Thankfully, in this day and age, 'diets' are more about nutrition and a healthy approach to food and wellness than a pursuit of meaningless weight loss. But with so much differing advice, it's hard to tell which eating plan is the right one for you, your body and your beliefs, whether you should eat more vegetables, or less meat, less sugar, less processed foods or all of the above.
It's confusing at the best of times and paralysing at the worst, making many of us feel overwhelmed and at a loss as to what to do.
To try and break it down, we've rounded up 12 of the most popular healthy diets. We see some old friends making a comeback (welcome back, Paleo) and the low-carb diet, to new kids on the block DASH and FODMAP via diets that are more of a lifestyle change than a diet, such as going vegetarian, flexitarian or vegan. Admittedly, some aren’t brand-new but buckle up and have a read.
Remember that eating healthily and getting plenty of exercise are the best form of diet, so before cutting out food groups or skipping meals make sure you consult your doctor.
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