The Mayo Clinic Diet is the official diet developed by Mayo Clinic, based on research and clinical experience and detailed in the book of the same name, published in 2010 as a book and now a consumer online offering.
The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet, which is designed to lower levels of cholesterol, came in second in the best overall category, followed by the Mediterranean diet, Weight Watchers and the Mayo Clinic Diet, which each tied for third place.
The Mayo Clinic Diet provides a New York Times best-selling title in paperback, adding in new menu plans and recipes to help one lose weight, and representing the first diet developed by the Mayo Clinic in its nearly 150-year history.
DASH also came out first for the best diabetes diet, followed by the Mayo Clinic diet, while the Ornish Diet captured the top spot for heart-healthy diets with TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) diet coming in second.
In the first Mayo Clinic diet book actually endorsed by the Mayo Clinic, contributors start by describing why this program focuses on health rather than aesthetics, helps readers determine and accept what their healthy weight should be, and take into consideration all the excuses for unhealthy eating and exercise habits.
I've tried the Mayo Clinic diet, the South Beach, the Cabbage Soup, the GI, the F-plan and the Humiliation Diet - that last one involved me hurling my hunkers around Loch Ness at last year's Inverness 10k run.