The Mayo Clinic Diet has been one of the great urban legends of the last half century, especially since the invention of email. One mythical version was based on eating grapefruit, another on bacon and eggs, and a third on cabbage soup.
Now there really is a diet bearing Mayo Clinic’s name, and it’s the subject of a new book available in bookstores January 1 (or you can order here), called The Mayo Clinic Diet: Eat Well. Enjoy Life. Lose Weight.
As Editor-in-Chief Donald Hensrud, M.D., says, “It’s the healthiest way to lose weight quickly there is.” Here’s a TV story that introduces the new book:
You also can see Dr. Hensrud discussing the diet on the Martha Stewart Show on Monday, January 4. Dr. Hensrud will be live on CBS Early Show on Monday, January 11. And here’s an article from today’s Washington Post in which Dr. Hensrud was interviewed for a holiday-related story on the pros and cons of drinking.
For more background and discussion on the Mayo Clinic Diet, check out the Mayo Clinic Diet blog.