A Review of the Mayo Clinic Diet

by | May 27, 2019 | Diet, Food

  • Degree of Difficulty / 0= Extremely Hard, 100- Extremely Easy/ 45% 45%
  • Level of Activity /0=Not included, 100= Activity is high/ 50% 50%
  • Water Included in Diet /0=Not included, 100= Built into plan/ 100% 100%
  • Maintenance Plan /0=No plan after initial weight loss, 100= Lifetime plan/ 100% 100%


The hypothesis of this diet is that dieters need to adopt a common-sense lifestyle that may help them trim down and maintain a healthier weight.

Ease for Dieter*


  • Phase 1 Lose it – For two weeks the dieter will need to add 5 healthy habits, break 5 unhealthy habits and adopt 5 bonus habits
  • Phase 2 Live it – Focus on portion sizes and ability to maintain healthy lifestyle

(*My impression is based on my research and how hard I think it would be to maintain this diet for 1, 6, 8, 10, 20 weeks. Your experience may vary.)

Food Emphasis

Maintenance Plan

  • Lifetime.

Suggested Activity Level

  • 30 – 60 Minutes / Day most days of the week.


Everyday Health

Suggested Further Reading from Amazon

The Mayo Clinic Diet, 2nd Edition

The Mayo Clinic Diet Journal