If you're trying to prioritize healthy eating habits this year, remember that not all diets are created equal. Often, the ones that garner the most attention aren't actually all that good for you.

For its annual list of the best diets, US News & World Report ranked 40 eating plans using criteria such as how easy the diet is to follow, its effects on weight loss (both short- and long-term), how nutritional and safe the diet is, and how well it helps prevent diabetes and heart disease.

Shake up your eating habits and skip the crash diet! Click through for the top 11 (actually healthy) plans to follow, that will have you both looking and feeling amazing.

Words by Lydia Ramsey at Business Insider

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