Mediterranean Diet Named Best Diet for 2019

Chia seeds contain 42 gm of carbs per 100

Chia seeds contain 42 gm of carbs per 100

Every year, US News and World Report ranks the best diets for the year ahead.

To determine the best diets, a panel of nutritionists and specialists in diabetes, heart health, and weight loss reviewed 41 diets, including the increasingly popular ketogenic, or keto, diet, Weight Watchers, and Atkins. The 2019 runner up for weight loss was the Volumetrics Diet, with Jenny Craig taking the number two commercial diet spot. US News and World Report ranked the Mediterranean diet and the DASH diet as the best overall diets for 2018, and this mostly plant-based diet has been proven to help you lose weight, live longer, reduce risk of heart disease, and boost brain health. It consists of plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, healthy fats like those found in olive oil and fatty fish like salmon and sardines, and nuts and seeds.

If you're interested in trying out the Mediterranean Diet, Peick suggests starting out small and working your way into it.

The easiest diets to follow include the Mediterranean diet, the Flexitarian diet and WW (Weight Watchers). Other diets at the bottom of the list included the Dukan diet, the Body Reset Diet and the Whole30 diet.

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For more information about the rankings, visit Best Diets 2019 []. Thanks to science, times have certainly changed since your parents tried these old-school (though often misguided) diet tips. But, Mark said, it's not just all about eating. But what's the best way to eat if you want to lose weight? It also limits red meat, salt, and candies.

The diet emphasizes healthy food sources, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, skinless poultry and fish, and nuts and legumes. Although created to help people lose weight, experts say its focus on healthier living makes it a smart overall diet to follow. Eating a diet that's mostly vegetarian while also allowing for an occasional burger or steak to satisfy a craving can help with weight management and improve overall health, Blatner says.

WW's Freestyle program applies points values to foods, with higher points for foods high in saturated fats and sugars, and lower points for foods with high levels of protein.

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