What You Should Know About Popular Diets

No Clear Winner Among Popular Diets, Analysis Finds

DHHS. Healthfinder.gov.

Learn what researchers discovered about the chances of weight loss success with big name diets such as Atkins and Weight Watchers.

Composite picture of teen soccer player, food, and scale Choosing a Safe and Successful Weight-loss Program

DHHS. NIH. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Figure out where to start when it comes to choosing and evaluating a weight loss program.

Consumer Protection: Weight Loss and Fitness

Federal Trade Commission.

Find out how to evaluate weight loss and fitness claims before you buy products or services that claim to make it fast or easy to slim down or shape up.

Question marks Weight-loss and Nutrition Myths

DHHS. NIDDK. Weight-control Information Network.

Read about common weight loss myths and learn what the facts say about diets, meals, physical activity, and more.

Weight loss Weighing the Claims in Diet Ads

Federal Trade Commission.

Discover the truth about quick and easy weight loss claims before you spend money on products that promise fast and easy results.

The Atkins Diet: Worthwhile or Worthless?

USDA. ARS. Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

Provides a brief overview of the Atkins diet and research on low-carbohydrate diets.