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The DASH Diet Health Plan: Low-Sodium, Low-Fat Recipes to Promote Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure, and Help Prevent Diabetes

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The DASH diet has been named by U.S. News & World Report year after year as its #1 choice in Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, and Best Diabetes Diets.

Based on research by the National Institutes of Health, and endorsed by top-tier medical institutions like the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association, the DASH diet is a scientifically proven me
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Published September 18th 2012 by Rockridge Press (first published January 1st 2012)
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Nov 23, 2016 Rox rated it really liked it
Informative and easy to follow.
Kaleigh C
Oct 24, 2012 Kaleigh C rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The DASH diet is more than just a diet, it’s the set up for a lifestyle change that will not only help you lose weight but also help reduce your risk for high blood pressure and diabetes. This isn’t a crash diet or “a quick fix – it’s a new way of living and a commitment to better health”, and it’s supported by medical organizations such as the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association.

I really felt like this book was setting me up for success as opposed to most diets that
Ms Wells
Oct 17, 2012 Ms Wells rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this plan – easy diet, sensible exercise based on solid science with LOADS of recipes.
The DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) diet was developed by the most respected medical research institutions in America. It’s no wonder that they produced this healthy diet with so many benefits for the heart, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and just about all of the body inside and out. The exercise plan combines cardio and strength conditioning. It is not over the top but rather very reas
J Larsen
Oct 02, 2012 J Larsen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Researched by the National Institute for Health, the DASH diet now forms the basis for what the Dept. of Agriculture recommends in its MyPlate plan (formally the food pyramid). In "The Dash Diet," John Chatham succinctly presents the research and the data gathered over the course of ten years of studying pre-hypertension. This book makes the diet amazingly simple. By offering menu plans, Mr. Chatham breaks down the benefits of food types and how they work to help stimulate the body for multiple ...more
Amy Lynn
Sep 26, 2012 Amy Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Dash Diet Health Plan is a breakdown lifestyle change that takes precautionary measures to control and/or prevent high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes. While breaking down the major causes of these diseases and how changes in diet and exercise can positively affect the onset of these diseases and sometimes even become a way of decreasing/eliminating the problems altogether. The in depth menu options and multiple workout plans make it possible for everyone to jump into this lifestyle ...more
Sep 26, 2012 Cory rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My father was recently diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and once I learned the DASH diet was rated number one for combating the disease, I’ve been searching for the right book to introduce to my dad. Chatham’s is the best resource I’ve found, so far. You are instructed how to slowly ease into the diet, using the tools included, like worksheets, reference tables, food guides, menu planners, and of course, plenty of recipes. It’s informative, providing plenty of background information on how the ...more
Oct 09, 2012 Molly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: health
The DASH Diet is a comprehensive plan for healthfully reducing high blood pressure. John Chatham’s book, “The DASH Diet Health Plan” is a complete plan to help you get on the road to a healthy heart. I love that there are so many ways to customize this diet plan. There are two exercise plans to choose from for both cardio and strength training, menu plans, a shopping guide and a full cookbook of tasty choices. Check some of these out: Italian Beef Stew, Pork Chops with Garlic Sweet Potatoes, ...more
William Wright
Sep 28, 2012 William Wright rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DASHing to Health
The DASH Diet is the product of such institutions as John Hopkins University and Duke University, and with that research the diet is essentially an amalgamation of many diets; in effect utilizing the very best of many diets coalesced into a single, workable system. This book includes workout regiments that can be done at home- no need for costly gym memberships- as well as the calculations to attain one’s own basic body mass, exercise regiments, daily dietary plans, and (this r
M Michael
Sep 26, 2012 M Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The DASH diet started as a diet for health, to reduce blood pressure and risk for diabetes. It was rated by US News – World Report as the best diet for combating type 2 diabetes. The book focuses on adding healthy fats and low-sodium foods into the diet and introducing high amounts of vitamin C, which reduce stress and fat storage in the body. In the book, the author also cuts out prepared and processed food, focuses on eating smaller portion sizes, and includes exercise. The book includes a ...more
Chris Treacy
Nov 06, 2012 Chris Treacy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The latest food plan to achieve the John Chatham stamp of approval is the National Institute of Health’s DASH diet. Designed with hypertension in mind, (DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), this summation is a straightforward wealth of valuable information that will teach you to stop focusing on the lbs and, instead, zero in on your body mass while learning more about your metabolism. Is it a cinch? No – but no *real* diet is going to be. Five chapters of delicious sounding, ...more
E. Moonen
Oct 22, 2012 E. Moonen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Yummy Diet Plan!

