The DASH Diet for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started

The DASH Diet for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started

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by John Chatham

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Do you know why the DASH diet is voted the "Best Diet" year after year? It's simple: The DASH diet is an easy and sustainable tool for creating a healthful lifestyle.

Based on research by the National Institutes of Health, and chosen by U.S. News & World Report as its #1 choice in Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for…  See more details below



Do you know why the DASH diet is voted the "Best Diet" year after year? It's simple: The DASH diet is an easy and sustainable tool for creating a healthful lifestyle.

Based on research by the National Institutes of Health, and chosen by U.S. News & World Report as its #1 choice in Best Diets Overall, Best Diets for Healthy Eating, and Best Diabetes Diets, the DASH diet rises above the noise of other gimmicky weight-loss plans. The DASH diet was created as a way for people with high blood pressure to enjoy the foods they love while working to reduce or correct their hypertension. With a DASH diet, finally you'll be able to get healthy and lose weight, while still eating the foods you enjoy most.

The DASH Diet for Beginners will show you how to use a DASH diet to effectively lose weight, improve your health, and reduce your risk of heart disease, with:

• 40 delicious DASH diet recipes including low-sodium versions of your favorite foods, from Creamy Spinach Dip to Beef Tostadas and Blackened Salmon Filets
• DASH diet guidelines with detailed explanations of the health benefits and scientific studies surrounding the DASH diet
• DASH diet food list featuring all of the top foods recommended on a DASH diet
• 7-Day DASH Diet Meal Plan, an easy guide to jump-start your health and weight loss

