The Mayo Clinic Diet has been named the best commercial diet and tied with Weight Watchers, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 best diet rankings.
“We are honored to be recognized for a weight-loss method that offers lasting results,” Donald Hensrud, MD, medical editor of the Mayo Clinic Diet and director of the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, said in a press release. “With two-thirds of Americans overweight or obese, we know that managing a healthy weight can be challenging, but when people see results quickly, they feel empowered to continue on their journey to a healthier weight.”
The Mayo Clinic Diet promotes offering effective and simple ways to change an individual’s lifestyle to lose unwanted weight and keep it off. The plan begins with a “quick start” phase, which is designed to help dieters lose 6 to 10 pounds in the first 2 weeks. This phase includes adding healthy habits and breaking less healthy habits. The second phase, called Live It!, helps dieters transition these new habits into a healthy lifestyle.
Additionally, the diet is not restrictive and focuses on adding fruits and vegetables and other healthy choices.
According to the U.S. News & World Report 2017 rankings, the DASH diet was named the overall best diet and the best diabetes diet.