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

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

by John Chatham


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ISBN-13: 9781623150242
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Pages: 209
Sales rank: 342,684
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

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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 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
charfoush More than 1 year ago
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 yummy sounding recipes. Great value!
SumoFrog More than 1 year ago
DASH for 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. I won't lie and tell you that this is an easy diet. It takes a bit to get started, including a bit of math homework to determine your Body Mass Index and a few other vital statistics, and when I saw that butter was nixed from the menu I nearly cried. For the sake of my heart, however, I suppose I can crunch a few numbers, while Chatham's meal plans and recipes allow for some delicious dishes, ranging from the simple to the extravagant to fit any schedule. He even sneaks in a few cheats - because he understands that we all need to indulge from time to time!
yroc30 More than 1 year ago
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 DASH diet was created and tested, and also stresses the importance of exercise and fitness, including fitness plan. Most important, to me and my dad, is that Chatham’s book is really reader friendly and easy to follow.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A Diet With Proven Results! 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!
Whizzboom More than 1 year ago
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, low-sodium, low-fat and high-fiber recipes make a good case for positive change; along the way, you’ll learn what real, unprocessed food tastes like.
sjranch More than 1 year ago
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, Shrimp Kebabs, and Chocolate Mocha Mousse. Is your mouth watering yet? With recipes like these, there’s no need to deny yourself or wait to start on the road to a healthier heart. Your lifestyle change is within reach, the complete plan is here, all you have to do is go for it!
LibertyC More than 1 year ago
I found the Dash Diet exceptional in its simplistic approach to following a healthy, low-sodium diet with excellent menu choices, which will reduce stress as well as cholesterol and inevitably excess fat. The book includes delicious recipes as well as varied daily menus, and explains why processed foods and certain items are preferred, while others are discouraged. As those with high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol  are searching for intelligent and helpful menus to combat health issues, this book is a "must read". 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 The Dash Diet for Beginners is an excellent guide for anybody who’s interested in living a more healthy lifestyle. With 150 recipes, a meal plan, and a step-by-step guide to having a healthier diet, the Dash Diet is something that can be appreciated by newcomers and seasoned veterans alike!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dash Diet is the best cookbook for those of us who need to lower our blood pressure and lose weight. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are amazing recipes that a non cook can easily prepare. The Southwestern Salmon was really good but the loaded Turkey sandwich with cranberries was amazing. Really easy to follow recipes that make you look like a super star chef. You must get this cook book.
EmilyAlice19EB More than 1 year ago
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 not!
Anonymous 6 months ago
Will put you on the road to long term health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this was a program someone can graduly enter. Thisbook recommends strong 100% start.. My husband has a sensitive digestive system. I hope my perception is wrong about the program.
84-60429 More than 1 year ago
Try this Health Risk Reducer Plan of the Dash diet This is the nicest book to help you reduce major health risks for your heart and body and help you maintain your ideal weight. From simple recipes to simple calculations, this book has it all. In addition, it offers great fiber choices and let’s not forget the fitness plan it offers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think this book really does provide good recipes for someone who suffers from either diabetes or just wants to boost their overall health. This book provides lean and delicious food recipes. This book is not a diet r3eally it is a way of eating healthier. It focuses on not loosing fat but adding healthy fats and low sodium foods. It teaches one to stop eating processed and chemically dangerous products .I really enjoyed reading this book and seeing all the endless possibilities of great healthy recipes. This book really educated me on what our body needs and how beneficial it is for us to stay healthy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All the information in this book is readily accessible for free. Or you could just ask a doctor and they'd easily summarize the gist of this book: eat sensibly and exercise constantly. The "average American" is awful. If you didn't know that already this book can help, but don't let that be the end of your research. As it is, this book omits important nutritional information (how about a comprehensive chart?) so its value is more inflated than it appears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eating healthy for people with high blood pressure, hypertension or diabetes doesn’t have to be difficult or break the bank. It also doesn’t have to be boring and this book is proof! Always be sure to check with your doctor before changing your diet if you’re on medications for blood pressure, diabetes or cholesterol. This diet is not a miracle cure. Please continue to keep up with your medical conditions with your doctor!
PastorBobb More than 1 year ago
“The DASH Diet Health Plan’s” claims are difficult to believe, yet scientifically proven. I was amazed that these delicious recipes and the simple, 28-day fitness plan could give such rapid results in lowering blood pressure and positively impacting Type 2 Diabetes. And it’s not just that the authors are fabricating such random claims, this book is backed up by several years of documented research at five of the nation’s most respected medical institutions. More than a purchase, this is an investment in my health!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for anyone who want to learn more about dieting without starving yourself.  The book comes with some great recipes with plenty of healthful tips and info for choosing a variety of foods with good nutrition for easy dieting.  The book is especially good for those who have health condition such as high blood pressure.  I don't care for dieting but as I get older I am forced to realize some harsh realities when it comes to proper dieting.  You are what you eat.  And if you learn to eat smart you will live a longer more productive life.  This book is great for both beginner and advanced dieters in my opinion.  
andiejake More than 1 year ago
This book is a complete diet plan with the 14-day menu planner as well as the 28-day fitness plan. Its indulgent menu would satisfy any craving for unhealthy habits. The full menu also includes room for snacks and dessert such as cookies and cakes. That will still allow you to enjoy eating and have a desirable health.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book for those looking to improve their health through the DASH diet. Sample meal plans, recipes, step-by-step guides to calculating your BMI/BMR, foods to embrace/avoid, and much more, guide you through adopting the diet. Best of all the writing is straightforward and it's easy to navigate on an electronic device. DASH isn't so much a 'diet' as it is a way of eating to maintain your health. With the help of the book, I'm ready to get started!
ArielNiu More than 1 year ago
This book does a great job of simplifying ideas and terms and helping you understand exactly what the Dash Diet is, why it's good for you, and how to follow the diet easily!  I love how it provides so many different resources: meal plans, recipes, shopping list ideas, and even a workout plan!  Will be using this book on a regular basis.
bdub951 More than 1 year ago
If you are looking for a great guide to the DASH diet and enjoy delicious food, look no further. So many DASH diet books focus primarily on the “hows” and “whys” of the DASH diet and put too little effort into the selection and refinement of meal plans and recipes. This book expertly covers the “hows” and “whys” and also gives a 5 star meal plan with some of the most delicious DASH diet recipes I’ve ever tried. Great tasting recipes are CRITICAL to maintaining the diet and a healthy lifestyle. My only complaint is there are just 14 days worth of recipes and find myself wishing for a few more so I can mix up my meal plan a bit more.  Thankyou so much for this book! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you have high blood pressure, diabetes, or are simply overweight, learning how to improve your health in your own kitchen instead of in a doctor’s office is a welcome solution. This book tells you how, with a common sense approach to food and easy to follow recipes. And the 28-day fitness regimen seems like one that many people can incorporate into their lives without an investment in expensive equipment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Dash Diet is a well organized diet book. It has many things going for it including information for working out. The book lays out everything in a way that is easy to digest, and covers the who, what, why, and how of The Dash Diet. It is a book that you can read in a few hours, and be happy that you did so. The recipes alone are worth the cost of the book.
BC5 More than 1 year ago
This is a very comprehensive book for understanding the Dash diet.  It focuses on reducing sodium and bad fats in your diet.  It includes plenty of meal plans, recipes, and even exercise routines.  It references advice from reputable medical research institutions and delivers a lot of useful advice.  This is a good book that I highly recommend.