U.S. News & World Report and a panel of 22 experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, heart health, and diabetes reviewed and ranked 25 popular diet plans.
U.S. News considered five new diets in addition to the 20 they first reviewed last summer — the Abs Diet, the Biggest Loser Diet, the Dukan Diet, the Flat Belly Diet, and macrobiotic diets to determine the best diet for people living with diabetes, and the winner is …
The Biggest Loser Diet, a low-calorie plan designed for fans of the hit TV show, is U.S. News’ top diabetes diet, thanks to its focus on whole grains, vegetables, and other foods that can help manage blood sugar levels. In an American Journal of Medicine study, researchers found that participants on the Biggest Loser plan reduced their A1C levels, a measure of blood sugar. Like contestants on the show, Biggest Loser Diet followers get a crash course in nutrition and exercise that matches the diabetes management and prevention recommendations set by the American Diabetes Association.
To start the diet, simply pick up the plan’s guidebook, 6 Weeks to a Healthier You, and start learning from the successes of TV show contestants and designing your food and fitness plan. Unlike some other diets, the Biggest Loser Diet takes prepackaged foods out of the equation: If you choose to follow this diet, prepare to do all the cooking yourself.
Runners-up: the DASH Diet, the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Ornish Diet
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