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Report picks top three weight loss diets for 2012

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The best diet of 2012 is the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, according to new rankings released by US News & World Report. This is the second year in a row the DASH diet, which aims at preventing and lowering high blood pressure, has won the category of "best diet overall."  "While it may have started as a [blood pressure] lowering diet, it really has incredible nutritional value," said Deborah Enos, a certified nutritionist in Seattle and a MyHealthNewsDaily contributor. Second place was won by the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) Diet, which aims at lowering cholesterol, and third place went to the Mayo Clinic diet, which aims at weight loss.
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Best Diets list: Top 2 are unknown to most

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LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Just in time for your New Year's weight loss resolution, the annual US News & World Report diet ranking was released on Wednesday. The list is compiled by an independent panel of 22 experts
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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/4/12 10:08 PM 
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"The DASH diet is physician-recommended for people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension. The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). In addition to being a low salt (or low sodium) plan, the DASH diet provides additional benefits to reduce blood pressure. It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with whole grains. It is a high fiber, low to moderate fat diet, rich in potasium, calcium, and magnesium. The full DASH diet plan is shown below. The DASH diet is a healthy plan, designed for the whole family. New research continues to show additional health benefits of the plan. Read about one reader's inspiring journey with the DASH diet and weight loss on Facebook.  In addition to being recommended by your physician, DASH is also endorsed by:

  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (one of the National Institutes of Health, of the US Department of Health and Human Services)
  • The American Heart Association (AHA)
  • The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • US guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure
  • The 2011 AHA Treatment Guidelines for Women
  • The Mayo Clinic"

More information: http://dashdiet.org/

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/4/12 10:12 PM 
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TLC stands for Therapeutic Lifestyle. Changes, a three-part program that uses diet, physical activity, and weight management. It focuses on lowering cholesterol. See http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/chol/chol_tlc.pdf for details.
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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/4/12 10:18 PM 
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The Mayo Clinic released a diet in late 2009 called"The Mayo Clinic Diet". Prior to this, use of that term was generally connected to fad diets which had no association with The Mayo Clinic. The diet developed and endorsed by The Mayo Clinic is presented in the form of a book- The Mayo Clinic Diet and a logbook- The Mayo Clinic Diet Journal.

With the Mayo Clinic Diet book as your guide, you’ll work your way through two parts: “Lose it!” and “Live it!” Part 1 focuses on 15 key habits—ones to add and ones to ditch. You don’t count calories, and you can snack all you want on fruits and veggies. After two weeks, you begin part 2, learning how many calories you should eat to either lose or maintain weight and where those calories should come from. No food group is completely off-limits—you’re developing a pattern of healthy eating you’ll follow for life.

Although the New Mayo Clinic Diet has spread like wilfdfire lately, the Mayo Clinic reports it, "did not originate at Mayo Clinic," nor is it, "approved by Mayo Clinic."

You can get the book on Amazon new or used (used can be under $5 so it's well-worth getting):   http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&keywords=Mayo%20Clinic%20Diet&tag=glenashmanlaw-20&index=blended&Submit.y=11&link_code=qs&Submit.x=8

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/4/12 11:06 PM 
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From the article in post one about the same rankings:

"The top three diets for weight loss are the Weight Watchers Diet, the Biggest Loser Diet and the Jenny Craig Diet, according to the rankings. "The data show that dieters had the best luck with Weight Watchers for both short and long term weight loss," and the diet ranked highly in terms of how easy it was to follow, Enos said. "The Weight Watchers plan is also the diet that people most often return to — it appears in the article (and in my own experience) to be the diet that people really refer back to over their lifetime." The experts rated the Weight Watchers diet as a 3.7 out of 5 in the category of easy to follow, whereas the Biggest Loser diet scored a 2.9 in this category, according to the rankings. The Jenny Craig scored a 3.6, but fared less well than Weight Watchers in terms of its ability to produce weight loss."

So why did the other three diets (DASH, TLC and Mayo) rate higher?   The focus on overall healthy eating (lowered cholesterol and salt, etc) was looked at as well as simple weight loss.

The Top 10 diets overall  according to US News and World Report (looking at Weight Loss, cholesterol, salt, etc):

# 1 DASH Diet (4.1 out of 5.0)

#2 TLC Diet (4.0 out of 5.0)

#3 TIE  Mayo Clinic Diet (3.9 out of 5.0)
             Mediterranean Diet (3.9 out of 5.0)
             Weight Watchers Diet (3.9 out of 5.0)

#6 Volumetrics Diet  (3.8 out of 5.0)

#7 Jenny Craig Diet (3.7 out of 5.0)

#8 TIE  Biggest Loser Diet (3.6 out of 5.0)
             Ornish Diet (3.6 out of 5.0)

#10 Vegetarian Diet (3.5 out of 5.0)

The final conclusion?  Probably any of the following will be good picks for most people: DASH, Mayo, TLC, Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and Biggest Loser.  Certain ones may have advantages for certain people.

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/4/12 11:08 PM 
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Get the full ratings on all the major diet plans:

http://health.usnews.com/best-diet

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/4/12 11:16 PM 
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Related thread in this forum:  

Is WeightWatchers theBest Diet Plan?

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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/5/12 9:01 PM 
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DASH diet: What makes it the best overall?

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The diet was just named the "best diet overall" by US News & World Report in its "2012 Best Diets Rankings." Is DASH the best diet for helping people lose weight? Not quite - US News ranked Weight Watchers No.1 in that department, while DASH ranked the ninth best diet for weight loss.  Many diets "such as Weight Watchers, are household names, while others, such as the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet, should be," writes Avery Comarow of U.S. News...   So what's so great about DASH?   Designed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, It's a diet aimed at preventing and lowering high blood pressure by eating healthy. It emphasizes a lot of the foods we've long been told to eat, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy. Those foods contain nutrients like potassium, calcium, protein, and fiber, which are key for fighting blood pressure - and can help trim waistlines too. DASH also ranked first as the best diet for healthy eating and people with diabetes...  "DASH is actually awesome. It's pretty realistic, it's not bizarre. It just asks people to eat a lot of fruits or vegetables and low-fat or non-fat dairy, which really is how I measure the quality of a diet," Dr. Keith Ayoob, director of the nutrition clinic at the Rose F. Kennedy Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, told ABC News. "It's not inhuman."  But like a lot of diets, you'd have to give some things up. Red meat, salty snacks, and calorie and fat-laden sweets are a "no-no" on the dash diet. DASH suggests capping sodium at 2,300 milligrams a day and eventually working to stay under 1,500 mg, according to U.S. News.
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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host1/5/12 9:09 PM 
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From the Mayo Clinic website:

The Mayo Clinic Diet: A weight-loss program for life

The Mayo Clinic Diet is a weight loss and lifestyle program designed by Mayo Clinic health experts. The Mayo Clinic Diet is a lifelong approach to help you improve your health and maintain a healthy weight. The Mayo Clinic Diet uses the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid as a guide to making smart-eating choices and encouraging daily activity. The purpose of the Mayo Clinic Diet is to help you lose excess weight and to find a way of eating that you can enjoy for a lifetime. The Mayo Clinic Diet aims to teach you how to choose healthy foods and portions and to develop healthy lifestyle habits so that you can maintain a healthy weight for life. The Mayo Clinic Diet says that making healthy changes in diet and exercise can reduce your risk of weight-related health problems, such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.

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