Donald Hensrud

Donald D. Hensrud, M.D., is a specialist in nutrition and weight management at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. He is associate professor of nutrition and preventive medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. For more than 10 years, Dr. Hensrud also served as the medical director of the Mayo Clinic Executive Health Program. He writes and lectures widely on lifestyle- and nutrition-related topics and has authored and helped publish several books, including two award-winning cookbooks..

Mayo Clinic is a worldwide leader in providing expert, whole-patient care to everyone who needs healing. Located in Rochester, Minn., Jacksonville, Fla., and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz., along with multiple community-based practices, Mayo employs approximately 4,000 physicians, scientists and researchers working together to care for patients and advance medical science.

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The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

Perhaps you’ve had diabetes for years. Maybe your doctor only recently told you that you have diabetes. Or you’ve learned that you’re at risk of diabetes due to factors such as family history or being overweight.

In any of these cases, you’re concerned about your future. Take a deep breath and relax. Yes, diabetes is a serious diagnosis, but it’s a disease you can control.

Mayo Clinic has been studying diabetes, and successfully treating people with diabetes, for decades. Now we’re putting our top recommendation—the single most effective step you can take to improve your condition—directly into your hands.

The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet is a weight-loss program designed to help you safely lose weight to improve and control your blood sugar. Many Mayo doctors and dietitians have lent their expertise toward helping you in the pages of this book.

You’ll learn how to take advantage of these life-changing benefits, as thousands of Mayo Clinic patients are already doing…

• Lose weight and improve your blood sugar in just days with a two-week quick-start plan.
• Continue losing weight and keep it off with guidance from Mayo Clinic doctors and dietitians, plus the healthy cooking advice of the food and recipe experts at Good Books.
• Learn the one trait that most people who lose over 30 pounds and keep it off for five years have in common.
• Take advantage of page after page of meal planners, recipes, tips on overcoming challenges and much more.

If your idea of having diabetes means going on a "restrictive diet," you’ll especially like the positive approach of this book. While it’s true that having diabetes requires changes in your life, this book is all about adding good things to your life, not saddling you with restrictions and limitations.

Download your copy today and put this good news to work in your life right away!

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The Mayo Clinic Diet

Eat well. Enjoy life. Lose weight.

This completely revised and updated edition of the popular Mayo Clinic Diet is a practical, no-nonsense approach to weight loss designed to help individuals lose weight and, most importantly, keep it off. The book includes to step-by-step advice on key behavior changes to promote weight loss, plus four weeks of daily menus and all-new recipes.

The Mayo Clinic Diet is based on years of experience with literally thousands of individuals trying to lose weight. We’ve identified leading habits of people who maintain a healthy weight and the unhealthy habits of those who don’t. Based on this information, we’ve established five habits to include in your daily routine, five habits to break, and five bonus habits to increase your chances of lasting success.

The Mayo Clinic Diet is composed of three sections to get you started, to keep you on track, and to give you the knowledge and tools you need to stay the course.

1. Lose It! is a two week quick-start program designed to help you lose 6 to 10 pounds in a safe and healthy way.

2. Live It! is a long-term maintenance plan in which you continue to lose 1 to 2 pounds a week until you reach your goal. In the process, you learn how to maintain a healthy weight for life.

3. All the extra stuff includes meal plans, recipes, food lists, tips on overcoming challenges and much more.

Best of all, the program is enjoyable. Eating is one of the great joys in life. What you eat on this diet has to taste good, or you won’t do it. The Mayo Clinic Diet emphasizes foods that are healthy and taste good. Plus, you don’t have to worry about starving yourself. When you’re hungry, you can eat.

What works is a diet that’s easy and simple — a diet you can live with for life!

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The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet

This #1 New York Times bestseller adapted for people with diabetes is full of tools and menus designed to kick-start weight loss to control your blood sugar. From Mayo Clinic — a leader in health and nutrition and the #1 ranked hospital for Diabetes and Endocrinology according to the 2018 U.S. News & World Report best hospital rankings — comes The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, second edition. This reliable diet plan is designed to prevent and manageprediabetes and type 2 diabetes. The completely revised and updated second edition includes all-new recipes and an additional two weeks of daily menus.

The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, second edition is divided into two phases — Lose It! and Live It! — designed to help at-risk individuals prevent and control diabetes by losing weight quickly and safely, and then maintaining that weight loss.

The Lose It! phase is a simple, straight-forward, two-week plan that encourages quick but safe weight loss that can help lower blood sugar.

The Live It! phase of the diet offers basic and manageable steps and lifestyle changes and choices that are designed to help participants lose one to two pounds a week until a healthy weight is reached, and then to keep the pounds off.

Mayo Clinic's weight-loss and nutrition experts have packed this book with meal plans, tools, menus, practical solutions, and specific tips on how to improve health and lose weight safely. The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, tackles all the familiar obstacles that get in the way of weight loss—lack of exercise, resistance to healthy food, too little time to cook, a hectic schedule, struggles with cravings, and minimal support from family and friends. It’s a reliable and safe companion for losing weight and controlling diabetes. "This diabetes diet isn't a fad; it's about changing your habits for the better," states Donald Hensrud, M.D., Mayo Clinic nutrition specialist and medical editor. "With The Mayo Clinic Diabetes Diet, people can truly manage diabetes, eat well, lose weight and enjoy life."

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