As the year comes to a close, DietsInReview.com are taking a moment to look back over 2009 to remember what stood out as the best, most popular and hottest in diet and weight loss.
They compiled a list of the top 25 diets of 2009, and included is everything from balanced, healthy approaches to the latest and greatest in diet pills and fad diets.
Each year they base their list of the most popular diets on the highest viewed diet review pages at DietsInReview.com during January to December 2009. That means the list was created by readers, as it captures the top 25 diets that caught readers attention this year.
Readers can compare to the 2008 most popular diets list, and see that several programs stayed on the list. Weight Watchers maintained its position at number one, while other big name brands like Jenny Craig, Curves and Medifast failed to make the cut this year. The 2009 list includes far more diet pills and fad diets than in 2008, proving that no matter how much information were armed with, everyone is still looking for the quick fix.
While she didn't hold the number one position, Jillian Michaels did hold three separate positions in the top 25 for her various products; while sister-brand Biggest Loser took two positions.
Watch the slideshow above to learn more about each of the 25 most popular diets, or click in to the diet review below to get information about one specific plan.
The 25 most popular diets of 2009 are:
1. Weight Watchers
4. Jillian Michaels Online
5. Rachael Ray Diet
6. Slim Shots
8. Quick Weight Loss Centers
10. 50 Million Pound Challenge
11. South Beach Diet Supercharged
12. Dr. Siegal's Cookie Diet
13. Biggest Loser Club
14. Apple Cider Vinegar Diet
15. Lemonade Diet
16. Cabbage Soup Diet
17. Jillian Michaels Detox and Cleanse
18. Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred
19. Biggest Loser Meal Plan
22. Akavar 20/50
24. Smart for Life
25. The Gabriel Method
Be sure to also catch Bestselling Diet Books of 2009 and the Top Diet Trends of 2009 slideshows.
Reprinted from Dietsinreview