Which diets are easiest to follow?

January 5, 2012 4:38:33 AM PST
Dieters have a new list of easy ways to shed pounds or kick start healthy eating habits.

US News and World Report released the 2012 edition of its annual rankings of best diets. This year it includes a list of the easiest diets to follow.

Weight Watchers took the top spot, followed by Jenny Craig, the Mediterranean diet, Slim Fast and Volumetrics.

For this list, programs received points for convenience, ease of initial adjustment fullness and taste. An independent panel of 22 experts, including nutritionists, dietitians and cardiologists, reviews 20 popular diet profiles.

One of the panelists said the ease of sticking with a diet is an important factor in determining how well a diet will work.