Looking To Lose Weight In 2019? Here's The Best Diets Rundown

Dr. Deanna Lites
January 02, 2019 - 1:34 pm



DETROIT (WWJ) - If you, like millions of other Americans, have resolved to lose weight this year you may want to consider this.

U.S. News and World Report is out with its 2019 list of Best Diets, with Weight Watchers once again taking the the number one spot for the Best Diet for Weight Loss as well as the top spot for Best Commercial Diet.

WWJ's Dr. Deanna Lites spoke with Florine Mark, President of the WW Group, who says the WW Freestyle program is easy to follow, and it works.

"Every food is equated to points, and you get so many points to eat according to your height, your weight and your gender," Mark explained. "And when you're through eating all your points and you're still hungry we have 200 0-point foods that you can partake of."

Those zero point foods include vegetables and fruits, beans, yogurt and even chicken. But, Mark said, it's not just all about eating.

"Obesity is the number one cause to cancer, heart (disease), diabetes, stroke -- all of that all is related to being overweight, and 66 percent of the people in the United States are overweight these days.

"...Our theme this year is WW: Wellness Works; and we're trying to get you well. We're not zeroing in on making sure you lose x amount of pounds," Mark said. "....People want to come to Weight Watcher to lose weight, but the cream, or the cherry, or the whipped cream on top of the cake is that you're going to get healthy." (Learn more about the WWJ program here).

The U.S. News & World Report panel of  experts, which includes doctors and nutritionists, each year ranks diets in eight categories. The 2019 runner up for weight loss was the Volumetrics Diet, with Jenny Craig taking the number two commercial diet spot. 

Those who aren't as concerned about losing weight may consider the Mediterranean diet, which was named the Best Overall Diet, the Best Diabetes Diet, the Best Diet for Healthy Eating, the Best Plant-based Diet, the Best Heart-healthy Diet, and the Easiest Diet to Follow for 2019.

Check out the full 2019 Best Diets Report at this link.