It was also the No. 1 best diet for diabetes and heart health.
Last year, the Mediterranean diet tied with the DASH diet for the best regimen, overall. This year, the DASH eating plan, which is designed to fight high blood pressure, was No. 2.
“It's widely considered to be a balanced dietary approach for anyone wanting to lose weight or simply improve overall health,” the team wrote of the second place diet.
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As for the best overall diet for weight loss, Weight Watchers was No. 1. It has an emphasis on fruits, vegetables and occasional indulgences. Experts also said it’s “smart,” “effective” and easy to follow. It tied with the MIND diet at No. 4 for best diets, overall.
Looking to drop the pounds really fast? The HMR program came out on top, although it was No. 30 on the best diets list, overall. It’s an at-home, in-clinic option, in which meals and snacks are delivered for a specific period of time.
If you want to know how other plans fared, take a look at the top 10 best diets below.
1. Mediterranean diet
2. DASH diet
3. The Flexitarian diet
4. MIND diet
4. Weight Watchers diet
6. Mayo Clinic diet
6. Volumetrics diet
8. TLC diet
9. Nordic diet
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