Forget keto - the Mediterranean diet was just named the best for 2019

Faith Castro
January 5, 2019

Rich in low-starch vegetables, fruit, healthy fats (mostly from olives and olive oil), nuts, seeds, whole grains, legumes, and fish, the Mediterranean diet eschews simple sugars and refined starches and is low in red meat.

"I wish though, that we weren't so obsessed with weight loss and diets, per se".

Those who aren't as concerned about losing weight may consider the Mediterranean diet, which was named the Best Overall Diet, the Best Diabetes Diet, the Best Diet for Healthy Eating, the Best Plant-based Diet, the Best Heart-healthy Diet, and the Easiest Diet to Follow for 2019.

Research has shown that people in Mediterranean countries tend to live longer and have lower instances of cancer and cardiovascular disease, compared to other populations around the world.

A plant-based diet that encourages eating like the Vikings did has made it for the first time onto the U.S. News and World Report's annual diet rankings. But, Mark said, it's not just all about eating.

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Feel the need to knock off some pounds quickly? The problem with plans that focus on fast weight loss, however, is that they don't teach you how to eat well every day. You can occasionally add eggs, chicken or fish.

The Mediterranean Diet won out, because judges felt it was effective, affordable and easy to stick with.

In the book, Blatner says you don't have to cut out meat entirely to reap the health benefits of a vegetarian diet.

The magazine asked a panel of nutrition experts to review 41 diet plans. These types of diets can help teach lifelong positive eating habits. "It reinforces that everything we've been told about dieting and weight loss does remain true". ".People want to come to Weight Watcher to lose weight, but the cream, or the cherry, or the whipped cream on top of the cake is that you're going to get healthy."(Learn more about the WWJ program here). Additionally, WW retained the #4 spot for "Best Diet Overall". It's very similar to the Mediterranean plan.

WW's new global integrated campaign, "For Every Body", which launched on December 26, is based on the insight that everyone has their own reason to get healthy and what makes the most meaningful impact along the journey is everything you gain.

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