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The dreaded battle of the bulge is a common fight for many people in the new year, so U.S. News and World Report evaluated 41 plans, coming up with what it considers the best diets of 2015.

The dreaded battle of the bulge is a common fight for many people in the new year, so U.S. News and World Report evaluated 41 plans, coming up with what it considers the best diets of 2015. "We deliver the facts on whether diets are good for weight loss or whether they'll help prevent and manage diabetes, same for heart disease," US News and World Report Senior Health Editor Angela Haupt said.

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When it comes to dropping pounds, U.S. News gave top honors to reigning champ Weight Watchers, which uses a point system for all foods.

Coming in second is a brand new diet on the list called Health Management Resources, which is a food delivery system.

The easiest plans to follow are Weight Watchers once again, followed by Jenny Craig, and the Mediterranean diet, which focuses on lots of fruits, vegetables and fish.

The top diet overall for the fifth year in a row is the DASH diet, which is all about portion control and balancing protein and carbohydrates. "When you're talking about what makes a good diet, it needs three things: It needs to be safe, it needs to be simple and it needs to be sustainable," ABC News Medical Contributor Jennifer Ashton said.

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