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TheDailyBeast: Most Effective Diets for 2012

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8. Ornish Diet

The Trick: Loads of fiber, little fat and no meat, fish or alcohol

Dr. Dean Ornish is known in the medical field for his work in reversing coronary artery disease with diet, exercise, and meditation—the same approach he recommends for weight loss. In his 1993 tome, "Eat More, Weigh Less," he outlined his model for a low-fat, vegetarian diet. Centered around fruits, vegetables and legumes, only 10 percent of calories come from fats and meats, oils, nuts, and alcohol are forbidden.

6-month attrition rate (15%)
6-month mean weight loss (5.3 lbs.)
12-month attrition rate (22%)
12-month mean weight loss (5.7 lbs.)
12-month BMI loss (0.8)
Nutrition score (64.6 out of 70)

Clinical study: ( The Journal of American Medical Association, March 2007)

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