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:
Start with zero: Feeling snacky?
Fruits and veggies carry zero points on the plan, making them “free” foods. Swap out high-calorie, high-fat chips and cookies with unlimited amounts of carrots, celery, apples, berries, oranges – you name it. You’ll have room left over for three filling meals a day.