3. Mediterranean Diet
Score: 3.9 out of 5
This diet aims to make people healthier in general with a chance of some permanent weight loss.
Dieters follow a Mediterranean diet pyramid that asks them to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, legumes, olive oil and flavor-rich spices and herbs. Fish and seafood is also encouraged at least twice a week, and people are asked to cut down on poultry, eggs, cheese and yogurt. Sweets and red meat are advised only rarely. A moderate amount of red wine is also allowed.
The diet may raise the cost of your grocery bill, but not as much as some of the other diets that only allow fruits and vegetables. It also takes a lot to prepare some of these dishes on a daily basis.