The Best Diets of 2019

The Best Diets of 2019

This article sings the praises of the Mediterranean Diet:

Best Diets 2019 – Top Plans To Lose Weight This Year, Per a Dietician

Mediterranean reigns supreme in our book.

It’s the most popular time of the year to go on a diet. But in my book, better health and weight loss begin not with fad diets but with choices that, over time, become habits — supporting lifelong change through tangible, actionable strategies that you can adapt for any scenario. (Hint: You can start by setting boundaries.)

First, here are my basics for a healthy approach to better eating habits:

All that said, if you’re keen to study up on the best and worst diet plans out there, you’re in the right place.

What’s the Best Diet for 2019? Experts Weigh In

For overall healthy eating, the best diet plan is the Mediterranean diet, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual diet review. The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was ranked second on the magazine’s overall Best Diets 2019 list, followed by the Flexitarian plan. All three plans focus on eating a mostly plant-based diet (veggies, fruits and whole grains), healthy fats and lean protein sources.

“I hope these rankings steer people in the direction of doing something healthful,” said nutritionist Samantha Heller of NYU Langone Health in New York City.

Mediterranean Edges Out DASH for Best Diet of 2019

The Mediterranean diet has earned the top spot as the best overall diet in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report annual diet rankings. Last year, the perennial favorite tied for top place with the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, but this year, it bumped DASH to second.

Both diets emphasize fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

“This is the first year that the Mediterranean diet ranked first all by itself,” says Angela Haupt, assistant managing editor of health at U.S. News. The publication’s panel of experts ranked 41 diet plans, including a newcomer to the list that’s gotten a lot of buzz: the Nordic diet.