U.S. News and World Report released their annual rankings for the best diets in 2015 – and the weight-loss plans that made the cut may surprise you, according to everydayhealth.com. Although your Facebook feed may be littered with Paleo-friendly foods, the super-trendy detox, raw food, and caveman diets ranked at the bottom of the list. Tried-and-true dietary advice informed by doctors, scientific studies, and legions of successful dieters – even some from our distant ancestors, albeit not the hunter-gatherer variety – proved, once again, to have dietary staying power.
Here is a smart swap you can borrow from each of the top diets that will help you eat well, lose weight, and get healthy in 2015 and beyond:
TLC Weight Watchers: Swap Empty Calories for Foods That Fill You Up Longer
Although the Weight Watchers system has evolved over the years, it has always been about eating in moderation and eating the foods you want. Their newest PointsPlus program assigns every food a value, based on protein, carbohydrates, fat, and fiber. This system effectively rewards you for choosing healthier “filling” foods, which have fewer (and sometimes even zero!) points, over foods with empty calories and higher points values. Here are two great ways to avoid diet disaster: