Which diet is best for you?

Check out the Best Diets of 2015 and find a diet that suits your individual needs.

Which diet is best for you?

Each year, US News ranks the best and worst diets to give consumers information about how to achieve a healthier lifestyle. The Best Diets of 2015 is aimed at helping consumers find a diet that suits their individual needs, whether that is trying to lose weight, control a chronic disease or simply live a healthy life.

Best US News Diets

DASH Diet

TLC Diet

Mayo Clinic Diet (tied)

Mediterranean Diet (tied)

Weight Watchers (tied)
 

On top of the list was the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, that was developed to fight high blood pressure, reduce cholesterol and improve insulin sensitivity. The DASH diet uses a diet low in salt and starch, and is rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat dairy. It emphasises whole grains and is rich in potassium, magnesium, calcium, and fibre. It was given the highest rank for its nutritional completeness, ability to prevent or control diabetes, and its effectiveness in supporting heart health. Although the DASH diet was not made to aid weight loss, it has proven to be quite effective on this front too.

Next on the list was the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, or TLC diet, which was created by the National Institute of Health to promote cardiovascular health. Tied for third place were the Mayo Clinic Diet, which focuses on making healthy eating a lifelong habit and was recognised for its nutrition and safety; the Mediterranean Diet, with its emphasis on fruits, vegetables, olive oil and red wine, and associated with a reduced incidence of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases; and the Weight Watchers diet, which affords consumers a balanced, planned-out diet based on calorie controlled portions.

Among the offenders for the worst diets were ones requiring dieters to severely reduce their intake of particular foods. Topping the list was the obscure Urine Therapy diet, followed by the widely popular Paleo diet, which cuts out dairy, grains and legumes. Diets asking the consumer to quit sugars (including fruit), and the vegan before 6pm (VB6) diet also ranked low. Rounding out the list was the Clay Cleanse diet, which involved eating a spoonful of clay every day.

Here is the full list of the US News best diets. 

Best weight-loss diets

Weight Watchers
(Health Management Systems) HMR
Jenny Craig
Biggest Loser
Raw Food Diet 

Best diabetes diets

DASH Diet
Biggest Loser
Vegan Diet
Mayo Clinic Diet
Ornish Diet
Engine 2 Diet
Flexitarian Diet

Best heart-healthy diets

Ornish Diet
TLC Diet
DASH Diet 

Best diets for healthy eating

DASH Diet
TLC Diet
Mediterranean Diet 

Easiest diets to follow

Weight Watchers
Jenny Craig
Mediterranean Diet
Flexitarian Diet

Best commercial diet plans

Weight Watchers
Jenny Craig
Biggest Loser 

Best plant-based diets

Mediterranean Diet
Flexitarian Diet
Ornish Diet

Read more about the best diets at US News.

Read more about the worst diets at Womans Day.





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    KSS
    5th Mar 2015
    12:18pm
    All 'diets' work for some people. Which is the best? The one you can stick to!

    We need to find an eating regime we can stay on for life. One that provides nutritional value at a price we can afford. (A diet of 2 minute noodles, Tim Tams and ice-cream doesn't do that;-( )
    FrankC
    5th Mar 2015
    1:22pm
    Has anyone ever checked out the salt content ( sodium ) on the packets of noodles. !!
    particolor
    5th Mar 2015
    3:15pm
    We survived on Weet Bix in Tomato Soup for 4 days out bush once !! Give that a Go ! :-)
    particolor
    5th Mar 2015
    3:17pm
    PS I forgot ! We topped it off with Yabbies ! YUMMO ! :-)
    Tassie Devil
    5th Mar 2015
    7:06pm
    very funny particolor
    HOLA
    6th Mar 2015
    1:45pm
    The secret to losing weight is to diet and exercise. I have joined a Gym and go every 2nd day. I do 30 minutes on the Walking Machine on an incline of 6 and the Cardio Bike for 40 minutes. I have lost 3.5 kgs. in 4 weeks. I don't eat sugar and watch my fat intake. I go to the Gym at 7am and feel great for the rest of the day. I also avoid anything salty, and drink lots of water.
    particolor
    7th Mar 2015
    7:51pm
    Yes the Water tastes Much better without Salt in it :-)


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