that unofficial 80s mayo clinic diet

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  1. sammymodo

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    does anyone know where in could get hold of this diet, also known as the egg diet. i know it was in no way endorsed by the real mayo clinc, but it worked for me back then. it is , or was, high protein low carb, and i could stick to it for some reason, thanks for any help anyione could give me:help2:
     
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    sorry for the typing errors!!!!:eek:
     
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    i remember doing this with my dad in my teens lol think we did it for about a week if that. think it was like 6 eggs a day or something in any way apart from frying in oil.
     
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    yep that was the one, it really worked but i cant remember all the food combinations:sigh:
     
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    think my dad got it off a work colleague he led me on it and as a teen i didnt really know what it consisted of sorry...
     
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    ahh no worries, thanks for sharing that with me though, hopefully someone will remember
     
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    Is it me or is that just a limited version of Atkins?
     
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    thanks fay, it is very similar to the one i remember. your right amanda, it is a very limited atkins version
     
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    There is a little snippit in the Times today headed:

    "Atkins diets really work says study"

    Dr Atlins claimed that a high-protein diet forced the body to start burning fat reserves: the ketogenic effect. This has been substantiated by the study led by Alex Johnstone, it is claimed in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

    God bless that ketogenic effect!!!!
     
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    I have the original Mayo Clinic diet from the 80's the one that used to photocopied and passed round offices. It's as follows

    Breakfast - the same every day, 1 or 2 eggs, half a grapefruit and black coffee

    Monday
    Lunch - all the fruit you can eat
    Dinner - 2 eggs, green salad and one piece of dry toast

    Tuesday
    Lunch - chicken and tomatoes
    Dinner - Steak, tomatoes, green salad and olives

    Wednesday
    Lunch - eggs, tomatoes and coffee
    Dinner - 2 lamb chops, celery, cucumber, tomatoes

    Thursday
    Lunch same as Monday
    Dinner - 2 eggs, cottage cheese, cabbage and a piece of dry toast

    Friday
    Lunch - Eggs, spinach and coffee
    Dinner - White fish, mixed green salad, 1 piece of dry toast

    Saturday
    Lunch - 2 eggs spinach and coffee
    Dinner - steak, celery, tomatoes, and cucumber

    Sunday
    Lunch - same as Monday
    Dinner - chicken, tomatoes, cooked cabbage, grapefruit and coffee

    No alcohol allowed, and nothing to be cooked in fat - it's not bad for you at all, if a bit tedious, and is excellent for shifting the flab for a holiday or special occasion
     
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    Thank you Karen55 you're a genius - been trying to get hold of this (which I did in the mid 80s) for ages. Portugal in 2 weeks means drastic action is required! Thanks again
     
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    How are you getting on LambellaJules?

    a few of the girls at work were doing this before christmas (not an ideal time to diet!) I didnt try it then but its looking tempting now!

    Do you regain all the weight back when you start eating normal low carb/low cal? xx
     
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