Good Morning America: New DASH Diet
With every new year, many people renew their commitments to health and wellness. For followers of the popular DASH Diet, there is a new twist on the program just in time for your January reset. Good Morning America looked into the latest iteration of this popular diet program.
Good Morning America: What is the DASH Diet?
Christine Ambrose once weighed 274 pounds, and she said that her weight made her self-conscious. She also knew it was affecting her blood pressure. Though she lost 40 pounds, she still wasn’t feeling healthy. That’s when her doctor suggested the DASH Diet.
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The plan was designed to lower blood pressure, but it also turned out to be successful for weight loss. “The key foods are the fruits and vegetables, along with low-fat and nonfat dairy and nuts,” said registered dietitian Marla Heller.
GMA: ‘The Dash Diet Younger You’ from the Inside Out
Paying attention to what you are eating is more important than portion size, Heller believes. Her latest take on the popular diet program is called The Dash Diet Younger You, and it promises you can lose 20 years and 20 pounds during a 10-week program.
“By strengthening the plant-based component of the DASH Diet, it strengthens its ability to make you younger from the inside out,” Heller said.
As for Ambrose, she found success on the diet, without feeling deprived. However, Beller noted that there is no “one size fits all” plan that will work for everyone. She recommended seeking the advice of your physician or a dietitian for a personalized strategy.