• By Laurel Kelly

Consumer Health: The Mayo Clinic Diet — a lifelong approach to diet and exercise

January 17, 2021
a smiling, overweight middle-aged woman preparing food in a kitchen

Being overweight isn't just a cosmetic concern. Obesity is a medical problem that increases your risk of other diseases and health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and certain types of cancer.

The good news is that even modest weight loss can improve or prevent the health problems associated with obesity. Dietary changes, increased physical activity and behavior changes can help you lose weight. Prescription medications and weight-loss procedures are additional options for treating obesity.

The Mayo Clinic Diet is designed to help you adopt healthy new habits and break unhealthy old ones. It's a lifestyle approach — not just a diet. The focus is on eating healthy foods that taste great and increasing physical activity. It's a healthy, lifelong approach to diet and exercise.

Learn more about the Mayo Clinic Diet and whether it might be right for you.

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