We rated 10 of the top online diet programs.
We used the National Weight Control Registry’s core finding that people who keep weight off use personalized programs that teach and achieve four principles: accountability, self-monitoring, individualization of diet and adequate exercise.
We assigned each program a total possible of 100 points, with each of the four areas representing 25 points.
We included only paid programs, because other research has shown that people are more likely to adhere to a program they paid for, even if a free program is of higher quality.
Here are the rankings, and links to the top six.
Jillian Michaels (94 points)
Joy Bauer (94 points)
Denise Austin (91 points)
Sonoma Diet (90 points)
South Beach Diet (88 points)
The Duke Diet (87 points)
Weight Watchers (82 points)
e-diets (76 points)
Diet.com (66 points)
Nutrisystem (56 points)