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What is a good easy diet?

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According to Glamour, the five diets that are easiest to follow are the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH), Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC), the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Mediterranean Diet and Weight Watchers. All of these diets were chosen by a panel of experts as the best when it comes to nutrition, safety and effectiveness in getting results.

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The DASH diet came out on top as the easiest to follow in Glamour's list. This diet focuses on lowering high blood pressure. The experts find this diet to be very convenient because it does not have too many restrictions. However, it requires adapting to the practice of using a minimum amount of salt.

Glamour's number two choice is the TLC diet developed by the National Institutes of Health to promote better heart health. This 1,200 calorie-per-day diet emphasizes low-fat foods and drastically cuts down on saturated fats.

The remaining three diets on Glamour's list end up in a three-way tie. The Mayo Clinic Diet teaches the 15 key habits of healthy eating and is a good choice for diabetics, according to experts. The Mediterranean Diet focuses on healthy foods from a typical Mediterranean diet, such as fish, legumes, fruits, vegetables and olive oil. The Weight Watchers program gives dieters freedom of choice in food selection and uses a point system rather than counting calories.

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    What are the DASH diet books about?

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    The DASH diet books include meal plans, recipes and shopping lists for people following a diet based on the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension research funded by the National Institutes of Health. The DASH diet is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products. It limits the consumption of sodium, red meats, sweets and sweetened beverages.

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    Where can I find a copy of the Mayo Clinic Diet?

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    The Mayo Clinic website provides information, products, tools and books detailing the Mayo Clinic Diet. Official books and DVDs providing in-depth analysis are available from the Mayo Clinic Store, book sellers and libraries.

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    What are sample weekly menus for the DASH diet?

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    One menu for the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet includes oatmeal with applesauce, yogurt and pineapple juice for breakfast and a chicken waldorf salad, baby carrots, and skim milk for lunch. Sample snacks are light string cheese and kiwi, and dinner includes roasted chicken breast, baked potato and asparagus.

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    Does the Mayo Clinic offer any diet plans for weight loss?

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    The Mayo Clinic Diet is a full-scale eating and lifestyle plan that offers to help users lose weight and find ways of eating they can enjoy for the rest of their lives. Its aim is to lower users' risks of weight-related health problems such as diabetes and heart disease.

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