The Best Diets Ranked

Our ground-breaking all-cookie diet didn't make the cut
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2018 6:08 PM CST
These Are the Best Diets, According to Health Experts
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Having trouble sticking to a diet? Maybe you just haven't found the right one. Let US News & World Report be your guide. The publication consulted with a panel of health experts to rank 40 of the most popular diets in multiple categories. They judged diets on safety, nutritiousness, easiness, and effectiveness when it comes to weight loss and preventing diabetes and heart disease. Here's just a taste of the final rankings:

Best Overall Diets

  1. DASH Diet (tie)
  2. Mediterranean Diet (tie)
  3. The Flexitarian Diet
Best Diets for Weight Loss
  1. Weight Watchers Diet
  2. Volumetrics Diet
  3. Jenny Craig Diet
Best Commercial Diet Plans
  1. Weight Watchers Diet
  2. Jenny Craig Diet
  3. Flat Belly Diet

Best Diets for Preventing Diabetes

  1. Mediterranean Diet
  2. DASH Diet
  3. The Flexitarian Diet
Best Diets for a Healthy Heart
  • DASH Diet
  • Mediterranean Diet (tie)
  • Ornish Diet (tie)
Easiest Diets to Follow
  1. Mediterranean Diet
  2. The Flexitarian Diet (tie)
  3. Weight Watchers Diet (tie)
See the full rankings here.
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