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Mayo diet

Heard about the benefits of the Mayo diet plan and wondering what it could do for you? The Mayo diet plan is a fad diet that is in no way officially associated with the clinic it's named for.

It is believed to be similar to an eating plan used in hospitals in order to get overweight heart patients to lose enough weight that it will be safe for doctors to operate. The Mayo diet plan is what is known as a high protein - low carbohydrate diet, and is typically quite high in fat.

Advocates of the Mayo diet plan claim that the secret to the slimming strategy's success is the quantity of grapefruits you are required to eat, as they believe that the grapefruits jumpstart the slimming process. So what constitutes a typical Mayo diet plan?

A sample diet for the slimming plan is as follows:


Half a grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice
2 eggs and 2 pieces of bacon


Half a grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice
Meat (any kind, as much as you'd like)
Salad (with any dressing)


Half a grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice
Meat or fish (any kind, as much as you'd like)
Green, yellow or red veggies


One glass of tomato juice or
One glass of skimmed milk

The slimming strategy specifies that the vegetables you are allowed are red onions, green onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, carrots and peas. You should avoid white onions, potatoes and celery.

In general, you are allowed to eat as much meat and meat products as you like at each meal, but not outside the specified meals. It is suggested that you eat until you are full at each meal. It is also key that you don't eliminate any of the suggested foods, as it is the combination of foods, not the foods themselves that help burn fat.

The strategy recommends that you do 12 days on the strategy, and then 2 days off, and then repeat until the desired amount of weight is lost.

If you have any questions or concerns, consult your doctor.