Saturday, February 2, 2013

DASH Eating Plan has been the best I've done! A Review!

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"Why has the DASH diet been ranked as the best diet, the healthiest diet, and the best diet for diabetes, two 3 years in a row? The expert panel of physicians assembled by US New & World Reports chose DASH because it is proven to improve health, has a balance of healthy food groups, and it actually works. It has been proven to lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and is associated with lower risk of several types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney stones, reduced risk of developing diabetes, and can slow the progression of kidney disease.

Now, there is a new bestseller, The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution, to help you harness the health benefits of the DASH diet for weight loss. This book stands alongside our first bestseller and top DASH diet resource, The DASH Diet Action Plan, to give you a fresh start to healthy eating. The full DASH diet plan is shown below.

And we just learned of more honors for The DASH Diet Action Plan, which was recently named as one of the top life-changing health books, by Huffington Post readers. And DASH was a newcomer in the top 25 most popular diets, from the Diets in Review rankings. See more recent news stories about the DASH diet.

The DASH Diet for Weight Loss

While the DASH diet was originally developed as an eating style to help lower blood pressure, it has been found to be a fabulous plan for weight loss. The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution turbocharges weight loss with a powerful plan based on previously overlooked DASH research. The DASH Action Plan is famous for having introduced the DASH diet for weight loss. Now we take it to the next level.
Because it has an emphasis on real foods, heavy on fruits and vegetables, balanced with the right amount of protein, DASH is the perfect weight loss solution. It is filling and satisfying. Because it is healthy, you can follow it for your whole life. And it is a plan that you can feed your entire family, with larger portion sizes for those who don't need to watch their weight. It helps you easily lose weight, even though you feel as if you are not on a diet, and it actually makes you healthier!
The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution has special benefits for people who carry their excess weight aroung the middle, or who have metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, PCOS, or postmenopausal weight gain. And, it has been shown to be very effective in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol.

See more about our 2 special events for the book launch, a Google+ Hangout on January 31, 8:30 pm EST and our free Facebook support group. We will help you get started for the New Year, New You!

The DASH Diet for Health

The DASH diet is especially recommended for people with hypertension (high blood pressure) or prehypertension. The DASH diet eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). In addition to being a low salt (or low sodium) plan, the DASH diet provides additional benefits to reduce blood pressure. It is based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, and low-fat or non-fat dairy, with whole grains. It is a high fiber, low to moderate fat diet, rich in potasium, calcium, and magnesium. The full DASH diet plan is shown below. The DASH diet is a healthy plan, designed for the whole family. New research continues to show additional health benefits of the plan.
In addition to being recommended by your physician, DASH is also endorsed by:
  • The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (one of the National Institutes of Health, of the US Department of Health and Human Services)
  • The American Heart Association (AHA)
  • The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • US guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure
  • The 2011 AHA Treatment Guidelines for Women
  • The Mayo Clinic.

The DASH eating plan has been proven to lower blood pressure in just 14 days, even without lowering sodium intake. Best response came in people whose blood pressure was only moderately high, including those with prehypertension. For people with more severe hypertension, who may not be able to eliminate medication, the DASH diet can help improve response to medication, and help lower blood pressure. The DASH diet can help lower cholesterol, and with weight loss and exercise, can reduce insulin resistance and reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
The NY Times Best Sellers, The DASH Diet Action Plan and The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution, provide real life solutions to make it easy for people to follow the DASH diet. They each have 28 days of meal plans, recipes, guidance for weight loss, how to eat at restaurants, fast food places, etc. and still stay on track. It shows you how to stock up your kitchen for the DASH diet, and how to read food labels to make good choices. And, of course, the meal plans and recipes are all low sodium/low salt. The book shows you how to add exercise and other lifestyle changes to help lower blood pressure. The books help you design your own personal "DASH Diet Action Plan" and your own "DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution."
New research shows that following the DASH diet over time will reduce the risk of stroke and heart disease, as well as kidney stones. The benefits of the DASH diet have also been seen in teens with hypertension. The DASH diet truly is the diet for everyone.

Specifically the DASH diet plan includes:

Type of food
Number of servings for 1600 - 3100 Calorie diets Servings on a 2000 Calorie diet
Grains and grain products
(include at least 3 whole grain foods each day)
6 - 12
7 - 8
4 - 6
4 - 5
4 - 6
4 - 5
Low fat or non fat dairy foods
2 - 4
2 - 3
Lean meats, fish, poultry
1.5 - 2.5
2 or less
Nuts, seeds, and legumes
3 - 6 per week
4 - 5 per week
Fats and sweets
2 - 4

Even though most people know that this seems like a very healthy way of eating, they initially may find it hard to implement and sustain. The average American gets 2 - 3 servings of fruits and vegetables combined each day, so following the DASH diet can involve making a concerted effort. The book makes it easier. It helps you with simple lifestyle changes and strategies to make new habits that you will keep for a lifetime.
Although weight loss was not a part of the original DASH diet research, these books help you harness the benefits of DASH for weight loss.
The design of the meal plans in the book are based on newer research on how to make satisfying meals, helping to prevent between meal hunger. That is a key feature of high-fiber, low caloric-density, balanced meals with appropriate serving sizes.

Check these links for more information on The DASH Diet Action Plan, The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution, our reader feedback, DASH diet in the news, DASH diet research, the author Marla Heller, MS, RD, Marla in the media, DASH social media, or to book her for a seminar. We support the American Heart Month (February), the Go Red for Women campaign, and the National Wear Red Day (February 1, 2013), promoting awareness about women's heart health. Join our Twitter chat to help you get started with The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution on December 30. And check out our blog.
Click for US purchasing options including Amazon and Barnes & Noble, International orders, or ebook orders."

REVIEW in PDF form:
Thanks: MARLA HELLER, contributor 

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