Does the word diet leave a bad taste in your mouth? Diets typically mean restriction and denying ourselves of the things we love in hopes of losing pounds – just to add them back again.

Diets take many shapes and forms and are followed for a wide variety of reasons. Some people find that following a Mediterranean diet lowers their cholesterol or a Paleo diet decreases joint pain while others have been diagnosed with allergies, sensitivities or intolerances that force diet changes.

We have provided information on some of the most popular diets to help you figure out which one (if any) might be the right one for you.