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I must be an Idiot....,
This review is from: The Complete Idiot's Guide to DASH Diet Cooking (Paperback)
As a working wife and mother of 4, I have often found myself choosing "easy out" meal options that I thought were making my life easier. But since learning more about the DASH diet (and hypertension, in general) the thought off all the processed and fast foods that we have eaten makes me cringe. I had known for quite some time that it was time to make a change in my family's eating habits before it was too late but I had no idea where to start.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to DASH Diet Cooking has given me the knowledge that I needed not only to eat better, but to understand what kinds of foods work for or against my health. This book provides all the information that I needed to make informed decisions for my family and to get started on the track to healthy eating IMMEDIATELY. The included grocery list took the guess work out of making my grocery list (a great time saver when you have four kids in tow). So far, the recipes are simple to prepare which means I don't have to spend a great deal of family time preparing meals. I'm not used to using spices/seasonings that didn't include words indicating that is was some variation of "salt" or "pepper" but the recipes that I have tried so far are nothing short of amazing which is why I was so surprised when I found out that the author, Deirdre Rawlings (who is a naturopathic doctor and holistic nutritionist), created them herself.
Since changing my eating habits, I have noticed that I have more energy throughout the day and am no longer lethargic after meals. I am eating more fresh fruits and vegetables than ever and I'm excited to be working towards reaching my target weight.
I am so glad to have this book. Thank you Deirdre for helping me be a better me!