Diets by Name

Diets by Category

Low-Carbohydrate Diets

These diets provide fewer carbs than is recommended by government guidelines. Because carbs provide energy, restricting them forces the body to use an alternate fuel: fat. Low-carb diets are known to bring on quick weight loss, but many experts question their long-term sustainability.

Low-Fat Diets

These diets contain significantly less than the government’s recommended limit for intake of total fat and saturated fat. They’re known to be heart-healthy approaches, but they can be difficult to stick to.

Low-Calorie Diets

Calorie needs are unique to each person, and eating fewer calories than your body uses will lead to weight loss. These diets provide far fewer calories than is generally recommended for most adults.

Balanced Diets

These diets generally fall within widely accepted ranges for the amount of protein, carbs, fat, and other nutrients they provide.

High-Protein Diets

These diets contain more than the government’s recommendation that between 10 to 35 percent of daily calories come from protein.

Learn How To

Pick the Best Diet for You

We've named some standouts, but you have to decide for yourself which diet is the best fit for you.

Work Exercise Into Your Diet

What you eat is only one part of the weight-loss equation. Diet alone may help you drop pounds, but you'll have trouble keeping them off if you don't exercise.

Stay on Your Diet

Learn these five tricks for making your diet plan stick.

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Best Diets Rankings

Best Diets Overall
Diets ranked by across-the-board effectiveness.

Best Weight-Loss Diets
Diets ranked by effectiveness for both quick and lasting weight loss.

Best Diabetes Diets
Diets that can prevent diabetes or help diabetics.

Best Heart-Healthy Diets
Diets that lower cholesterol, blood pressure or triglycerides.

Best Diets for Healthy Eating
Diets ranked by how safe and nutritionally complete they are.

Best Commercial Diet Plans
Brand-name diets ranked by overall effectiveness.

Easiest Diets to Follow
Diets ranked on whether they're a snap to stick to.

Best Plant-Based Diets
Plant-based diets ranked by overall effectiveness.

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