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Best diets for weight loss in 2014, from low-carb to Paleo to DASH to fasting

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Forget the fad diets. Press the Delete key on those emails promising "instant weight loss" with a magic pill for $99.99. Instead, save your health, your sanity and your money by taking the time to learn about the hottest diets for helping you achieve your weight loss goals in 2014.

The diets below have been well-reviewed for different types of benefits. Whereas the "FastDiet" tells you precisely how to benefit from intermittent fasting, the "Practical Paleo" shows how to use the gluten-free, natural benefits of the Paleo plan. And the "DASH Diet" offers a sensible, smart approach to losing weight and keeping it off that makes it a winner year after year in national reviews:

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