As 2015 drew to a close, it’s time to reveal our annual most popular diets list! We use your searches* to determine which diets, programs, books, and supplements are the most talked about, researched, and used for the year and we have to say, there were a few surprises!

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Popular Diets by Rank

1.  Ideal Protein
2.  Plexus Slim
3.  17 Day Diet
4.  Omnitrition
5.  Skinny Fiber
6.  Dr. Phil’s 20/20 Diet
7.  Contrave
8.  Medifast
9.  Optifast
10. Weight Watchers
11. The Dukan Diet
12. Tapeworm Diet
13. Flabs 2 Abs
14. Cabbage Soup Diet
15. Tone It Up Fat Burning Systemplexus slim
16. hCG Diet
17. Sacred Heart Diet
18. Slim Fast 321
19. The Thrive Diet
20. Cambridge Diet
21. Joel Fuhr Eat to Live Diet
22. Scarsdale Diet
23. Quick Weight Loss Centers
24. Nutrisystem
25. Diet to Go

Ideal Protein claimed the number one spot this year, jumping from it’s #13 position in 2014. Not only is this just the fourth brand to hold the coveted spot but it’s the first time ever for a supplement product. Supplements were big all around for 2015, with Skinny FiberPlexus Slim and Omnitrition dropsrounding out the top 5 , alongside The 17 Day Diet still holding strong at the top since its successful release in late 2010.

Perhaps even more surprising is who didn’t make claim a top spot this year. This is the first time since we started the list in 2008 that Jillian Michaels does not make an appearance anywhere.  It’s also the first time Weight Watchers has fallen out of the top 5, now coming in at #10, but with the recent announcement that Oprah will be their new spokesperson in 2016, we foresee them making a comeback next year. Nutrisystem also took a tumble, dropping from #4 last year, all the way down to #24,  just barely making the list.

Our list also shows that restrictive “fad diets” are making a comeback with the appearance of the Tapeworm Diet and Cabbage Soup Diet at #12 and #14 respectively, although we sincerely hope you read our reviews thoroughly before trying.

If you are looking to get the weight off for good with the #1 Program of 2015, Asheville Ideal Weight Loss is proud to offer the Ideal Protein Method. Give Lara a call to get started today at (828) 233-5633.


*All rankings determined by traffic to each diet review page on 1/1/15 – 11/30/15

Christopher Taylor, PT

Chris Taylor is the Founding Physical Therapist at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville. He has been voted Best Physical Therapist in Western North Carolina every year by the Mountain XPress Reader Poll. His experience includes being a patient himself which deepens his understanding of each aspect of the rehab process. He has lived and worked in 11 states which contributes to the treatment style he has developed which breaks the mold. Become a better You today! #KeepAshevilleActive