NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Each new year, millions of people across the world set out to change their lives in both small and big ways through resolutions, and one of the most common resolutions is eating healthier, usually through a diet.
U.S. News and World Report evaluated 41 of the most popular diets and identified the best, based on effectiveness and ease of sticking to the diet.
The report found the Mediterranean Diet, DASH Diet, and the Flexitarian Diet were the best overall diets, with Weight Watchers being the best weight-loss diet.
“There’s great programs out there for sure, but everybody’s different, so you have to pick what’s right for you,” Sarah Moore, nutritionist and founder of Sarah Moore Health in Nashville, said of diets.
Moore works with people from all walks of life on their nutrition, with the goal of not just having people lose weight, but gain energy and confidence by fueling their bodies in an effective way.
“For me, it’s a lot of people that just want to feel good,” Moore explained of her clients. “Of course, weight loss comes along with that, but they want to wake up with energy, they want to have a better mood, they want to be more productive.”
Moore said one of the first steps someone has to take is making conscious decisions when it comes to food.
"When you're eating, regardless of what you have, ask yourself, how is it serving my body? Is this just calories I'm putting in? Or is this actually doing something?"
Beyond that, she said everyone can find a diet that works for them, even if it’s not one of the most popular or highest rated diets.
When it comes to starting a diet or a health change, she said there is no bad time to improve your life>
"Anytime you decide to make a healthy change is a good time, whether it's kind of a cliché time of the new year or whether it's randomly in the middle of the summer."
To see the full list of diets ranked by U.S. News and World Report, you can visit their website.