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By Jason Knapfel for DietsInReview.com
If you haven't already heard of the DASH diet, chances are you will in the future. Promoted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet has just topped the U.S. News and World Report "Best Diet" list, a category that was just created last year. Other diets holding top positions include Weight Watchers, Biggest Loser, and Jenny Craig.
The DASH diet was based on the results of three studies examined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
While its memorable acronym may refer to helping people with hypertension, a condition where blood pressure in the arteries is elevated, the diet is a perfectly sound choice for anyone wanting to be healthy.
"I think the DASH diet is really more than a diet," says Dr. Sarah G. Khan, DietsInReview.com's resident pharmacist who specializes in diabetes management. "It's a complete
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By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.com
In the wake of the holiday splurging and indulging, you probably find yourself trying to choose between the various weight loss plans. If you're ready to make a change that will help you lose weight, look fitter, or simply feel better, the plans, products, and programs to help you do that are plentiful. Considering everyone is setting goals, even diet and fitness celebs made resolutions this year, the task of choosing a diet can be daunting. The number of pounds you will shed is far from the only consideration. A diet should be healthy and safe, allow a little flexibility and yet be structured enough, and fit within your lifestyle.
We've rounded up the most popular diet plans from the past year, being sure to call out the good, the bad and the debatable.
Best Diets of 2012
One of the oldest commercial diet plans, Weight Watchers has been proven effective by several research studies. Weight Watchers currently uses the
- DietsInReview | Tis The Season – Fri, Dec 9, 2011 11:51 AM EST
By Brandi Koskie for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Our Favorite Fitness and Food Gifts for the Holidays
There are a few things you don't give as gifts - fruit cake and a scale are probably at the top of that list. It's totally appropriate to support someone's healthy lifestyle with a gift they may not have gotten for themselves.
If you are the fit-head, and want to drop Santa a solid hint, then just post this link on his Facebook wall with a little "ahem" in front of it.
Everything we've picked out can be found online, so you can thank us later when we saved you from the crazed malls and department stores. Everything we've listed here is also included in our Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway, which includes $1800 in prizes!
For the Yogi
Manduka Yoga Gear - Mats, bolsters, and other accessories from Manduka are made with sustainable materials. This way, you can connect with yourself, and the earth, while you get your Om on.
3 Minute Egg - These unique bolsters can transform your yoga practice, helping you reach new positions and growing stronger with
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 30, 2011 11:59 AM EST
By Brandi Koskie - DietsInReview.comRead More »from P.I.N.K. Method is a New Fusion Diet Just for Women
The new P.I.N.K. Method, created by Cynthia Pasquella, debuted November 28, 2011.It takes something like 21 actions to make a habit, but only one Dr. Phil appearance to make something an overnight hit. The P.I.N.K. Method debuted Monday on Dr. Phil, and will make a second TV appearance today on The Doctors. Women are burning up the search engines to get their hands on more information about this new diet plan that arrived just in the nick of time - save them from Thanksgiving and prepare them for New Year's.
So what is P.I.N.K. Method? It's the creation of Cynthia Pasquella, a clinical nutritionist in practice for more than ten years. In an interview yesterday with DietsInReview.com, she told us how she struggled with her own weight, depression, anxiety, and a lack of energy. When nothing she tried would help her, she created her own.
"P.I.N.K. is a fusion diet blending workouts with food," she told us. The three-phase weight loss program, designed exclusively for women, gradually guides you to embrace a low-calorie, low-fat
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Thu, Nov 17, 2011 1:50 PM EST
By Brandi Koskie for DietsInReview.com
Adriana Lima at the 2010 Victoria's Secret fashion show.Last weekend Victoria's Secret taped its annual fashion show, where they show off the latest and most fabulous lingerie styles . The brand has a world-renowned team of models, some of the most well-paid, not to mention beautiful, in the industry. Adriana Lima is one of the models who will walk the runway in this year's event, set to air November 29.
Lima recently shared how she prepared for one of the biggest fashion shows of the year. Just like the bras sold at Victoria's Secret, her regimen is not one-size-fits-all.
She participates in daily workouts with a personal trainer for her firm and fit physique. Those workouts happen twice a day in the final weeks before the fashion show. She has previously shared that she enjoys boxing, jumping rope and isometric exercises.
