DASH diet, TLC diet top U.S. News and World Report's list of best overall diets

CINCINNATI - If your New Year's weight loss resolution has already stalled out, this could help get it going.

U.S. News and World Report released a list of the best overall diets. At the top was the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) developed by the National Institutes of Health.

The key component of it is limiting sodium intake and eating fruits, vegetables and whole grains. One thing that set the DASH diet apart is that it doesn't cut out or extremely restrict certain foods.

The panel weighing the different diets looked for plans that were easy to follow, nutritious and safe. But the diets also needed to help you lose weight and fight diabetes and heart disease. 

Below are the 29 best rated diets listed by U.S. News:

  • DASH Diet
  • TLC Diet
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Weight Watchers
  • Flexitarian Diet
  • Volumetrics
  • Jenny Craig
  • Biggest Loser Diet
  • Ornish Diet
  • Traditional Asian Diet
  • Vegetarian Diet
  • Anti-inflammatory Diet
  • Slim-Fast
  • Flat Belly Diet
  • Nurtisystem
  • Abs Diet
  • Engine 2
  • South Beach Diet
  • Vegan Diet
  • Eco-Atkins
  • Glycemic-Index Diet
  • Zone Diet
  • Macrobiotic Diet
  • Medifast
  • Atkins
  • Raw Food Diet
  • Dukan Diet
  • Paleo Diet

For more information on each diet or to read the entire article visit http://health.usnews.com/best-diet/best-overall-diets .

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