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The #1 Diet


The #1 Diet

Every year, the US News and World Report reviews the most popular diet plans and releases a list of the best diets, overall and for specific categories. In 2020, they reviewed 35 popular ways of eating. The Mediterranean Diet ranked as the top diet over 50% of the categories ranked. That means that the Mediterranean Diet was ranked as the #1 diet in 5 of the 9 categories. This includes Best Diet Overall for the THIRD year in a row.

The Top Categories

The categories that the Mediterranean Diet ranked # 1 (out 35 diet plans) include:

  • Best Diets Overall
  • Best Diabetes Diets
  • Best Diets for Healthy eating
  • Best Heart-Healthy Diets
  • Best Plant-Based Diets
  • Easiest Diets to Follow

This means that the diet beat out other popular plans like: Keto, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian, the DASH Diet, Weight Watchers, the Mind Diet, the Engine 2 Diet, the Flexitarian Diet, the Mayo Clinic Diet, the Nordic Diet, and Atkins, among many others.

How Experts Decided

Each year, US News gathers together 25 of the nation’s top nutritionists, dietitians, and doctors who focus on heart health, weight management, and diabetes, among other things. The experts score all the diets across many different categories. Some of these categories include flexibility, the likelihood of losing weight, and protection against diseases like diabetes and heart ailments. For more details on how the rankings are calculated each year, you can check out this link: methodology.

Learn more

Are you surprised to know that many of the top health experts agree that the Mediterranean Diet is the #1 Overall Best Diet? We encourage you to check out some of our resources to learn more about this delicious, flexible style of eating!

Here are a few places to start:

Overall Diet Principles 

Mediterranean Lifestyle 

How to Transition 

Recipes and beyond 

We have lots of done-for-you resources, as well, including Meal Plans, Health Coaching, and Weight Loss Coaching. We’d love to be part of your journey to optimal health!