Best Diets Overall

U.S. News & World Report ranks the DASH diet as #1

DASH was developed to fight high blood pressure, not as an all-purpose diet. US News panel of experts gave it high marks for its nutritional completeness, safety, ability to prevent or control diabetes, and role in supporting heart health.

Pros & Cons

•    Heart healthy
•    Nutritionally sound
•    Lots of grunt work
•    Somewhat pricey

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and the Mediterranean Diets were ranked Easiest Diets to Follow. Of the three, Weight Watchers ranked at the top.

Pros & Cons of Weight Watchers

•    Eat what you want; no foods off-limits
•    Flexibility to shape your own diet
•    Tedious point-tallying
•    Pricey

(From: US News: Diet Plans That Work)