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The DASH Diet for Beginners: Essentials to Get Started 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
GRose More than 1 year ago
Thank you National Institutes of Health! Because of your funding this diet was made and available to me by the author, John Chatham. I am down 3 sizes and my blood sugar has stabilized. I learned how to eat properly with out taking everything I like and throwing it out the window. With all of the studies done, I was very reassured that it was a healthy way to go in my venture of losing weight..... I was right!
KittenDVyne More than 1 year ago
The DASH Diet for Beginners was written for people looking to lower their blood pressure, but the healthy living plan it lays out is ideal for anyone. The book emphasizes eating whole foods, low in sodium and unhealthy fats and high in vitamin C and other nutrients, along with moderate exercise and a ton of other great tips, like keeping a food journal and enlisting a friend for support. There are recipes for every meal of the day, all very easy and mouth-watering – hello, Bacon and Tomato Open-Faced Sandwich! I loved that this book was “just the facts” and got me on my way with the program in very little time. I’d recommend this to anyone interested in living healthy and well. 
tnh717 More than 1 year ago
The DASH Diet for Beginners by John Chatham is a great reference for anyone looking to lower their blood pressure, lose weight, or simply make a positive lifestyle change. Chatham discusses the benefits of the diet for everyone, especially those with high blood pressure, Type 2 Diabetes, and obesity. The book describes how the DASH diet came about, all of the potential benefits, as well as several recipes (the desserts look delicious!) and an exercise plan to get you started. I would recommend this book to anyone who would like to make a very positive lifestyle change that will lead to a happier, healthier self.
jda22 More than 1 year ago
Energizing Diet, You Will Absolutely See Results The DASH Diet for Beginners is such a great tool for losing weight and keeping it off. Cutting sugar and salt out of your diet is common sense, but it’s also easier said than done on your own. Follow the meal plans, use the recipes, and you will definitely begin to see the positive results. For me, the hardest part of a diet is starting. I always wait for the beginning of the week, or after one more meal. But for procrastinators like me, this book gives you 10 great tips that will encourage you to start immediately. 
Lars8 More than 1 year ago
The first thing this book stated was that this was not a diet as much as a lifestyle change. This change included not just healthier choices for food but moderate exercise every week. There was a lot of repeated information throughout each chapter. I think it was repeated because weight loss , in general, can make a lof of different changes for your health/ This book was enjoyable and I will definitly be using the healthy recipes in the future.
mryan17 More than 1 year ago
The DASH diet is great for any lifestyle, but especially for those coming from a family with heart-health issues. John Chatham explains exactly what this diet is right from the start and the numerous health benefits it will foster. The various sections in the book are a great way to guide you through the different facets of the diet and understand how it will benefit your life. It’s easy to incorporate into daily life, and is tasty too! The various recipes at the end of the book are simple, delicious, and adaptable to virtually any lifestyle. This diet is health-conscious and taste bud-friendly! 
V_S_Richie More than 1 year ago
This book takes a more scientific look at eating and reminds readers that the primary reason for changing one’s diet is not for short term weight loss, it’s for a better life style and health. The diet was founded based on the need to reduce hypertension. Weight loss was merely a secondary benefit. This book looks at diet from the health perspective, but allows the reader to adjust the diet based on specific needs.
EJemar More than 1 year ago
Diets, diets, everywhere yet no food to eat. The DASH diet is different, it doesn’t cut out eating. In fact it encourages meals and snacks to be eaten two to three times a day to maintain blood sugar levels. This with a combination of simple cardio and strength training exercises optimizes weight loss and fights against heart disease and hypertension. The DASH Diet book also includes delicious healthy recipes and food suggestions to maintain a healthy diet.
Kat-Wilson More than 1 year ago
Need help in controlling your high blood pressure? Have you been warned by your doctor about hypertension? Want to ditch the medication and lectures? Then you need to read The DASH Diet for Beginners. DASH is an acronym for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension. This simple approach of using food to help control hypertension was the result of a study done by the National Institutes for Health in 1992. To date, this diet has been accepted by the medical community as an alternative approach in managing high blood pressure. When I first picked up the book I thought about all the unpleasant changes I was going to have to make and by the time I finished this book I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was going to be to implement the changes that were suggested. What I am really looking forward to is hearing my doctor tell me that I no longer need to take my pills.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Learned a lot about the dash diet, how and why it was created, why its good and how it works. A good reference on allowed and limited foods, and meals to start it off. Also good ideas for how to stay motivated. It is what it says a beginners reference. Now I'm ready to try it and look for additional Dash Diet recipe books
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Teasdale More than 1 year ago
The DASH diet is a customizable, healthy way of living that can completely change your life. John Chatham breaks down this universally acclaimed method of lowering blood pressure and achieving balance in your health with perfect clarity. Those who have been let down by fad diets in the past can rest safe in the knowledge that they are doing something great for their health and their body with this system. Including an extensive list of foods that are allowed, as well as a much smaller list of those not allowed, and an inspiring recipe section, this is a book that should be read and remembered by everyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as low-carb as I feared. Good information, easy to read, realistic plans & helpful hints to provide motivation. I love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Health, fitness and food go hand-in-hand and with all the different types of food around it can be hard to eat well and take care of yourself, but this book makes it easy. Many wonderful recipes and easy workouts help you lower your blood pressure, prevent or maintain diabetes and heart disease and not to mention the weight you will lose by being so healthy. Even if you don't have any health problems, with this diet you will take one more step at keeping yourself feeling good. Be sure to share delicious meals and better health with you friends and family too, they will definitely thank you for it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Flavors remain intact despite reduction of sodium This book gives over 40 low-sodium, delicious recipes that will helpyou not only reduce high blood pressure, but also help you loseweight. The book contains a detailed, concise introduction about thehistory of the DASH diet as well as its benefits, i.e. –lower bloodpressure, weight loss, Type 2 diabetes prevention. Recipes range frombacon and tomato open-faced sandwiches to beef tostadas. All recipesare easy to follow and provide serving sizes, calorie as well assodium intake.
JessBrogan More than 1 year ago
Most of my family members have high blood pressure so I knew that I needed to amend my diet fairly soon to avoid life long health issues. The problem is I just haven't found a diet that I have enjoyed enough to stick to. I tried Paleo - but it was a bit extreme for my lifestyle. Enter the "Dash Diet" and I think I've found the diet for me! I love that I can eat fats, the good ones, all day long on this diet and still help my blood pressure situation. I highly recommend this diet. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book could have been a "booklet" Just not worth the money or time. Look at the other books regarding the DASH diet & pick one of them.