Experts Say These Diets Are The Most Successful For Losing Weight

These Are the 5 Best Diets for 2019, According to Experts

The best overall diets for 2019

U.S. News & World Report rolled out its list of the best diets of 2019, and the Mediterranean diet took the top spot.

The eating plan doesn't discourage drinking small amounts of alcohol - such as a glass of red wine for women and two glasses for men.

Since the diet focuses on heart-healthy fats like olive oil, avocado, and salmon, it also could lower bad cholesterol, a major cause of heart disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.

If you're gearing up to eat healthier this year, consider including whole grains, seafood, and healthy fats in your diet.

This plant-heavy diet focuses on adding five food groups - "new meat", fruits and vegetables, whole grains, dairy and sugar and spices - to your diet, instead of taking foods away.

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.

For many, the start of the new year signals the start of a new diet. In fact, the diet is safe for most people, including children and older people.

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"These diets that are consistently top performers are scoring well, from nutrition to helpfulness, ease, ability to help prevent chronic conditions and more", Haupt said. 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.

Designed by researchers from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, the aptly named MIND diet was developed specifically for brain health. The Harvard School of Public Health and a think tank called Oldways created a diet based on the general eating principles of these places, according to US News.

A 2018 study found the DASH diet can reduce the risk of depression later in life.

Weight Watchers ranked in the top five for best diets overall and also obtained the No. 1 rankings for Best Commercial Diet and Best Weight Loss Diet for 2019.

The WW Freestyle program was launched in 2017 and builds off the company's signature SmartPoints system, which assigns every food and beverage a point value, based on its nutrition. The new program expands dietary options.

WW offers its members support online and is well-known for its in-person group meetings.

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