Mayo Clinic Diet is First on NY Times Bestseller List

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Losing weight is a popular New Year's resolution and it looks as if The Mayo Clinic Diet, published in January 2010, is a big hit with dieters. The book is already #1 on The New York Times Bestseller list after being out only two weeks. In the 120 year history of The Mayo Clinic, this is the first time they have published their diet.

The Mayor Clinic Diet is made up of two easy-to-follow phases--"Lose It" and "Live It" with simple lifestyle adjustments instead of big life changes.

"Many patients I see have tried several diets in an attempt to lose weight, yet the weight keeps coming back," comments Donald Hensrud, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in preventive and internal medicine, and medical editor-in-chief of the book. "With The Mayo Clinic Diet, our goal is to help people eat well, lose weight, and enjoy life."

The diet is broken down into two simple phases, starting with the quick-start plan. This phase lasts two weeks and is designed to help dieters lose 6 to 10 pounds in that time period.

Part two of The Mayo Clinic introduces the Healthy Weight Pyramid that gives dieters a general direction for eathing. This portion of the diet allows dieters to keep losing approximately 1-2 pounds per week until they reach their goal weight.

In two simple phases, the New York Times Best Seller helps dieters get on the road to a healthy weight for the rest of their lives. The book is packed with meal plans, tips for overcoming challenges, help in starting an exercise plan, and overall encouragement for success.

Rising to a #1 position on The New York Times Bestseller list is impressive in such a short period of time. Hopefully it will help many who have a goal of losing weight in 2010 make their resolutions come true.

More information on The Mayo Clinic Diet can be found at

Written by Cheryl Phillips

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