The DASH Diet

The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a diet plan from the National Institutes of Health, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to prevent and control hypertension. Studies have shown that the DASH diet is also an effective diet for people with diabetes. The diet emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy foods; includes meat, fish, poultry, nuts and beans; and is limited in sugar-sweetened foods and beverages, red meat, and added fats. There are numerous resources available, including plenty of recipes. While it may be hard for some to give up their favorite fatty, sugary, and salty foods, DASH doesn't restrict entire food groups, increasing the chances long-term success.

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Weight gain instead

Pros: eating all my favorite foods.

Cons: My dietitian placed me on the Dash Diet and limited me to 1200 calories. I was able to eat my favorite foods, fish, nuts, ect. I followed this religiously instead I gained weight, lots of weight. In 3 weeks from the day I started I had a Doctor appointment with my PCP, I gained 8 pounds. Yes 8 pounds. I'm still trying , I have an appointments next week with both PCP and Dietitian hopefully there will be a change, but at this time clothing I have been wearing seems to be tighter.

Overall: At this time not happy

By Mary1130
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A Healthier Way to Eat

Pros: Reducing salty and sugary foods helps keep down your weight, lowers your blood sugar levels and helps maintain a balanced cholesterol level. Using seasonings with very low sodium or none helps give the taste of fresh vegetables a good taste.

Cons: After awhile one person may get tired of what they are eating

Overall: So far my weight is going down, I feel stronger and more active

By Chaz650

Pros: None

Cons: None

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By BreC