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Jenny Craig Tops Consumer Reports' Diet Rankings

CHICAGO (WBBM) -- With all the diet plans out there, which work the best?

As WBBM Newsradio 780's Regine Schlesinger reports, a new survey is ranking the diet plans.

LISTEN: Newsradio 780's Regine Schlesinger reports


The winner this year in the Consumer Reports study is Jenny Craig, commercial program that combines portion-controlled prepackaged meals with personal counseling. "Seinfeld" actor Jason Alexander is the latest pitchman for Jenny Craig.

Consumer Reports' Nancy Metcalf said the rankings took into account nutrition, weight loss and dropout rates.

"The bottom rated diet was the Atkins diet, with the low-carb diet, as it has been every single time we've done this study," Metcalf said.

According to the survey, Jenny Craig easily outranked Weight Watchers. But that program's Karen Miller-Kovach doesn't buy it.

"The evaluations are based on, the literature is based on science that doesn't necessarily reflect real-world results," Miller-Kovach said.

Weight loss experts say the best diet is the one with which you can stick.

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