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    “What a difference… after six months of following the diet to the letter, my blood pressure is now in the 120/70 range, I’ve lost 35 pounds and I feel great!”

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    I lost 13 pounds and lowered my blood pressure in just two months.  I feel great knowing I’ll be around to watch my grandchildren grow up.

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    “I lost 14 pounds and learned how to fit exercise into my daily routine!  The DASH Diet isn’t a passing fad – it’s a way of eating I can stick with for life.”

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Testimonials

When the website originally came online it helped motivate me to keep going and lose the last of my pregnancy weight. As for the motivation piece – yes it’s easy to fall off the wagon – however, if you take it step by step, and get back to your eating plan, it will work. The DASH emails are also helpful. They’ve worked, for me, as gentle reminders, to get me back on track.


By eating the DASH way and more consistently exercising I gradually lost 30 pounds over the first six months of the program, and am now continuing to stay fit.  My cholesterol came down from 190 in 2000 to 135 – something my doctor and I were very pleasantly surprised about.  Thank you!


I’ve really participating in the DASH program. .  I never realized how strong the correlation between eating healthy and feeling healthy really is – I didn’t think it would be so easy!!!  I feel great and I think eating more balanced meals has helped to curb my sweet tooth.  Thank you!


I suffered a heart attack before the age of 40, so for me, changing my lifestyle was a must.  As part of my cardiac rehab program I went to a dietitian who prescribed the DASH Diet to me 5 months before the DASH for Health Program was introduced at my work.  In those 5 months I lost 40 pounds on the DASH Diet.  I found the diet easy to understand and simple to follow – a big part of the reason I was so successful. Once the online program was offered at work I began to track my results on the website and keep my progress recorded in one location.  I continue to visit the site almost every day to use my personal food report to spot trends in my eating and see where I need to make adjustments, and enter my exercise each week to see how many calories I am burning.  I have lost a total of 60 pounds and lowered my cholesterol in the process (from a total cholesterol of 267 to 137).  DASH really is a piece of cake – you’ve got nothing to lose in giving it a try.


I think DASH is a fantastic program!  During the course of the program I went from a size 14 to a size 8-10.  When I talk to people I hear all the time “What type of diet are you on?”  What I say to them is that I’m not on a diet –DASH has given me a whole new way of looking at food and learning what to eat.  DASH leaves the choices up to me.  Also, learning about portion sizes and healthy food options was a huge part of my success.  Thanks DASH!


I would like to thank all of you for your efforts with the DASH program. When I started this program I was 185 lbs. My blood pressure was 140/90 (pre-hypertensive).  I began this program not knowing what results I would get, but I was committed to change my eating habits to improve my health.  Well I have to admit, I was impressed. About a month into the program I had lost about 10lbs. and my blood pressure had dropped on both sides almost 10 points. I have been able to maintain this with little effort.  I think the most important thing is that this program is something I can live with and have passed on to my children and family. I have developed and adopted a new happy and healthier life.


The first thing I did when I started DASH was focus on eating smaller portion sizes and more vegetables.  It was a nice, slow way to start, but still I saw results pretty quickly.  I also started an exercise program, which helped the weight come off a lot faster.  Recording meals and entering them on the site was a huge help to changing behavior – it helped me see exactly where I needed to change.   The weight felt like it came off really quickly and easily, with some pretty simple changes.