oils consumption. On the flip side, there is high sodium, sugar and saturated fats consumption by ‘most’. High-calorie intake compound these problems with over 66%  with obesity and overweight as the by-product. What does all this mean? The underlying need is for improvement in healthy diet considerations!

A Diabetic Diet is Recommended as “The Best Eating Plan for Most Everyone”, by the Mayo Clinic!

Let’s take a look at an array of goodies on a diabetic diet such as Fish, poultry and lean meats, fruits, vegetable, whole grains, low-fat dairy, nuts, legumes, oils (example: Olive, canola) and seasoning to name most of the heavy hitters! That’s a list with a solid foundation for any healthy, balanced, enjoyable meal for anyone including a diabetic diet. In fact, the prestigious and #1 ranked hospital in the United States, Mayo Clinic in a web-based article on September 9, 2016, emphasized in a definition of a diabetic diet stating:

“A diabetes diet simply means eating the healthiest foods in moderate amounts and sticking to regular mealtimes.

A diabetes diet is a healthy-eating plan that’s naturally rich in nutrients and low in fat and calories. Key elements are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone”.5 Let’s reinforce the last line of the quote again. In fact, a diabetes diet is the best eating plan for most everyone. Ladies and gentlemen, it does not get any better in terms of affirming a diabetic diet is the best eating plan for most of us!

The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet
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Your personal healthy eating and living lifestyle take top priority.

Doctor Patient Consultation

As always, it is very important to consult with your doctor, nutritionist or dietitian before proceeding with specific recipes available. Each individual is unique and many different factors could come into play towards a healthy eating and living lifestyle. The focus should always what’s best for you and should be followed up with professional advise.

 

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Citations:

1-4. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion “Current Eating Patterns in the United States”. (Chapter 2) accessed December 18, 2016, https://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/chapter-2/current-eating-patterns-in-the-united-states/

5. Mayo Clinic “Diabetes diet: Create your healthy eating plan.” Mayo Clinic Staff  accessed December 18, 2016, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/in-depth/diabetes-diet/art-20044295