Veg out with Doctor Radio’s ranking of the 35 best and worst diet plans

Make 2020 your healthiest yet as SiriusXM weighs in on the newest fad diets, least realistic regimens, and more nutrition hacks.

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January 16, 2020

Did you hit the gym on Jan. 1, but have yet to conquer the grocery store? Are you considering downloading Duolingo to demystify nutrition labels? Have you already tried every fad diet in the book despite it only being nearly three weeks into the new year? If so, put down the food diary and dig in to Doctor Radio (Ch. 110) as nutrition experts walk through a review of U.S. News & World Report‘s ranking of the best and worst diets overall, answer listener questions, and more.

Joined by U.S. News and World Report’s Managing Editor of Health, Angela Haupt, Doctor Radio’s Samantha Heller revisits the genesis of the ranking system (which is in its eleventh iteration), who weighs in, and how said lists are determined. This includes some of your favorite (perhaps “favorite” is a strong word…) regimens, from mainstays like Weight Watchers to newer kids on the block like Keto.

Rich Weilan exercise physiologist, certified diabetes educator, and director of the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital weight loss program  — and his dog, Jojo (spoiler alert: people who have dogs have lower BMI), also join the show to talk about making daily, realistic lifestyle changes for the sake of long-term health. This includes bonus tips on keeping fido fit, too!

Switching gears from diet talk, Heller and Weil round out the show by covering the benefits of feeling the burn and why building muscle is key. Between eating iron-rich foods and pumping iron, arm yourself with the top “new year, new you” tips from Doctor Radio to keep you on top of your game all the way to 2021.