10 Diets That Work

From Weight Watchers to Jenny Craig, find out the most effective way to lose weight, feel great and get healthy.

By More.com Health Editors
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Looking to lose weight, strengthen your heart or stave off diabetes? A team of 22 experts assembled by U.S. News and World Report recently assessed 20 popular diets based on each program’s short- and long-term weight-loss results, ease of use, nutritional quality (as measured by compliance with the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans), safety, and ability to prevent or manage diabetes and heart disease. Here are the diets that came out on top:

 

 

Best Weight-Loss Diets

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Jenny Craig and the Raw Food Diet

Best Heart-Healthy Diets

  1. The Ornish Diet
  2. The TLC Diet (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet, developed by the government)
  3. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, also created by the government) diet

Best Diabetes Diets

  1. The DASH diet
  2. The Mayo Clinic Diet, the Ornish Diet and the Vegan Diet

Best Overall Diets

  1. The DASH diet
  2. The Mediterranean Diet, the TLC Diet and Weight Watchers

Best Commercial Diet Plans

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Jenny Craig
  3. Slim-Fast

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First Published June 9, 2011

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