From paleo to DASH, there was no shortage of diet plans to choose from in 2015. But sorting through the abyss to find a diet that actually meets our fitness needs was no easy feat. US News did the guesswork for us with its annual ranking of the best diet plans for your health goals. A panel of health experts evaluated 38 diet plans in various categories (weight loss, heart-healthy, plant-based, easiest) to determine the year’s best.
The DASH Diet won out as the best diet overall for the fifth consecutive year, scoring a 4.1 out of 5 for weight loss, healthiness and ease. The number one diet for weight loss is none other than the Oprah Winfrey-endorsed Weight Watchers program. Weight Watchers also emerged as one of the best commercial diets, sharing the top spot with the Mayo Clinic Diet.
When it comes to specific health concerns, the Fertility Diet is considered the best for diabetes, Ornish for heart health and DASH for general healthy eating. It’s no surprise that The Biggest Loser diet topped the list for the fastest weight loss diet, tying for first place with the Health Management Resources program. The MIND Diet, Fertility Diet and Weight Watchers share the top spot for the easiest diet to follow. And Beyoncé will be shocked to learn the Mediterranean Diet was named the best plant-based diet (her beloved vegan diet came in at number seven).
Check out the full list and ranking system here. Your fitness resolution just got a whole lot easier.
[via US News]