Some became famous because of celebrities following the diet or because it's just been around for really long. Here's a list of popular diets for your choosing.
The Atkins diet, also known as the Atkins nutritional approach, is a low-carbohydrate diet promoted by Robert Atkins and inspired by a research paper he read in The Journal of the American Medical Association.
Master Cleanse is a modified juice fast that permits no food, substituting tea and lemonade made with maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Proponents claim that the diet detoxifies the body and removes excess fat.
Calorie restriction, or caloric restriction, or energy restriction, is a dietary regimen that reduces calorie intake without incurring malnutrition or a reduction in essential nutrients.
What's on the Menu. Short for the Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay diet, the MIND diet emphasizes 10 brain-healthy foods included in both the Mediterranean and DASH diets: leafy greens, vegetables, nuts, berries, beans, whole grains, fish, poultry, olive oil, and wine.
No food is forbidden when you follow this plan, which doesn't make you buy any prepackaged meals. Weight Watchers assigns different foods a SmartPoints value, which replaces its long-standing PointsPlus plan. The concept is the same, though. ... But healthier, lower-calorie foods cost fewer points.
The Volumetrics diet is an eating plan that aims to help you quit on-and-off dieting. It relies on foods with low energy density and high water content, such as fruits and vegetables
Losing weight is as simple as restricting calories, fat and portions. Jenny's prepackaged meals and recipes do all three, plus emphasize healthy eating, an active lifestyle and behavior modification. Personal consultants guide members through their journeys from day one. You'll gain support and motivation, and learn how much you should be eating, what a balanced meal looks like and how to use that knowledge once you graduate from the program.
The pyramid emphasizes fruits, veggies and whole grains. In general, these foods have low energy density, meaning you can eat more but take in fewer calories. Think of it this way: For about the same amount of calories you could have a quarter of a Snicker's bar or about 2 cups of broccoli.
The 5:2 diet, or fast diet, is a fad diet which stipulates calorie restriction for two days a week and eating a maintenance amount of calories the other five days.
The Zone Diet works by working the right ratio of carbohydrates to proteins and fats in order to control the insulin in the bloodstream. Too much of the hormone (insulin) can increase fat storage and inflammation in the body (conditions that are associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease).