Weight loss is often one of the most popular choices for a new year resolution as Britons attempt to get fit.
Having a better diet plan and incorporating more exercise is something many will be embarking on this year.
Choosing the correct plan can be difficult with a number of different diet options out there.
But which is the best diet plan to follow in 2018?
Experts from the US News and World Report panel have released the best diets to follow this year that will have the best results.
The panel made up of 25 experts, analysed 40 diet plans with criteria such as short and long-term weight loss, the effect on diabetes and heart health, as well as satiety and taste.
They have revealed that the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet plan is the healthiest way to lose weight this year.
It is the eighth year it has come out on top, due to its inclusion of fresh food such as fruit and vegetables as well as wholegrain, low-fat dairy and seeds and nuts.
The DASH diet is low in salt which lowers blood pressure alongside being a healthy way to lose weight.
The diet plan was joint first along with the Mediterranean diet, known for being full of good fats such as oil and fish.
This diet was also ranked the best diet for diabetes, which the panel explained: “Some research has shown that diabetics on a Mediterranean diet may improve their levels of haemoglobin A1C, a measure of blood sugar over time.”
One food type is recommended to be added to a diet to aid weight loss in 2018.
More fibrous diets are thought to help people to lose weight after numerous studies.
A test on mice found that the animals who had a high-fibre diet avoided negative side effects that low-fibre diet mice experienced such as weight gain, high blood sugar and insulin resistance.
Fibre is harder for the body to break down, meaning it can make people feel full for longer, preventing unhealthy snacking and overeating.
Those looking to add some to their diet can add lentils, broccoli or whole grain rice and cereal.