Sticking with your weight-loss resolutions this New Year may be a little easier if you choose a diet that best fits your lifestyle.
U.S. News and World Report released their yearly list of the best diet & weight loss options for the coming year.
Below are their top-5 ranking options to help meet your goal for this year:
1. Weight Watchers
This diet received 3.8 out of 5 stars from the panel of experts for weight loss. Weight Watchers’ claim is that you can drop up to two pounds per week using their PointsPlus program and group support.
2. HMR Diet
The Health Management Resources program is more than just a diet, it’s a lifestyle. The theory: reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity and personal accountability will help people lose weight and keep it off.
3. The Biggest Loser Diet
Based on a series of books and inspired by success stories from the popular television series, this diet introduces six weeks of healthy food and regular exercise to promote weight loss and help prevent disease. The program recommends dieters eat lots of fruits and veggies, choose lean protein sources over red meat, keep a food journal, and exercise.
4. Jenny Craig
Much like Weight Watchers, the Jenny Craig Diet claims devotees will drop up to two pounds each week by following a restricted calorie diet. Prepackaged meals limit calories, fat and portions and let you satisfy your sweet tooth without worrying about overindulging.
5. The Raw Food Diet
This trending diet/lifestyle is attracting people who are looking to shed some pounds and improve their health.
This program relies heavily on fruits and veggies and completely eliminates any food that has been cooked, processed, microwaved, irradiated, genetically engineered or exposed to pesticides or herbicides. Experts say this plan nearly guarantees weight loss because most who follow it consume only half the calories they would eat on a diet that included cooked and processed foods.