38 Popular Diets Ranked From Best to Worst

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Which Weight Loss Diet Works Best? A New Study Ranks the Evidence

And the best diet overall is The diet, which was originally developed to help people lower their blood pressure, focuses on a combination of low-fat, low-sodium, and plant-based meals. The magazine named their No. Once each had expert rated the diets on a scale of 5 highest to 1 lowest , the magazine used the scores to create a ranked list for "Best Overall," as well as a more focused list for various categories, like the "Best Heart-Healthy Diets," "Best Plant-Based Diets," and "Easiest Diets to Follow.

How Healthy Is Your State? All 50, Ranked From First to Worst. The rankings added three fresh options to the mix: News ranking, landing the No. However the very popular Whole30 diet, which requires adherents to cut all processed foods, legumes, grains, dairy, alcohol, and added sugar for 30 days, came in 38th place, aka dead last, in the "overall" category, following suit with other trendy diets that have come before it like the Dukan Diet.

Whole30 came in at No. Meanwhile, The Fertility Diet , which claims certain diet changes can help you get pregnant faster, was named the best diet for diabetes, mainly due to its ban on trans fats. How's that for a surprise? News , said in a press release. Before you jump on the latest diet bandwagon, check out the full list below, ranked from best to worst. Your waistline will thank you! The company says members using its online tools in addition to attending meetings lost 50 percent more weight than those going to meetings alone.

Cost to lose 20 pounds: We looked at two plans from eDiets — one that offers support alone, and another with meal delivery. You can choose from among more than 20 diet plans, including ones for diabetics and vegetarians. Online tools let you set goals, plan menus and generate shopping lists.

The optional meal delivery service offers freshly prepared, calorie-controlled meals delivered in a cooler. But telephone support has some evidence in its favor: Cost per pound of weight loss: No — for about the same money, other services offer better track records. For the first two weeks, you eat three extremely low-carb meals a day plus two snacks. You can customize menus, search a database of more than 1, recipes and get a personalized shopping list.

Studies have shown that after one year, carb-restricted diets led to greater weight loss and increased heart health than low-fat diets. However, the advantage disappeared over the long term. How much can you expect to lose? Figure on 8 to 13 pounds during the two-week kick-start phase, then 1 to 2 pounds a week thereafter. The Zone diet is mostly meat, fruits, and vegetables. You eat three meals per day plus two Zone protein-powder snacks. A study of people in the Journal of American Medical Association found the Zone diet helped people achieve modest weight loss after one year, comparable with those on the Atkins , Weight Watchers and Ornish diets, and improved cardiac risk factors.

Pricing information is noticeably, frustratingly absent from the Jenny Craig Web site. You eat three Jenny Craig meals plus a snack per day, and supplement with fruit, vegetables and dairy. Once a week, you get a weigh-in and pep talk with a consultant — who is not a dietician and who earns commissions from selling you products.

Jenny Craig has a good track record for short-term weight loss up to one year. In a UC San Diego clinical trial of dieters funded by Jenny Craig , Jenny Craig clients lost 11 percent of their initial weight after 12 months, compared with 3 percent weight loss by those who were dieting on their own. Shipping is free the first week. The price is a cut above the competition, too. The plan tries to help you avoid a weight-loss stall out by varying the daily calorie intake between 1, and 1, While no university studies support the theory that varying caloric intake aids weight loss, the high quality of the food and the relatively large portion sizes have been praised by Health magazine, Dr.

Phil and The New York Times. Some plan users have complained of a lack of choices and menu flexibility compared to other plans, but a company spokesman says they offer more than entrees and can make substitutions to accommodate allergies and food preferences. This meal-delivery service, endorsed by Marie Osmond and Dan Marino, emphasizes foods with a low glycemic index.

The underlying premise is that controlling blood sugar levels leads to weight loss. Support is available through phone counseling, weekly e-classes with a dietician and tracking tools.

For example, a study by the Obesity Research Center at St. For a meal-delivery diet system, Nutrisystem is more economical than Jenny Craig. The 70 meal replacement choices include shakes, bars, soups, pudding, oatmeal, chili, pretzel sticks, cheese puffs, and scrambled eggs.

If you can stick with it, a diet of 1, calories a day can certainly induce rapid weight loss. Cost of losing 20 pounds:

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