The best diet overall is the Mediterranean diet for three straight years, according to U.S News and World Report.
Just like the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) food plan, the Mediterranean focuses on whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Eating more fruits and vegetables has definitely helped me lose weight when I add cardio as per an article I read at seattle weightloss website. I find the Mediterranean to be a good choice for me because I can stick to it for long-term weight loss.
The panel of experts used seven criteria for the rankings, including short-term and long-term weight loss, how easy it was to follow, its safety and its health management of heart disease and diabetes.
Winners for 2020:
Best Overall: The Mediterranean took first place for best overall
Best Weight Loss Diets: WW got first
Best Commercial Diets: WW took first
Best Fast Weight Loss Diets: HMR (meal replacement shakes, along with fruits and vegetables) took first
Best Diets for Healthy Eating: Mediterranean and DASH tied for first,
Easiest Diets to Follow: Mediterranean got first,
Best Diets for Diabetes: Mediterranean took first,
Best Heart-Healthy Diets: Ornish Diet (low in fat, refined carbs, and animal protein) took first,
Best Plant-Based Diets: Mediterranean took first
As you can see, the Mediterranean dominated in just about all the categories that the experts considered. Year after year, this one seems to outperform each time. Intermittent fasting and eating the Mediterranean foods has increased my chances of weight loss significantly.
Is the Best Diet Overall Right for You?
The main thing to consider is to pick one that works for you. There is no one-size-fits-all eating plan so you really need a plan that is easy for you to stick you and make you happy. The Mediterranean diet top all other ranking diets in several categories which makes it the best diet overall.
Source: Doheny, Kathleen. “Mediterranean Diet Repeats as Best Overall of 2020” www.webmd.com January 2, 2020