"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 of adding five new habits, breaking five old habits, and adopting five bonus habits. 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. 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. 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."