You may be thinking, there are so many books out there on the DASH Diet, what makes this one so special, especially when the creator of the diet himself has written not only a user's manual on the subject, but many more books that followed. Let me tell you why this book is different and just as important as all the others are.
You will find the answers too many of the questions you have regarding the DASH Diet, from a different perspective – that of an individual who has experienced the diet, successfully, albeit with trials and tribulations. You will also gain an understanding of why the DASH Diet was created, who it was created for and how it works, phase by phase.
In Chapter 1, you will learn all about the DASH Diet, including the basics and what the different phases are for. You will also learn about the different types of foods you can eat during your DASH Diet experience and what types of foods you should avoid to reach your goal weight.
Chapter 2 focuses on explaining who the DASH Diet is for, including whether or not individuals with diabetes and celiac disease can participate in the program. One of the most important parts of a diet is results – that's why you are on a diet. In Chapter 3 you will learn about the successes of others who have experienced the DASH Diet, and what results you should expect to see and when.
Finally, in Chapter 4, you will discover the ultimate tool necessary for success during the DASH Diet – the meal plans. You will receive sample meal plans, find out why following the rules is important and what types of quick meals can be completed on for a busy family on the go. You will also read and learn about great places to find recipes appropriate for the DASH Diet and what your grocery shopping list should look like, so that you have the right foods in your home.
As with any diet, exercise is an important part, so in Chapter 5 you will learn about the different exercises you should be doing, as well as how often you should incorporate physical activity into your routine. There will also be an explanation pertaining to different exercises for the different phases.
As you go through the book, you may be wondering more about certain topics, such as what is the glycemic index and how does it work. You will find the answers to these questions in Chapter 6 along with reasons why you should choose the DASH Diet and how to keep yourself motivated.