Sick of Fad Diets That Come and Go?

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Fad Diets

Miss eating your carbs? Bored with packaged-food eating plans? Tired of fad diets that come and go? Not sure where to turn next? Let Mayo Clinic clear your fad diet fog with its sensible - back-to-basics - approach to healthy eating in Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody. (Mayo Clinic Health Information, softcover, $22.95, April 2005).

Many diet plans sound downright unbelievable. Most restrictive fad diets aren't sustainable for long periods and some could even be potentially harmful. Sure, you may lose weight with these plans, but it's also likely you'll gain back the weight once you go off the plan.

"Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight requires a long-term commitment to making lifestyle changes. However, it doesn't mean you can no longer eat well and enjoy living," explains Donald Hensrud, M.D., editor in chief of Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody. "You just need the right tools and motivation to make the change."

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody provides the tools needed to get started. Based on their work with thousands of patients, Mayo Clinic physicians and dietitians have created a program to get you on your way to a healthy weight and a new life.


The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Food Pyramid - An easy-to-use, full-color visual tool that helps guide your food choices, the pyramid is the foundation of a healthy-eating approach that's easy, filling, tasty - even adventurous.

The Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Program - This step-by-step program launches you on your way to a healthy lifestyle with 12 weeks of menus, shopping lists and recipes. No longer do you need to restrict your diet to a limited category of food. Choose from such great tasting dishes as Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions, Greek Salad with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives, and Chocolate Pudding Pie.

An Action Guide to Weight-Loss Barriers - If you dread going to the gym, this guide helps you identify your personal barriers to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and provides practical solutions to get over the rough spots. Learn about how consistent daily activity, not just traditional exercise, can contribute to your healthy weight.

Your health is the single most important reason to be concerned about your weight. With a focus on improving your health, you'll be motivated to establish clear, reasonable and beneficial goals that will help you manage your weight and feel great.

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight for EveryBody is available for $22.95 (plus shipping, handling and applicable sales taxes) online at, by calling 866-516-4974 and in most bookstores nationwide.

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