Well when i hear the words "Dr. Oz" I get my back up almost immediately... but... this DASH diet is actually NOT one of the typical-fad-diets that the "Doctor" likes to push-for-profit on his show these days. It's actually a healthy eating plan that matches up very closely with what Spark would recommend.
Really, it's just a guideline for sensible healthy eating, focusing on whole grains, fruit & veggies, lean meats, beans and legumes, dairy, nuts and healthy fats, all in appropriate portion sizes to ensure good nutrition. You could easily use it as a template for meal planning, and then just input the items you ate into Spark to track it.
Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE** Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE** Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)
I'm back at Sparkpeople after several months' absence. I would really like to follow an eating plan to help control my high blood pressure. I take medication currently but I'd much rather change my food and exercise habits. I saw Dr. Oz's show earlier this week about the DASH diet to control hypertension and it made a lot of sense.
How do I tailor the nutrition plan and menus on Sparkpeople to the DASH principles?
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