Wikipedia lists DOZENS of diet programs on their List of diets page. They are listed by category:

  • Belief-based diets
  • Calorie & weight control diets: Low-calorie, Low-carb, Low fat
  • Crash diets: Beverly Hills diet, Cabbage soup diet, Grapefruit diet, Subway diet
  • Detox diets: Juice fasting, Master Cleanse
  • Diets followed for medical reasons: DASH diet Diabetic diet, Ketogenic diet, Gluten-free diet, etc.
  • Fad diets: Food specific: Whole30, Alkaline diet, Baby Food Diet, Cookie diet(!?), Egg and wine diet, Lamb chop and pineapple diet. Low-carb / high-fat: Atkins, Bulletproof diet, Dukan Diet, Paleo diet, and many more
  • Vegetarian  & Semi-vegetarian diets: Ovo-lacto, Vegan, Pescatarian diet
  • Other diets: Many odd sounding things here.

Confused? Everyone is different, and we are constantly bombarded with conflicting information – Fat GOOD! Fat BAD! Sugar is worse than fat for causing high cholesterol. Visit five nutritionists or trainers, and you’re likely to get five different answers about what you should and shouldn’t eat.

NBC News published an article called “The best weight-loss advice to borrow from popular diets, so maybe this is a good place to start:

  • Whole30: Focus on whole foods
  • Paleo: Get your fiber from diverse sources
  • Weight Watchers: Add a mindfulness practice like meditation to your wellness routine
  • Ketogenic Diet: Add non-starchy veggies to every meal
  • Mediterranean Diet: Don’t be afraid of healthy fats
  • Intermittent Fasting: Close down the kitchen after dinner
  • Intuitive Eating (aka the anti-diet): Ditch the restrictive diet mentality

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