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Best Diets

Are All Calories Created Equal?

Jeff Hyman | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeff Hyman

Experts agree that since the body uses calories from different nutrients in different ways, the key to successful weight loss is paying attention to more than just the numbers on a box.

Judging the Judging of Diets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I'm not sure that alternative diets with some salient feature to define them need to compete with one another. A second and related concern is that this kind of exercise may tend to foster a preoccupation with labels, rather than compositional details.

What Makes A Diet Healthy?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By U.S. News Staff A healthy diet doesn't require a lot of money or newfangled appliances or subsisting on any kind of scheme that sounds like a gi...

What Makes A Diet Easy To Follow?

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Angela Haupt for U.S. News Losing weight is never going to be a piece of cake. But obstacles like bland food, a rigid eating schedule and hours-...

RANKED: The Best And Worst Diets Of 2014

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

U.S. News evaluated and ranked the 32 diets below with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to foll...

Why I Want To Diet With Hipsters

Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.18.2013 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

To each his own, but in my dieting and my life, I'd rather rock than be in the rocking chair. I don't see myself as old, don't feel old, and don't want to be in the company of people who whine about getting old.

Better Diet? Bigger Picture!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.28.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Those who want today's news to be that the Mediterranean diet has been proven superior to other truly good diets will need to wait until tomorrow, or longer. We had previously lacked any good head-to-head comparisons of "best diet" candidates, and we still do.

Why Everyone Is Right -- And Wrong -- About Obesity

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

No one thing is wrong with the prevailing American diet, and no one-nutrient-at-a-time remedy will right it any more than a single part represents the whole elephant in the room. We need to see that elephant -- and develop a better recipe.

RANKED: The Best And Worst Diets For Heart Health

Posted 01.14.2013 | Healthy Living

The latest rankings from U.S. News.

RANKED: The Best And Worst Diets

Posted 01.09.2013 | Healthy Living

Which one earned the top spot on this year's list?

Optimal Diets for Longevity: The Science, Not the Hype

Jay Williams, Ph.D. | Posted 02.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Williams, Ph.D.

The conversation regarding what constitutes the ideal diet for optimal wellness and longevity is an ongoing and exhausting debate. Experts from each respective dietary camp have a plethora of data pointing to their case for why their particular system is the gold standard.

The Raw Food Diet, Overcooked

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.25.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Many foods can be eaten raw, and many foods are the better for it. An emphasis on eating mostly plants is irrefutably good, be they raw or cooked. But the case for raw food diets is oversold, the rhetoric is overheated, and the claims of universal benefits -- substantially overcooked.

A Diet Of Unintended Consequences

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.11.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

We need dietary guidance that is explicit about foods people should and shouldn't eat. Guidance that says once and for all, "If it glows in the dark -- whether it's low in fructose or not, low in fat or not, low in sodium or not -- step away from the box, and nobody will get hurt!"

Separation Of Church And Plate

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2012 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

The religious overlay that nutrition has taken on is neither holy nor wholesome. It precludes us from breaking bread together. It forestalls the public health progress that could occur if we could all find a seat at a common table.

U.S. News Ranks The Best And Worst Diets

Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living

U.S. News evaluated and ranked the 25 diets below with input from a panel of health experts. To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to foll...

Ornish Diet Ranked First For Heart Health By U.S. News: Diet Inventor Explains What Makes It So Heart-Healthy

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.06.2012 | Healthy Living

When it comes to heart health, the No. 1 dietary approach is the Ornish Diet, according to a ranking of 25 diets by U.S. News and World Report release...

RANKED: The Best Diets

Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living

By Kurtis Hiatt, U.S. News Not all diet plans are nutritious and safe. A new U.S. News ranking rates diets' healthiness. Weight lost doesn't alw...

Can We Say What Diet Is "Best"?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2011 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

So, do we know what diet is "best"? No, we do not. And anyone who claims we know decisively what specific diet is best for health is either misguided, selling something or both.

And The Best Diet Is...

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 08.08.2011 | Healthy Living

Drumroll, please. When US News and World Report tasked a group of 22 health experts with ranking the best eating regimes, the DASH diet came out on t...