And for the sixth year in a row, the best one overall is the DASH Diet, which is mostly about eating fruits, vegetables, and grains, cutting down on salt, and avoiding red meat. The MIND diet, TLC diet, and Fertility Diet, and MAYO Clinic Diet come in second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively. (Find out more on each of them, here.)
2. The Paleo Diet, where you basically just eat meat and vegetables. It’s the second-worst one, partly because it’s so expensive.
3. The Dukan Diet, which also involves eating lots of protein. There are a lot of rules to follow, and it’s also pretty expensive.
4. The Raw Food Diet. You’ll definitely lose weight on it, but there are a lot of rules . . . the food doesn’t always taste great . . . and preparing it can take a while.
5. The Atkins Diet, which is about limiting carbs. A lot of people have lost weight on it, but it’s just not very healthy, according to experts.