The Mediterranean diet was just named “Best Diet in America” by U.S. News & World Report–for the second year in a row. Maybe 2019 is the year to try it? Make it more of a lifestyle thing? Linked to all sorts of health benefits – from lower risk of cancer, heart disease to better memory – the Mediterranean is so much better than the others, methinks, because there are no gimmicks involved (Eat as much bacon as you want!!! Put butter on evvvvverrrrything!!!), you’re not starving yourself, there are no weird pre-packaged meals to deal with, and it’s easy to follow. You basically just eat what you should be eating anyway – plants, whole grains, healthy fats and lean proteins – and avoid the bad stuff, namely processed foods and refined sugars. Eventually, the weight comes off, but in the interim, you just feel better.