Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Clinic's Diet Goes beyond a Resolution

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

Clinic's Diet Goes beyond a Resolution

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ROCHESTER, Minn. - Turning the calendar to a new year often finds people working on their commitment to a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to losing weight, experts advise taking a longer view, beyond a New Year's resolution.

"Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is best accomplished through a lifestyle approach, says Donald Hensrud, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program and medical editor-in-chief of the Mayo Clinic Diet. "You should follow a dietary pattern that is practical. If it's too restrictive, it's impossible to sustain.

Recently, the Mayo Clinic Diet was named No. 1 in the Commercial Diet category by U.S. News & World Report. The Mayo Clinic Diet offers a weight-loss and lifestyle program that's based on research and clinical experience. An online program also gives access to meal plans, recipes and interactive tools like an iOS app for Apple operating systems, and fitness plans and exercises.

The two-phase program offers a two-week jump-start to weight loss and a lifelong approach to diet and health. …

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