The DASH diet may help you lose weight. DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. It is a heart-healthy diet created to help lower blood pressure. It is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat dairy products. It limits saturated fats and sweets.
With all diets, there are two important rules to follow:
- You must eat fewer calories than you burn
- You must stick to your diet
If you follow the two rules, research shows that the DASH diet can lead to weight loss. It can also reduce your waist size. Changing your diet to a DASH eating plan may help you lose weight. It works even better if you eat fewer calories than normal. If you are overweight or obese, you may see greater benefits.
Talk to your doctor about more ways you can manage your weight.
DASH for weight loss!