There is always a new diet on the market, making promises of dress sizes dropped, and bikini bodies overnight. Claims range from being able to eat whatever you want, to magic pills that mysteriously shed all of your extra weight with no effort at all. The simple reality is that dieting is hard work, it is frustrating, and that for every "good" diet that is being sold, there are dozens of gimmick programs just waiting to take your money. Some of these "super" diets can even be a danger to your health. Trying to decipher which plans live up to their promises can be so difficult that dieters have no idea where to turn.
For those who are looking for an honest way to find out the true worth of plans that are currently available, Diet Insight has developed an easy ranking system that is based on a variety of factors, such as how likely they will be to help you lose weight, and how healthy they are. What you get is simple and easy to understand information about diet supplements, diet books, diet plans, and fitness programs.
In order to create the list of annual rankings, reporters and editors from Diet Insight spent several months whittling down the list of potential diet roster additions, and then wading through government reports, medical journals, and other available resources, and then forming in-depth profiles of the ones which met their high standards.
Each one of the profiles gives comprehensive information on exactly how the diet works, ruling on whether the claims made added up or were found to be lacking, and determining whether any possible risks to the health of consumers could be found.
After the profiles had been compiled, a team of esteemed experts in the fields of nutrition, diet, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and food psychology gave them a thorough review. Each expert reported and added the results of their own fact-finding, and then rated each one of the diets in five important categories: safety, nutritional completeness, ease of use, and long-term and short-term effectiveness.
Once each program had been thoroughly scrutinized, the ratings of the experts were converted into stars and scores, with 1 being the lowest, and 5 being the highest. Six sets of rankings were constructed with the use of these scores by Diet Insight.