The DASH Diet Action Plan
The NY Times Bestseller
Your Fresh Start to Healthy Eating!
Finally, the #1 ranked DASH diet is popularized and user-friendly. Unlike any diet before it, DASH, which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, came out of groundbreaking NIH-funded research. The The DASH Diet Action Plan is the definitive book to introduce you to DASH. Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish, beans, and nuts, the DASH diet is grounded in healthy eating principles that lower blood pressure; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer; and support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. No diet has a medical pedigree like DASH, and this book is a simple, actionable plan that can fit seamlessly into everyone's life and lifestyle.
That's why The DASH Diet Action Plan
hit all the Best Seller lists, including the NY Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly. And now you can have the complete collection with The DASH Diet Weight Loss Solution to speed up weight loss and establish healthy eating habits. Both books feature 28 days of meal plans, recipes, and all the strategies for making DASH fit into your real life. They are the ultimate combination for healthy weight and a healthy heart.
What makes these books unique? Meal plans, carefully balanced to quench hunger and avoid blood sugar spikes that trigger cravings, and they are so flexible, with a variety of your favorite foods. Everyone says," I don't feel like I am on a diet!" Tracking forms to keep you focused, and tips and strategies to allow you to stay on track, even in your busy life. And our readers report, "This is so easy to follow, now it makes sense!"
Rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low-fat and nonfat dairy, lean meats, fish, beans, and nuts, DASH is grounded in healthy eating principles that lower blood pressure; reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer; and support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. No diet has a medical pedigree like DASH, and this book is a simple, actionable plan that can fit seamlessly into everyone's life and lifestyle. It includes:
- 28 days of meal plans at different calorie ranges
- DASH-friendly recipes and shopping lists
- Tips for eating on-the-run
- Advice on healthy weight loss and exercise for every lifestyle.
Now, you can revolutionize your health and change your life-without medication. There are no magical combinations, no forbidden foods-just fabulous, healthy eating!
Why did the expert panel assembled by US News & World Report announce that the DASH diet was the best diet in the US, 7 years in a row? Why did they choose DASH versus all the other plans? Because it has been proven in many, many research studies to improve health, while helping people lose weight. It helps to lower blood pressure and cholesterol; it has been shown to be associated with lower risk of certain types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, heart failure, kidney stones, diabetes, and osteoporosis. It is good for the whole family. And now this is the new edition of the only book that has been noted for its ability to make the DASH diet easy-to-follow! It was recently ranked as one of the top 50 life-changing health books by readers of the Huffington Post.
This is the healthy lifestyle plan based on the DASH diet, developed by the US National Institutes of Health to lower blood pressure without medication. The book, The DASH Diet Action Plan, provides the user-friendly, complete lifestyle program to support reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, while lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. This is the healthy way of living that will become your new lifestyle. And, of course, being more physically active is an important part of becoming more fit and healthier. Check out some of the new fitness monitors, which can support you in reaching your goals.
The DASH diet is based on the research studies: Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, and has been proven to lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol, and improve insulin sensitivity. The DASH diet provides more than just the traditional low salt or low sodium diet plans to help lower blood pressure. It is based on an eating plan proven to lower blood pressure, a plan rich in fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or nonfat dairy. Your doctor may have recommended this eating plan; it is also recommended 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
- The Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- US guidelines for treatment of high blood pressure, learn more about the DASH diet . . .
The DASH Diet Action Plan
The DASH Diet Action Plan is the user-friendly book to help you develop your complete plan to improve your health through diet, exercise, and sustainable weight loss, if needed. And now, eBook and paperback versions are available. The book includes:
- The DASH diet, with practical tips, strategies, 28 days of calorie-adjusted meal plans, and recipes.
- A DASH-based weight loss plan.
- Painless ways to add exercise to your daily routine.
- Additional lifestyle changes to support reaching your health goals.
- Low sodium diet plan built into the DASH diet.
- DASH diet adjustments for people with diabetes or metabolic syndrome.
- The DASH Diet Action Plan helps you set objectives, and develop your own customized strategy, step-by-step.
- 224 pages, with everything you need to know to adopt the DASH diet and and a healthier lifestyle.
Check out sample menus and the Table of Contents.
Or, get both The DASH Diet Action Plan and the new Everyday DASH Diet Cookbook.
Or, choose from all 4 DASH diet books by the expert, Marla Heller, MS, RD.
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What is the DASH Diet?
The DASH diet eating plan is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low fat or nonfat dairy. It also includes grains, especially whole grains; lean meats, fish and poultry; nuts and beans. The DASH eating plan lowers cholesterol and makes it easy to lose weight. It is a healthy way of eating, designed to be flexible enough to meet the lifestyle and food preferences of most people. And, it contains all the healthy foods from the Mediterranean diet.
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Who Should Follow the DASH Diet?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend the DASH eating plan as a model for healthy eating for everyone! The whole family can enjoy the DASH diet. And of course, the DASH diet was developed to help people lower their blood pressure. It provides additional heart health benefits, lowering cholesterol and inflammation. New research shows that it is effective in lowering blood pressure in children as well as adults.
Learn more: Is the DASH diet family friendly? Has research shown additional health benefits? Where can I find DASH diet recipes?
How Does the DASH Diet Plan Work?
The DASH diet helps to lower blood pressure by providing more key nutrients, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium, all of which are associated with lower blood pressure. These key nutrients are boosted by including more fruits, vegetables, and low-fat or nonfat dairy in your daily diet. Some people see additional benefits by lowering sodium or salt in their diet. Our book includes additional lifestyle changes to lower blood pressure, such as weight loss, exercise, smoking cessation, and moderation of alcohol intake.
Learn more: How does the DASH diet support weight loss? I have more DASH diet questions.
The DASH Diet Action Plan is the user-friendly guide to the DASH diet. Without help, many people find it difficult to follow. This book was written to make DASH easy-to-follow. The book makes it easy to lose weight, and has realistic ways to add more exercise. Although the plan was not intended to be an aggressive weight loss book, people often write to say that they have surprised themselves by finding it so easy to lose weight following the plan!
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