The 9 Best Diets for Weight Loss in 2022, According to U.S. News & World Report

Susan S. Johnson

At last count, from 2015 to 2018, 17.1% of Americans said they were following a specific diet, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report. The most common of them all? Weight-loss diets.

So it makes sense that “Best Diet for Weight Loss” is one of several categories featured in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual best diets list, now in its 12th year. A group of 27 medical experts scoured through the details of 40 different programs and lifestyles to determine the best (and the worst) diets for weight loss. The pros just released their

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Fifty years later, ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ remains as urgent as ever. | 0106

Susan S. Johnson





Feeding the Need

Diet for a Small Planet, first published in 1971, has sold more than 2 million copies. The 20th-anniversary edition (right) was updated from the original (left) and included hundreds of recipes. The newest edition (center), published in 2021 for the 50th anniversary, also includes 85 plant-based recipes – including a few originals and a few new ones from renowned contemporary chefs.


WHEN BALLANTINE BOOKS PUBLISHED FRANCES MOORE LAPPÉ’S DIET FOR A SMALL PLANET IN 1971, the book attracted very little mainstream press. And why would it? The 26-year-old Lappé was a first-time author and community organizer who had just

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