Join Dr La Puma’s Community and get his weekly Healthy Bites to feel your best with what you eat and what you experience outside--get insights, healthy recipes, featured pets and recommended household, culinary, literary, botanical and natural products to make your life easier, healthier and more fun.

Add your email below and we'll send you a confirmation. We never sell email addresses.

Hack Your Health Bonus: Get a FREE Download of A Green Rx: How to Use Nature to Look, Feel and Actually Be Less Stressed, Healthier and Happier when you sign up now!


Free Healthy Recipes

Chef MD



Healthy Bytes

Generic filters
Exact matches only
Filter by Custom Post Type

Top Online Diet Program Ratings

By DrLaPuma 9 years ago6 Comments
Home  /  Aging and Costs of Aging  /  Top Online Diet Program Ratings
Dr John La Puma

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)

  Aging and Costs of Aging, Obesity and Weight Loss, Wellness and Mental Health

Get Dr La Puma’s Healthy Bites free newsletter designed to help make your life easier, healthier and more fun.

Simply add your email below and we'll send you a confirmation.