The DASH Diet for Beginners: The Guide to Getting Started

The DASH Diet for Beginners: The Guide to Getting Started

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Shed pounds and improve your health with the DASH diet, ranked #1 in “Best Diets Overall” by U.S. News&World Report.

The DASH diet is the last diet you will ever need to go on. The DASH diet is a scientifically proven way to permanently reduce blood pressure and lose weight. Designed by top researchers at major institutions such as Harvard

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Shed pounds and improve your health with the DASH diet, ranked #1 in “Best Diets Overall” by U.S. News&World Report.

The DASH diet is the last diet you will ever need to go on. The DASH diet is a scientifically proven way to permanently reduce blood pressure and lose weight. Designed by top researchers at major institutions such as Harvard Medical School, the DASH diet is an easy-to-follow diet that cuts down on sodium and unhealthy fats, and has been shown to promote weight loss, and significantly lower the risk of cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis. The DASH Diet for Beginners is your guide to getting started, with detailed meal plans, and 150 delicious DASH diet recipes.

The DASH Diet for Beginners will help you achieve optimal health with:

• 150 delicious DASH diet recipes for every meal

• Detailed information on the proven health benefits of the DASH diet

• 30-day DASH diet meal plan for lasting weight loss

• Targeted health plans for weight loss and high blood pressure

• 10 steps for success on the DASH diet

The DASH Diet for Beginners will help you lose weight permanently, fight disease, and experience the best health of your life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780989558631
Publisher:
Arcas Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
348
Sales rank:
46,479
File size:
6 MB