While her fitness regimen is commendable, her barely-there diet is as stark as the couture she wears on the runway. Lima eats only protein shakes (withRead More »from Victoria's Secret Model Adriana Lima Reveals Her Diet
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Mon, Nov 7, 2011 5:47 PM EST
By Margaret Badore for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Buying Lunch at Chef Rocco's Food Truck Buys Lunch for a NYC Kid
When we learned last week that Chef Rocco DiSpirito had a Now Eat This food truck making its way around New York City, we knew that we had to try it for ourselves. When I arrived, I was surprised to see Chef Rocco himself taking orders and dishing out healthy meals. Despite the lunch crowd, Chef Rocco answered my questions between orders with good cheer. "I want to change how people eat, by showing them how good healthy food can taste," said Rocco.
The truck offers a selection of dishes featured in Rocco's Now Eat This! cookbooks, all of which are less than 350 calories. I was told to come hungry, and I wasn't disappointed. I devoured the Mama's meatballs over kamut pasta. For dessert, Rocco offered up a gluten-free chocolate brownie cupcake, which is made with black beans. The kamut pasta didn't have the too-chewy texture that most whole wheat pastas are guilty of, while the cupcake was amazingly moist and fluffy for a gluten-free product. The
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Fri, Nov 4, 2011 12:30 PM EDT
By Carmen Staicer for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Military Personnel Take Drastic Diet Steps to Make Weight
Soldiers in the past year have been taking drastic steps to meet the military's weight standards. Soldiers have confessed to taking diet pills and laxatives, starving themselves, and even having liposuction done in order to meet what some see as impossible weight standards.
"Liposuction saved my career - laxatives and starvation before a PFT sustains my career," an anonymous soldier said in Army Times. "I, for one, can attest that soldiers are using liposuction, laxatives and starvation to meet height and weight standards. I did, do and still do."
Almost half of all uniformed men and women in the US Army do not meet the weight standards, according to a 2009 military fitness report, and those officers are then made to use tape measurements to determine body fat percentage. If the percentages are too high, the soldiers cannot earn promotions or hold leadership roles. A further failure to lose weight is grounds for job loss. More than 24,000
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Wed, Nov 2, 2011 5:00 PM EDT
By Descygna Webb for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Weight Watchers is Not an Ideal Diet for Diabetics
November is diabetes awareness month, and we want to help the 25 million Americans living with this disease make smarter choices to help manage and even reverse it. Those suffering from type 2 diabetes are in need of a healthy eating plan that can help them lose weight while managing their diabetes.
While Weight Watchers is one of the most popular diet programs available (it's number one on our Best Diets of the Year list), it is not designed for diabetics. Weight Watchers has a nearly 50-year history, and the program embraces several principles of healthy living making it ideal for most people who want to lose weight in a sustainable way. However, because Weight Watchers is not for diabetics, if you truly want to participate in the program, it's advised that you seek advice from your physician for adaptations that can work for your dietary needs.
One thing that can make Weight Watchers somewhat difficult to follow for those with type 2 diabetes
- DietsInReview | Healthy Living – Mon, Oct 31, 2011 12:33 PM EDT
By Jason KnapfelRead More »from The Future of the U.S. Military is Too Fat to Fight
There are many things that our nation worries about in regards to protecting our freedoms. According to a U.S. military group, there's a national security threat that many of us aren't even aware of.
A group of retired military officers has targeted school lunches as a serious threat to U.S. security. School lunches have contributed to making our country's youth so obese that fewer of them can meet the physical fitness standards of our military. The result puts military recruitment efforts in serious jeopardy.
"When over a quarter of young adults are too fat to fight, we need to take notice," says retired Navy Rear Admiral James Barnett Jr., a member of the officers group. He picked out the year 2030 as the year where national security is "absolutely dependent" on the reversal of child obesity rates.
While all of the branches of the military are currently meeting recruiting calls, Barnett is worried that could change if the obesity trend isn't reversed.
You may be
- DietsInReview | Author Blog Posts – Fri, Oct 28, 2011 4:30 PM EDT
By Carmen Staicer for DietsInReview.comRead More »from Festive Non-Alcoholic Drinks to Dress Up Your Halloween Party
Hosting a Halloween party this weekend? Even if you choose to offer alcoholic beverages, you will still need an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages on hand as well. You could always serve soda, water or juice, but then again you could spice up your party with some of these delicious, non-alcoholic beverages that won't ruin the diet, break the bank, or cause you to ponder, "Just what happened last night, anyway?"
Pumpkin is a wonderful source of vitamin A and fiber, and mixing it into this Pumpkin Smoothie is a fantastically tasty way to enjoy the festive gourd. A terrific choice for a party, especially if it's still warm where you are, this drink tastes like pumpkin pie, but without the calories.
Cascal is a fermented soda crafted with natural juices. Refreshingly light, bubbly and lower in calories, it is offered in five flavors - Crisp White, Fresh Tropical, Berry Cassis, Bright Citrus, and Ripe Rouge. If you are adventurous, you could mix