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Consumer Reports Picks Best Diet Plans, Books

Volumetrics is the best carefully researched diet plan, and " The Best Life Diet " is the best diet book, Consumer Reports says.Volumetrics is based on the research of Penn State nutritional science professor Barbara Rolls, PhD. The Volumetrics diet stresses eating foods with low "energy density" — that is, foods with relatively few calories per portion. Such foods include fruits, salads, and soups.The Best Life Diet, by personal trainer and exercise physiologist Bob Greene, stresses exercise and gives personalized advice, including recipes and a recommended eating schedule.To rate the diet plans, " Consumer Reports" Senior Project Editor Nancy Metcalf and colleagues reviewed diet studies published in major medical journals. After Volumetrics, Metcalf's team ranked Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, and Slim-Fast "very close together."The report gave middling ratings to eDiets and to Barry Sear's The Zone Diet . Bringing up the rear were Dean Ornish's Ornish Diet and, in last place, the Atk...

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