The 38 easiest diets to follow: In pictures

38 diets ranked by how well each one helps dieters stay on board

Hard work is always going to be part of the diet equation, but some plans and approaches are easier to follow than others. U.S. News' Easiest Diets to Follow list ranks 38 popular diets. The highest scorers are typically tasty, flexible, convenient and filling, while those at the bottom of the pack may emphasize unfamiliar ingredients or cut out entire food groups.

Here's a look at the rankings, along with pros and cons for each diet.

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