What Is The “Best” Diet?

What Is The “Best” Diet?

A recent study shows the best overall diet for 2017 to be the DASH diet. What is the DASH diet? What does your personal trainer have to say about dieting? Read on.

US News and World Report released their findings in a study of the best diets, ranking them in nine categories. Click on the links to learn more about the best in each category, and details about the diets.

Best Diets Overall

The top three diets for the best overall category include the DASH Diet, the Mediterranean Diet, and the MIND Diet. “To be top-rated, a diet had to be relatively easy to follow, nutritious, safe, effective for weight loss and protective against diabetes and heart disease.”

Best Weight Loss Diets

The top three diets for weight loss include Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Volumetrics. Weight Watchers and Volumetrics involve eating in moderation and eating foods that are satisfying without being too caloric.

Best Commercial Diet Plans

The Best Commercial Diet Plans, according to the study, include the Acid Alkaline Diet, and others that involve pre-packaged meals. While these plans can be effective if followed, learning to eat well on your own is a crucial component in maintaining a healthy weight.

Best Diabetes Diets

For those managing diabetes and need to be mindful of sugars and carbohydrates, the top diets according to the rankings include DASH, Mediterranean, and a Vegan Diet.

Best Fast Weight Loss Diets

This category makes me a bit uneasy because losing weight fast in never the “best” idea. However, in this study, the top diets for rapid weight loss include HMR Program, Weight Watchers, and the Biggest Loser Diet. Repke Fitness does not recommend any plan that promises swift weight loss because this is not a healthy way to achieve a weight goal, and it is not likely to stick.

Best Heart-Healthy Diets

The DASH Diet, Ornish Diet, and TLC Diets are the top ranking plans for people who are mindful of heart health.

Best Plant Based Diets

Vegetarians or those who choose to lean more towards vegetarian diets may fare well on The Abs Diet, Acid Alkaline Diet, or The Fast Diet, according the the study’s rankings.

Easiest Diets to Follow

For those who have a difficult time following a diet at all, the study suggests that The Fertility Diet, Mediterranean Diet, and MIND Diet may be easiest to follow, although they may not all reflect your personal goals.

What Does Repke Fitness Recommend?

The best personal trainers in Millersville and Severna Park have some dieting advice for you, and if you are one of their clients, they will offer you guidance as well. Louben Repke feels that the best thing to do is the simplest of diet plans. Eat healthy foods in moderation and keep a food diary to hold yourself accountable. Repke encourages his clients to use My Fitness Pal and to add him on as a friend so he can offer advice. Not feeling satisfied? Repke may recommend a high protein snack if he sees that you aren’t getting enough protein in your diet. If you hit a weight loss plateau, Repke and his trainers may recommend tweaks to your diet to get your scale moving again. Stay within a reasonable calorie goal, eating healthy foods most of the time, and you can reach your goals.

Whether your goal is to lose weight or simply maintain a healthy lifestyle, eating well and challenging yourself with a fitness routine are both essential. Call Repke Fitness today to schedule your first consultation. 


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