U.S. News released their annual list of the best and worst diets for 2015, and the results may surprise you. An extensive panel of medical experts that included nationally-recognised doctors and specialists in weight loss and management, nutrition, obesity, and chronic disease prevention, rated 35 of the most popular and prevalent diets in the U.S., including Atkins, Paleo, and The Mediterranean Diet. They ranked each diet based on seven categories including their likelihood to actually help you lose weight (both short and long term), heart health, nutritional completeness, easiness to follow, and overall safety.
Of the 35 diets evaluated, Paleo was the worst-rated overall, tied for last place with the lesser-known Dukan Diet. The expert panel of cardiologists, behavioural scientists, dieticians, and endocrinologists, "took issue with the diet on every measure."
The heart-healthy DASH diet, which calls for a decrease in salt intake and an increase in whole grains, fruit, veggies, and fibre to lower blood pressure, nabbed the number one spot for best overall diet. The TLC Diet came in at number two; and it was a three-way tie for The Mayo Clinic Diet, The Mediterranean Diet, and Weight Watchers.
Head here to see the rest of the report and find out which lower-ranking diets you'd do best to avoid.
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