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Wholefoods are king, with a reduced meat intake, combined with meditation and a lifestyle slowdown. Why: Drawn from Zen buddhism, the diet is more of a lifestyle and attempts to balance the yin/yang of food. Famous followers include Gwyneth Paltrow. Drawbacks: It’s not just diet you need to control here, it’s a whole lifestyle change.

Going on a diet? Here's what you need to know

It’s the start of a new year and with that, comes the start of the inevitable. New Year resolutions and new year diets. If you’ve decided to eat healthier and cut something from your regular diet, the options are endless and frankly, quite confusing. (i.e. When did Veganuary become a thing?!)

We’ve digested all the complex nutritional information to give you the short and simple. So whether it’s meat, dairy or carbs you’re thinking of giving up, here’s how, why (and why not) to attempt that diet.

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