Take the Diet Quiz

Weight management is a growing concern in this country. Six out of every 10 Americans are overweight or obese. At any given time, millions of people are trying to lose weight. Each year, billions of dollars are spent on weight-loss products and services, from diet books to shoe inserts. Learn more about diets and weight loss by taking this quiz, based on information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Weight-control Information Network (WIN).

1. How much weight loss is a safe and reasonable goal?

Which Diet Is Right for You? 

How to cut through the noise about the latest fads and make meaningful, lasting changes.

The Volumetrics Diet 

With a focus on foods that keep you feeling full, the Volumetrics diet is not your typical deprivation diet.

Fasting Can Be Good for You 

Animals and early humans didn’t eat every day.

The Engine 2 Diet Will Fire You Up 

Plant-based whole foods that trigger weight loss and lower cholesterol.

Eating Like a Cave Person 

It’s impossible to eat a true “Paleo” diet.

Have the Best of Both Worlds with the Flexitarian Diet 

Get the benefits of more plant-based food while keeping some meat on your plate.

Will the Ornish Diet Help You? 

Detailed information on soy allergies, including how to read a label for a soy-free diet and other potential sources of soy or soy products.

More Evidence for Fasting 

Most people who try a regular routine find they become less hungry on their fast days.

The Pros and Cons of High-Protein Diets 

Are high-protein diets more effective than other diets for achieving weight loss?

Is the Gluten-Free Diet Just Another Fad? 

What you should consider before you jump on the bandwagon.

Hit Your Nutritional Reset Button with the Whole30 Diet  

Find out what’s ailing you by eliminating potentially harmful foods.

Diet Products, Advice, and Quackery  

There is nothing you can take that will make pounds disappear.

The Silliest Diets of All Time 

How not to lose weight.