The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss
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Video Playback Duration
6 hours 36 minutes

The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss

After years of research and clinical study, Mayo Clinic has developed a weight-loss plan that gives everyone the very best chance for success. The Mayo Clinic Diet is a straightforward plan with endless food possibilities based on a simple framework. With this fantastic DVD package, produced in collaboration with The Great Courses, you’ll learn from Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., how to lose weight the healthy way through a series of 12 lectures, with over 6 hours of insightful and empowering content.

In The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss, Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., shares practical tips in a two-part strategy: An initial two-week plan designed to jump-start your weight loss in a safe and healthy way, called Lose It!, and a lifelong approach to help you meet and maintain your goal weight, called Live It!. You’ll learn about setting your caloric goals, food prep short-cuts, developing a physical activity plan, and tracking your progress. But Mayo Clinic will take you a step further as you learn how your thoughts and emotions also affect your weight loss including:

  • Determining whether or not this is the right time for you to start a weight-loss program
  • How to identify your personal motivation to lose weight
  • Why perfectionism doesn’t work
  • Taking responsibility for determining which changes you’re willing to make and how you can modify the Diet’s suggestions to meet your goals
  • Identifying your weaknesses and triggers so you can adjust your plan accordingly
  • The crucial interplay between guilt and forgiveness
  • How to identify appropriate personal goals—short-term and long-term, outcome, and performance

DVD packet includes:

  • 12 lectures on two DVDs (over 6 hours of content)
  • 149-page printed course guidebook

The Diet comes alive during numerous real-time demonstrations with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Chef Jen Welper, who offers an additional perspective focused on food preparation and cooking. As she demonstrates everything from slicing and dicing to searing, grilling, and roasting, her easygoing, down-to-earth manner will help build your own meal-prep confidence and excitement.

In The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss, you’ll learn:

  • which habits will help you better pay attention to the signals your body sends when you’re hungry and when you eat, and which habits are likely to drown out those signals
  • how to schedule your meals and snacks to best achieve a healthy satiety
  • how to keep your pantry and refrigerator stocked with delicious, low-energy-dense foods that will help you lose weight by reaching satiety with fewer calories

The Mayo Clinic Diet was developed with only one goal in mind—to help you feel better and become healthier by following an eating and exercise program that fits comfortably into your real life. You don’t have to follow it to perfection. But by applying the principles of The Mayo Clinic Diet to your life, you will find yourself on a path to better health and greater happiness.

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The Mayo Clinic Diet
A practical weight-loss guide from the experts at Mayo Clinic.
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