the DASH diet: the right choice for your weight loss resolution?

[ 2 ] January 4, 2012 |

This morning, The Los Angeles Times posted an article on the best new diets of 2012. Which ranked number one? A newcomer to the diet scene – The DASH diet.

I’ll admit, I had never heard of the DASH diet until today. But, the more I read up on it, the more it seems like a pretty good plan.  And, if your New Year’s resolution is to shed those extra pounds it’s definitely worth a look. Below I’ve outlined a few highlights of the diet plan.

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The DASH Diet

I’ve read up quite a bit on the DASH diet and the top benefit I found is simply the fact that it’s a diet plan focused on healthy eating. It’s not your typical crash diet or juice flush type fad. The DASH diet is a healthy eating plan, designed for the whole family.

It’s based on an eating plan rich in fruits and vegetables, low-fat or non-fat dairy, whole grains and lean proteins. It’s basically an easy-to-follow plan which when followed correctly, and on a regular basis, will ensure that you receive all your required nutrients according to your weight, height, body type, age…etc.

Those interested must note, however, that this diet will not result in immediate weight loss. It’ll take self-motivation to stick to this plan. Your success depends on your devotion.

The book, The DASH Diet Action Plan, provides solutions to make it easy for people to follow the DASH diet. It includes 28 days of meal plans, recipes, guidance for weight loss, tips on how to eat at restaurants, how to stock up your kitchen for the DASH diet, and how to read food labels to make good choices.

I can definitely see why The Los Angeles Times chose the DASH diet as the number one diet plan for 2012. When followed, it will for sure enhance your overall health. But, those looking for immediate results should probably try something else. This plan is for those who are dedicated, devoted and ready to make an overall lifestyle change in 2012.

What do you think of the DASH diet plan? What other diet plans are you interested in?


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  2. joal says:

    Hey shannon ,i have heard of the DASH diet and your right it is built around a healthy eat plan i looked at that one before i started the dukan diet you should take a look at it
    ohhh am im getting good results.

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