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Experts Say These Diets Are The Most Successful For Losing Weight

Experts Say These Diets Are The Most Successful For Losing Weight

The Mediterranean diet has been named the best way to eat in the new year, according to rankings released from U.S. News World Report.

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.

It's the Mediterranean diet-with a score of 4.2 out of 5 possible points-which probably doesn't come as a surprise to the nutrition-savvy among us.

While each diet has its own characteristics, they all share similarities in that there is little to no processed food, and a major emphasis is placed on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and minimal meat.

It's based on lifestyles from countries along the mediterranean sea.

Although the popular Keto diet ranked high for fast weight loss, it landed way down on the Best Diets list - tying for number 38. The world is teeming with nutrition information and diets that claim to help you live your healthiest life possible.

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The DASH diet was second - that's Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. Even those who didn't stick to the diet perfectly but followed it "moderately well" reduced their risk of Alzheimer's by about a third, the researchers found. Thanks to science, times have certainly changed since your parents tried these old-school (though often misguided) diet tips.

But the diet topping any list isn't necessarily the best diet for you.

The eating plan features a wide variety of options, including fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, poultry, and fish. 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.

The program, which is backed by Oprah Winfrey and recently signed on Kate Hudson as an ambassador, rebranded in 2018 with a new name, WW, and a focus on wellness.

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