There are many reasons to start a diet; wanting to lose weight, increase muscle mass, lower cholesterol, improve heart health and just feel better overall to name some of the major ones. There are thousands of diets out there, many of them purporting to allow you to lose weight quickly with little to no effort. While most of us realize this is unrealistic, the easy fix is still tempting.
Unless you are dealing with specific health problems, there is no right or wrong diet to help you reach your goals. The easiest way to a healthier diet is to cut out overly processed foods and replace them with fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Below are some articles outlining many popular diets, this is in no way an exhaustive list but is useful as a jumping off point.