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Sep 8, 2017 · Sugar Consumption in Healthy Living

Great question! As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, I classify sugar into 2 groups – natural or added sugars. When counseling patients on a healthy diet, I tend to first focus on added sugars. These are the items you mentioned – ice cream, sugar sweetened beverages – in other words sugar added to products. It is the goal to limit/avoid this type of sugar as much as possible. Naturally occurring sugars, like those found in fruits and dairy, are less of a concern especially when these foods are eaten in their natural state, in appropriate portion sizes for a meal plan. As long as fruit is eaten with in appropriate amounts – such as 4 servings on a 1500 calorie diet – it is part of a healthy diet.

For more information, see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/expert-answers/diabetes/faq-20057835


Mar 22, 2017 · Anyone know about Mayo Clinic Diet Experience in Healthy Living

Thank you @rosemarya for posting information. If anyone has additional questions about our programs, feel free to reach out to myself or our Program Advisers at 507-293-2933.

Feb 15, 2017 · Triglycerides in Diabetes/Endocrine System

There are several books on the market specifically for lowering triglycerides, but if you are looking for a cookbook, I would suggest something more global following either the Mediterranean diet or a Heart Healthy diet. And I agree with @ihatediabetes – be sure to work with your doctor as you make changes to exercise, diet and medications/dietary supplements. At this time, I am unaware of a home testing option for triglycerides.

Feb 7, 2017 · Anyone know about Mayo Clinic Diet Experience in Healthy Living

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

Feb 7, 2017 · Anyone know about Mayo Clinic Diet Experience in Healthy Living

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?