With this information, you probably won’t be surprised by this year’s diet rankings. First place went to the Mediterranean diet, closely followed by the DASH diet. You could probably come up with the guidelines for both without doing any Googling, because they’re basically just “eat the foods you’ve always been told to eat.” Focus on fruits, veggies, fish, lean meats, and whole grains. Cut back on (but no need to totally eliminate) sugar and starches. DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, because it was originally designed to, you guessed it, lower blood pressure. The rest of the top five diets—flexitarian, Weight Watchers (now called WW), the Mayo Clinic diet, MIND, and Volumetrics—are all essentially variations on that theme. MIND stands for Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay and does exactly what the name implies, while the rest are intended as general nutritional recommendations. Even Weight Watchers has gradually moved from straight calorie counting to a plan that encourages users to eat as much of certain foods as they need to feel good.