The Mayo Clinic Plan is a diet based on the clinic's healthy weight pyramid. The Mayo Clinic is one of the most credible health resources and this plan should not be confused with the fad diet.
For many years now, people have been using a crash/fad diet often referred to as the "Mayo Clinic Diet" - despite the diet having no connection or endorsement with the Mayo Clinic. This crash diet was very low-calorie, and nutritionally unbalanced. It bears no resemblance to the official Mayo Clinic Plan.
The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid emphasizes fruit and vegetables - which are allowed to be eaten in unlimited quantities. Other carbohydrates, such as grains, play a lesser role in the pyramid.
The diet is one of the most healthful and natural diets to be found. Consuming ample amount of vegetables will not only provide a nutritionally-rich diet - but will also lead to satiation - hopefully leading to a desire to eat less sugary and fatty foods.
This is a 1200 Calorie Meal plan based on the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid.
Snack (any time)
|Protein||81 g||Sodium||1,413 mg|
|Carbohydrate||198 g||Fiber||36 g|
|Total fat||18 g||Potassium||3,302 mg|
|Saturated fat||4 g||Calcium||541 mg|
|Monounsaturated fat||6 g|
The Mayo Clinic recently developed a more consumer-friendly plan based on their research. It is a full online based program that creates meal plans, and offers numerous support options.