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The DASH Diet for Beginners: The Guide to Getting Started 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The dash diet was a diet created to help lower you blood pressure. When they did the study to see if it would work they found that people also lost weight. The book says that you can lose weight without having to give up your favorite foods. Later on in the book, it tells you that you do have to cut back on salt. One thing you have to give up is processed food it tends to have a lot of sodium. It give tips on how you should eat your food. For instance, eat slowly not fast. When eating slowly you have a tendency to feel full afterwards. It gives some warning like if you have tried other diets and you start this one. You will feel like you’re eating too much food. It also has 150 easy to follow recipes. There is also a 30-day meal plan that is helpful also. I hope you enjoy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read for all seeking to eat a healthy well-balanced diet full of nutrients. This isn't a book detailing a quick and short diet fad during which you are starving and feeling restricted, but details an approach to eat wholesome and nutritious foods. It includes valuable tools to eat healthy, such as calculating how many calories you need per day and what sort of food groups are healthier. I love the dessert recipes, they are healthy and yet taste like a satisfying scrumptious dessert. 
veggieman More than 1 year ago
I had never heard of the DASH diet before now and was surprised to read that the American Heart Association and the USDA recommend it for ALL adults. Now I see why. It's not a reduced-calorie weight loss program, but a diet designed to alleviate hypertension, an ailment affecting 1 in 4 Americans. I appreciate that you don't have to eat less or even differently, just smarter. For instance, you can have up to 5 sweet treats in a week. There were lots of great tips to avoid sodium, like grilling veggies to bring out their natural flavor, and of course plenty of recipes to get you on track!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best dieting book, hands down!! The program doesn't seem like dieting, but a better way to eat right and stay healthy. kirkuleze
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because I was looking for a different view on dieting. This book allowed me to look at food choices and weight management in a healthy way. It took me step-by-step in showing me how to get started with complete ease and detail.  I wanted a diet book that would not limit me with the “high carb/low fat” or the “low carb/high protein” and all the popular media diet hype that seem to flood our brains everyday as the only way to lose weight. I needed to work on getting the right balance because I have tried other diets and they didn’t seem to work that well for me.  I already knew a little bit of stuff that this book talked about, but the thing about this diet is addressing problems such as “Metabolic Syndrome”, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and heart disease. I like the fact that is written in a way of how to care correctly for my body, such as reducing cholesterol, triglycerides and hypertension. I come from a family history of these illnesses and it was important that I get a book to teach me how to do this right  because I am just exhausted of all the diets that are out there. This book is great for someone who is ready to move on past the phase diets and really get on track to eating right and doing some form of exercising. The recipes in this book are really delish and are not complicated with hard-to-find ingredients.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading the book, Dash Diet for Beginners, will be life changing for anyone interested not only in losing weight but also for those wanting to maintain a healthy life style.  The diet was designed by doctors and dieticians from Harvard, Duke University, and Johns Hopkins Medical Center and has been shown to reduce high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and in reducing the risk of cancer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The DASH diet for beginners is a wonderful "tool" for those battling high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and general feelings of ill health.  It is also a great book for those wanting to adopt healthier eating habits and for those wanting to lose weight.  The main theme of the DASH diet is lower sodium intake.  Eating unprocessed foods is also discussed a LOT in this book which is great.  Wonderful recipes, wonderful information, great buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great diet for anyone that is just starting out on a diet. It actually leads to weight loss. This is a diet that does incorporate exercise. I love that it provides a 30 day meal plan with a grocery list which adds to how quickly you can get started. The meals are delicious and have food that I actually like to eat. I enjoyed this dieting plan. This is a great read . I encourage all to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone who ever started a diet - without a clue on how to begin it - with appreciate The DASH Diet Book for Beginners, The Guide to Getting Started. It really is a “getting started” guide that walks you through all of the steps and information you need to start and stay with your diet. Dozens of tasty, healthy recipes are also included.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author writes in detail how the DASH diet works; it's a very informative book. The author says it's easy to stick with the DASH diet because nothing is really forbidden. A person simply needs to "pay particular attention to the sodium, fat, additives, and sugar content to make sure these amounts are within the DASH parameters." The author emphasizes that the diet should be combined with exercise (such as walking).
Redboar More than 1 year ago
Starting with The DASH Diet for Beginners got me thinking about my eating habits. I actually like cooking but never seem to find the time to make a healthy meal. This book gave me some great ideas. It also made me feel good about making a healthy change.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is so great try it my mom lost 43 pounds off her body fat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ranked #1 in Best Diets by U.S. News & World Report this book covers all aspects of weight loss, from  the importance of whole foods to the need for regular exercise. The DASH Diet, originally used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure) is now also geared for weight loss.  Backed by science, with 150  simple recipes, plus hints and meal plans to keep you on track, this guide is a common sense approach to healthy weight loss.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dash Diet for Beginners focuses on a diet low in sodium and high in fiber, vegetables, fruits, and low fat dairy products. DASH stands for "dietary approaches to stop hypertension"; therefore, reducing sodium in the DASH diet is essential. Besides a wealth of recipes for all meals and snacks, this book offers a step-by-step plan for success towards a healthy life style.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As someone who is very familiar with various diet plans, I agree with the advice given in this book. The Dash Diet focuses on nutritionally-dense foods, high-fiber whole grains, low-fat dairy, lots of fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins focused around seafood and poultry. My favorite section of the book is called the “10 Steps to Success” and gives the reader some great advice!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DASH Diet for Beginners is all you need to jump start your weight loss and health goals. Often times, you stray away from diets and or eating plans because you think it means that you can’t enjoy what you eat. This is not the case with DASH. With numerous food recipes, you’ll continue to stay motivated on your road to optimal health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a welcomed change in the discussions regarding diets. It’s no wonder the American Heart Association and the USDA recommends this diet (that really isn’t so much a diet), but rather a lifestyle goal that can be implemented gradually or fully embraced in an effort to achieve long term success.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dash Diet For Beginners was surprisingly inspiring as over the years I have come across many books, infomercials even magazine ads of its kind. However, most of what I have found deemed a little difficult to follow and continuously carry on. There are a lot of awesome recipes available and this book is easy to follow from beginning to end. Nothing is hidden and you will never seem forced to adhere to any specific recipes or food styles. There are no meals posted to your address like a lot of other dieting suggestions and you get the best of both worlds with this book. You have sample recipes but you also have the option of just simply following guidelines and doing your own thing to get where you wanna go with your diet or even address any form of internal issues you may have. These may range from diabetes to hypertension and the list could go on. I say check this book out, there is no way you will be disappointed. There are a lot of suggestions for just about any one. And best of all, there is no pressure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a bit repetitive on the usual tips of eating veggies etc., but I loved having a clear 30 day meal planner with meals that were unusual but doable.  The recipes were great, and definitely helped with my food allergies that I didn’t know I had till I tried their plan.
AdrianBr More than 1 year ago
The DASH Diet for Beginners is certainly a useful addition to the book collection of any health-conscious reader seeking an improved lifestyle. With a sustainable recommended diet and countless recipes and food options, the book is a solid and accessible example of modern health.
ElainaWicks More than 1 year ago
“Dash Diet for Beginners” is an easy-to-follow guide that teaches you how to obtain your weight loss goals by making improved food choices that will ultimately reduce your risks for life-threatening  diseases. With a focus on reducing your risk of heart disease, the Dash Diet  (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) details which foods to avoid, while giving you a wide array  of food options with over 150 appetizing, easy-to-prepare recipes.   
Mek0 More than 1 year ago
Overall, book was decent. It was well-researched, straightforward and goal-oriented. I just wish they hadn’t made the diet seem so gimmicky by repeatedly stating how great and how well researched it was. Also, I feel the use of stock images in the recipe section is misleading. Other than that and the fact that it’s redundant at times, this is good read for anyone that’s curious about the diet.Overall, book was decent. It was well-researched, straightforward and goal-oriented. I just wish they hadn’t made the diet seem so gimmicky by repeatedly stating how great and how well researched it was. Also, I feel the use of stock images in the recipe section is misleading. Other than that and the fact that it’s redundant at times, this is good read for anyone that’s curious about the diet.