Have you heard of the DASH diet? It stands for Dietary Approaches To Stop Hypertension. Sounds like a good idea. Especially since most of us probably spent the last 3 plus weeks giving hypertension the big green light in the form of tons of booze and food that is just not good for us.
Time to reassess one’s life: the job, the house, and everyone’s favorite January assessment:the body.
As far as I can tell, most people feel like total crap in the beginning of January. In addition to the food and alcohol overload, many people have had some serious family overload, which probably elevates blood pressure in the healthiest of folks.
I know the last three weeks have been pretty hellish for me, even if there was some fun involved. And now my body is feeling it. I feel pasty. I feel slightly mushy. I feel like I need to go on a diet. Time for a little detox, right?
Too bad I hate diets so much. I really hope to never go on a diet again. I’ve been on many: weight watchers, atkins, south beach, some 3 day thing in college where I ate hot dogs and vanilla ice cream…yeah despite the awesomeness of that combination, it sucked.
D.A.S.H. was recently hailed as the best overall diet for 2012, so perhaps that shouldn’t be overlooked. From what it looks like, it’s a solid healthy eating plan, but I wonder if it’s sustainable?
Instead, I choose exercise as much as I can, including (but not limited to) running after my toddler…with a beer in hand.
Anyone jumping on the DASH diet plan this winter? Any other dieters out there who want to share their successes?
This reminds me of The Toddler Diet
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