The Top Diets of 2015 Ranked

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Read on to learn about the top ranked diets.

1. DASH Diet

Beating out popular diets like Paleo, the goal of the DASH is to fight high blood pressure by cutting back on salt and emphasizing vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low-fat dairy and lean proteins.

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2. TLC Diet

The Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) diet was developed by the National Institutes of Health in order to lower the "bad" LDL cholesterol by cutting back on fat, especially saturated fat.

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3. Mayo Clinic Diet

The goal of the Mayo Clinic diet focuses on habits you should keep and those you should ditch, and experts rated it highly because it aims to change your lifestyle.

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3. Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has long been touted as a healthy means of eating since it's low in red meat, sugar and saturated fat, but high in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish. The diet claims to stave off a host of chronic diseases while helping you to lose weight and prevent cancer and diabetes.

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3. Weight Watchers

Tied for third place with both the Mayo Clinic Diet and the Mediterranean Diet, Weight Watchers aims to help dieters lose two pounds a week by assigning foods points, so that you will eat more healthy foods.

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6. Flexitarian Diet

The Flexitarian diet is easy to follow since it just emphasizes your basic healthy foods: fruits, veggies, whole grains and plant-based proteins. The word itself combines the words "flexible" and "vegetarian" since dieters eat a mostly vegetarian diet, but can enjoy meat on occasion.

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6. Volumetrics

The Volumetrics diet is based on the idea that people like to eat the same amount of food every day, so loading up on low-density foods like fruits and veggies will help you to stay full and you can eat more of them then say high-density peanuts.

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8. Jenny Craig

The Jenny Craig diet sends customers pre-packaged meals, which takes the guesswork out of the actual dieting and aims to help clients lose two pounds a week.

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9. Biggest Loser Diet

The Biggest Loser diet aims to help followers lose weight and prevent or reverse chronic diseases. There are several Biggest Loser books to use for this diet that essentially promotes eating regular meals filled with fruits, vegetables and lean protein and adding exercise to your lifestyle.

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9. Ornish Diet

The Ornish diet can emphasize weight loss or be used to prevent diabetes, heart disease and more. The diet is great for the heart, but can be restrictive.

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Check out the full list here!


One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to eat healthier, or start a new diet altogether. With so many diets out there, it can be difficult to figure out which one is the right one for you, which is why U.S. News & World Report published rankings of 35 popular diets evaluated by a panel of doctors, nutritionists and health experts. The panel rated the 35 diets based on the following criteria:

  • Short term weight loss
  • Long term weight loss
  • Easy to follow
  • Nutrition
  • Safety
  • For diabetes
  • For heart health

The diets were then given an overall score out of five Even though the Paleo diet was Googled quiet a bit in 2014, it didn't even make the top ten!

Check out the slideshow above for the top ranked diets of 2015.

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