If you are looking to drop pounds, the DASH diet is probably your best choice and Paleo your worst, according to rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

The magazine lauded the DASH diet, which was created to fight hypertension, as being easy to follow and safe and nutritious.

The Paleo diet says people should eat like cavemen with meals that include very pure meats and wild plants. Sounds good on paper, experts hired by U.S. News & World Report said, but the diet is hard to follow.

The publication ranked 32 diets using scores from a panel of experts in diet, nutrition, obesity, food psychology, diabetes and heart disease.