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The DASH Diet Action Plan: Proven to Boost Weight Loss and Improve Health (A DASH Diet Book) Hardcover – September 12, 2011
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The DASH diet is based on studies funded by the NIH. Dietitian Heller presents the plan that will help readers who suffer from hypertension, high cholesterol, and type 2 diabetes. Her plan supports eating a variety of good food--especially fruits, vegetables, and whole grains--to result in weight loss and benefit one's arteries. - Library Journal
Chosen by U.S. News & World Report as the best diet, healthiest diet, & best diabetes diet. Even if your blood pressure and cholesterol are perfect and weight isn't a concern, following DASH makes sense. Heller offers an excellent introduction, meal plans, recipes, strategies for exercise & weight loss. - Today's Diet & Nutrition
"One of the top 50 life-changing health books." - Huffington Post
About the Author
She has taught thousands of people how to adopt the DASH diet. She was an adjunct clinical instructor in the Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at UIC, Dominican University, and National-Louis University. She taught nutrition to student chefs at the Cooking and Hospitality Institute of Chicago. Marla was a civilian dietitian with the US Navy and worked for the US Department of Health and Human Services.
In addition to The DASH Diet Action Plan, Marla wrote the 4-week menu plan for Win the Weight Game by Sarah, the Duchess of York. She is a frequent featured nutrition expert for broadcast, print, and internet media. She is a spokesperson for the Greater Midwest Affiliate of the American Heart Association, a Past-President of the Illinois Dietetic Association, from which she was awarded the prestigious Emerging Leader Award.
Marla can be followed at dashdiet.org, facebook.com/dashdiet, and Twitter @dashdiet.
Top Customer Reviews
I began this diet 2 weeks ago and I have had high blood pressure since I was about 20. I went through all kinds of tests because doctors and specialists were convinced there was something massively wrong with me as I weighed 115 lbs, was a vegetarian, and had blood pressure so bad I was vomiting....they couldn't believe I had high blood pressure sorbet thought something was failing internally
Nope, no reason...just genetic. Since then, I've gotten it down with cardio but when I don't have time for cardio, like recently, it goes up again. I have been able to stop taking 2 of the strongest meds I've always taken but I was still having to take diuretics to get rid of the salt in my body to lower my blood pressure as it has NEVER been normal for decades.
But I'll get to all that.
Because you'll ALSO lose weight with this. And that ALSO lowers it more...you'll have great energy and never be hungry as well.
So is it another fad? Actually the principles of this, similar to the Flat Belly Diet, are some of the most proven philosophies and largest studies of obesity that make it up in recent years. Yes, it's in medical materials rather than magazines.
However news magazines like it too.
It was just rated the #1 healthiest diet in US News and World Report.
Over ALL diets...Jenni Craig, Nutrisystem, anything.
This was the diet used by the USDA for its health guidelines called "MY PLATE" which updated the food pyramid.Read more ›
My doc was surprised -- and now has the book for sale in his office.
Very easy read, and simple to adapt for a traveling professional.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only diet plan that really works long term.I've lost 12 pounds and my husband 15 in 4 weeks. We are never hungry and eat small meals 5 times a day. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
Well written and easy to follow from beginning to end. No excuse for not being able to implement. Love the tracking forms, concise recipes and information. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Julie Etheredge
The book is OK. It has the same basic information that you can find online. Even the recipes and meal plans are unremarkable. I find this book too basic for my needs. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Lumen5
I bought this book because my husband and I were starting a low sodium diet to address burgeoning hypertension in him and a family history of heart disease in me. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Susan Baroncini-Moe