More about The Mayo Clinic Diet, Second Edition

The Mayo Clinic Diet can help you start losing weight immediately

The Mayo Clinic Diet empowers you to reshape your body and your lifestyle with healthy new habits. You get better health and better weight — a powerful and transformative combination.

"Welcome to The Mayo Clinic Diet, a program designed to be the last diet you’ll ever need."

Why did we write The Mayo Clinic Diet, Second Edition?

The original edition has been a runaway success — #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. The just-released Second Edition incorporates our latest findings on nutrition and health, great new recipes and eating plans, expanded content from various Mayo specialists, and enhancements based on input from the thousands of users whose lives and health have been remade by the original edition.

How is The Mayo Clinic Diet different?

  • Many diets offer a quick fix and little more. The Mayo Clinic Diet gives you everything you need to lose weight, and then keep it off.
  • Many diets are too complicated. The Mayo Clinic Diet asks you to make simple lifestyle changes — ones you can follow for life.
  • Many diets seem like drudge work. The Mayo Clinic Diet is about pleasurable goals — eating well, losing weight, and enjoying life.

The Mayo Clinic Diet is real, it works, and it’s doctor approved at Mayo Clinic, one of the world’s largest and most respected medical institutions.

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"Love this lifestyle -- I won't call it a diet. I have had success with it and I feel healthy."

"At first I thought 'NO SUGAR'!! HA!! But it was easy. I used fruit and vegetables like carrots when I got a sweet attack, now I don't crave sweets at all and find when I do have cravings I find the chosen sweet too sweet and can't eat it beyond one bite. That's big progress for me the original sweet tooth. Very happy!"

"This is the best diet for any person that wants to be in good health and in good shape."

"Definitely have a look at this book if you are considering a lifestyle change. Everything it tells you makes sense. It's all there and it's information we already know. We just don't do it. This book will motivate you!!!"

About the Medical Editor

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H.

Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., is chair of the Division of Preventive and Occupational Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He is a consultant in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition and Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic. He is also an associate professor of preventive medicine and nutrition at the College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic.

For more than 10 years, Dr. Hensrud has served as medical director of the Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program. A specialist in nutrition and weight management, Dr. Hensrud advises individuals on how to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. He writes and lectures widely on lifestyle and nutrition-related topics and has authored and helped publish several books, including two award-winning cookbooks.