As we tick down the final hours of 2009, we’re likely all taking stock of the year before it closes. At DietsInReview.com, that means looking back over the year in diet and weight loss. We’ve rounded-up a few choice lists that qualify as “best of 2009” and hope they create a final snapshot of what was most popular this year.
Most Popular Diets of 2009
Take a look at the 25 diet and weight loss programs that our community ranked as the top 25, based on page views. Jillian Michaels has three products on the list, Biggest Loser has two, and the number one spot is held by Weight Watchers for the second year in a row. See who else made the list!
As we became more aware of the declining trend in the health of Americans this year, and of our continued rise in obesity, dieting and weight loss remained popular topics. While it was reassuring to see so many people turning away from the fads ands trends and more apt to embrace a wholly healthy lifestyle, the fads and trends continued to gain in popularity, as everyone’s always seeking a quick fix.
Now we take a look at the headlines that were most viewed on DietsInReview.com during 2009, a broad mix of health, diet, fitness and other related topics.
1. HCG Diet: Look Elsewhere for Weight Loss
2. Biggest Loser’s Erik Chopin Gains it Back
3. Jillian Michaels Reveals She May Not Stay with Biggest Loser (we now know she’s on through season nine at least) (more…)
No one’s weight is more scrutinized or weight loss practices more imitated than the Hollywood crowd. With personal budgets that allow for the best training, cooks, and food, not to mention the freedom in scheduling to make time for working out, it’s no wonder these stars have enviable figures. But as Sandra Bullock told InStyle Magazine, and we’re sure other actresses would agree, she “gets paid to stay in shape.”
Based on page views at DietsInReview.com, these are the top 20 celebrity, and celebrity-related, diet and weight loss stories of 2009. Some stars got in shape, and others got out of shape. Either way, these are the stories we were most interested in hearing about.
1. Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper Discuss Biggest Loser
2. Rush Limbaugh Loses Weight with Quick Weight Loss Centers
3. The Most Popular Celebrity Detox Diets
4. Katie Holmes’ Scientology Detox Diet Raises Concerns
5. Gwyneth Paltrow’s “Clean” 3-Week Detox Diet (more…)
As the year comes to a close, we at 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.
We’ve 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 we base our list of the most popular diets on the highest viewed diet review pages at DietsInReview.com during January to December 2009. That means this list was created by you, our readers, as it captures the top 25 diets that caught your attention this year. (more…)
It’s customary at the end of the year to wrap-up the events in almost a time capsule sort of way, to preserve our memory of the past 365 days. At DietsInReview.com, that means saving the most popular trends in diet and weight loss throughout 2009.
This year there was a balance of continuing to seek the latest quick-fix solutions, like resveratrol, HCG and acai, as well as a heightened determination to get fit and healthy the old-fashioned way, with organics and spin classes.
Watch our slideshow of the 2009 diet trends that stood out as truly capturing America’s attention.
Diet books are a financial boon for the weight loss industry. Each week a new title releases, and while most seem to be different ways of saying the same things, some truly stand out by providing readers with unique, interesting and reliable information about managing their health and weight.
Recently, Amazon.com announced the bestselling books of 2009, and the list of 100 books included nine stellar titles under the diet and weight loss category.
If you’ve got a health or fitness enthusiast on your holiday gift list this year, then we’ve got a few suggestions to make your shopping a little easier.
These are a few of the hottest things on the market right now, all geared toward helping the recipient live a more healthful life.
BodyBugg – You’ve seen these on the Biggest Loser contestants’ arms for a reason, they work! Stay on track with weight loss goals with this digital device that monitors calorie intake and burn for the day.
Spin Bike – Spinning is one of the hottest trends in fitness right now. You can skip the classes and tackle a spin workout in the privacy of your own home.
Food Scale – Portion control is one of the most effective ways to lose weight and maintain a healthy diet. Using a digital scale in the kitchen can ensure your meals meet serving recommendations. (more…)
I can’t believe it, but 2008 is nearly over. Sure, we still have two months, but it’s not too soon to consider the top 20 fitness trends for 2009!
An online survey was conducted by 1,540 professionals certified by The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Here are my top five picks from the 20 trends. You can see the rest of the results, reported by exercise science expert Walter Thompson, PhD, FACSM, FAACVPR, Regent’s Professor at Georgia State University, at WebMD:
1. Childhood Obesity. Fitness programs will address childhood obesity. Let’s hope it exceeds all expectations – childhood obesity has all kinds of implications, including adult issues down the road.
2. Core Training. This workout trend is a bit underrated. Strengthening muscles in your abs and back stabilize your spine and makes the rest of your workout even more effective. (more…)