Most nutritionists agree there is no one dietary pattern that’s ideal for everyone. In addition to your unique combination of genes, medical history, cultural and family background, taste preferences and daily living patterns, you apply your own set of values to your eating approach. Some people may focus on preventing or managing disease, others on protecting the environment, some on managing weight, others on enjoying what they eat and so on. Prioritizing what matters to you can help determine your eating style.

The six dietary patterns discussed here have dominated headlines over the past few years. We’ve tapped nutrition experts to share their input, based on experience and scientific evidence, about which of these diets may (or may not) be a good match for you.