Unless prescribed by a doctor for a specific condition, we do not need diets. We need nutrition. We are often influenced by family and friends to try the latest fad diets because it works great for them. But, as discussed in the article linked below, not everyone enjoys the same results. Our body chemistry is unique to us. That is why it is difficult to declare a universal “best diet” that works for all.
Ideally, we should avoid packaged foods. Realistically, that is not practical. Therefore, make it a habit to read fully the nutritional labels on packaged foods. And it is extremely important to know what all those terms mean. Follow this link for a primer.
Not all fats are created equally. Some provide necessary nutrients. When planning our healthy nutrition, we want to avoid saturated and trans fats. Follow this link for a brief summary on identifying and avoiding these “bad” fats. And how to identify and include “good” fats.