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Hi I signed up to do the Healthy Living Program. It’s called the Mayo Clinic diet experience. Just wondering if anyone has done it. It’s a two day program with 12 wellness coaching.
Hi, @rosemarya, I know you have suggested subscribing to the “Mayo Clinic Diet e-mail”. Did you partake in the Mayo Clinic Diet? or the experience?
Thanks for the post @ihatediabetes, I didn’t know about this…and I work at Mayo! I’m checking into it now. 🙂
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Sure. I signed up in December when they were running a special. Also I have an endocrinologist and she referred me to the program.
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Jamie, I subscribe to the email. I have not signed up for the diet plan.
For my needs, the daily email serves to keep me posted and serves as a gentle ‘nudge’ to help me stay on track with healthy eating. My goal is to maintain and not gain weight.
@ihatediabetes, Thank you for sharing this information. Now that you are really into your 12 weeks, I hope you are seeing some health benefits.
Oops that didn’t come out clearly. It’s 12 months of wellness coaching after you leave Dan Abrahamson Center. But first you have to do 2 weeks of Mayo Clinic diet. I haven’t gone yet. I go at end of February.
Oh, so that is different from the daily Mayo Clinic diet email that I subscribe to. Thank you for explaining that!
@ihatediabetes, I hope that your “adventure” will be beneficial to your continuing health. Let us know how you do. Meanwhile, I will continue using my Mayo Diet email reminders (since I live miles away) to continue on my way to healthy eating:-)
Hi @ihatediabetes I am a fellow Connect member and saw your note. I work at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living program in the area of Nutrition. While we wait to hear from other people who have been through the program, is there a specific question you’d like to ask me?
Hi I got a packet in mail. There’s something in there about becoming research volunteer. I was wondering about what that means. Also I was watching a clip and doctor was talking about getting into your face about diet and exercise. I hope it’s not going to be like drill sergeant experience. Are they going to be gentle or hit people over head and tell them bad news? Yikes.
Good questions! Mayo Clinic’s three shields are patient care, education and research. We offer guests the opportunity to be involved in research. It is an optional choice and separate from the program.
And for your other question, rest assured – we are not a drill sergeant approach. We help you to design your own individualized plan for your wellness.
Since I work in Nutrition, I will use that as an example. A drill sergeant would say “you have to eat 3-5 vegetables every day” Our approach centers around asking you questions about your current vegetable intake is, what you want your vegetable intake to be, the strategies you might implement to meet your goal AND what are the obstacles that will deter you from reaching the goal. At the end of the conversation, we may have develop several different tactics that you can try – packing vegetables for an afternoon snack, adding vegetables to your eggs at breakfast, picking 2 new vegetables to try each week, cooking your vegetables in a new way….the tactics are endless – we just need to find the ones that work for you.
Hope this helps and feel free to post other questions. Lisa
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Hi I got to talk to my wellness coach on the phone. I’m going to check out the place and meet my coach this week. I thought it would be good to meet her and see where I’ll be ahead of time. We are going to talk about the Mayo clinic diet. I think I’m doing well on exercise but not so good on the diet. I think I’ll also volunteer for research but I don’t know what that involves.
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Thank you for sharing this with us. Your positive attitude is contagious! I hope all goes well for you. Keep us posted.
Today I went down to Dan Abrahamson Center and took a tour, met my wellness coach, and signed up for the research cohort. You have to give samples and fill out a long questionnaire. I was worried about going down for two whole days in an unfamiliar environment. That’s why we thought it would be good to see the environment and meet coach a week early. I already go a hotel room reserved next week on priceline. I think I’m ready.
Hi everybody, I’m going camping tomorrow. Going camping is a goal on my wellness plan that I made at Mayo Clinic diet experience. I’m going to wing it. I’m taking my Smokey Joe grill to cook. I got a tent but I figured out that I can sleep in my little minivan with back seats folded down. I just have to survive one night of winter camping to meet my goal. It’s part of becoming an outdoors person. I have been hiking and sleeping out seemed like the next step.
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@ihatediabetes, good for you! It is pretty cool that you set that goal and just decided to go for it. Hopefully it is not too cold out where you are planning to go camping. If it is, make sure you take the necessary tools to stay safe and warm!
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@ihatediabetes I am so excited for you. Such an adventure. Please share with us – how did you do? Was this a solo trip? And mostly I want to hear about your Mayo Diet experience program! What has you the most excited; weight loss? feeling good due to healthy eating? Or the ‘new you (outdoor person)?
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