John Chatham author of “The Belly Fat Diet” now brings to his audience “The DASH Diet Health Plan.” Picked as the number one choice in Best Diets Overall for Healthy Eating & Best Diabetes Diets, the DASH diet makes it easier to transition to a healthier diet with simple recipes and meal options. Specifically designed to help prevent heart disease and other obesity-related problems this is the diet to go on whether you’re trying to stay healthy or become that healthier, h
Sep 28, 2012 Luxrara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great read. Personally I hate diets that are all about “tricking” your body into losing fat by doing something that sounds downright unhealthy. This diet is different though. It begins with an explanation of the medical trials that lead to the discovery of the diet’s numerous health benefits, including reducing hypertension. After that the book is broken up into sections with tips and guidelines for changing your lifestyle, how to start a workout program, as well as a whole BUNCH of ...more
Oct 09, 2012 Emily rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The DASH Diet Health Plan will definitely help you lose the weight you have wanted to lose! This book comes with everything you could want with a book about diets; it’s got a list of sample menus for fourteen days and even a sheet to help you figure out your Body Mass Index. And with this plan, the book gives you a list of the foods you can still have, including dark chocolate and your favorite vegetables!. The recipes are also enjoyable and I’d recommend everyone try them whether for diet or ...more
Loren Forkgen
Oct 29, 2012 Loren Forkgen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Do the Diet DASH

Looking to get that high blood pressure under control? Or maybe you want to look and feel great? If this sounds like you then John Chatham’s The DASH Diet is the solution. Dieters choose from a selection of a customized meal and work out routines in order to get the specific results they are looking for. Years of research at five highly accredited schools has proven DASH style dieting to be the most effective tool for lowering blood pressure around. Enjoy great tasting meals, wit
April Petty
Oct 10, 2012 April Petty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you're one of those people with diabetes or hypertension who have struggled with weight loss and health management, "The DASH Diet" is an accessible option for you to finally have lasting success. This is not a fad diet. It's safe and supported by more than a decade of science. This wonderful book gives you all the tools you need to create that perfect, healthy lifestyle, delicious recipes included. In fact, I think the information in this book is valuable to anyone who wants to be healthier. ...more
Nov 08, 2012 Brittany rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The DASH diet health plan is a clearly written guide on how to lose weight, lower blood pressure and live an over-all healthier lifestyle. The science behind the diet is explained and actual research results are given. The book gives easy steps to personalize this diet to your current weight and health situation. The lists of foods that you are allowed is extensive and the recipes included in the back of the book look delicious. I cannot wait to start this diet!
Alan Francisco
Oct 23, 2012 Alan Francisco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s more than a diet plan; it’s a life regimen. The book has an exercise plan and some of the highest recommendations among health organizations. Every page is concise, informative (I didn’t know vitamin C intake could reduce the effects of stress), and relatively easy to understand. The scrumptious recipes, of which I especially love the desserts, take up about half of the book. I believe it’s a must-have for anybody.
Sep 25, 2012 Chester rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
DASH to Heart Health

The DASH diet can certainly help you lose weight - it wouldn't be much of a diet otherwise - but its focus is on decreased risk of diabetes, general heart health and lowering blood pressure. That's in the name: DASH stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This isn't some radical new diet, but rather one based on a National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) study from the 90s that is finally getting the recognition that it deserves.
Dec 02, 2013 Auguste rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For years I’ve had my weight under control but the science of having a flat tummy has eluded me - until now.

I won’t spoil it for you but the answer has to do with how the body handles insulin; it’s spelled out in The Dash Diet with a scientific explanation that convinced me to give up my drug of choice: sugar.
Oct 29, 2012 Ubrand rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Diabetics and people with Hypertention
Dash Diet is a clear cut health plan. The organization allows you to follow it step by step and follow your progress easily. I really like the grocery shopping tips on how to avoid the high temptation foods. Meal plans are very tasty and there is a special section for days when you are at work. Working out won’t wear you out either.
Jul 26, 2016 Sandra rated it really liked it
Great overview with recipes.

Great overview: concise without sacrificing crucial information. The recipes look good, although I haven't tried any yet. Apparently concise reviews are not appreciated, as in required to include 20 more words, including those in this sentence.
Melissa Newland
Mar 11, 2015 Melissa Newland rated it really liked it
DASH diet

This book has amazing recipes and information, a must read to promote weight loss, reduce sodium intake and lower blood pressure.
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