Then, the experts’ ratings were converted to scores and stars ranging from 5, which was the highest to 1, which was the lowest. Then the publication used the scores to create nine sets of Best Diets rankings including Best Weight-Loss Diets, Best Commercial Diets and Best Heart-Healthy Diets.
For the fourth year in a row, the Mediterranean Diet took the top spot on the Best Diets Overall.
It scored 4.2 out of 5 for its ability to help people achieve short-term and long-term weight loss, its easiness to follow and its healthiness. In fact, the nutritionally sound diet that’s full of diverse foods and flavors also came in at No. 1 on the Best Plant-Based Diets and Easiest Diets to Follow. It also tied for first place in Best Heart-Healthy Diets, Best Diabetes Diets, Best Diets for Healthy Eating.
Rounding out the top five of the Best Overall Diest are the No. 2 tying DASH Diet and the Flexitarian Diet, WW (Weight Watchers) Diet and Mayo Clinic Diet. The latter tied for fifth place with the MIND Diet, TLC Diet and Volumetrics Diet.