The DASH Diet Action Plan: Based on the National Institutes of Health Research: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension

 
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The DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) has been proven in several research studies, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to lower blood pressure and cholesterol without medication. It is the diet recommended by the NIH for lowering blood pressure. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend this eating plan for everyone. And the DASH diet forms the basis for the USDA MyPyramid. The DASH diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy, is low in sodium, and includes lean meats, fish and poultry, grains, nuts and beans. It will help lower cholesterol and will support healthy weight loss. It is flexible enough to meet the lifestyle and food preferences of most people. However, many people find it challenging to put the DASH diet into practice. This is the user-friendly book, designed to make it easy; it was written by a dietitian who is experienced in helping people make sustainable changes in how they eat. This book shows you how to follow the DASH diet in your real life. How to eat on-the-run, how to add more vegetables even if you hate vegetables, how to keep salt under control, how to make over your kitchen to support the DASH diet, how to lose weight with the DASH diet. It has 28 days of meal plans (with adjustments for 1200, 1600, and 2000 calorie plans), and DASH-friendly recipes. It shows you how to make other lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure, such as losing weight and adding exercise. What differentiates this book from other books on the DASH diet? This book provides practical, real life solutions. It goes beyond "what" is involved with the DASH diet; it also shows you "how." The book helps you make your own personal plan, with the specific steps you will take to fit the DASH diet into your daily routine. This book truly allows you to make your own personal "DASH Diet Action Plan," whether your goal is lowering blood pressure, or just having a healthier lifestyle. It is your first step in improving your health for the long run.

Customer Reviews:

  • Does what it promises and more
    On the cover of this book, it promises "Proven to Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol Without Medication", and that is indeed true.
    After just 2 weeks on the DASH diet, my blood pressure dropped by 30 points!
    The provided charts are easy to follow and help you figure out your BMI (Body Mass Index) and how many maximum calories you should be taking in daily.
    According to your customized calorie intake, it also provides recipes for 28 days of DASH menus which are easy and yet yummy and give you a great start to get used to the DASH diet.
    The provided logs help you track your blood pressure, your exercise and your weight, which makes it personal, tailored towards your own needs.
    It is furthermore chuck full of information to help you understand why the diet works, what you need to look out for, how to read food labels, other health concerns, explanations of fats, proteins and carbs, and much more.
    I would definitely recommend it for anybody who is looking to lower their blood pressure. The best $20 I've ever spend for my health.
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  • Dash Diet Rocks
    Very easy to follow book, easy read. The thing I love best in the book is the sample diet plan that is easy to follow. Before I started the dash diet my blood pressure was off the charts. After several months on the diet it is normal. I credit this book for that drop in blood pressure. I would recommend this book to others that have high blood pressure and are looking for a diet that works and is easy to follow....more info
  • made a difference
    I am quite glad i bought this book. i have learn alot about nutrition over the years, however, this book reiterates much information, with some new ideas, and puts it all in order for you to easily follow and focus on your diet. it's made my diet more effective and easy. Can't say enough about it....more info
  • DASH Diet Action Plan Works
    The DASH Diet is sensible, healthy and effective. The book is easy to read, understand and follow and makes so much sense at a time when we need all the help we can to lose those excess pounds -- and without the help of diet drugs that cost a lot and don't really do anything for you. Stick with this plan and you'll reach your goals for sure and without spending a lot of bucks you don't have to waste....more info
  • GREAT DIET
    THIS WAS THE FIRST DIET THAT MADE ANY SENSE. THE MENUS & RECIPES WITH THE NUTRIENT INFORMATION MADE IT VERY INFORMATIVE. ...more info
  • Just What I Needed!
    This is SUCH a great aid if you are following the DASH diet. It makes it so easy to make meals and stick to eating healthy foods. Thank you Ms. Heller!...more info
  • The DASH Diet Action Plan
    This book is very informative and is an easy read. Includes great sounding recipes that you want to rush to make. ...more info
  • JUST WANNA CONTROL THE PRESSURE
    I'M TRYING TO CONTROL MY BLOOD PRESSURE THAT HAS GONE UP THIS LAST YEAR OR SO BY FOLLOWING THE DASH DIET & AT THE SAME TIME TRYING TO LOSE WEIGHT. WAS TAKING A MILD DIURETIC - DID NOT SEEM TO WORK, THEREFORE, READING THROUGH THE DASH DIET BOOK - HAS TERRIFIC INFORMATION - STILL WAITING TO SEE IF IT'LL WORK. THE BOOK STATES TO DEFINITELY EAT 'WHOLE FOODS' LIKE LOTS OF FRUITS & VEGGIES & FOR SURE LOW SODIUM. THE BOOK IS GREAT FACTS & MATERIALS BASED ON SO-CALLED 'PROVEN RESULTS'. I CAN'T WAIT TO LOWER THE PRESSURE HOPEFULLY WITHOUT MEDICATIONS....more info
  • DASH works
    The book was clear, easy to follow and gave additional sheets that you could use to track you eating goals. More than anything else the plan worked for me. I had stage II hypertension before then plan... now my blood presure is within normal limits. I can't give a better review than that....more info
  • Science and Creativity - A Great Combo for Lifestyle Change
    This is a great book - it hits the balance between being grounded in the best science around, yet it is easy and fun to follow. I can see from other reviews that people are using the recipes and the plans. As a dietitian and health educator, the sort of self-tests and forms in this book give people an easy way to track how they're doing, or even to learn their baseline. If you struggle with cholesterol or high blood pressure, this is a great addition to your bookself (just remember not to let it rest on the shelf too much!)....more info
  • DASHing for My Health
    While the book imparts important and valuable information regarding dietary steps we can take to lower blood pressure, what really sold me on this book was the menu plans that show portion sizes for different calories levels. This has always been a challenge for me because while I know what I'm supposed to taking in calorie-wise, how do I adjust a menu for what my husband needs? This book solved that for me easily. The meals are satisfying and incorporate enough variety to keep me from getting bored. The recipes are very tasty and easy to prepare, even when time is short. I am now in the fourth week of the DASH and already I have watched my blood pressure begin decreasing steadily. Now that I know what I should be eating and how much of it, it's much easier for me to vary the menus if I choose to. It's one of the easiest diets I have ever found, and more than that, it's a good lifestyle of eating that I can stick to....more info
  • Terrific Plan
    I purchased this book along with the Dash Diet book and absolutely love it. I needed to lose weight, but do not have hypertension. Its a great diet for everyone. Very simple, to the point and gives great information....more info

 

 
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