- The Mayo Clinic Diet presents dieters with a Healthy Weight Pyramid, helping them identify how much to eat from each food group and how many calories to take in. The diet also encourages people to become physically active, which helps build muscle mass.
- The Healthy Weight Pyramid helps dieters with portion size for each group of food. The Mayo Clinic Diet recommends dieters eat 1,200-1,800 each day. Caloric intake is based on your sex and weight.
- According to Ruth Frechman, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association, the Mayo Clinic Diet is effective, safe and helps educate people on the best ways to lose weight and gain muscle.