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Easiest Diets To Follow: U.S. News Releases Its Ranking

First Posted: 01/ 4/2012 10:00 am   Updated: 01/ 4/2012 5:59 pm

The easier a diet is to follow, the better the odds of sticking to it. So user-friendliness was one of the factors experts considered in U.S. News' latest ranking of 25 popular diets. Is a diet filling and tasty? Does it impose stringent requirements such as eating a certain number of times per day? Are unique foods required? The experts put Weight Watchers at the top, viewing it as flexible, tasty, and allowing plenty of eating throughout the day.

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Check out the findings from U.S. News below:

1. Weight Watchers Diet
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Dieters can eat whatever they want as long as they don't exceed their allotted daily points. No foods are forbidden, occasional treats are encouraged, and the plan emphasizes all-you-can-eat fresh fruits and veggies. Experts liked the optional weekly meetings, since support is crucial to compliance. They also applauded Weight Watchers for being realistic, flexible, and filling. It scored more than a full star above the average in this category and was crowned the easiest diet to follow.
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