|IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW ON THE MODIFIED/MAYO DIET:
||Eat the minimum required amounts of food at each meal. You may eat as
much of any allowed foods at each meal, except for the grapefruit or
||Don't eliminate anything from the diet. The success of this diet
depends on the consumption of the proper combination of foods and water.
|3|| It is necessary to have the grapefruit/grapefruit juice with each meal
as it is the catalyst that starts the fat burning process; but, do not
consume more than 1/2 grapefruit or 4 oz unsweetened grapefruit juice at each
|4|| Caffeine is thought to affect the body's insulin reaction and could
cause your weight loss to slow down. For that reason, it is suggested to
only allow coffee or tea with your meals and to limit it to ONLY one cup each
meal with no sweetener or lightener.
|5|| Don't eat between meals. When you eat the proper combination of
allowed foods and eat them until you are full and satisfied, you will not get
hungry between meals. If you ARE getting hungry between meals or before bed,
you need to increase the amounts of allowable foods at your mealtime.
|6|| The diet mainly reduces the amount of sugars and starches, which, if
eaten in excess will be stored in the body as fat. Dietary Fat does not make
fat. Excess carbohydrates form fat. Dietary fat will actually aid in burning
|7|| If you desire it, you may increase the portions of meat, salad or
meals to eliminate hunger between meals. You may also switch your lunch and
dinner meals with each other, if you would prefer cooked vegetables for your
lunch meal; just do not have cooked vegetables with both lunch and dinner.
|8|| If you prefer, you may drink water at other times than just meal
times. Drinking water will help to eliminate the byproducts of the fat you
burn and will help to keep you from feeling hungry. Drink a minimum of 96
ounces of water each day.
|9|| DO NOT HAVE THE FOLLOWING: Organ Meats, Dairy Products, Cakes,
Cookies, Crackers, Breads, Mature Onions, Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Red
Beets, Dried Beans, Kidney Beans, Chic Peas, Winter Squash, Peas, Cereal,
Corn, Starchy Vegetables, Potato Chips, Pasta, Corn Chips, Nuts, Popcorn,
Gravy, Sauces, Gelatin, Jelly, Jam, Margarine, Syrup, Honey, Catsup, Sweet
Mustard, Sweet pickles, Cinnamon, Pretzels, Fruit, Reduced Fat or Fat Free
Salad Dressings, Salad Dressing (i.e.: Miracle Whip brand dressing) Chewing
Gum, Mints, Candies, or Alcohol. Do not add foods to the list of allowed
foods. Only eat and drink what is allowed and on the list of foods.
|10|| ALLOWABLE FOODS: Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus, Bamboo Shoots, Broccoli,
Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery, Chicory, Chives, Cucumber, Eggplant, Endive,
Garden Cress, Garlic, Ginger Root, Green Beans, Kale, Kelp, Leeks, Lettuce,
Mushrooms, Parsley, Peppers, Radishes, Scallions, Spinach, Summer Squash,
Swiss Chard, Tomato, Turnips, Watercress, Yellow Beans, Fish and other *real*
Seafood, canned Tuna, Beef, Pork, Poultry, Beef or Pork Ribs, Sausage, Hot
Dogs, Bacon, Eggs, Natural Meat Juices, Liquids from boiling Meat, Fish or
Poultry (natural both), Grapefruit, 100% Pure Grapefruit Juice with no added
sugar or other juices, real Mayonnaise, real Butter, Olive Oil, Pork Rinds
| In order for the diet to be successful, you must follow
the way it is written, staying "on" the diet for 12 consecutive days. Then,
you must take two R&R Days "off" as a REWARD and to RESET your body's
metabolism. On the 2 R&R days off, you may eat and drink *ANYTHING you
desire*, but in moderation. Re-introducing 'natural carbohydrate-type foods'
rather than overindulging on sweets and junk foods is a better choice of
reward food while on your 2 R&R days off. You will gain after the 2 R&R days
off; but midway through the your next cycle of 12 consecutive days on, that
gain will be lost along with extra weight. The weight gained on the 2 R&R
days off is NOT fat, but is temporary weight and will be easily lost. It is
not recommended to consume any other beverages between meals other than water
as it can contribute to slowing weight loss. Once you reach your desired
weight goal, you can change your regiment to 5 consecutive days on the way it
is written with 2 R&R days off. This will enable you to maintain your
desired weight and have every weekend as your 2 R&R days off.