What You'll Eat
Following the Mayo Clinic Diet’s food pyramid means you’ll chow down on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains; go easy on protein and dairy; even easier on fats; and reserve sweets for special occasions. The healthful foods emphasized are low in energy density, meaning you can eat more but take in fewer calories.
You’re free to enjoy as much of the approved foods as you want for the first two weeks, but eventually you’ll set a calorie cap and aim for a certain number of daily servings of each food group.
Whether you satisfy your veggie requirement with asparagus or broccoli is up to you, as is each meal’s country of origin. Go Greek, Italian, Mexican, or French—cuisine is limited only by your culinary prowess.
If you keep the diet’s basic eating principles in mind, you can scour recipes from any source and decide if they fit into your plan. If you’d rather bypass the guesswork, Mayo Clinic has put its stamp of approval on these recipes and cookbooks:
Last updated by Kurtis Hiatt | January 07, 2013
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