Health Digest Survey: Which Popular Diet Do Most People Have No Interest In Trying?

People try diets for a number of reasons, but the most popular reason is to lose weight, reports SFGate. Almost one in three adults in the United States is overweight, and more than two in every five adults is obese. In addition, one in every six children is overweight, and one in every five is obese, according to statistics from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD). Other popular reasons people decide to try a new diet include lowering blood pressure, lowering triglycerides, improving overall cholesterol numbers, reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and raising energy levels (via SFGate).

There seem to be as many diets as there are reasons to go on one, and they range from low-fat to low-carb to time-restricted eating. With so many diets out there, Health Digest was curious about what popular diet our readers have no interest in trying.

The least favorite diet is one of the most popular

For the survey, Health Digest polled 610 readers. A total of 29.67% said they had no interest in trying a keto diet, which has been around for decades. This diet focuses on a high fat intake with every meal, per theĀ Harvard Medical School. Second in line is WW (Weight Watchers), with 19.02% of Health Digest readers reporting no interest in this kind of diet. Intermittent fasting, or a time-restricted eating plan, was the third least popular diet, with 17.05% of readers saying it did not appeal to them. The Mediterranean Diet, which has also been around for years, came in fourth place with 13.11% of the vote, followed by the Paleo diet with 12.13%. Whole30 rounded out the top six with 9.02% votes.

The best type of diet is one that you can stick to and doesn't deprive you of some of your favorite foods. The Mayo Clinic recommends choosing a lifestyle that you can embrace long-term rather than trying a diet for short-term results.