Every week a new weight loss gimmick hits the big time by going viral on the web. It seems the DASH Diet Eating Plan has managed to do just that today. So just what the hell is the DASH Diet gimmick (I mean, eating plan), and why is it’s story going viral on twitter, google search, facebook and everywhere in between? Well at first I’d say, who cares, and who cares.
But that makes for a rather short news story, even by our (low) standards. So here’s a little recap of what and why on the DASH Diet Eating Plan frenzy today.
The DASH Diet Eating plan is apparently recommended for those with hypertension or prehypertension (that’s just a big word for high blood pressure). It “apparently” lowers blood pressure in studies done by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The DASH diet eating plan is based on the not so earth shattering approach of low sodium, rich in fruits and Vegetables, low or ever non fat (eck) dairy (you have agree non fat cheese tastes like ass), and whole grains. Umm, isn’t this all just already public domain knowledge?? I mean, really, is there anything new here?
Nope, the DASH Diet Eating Plan isn’t new. It’s just regurgitated crap, thrown together for a study, this time by a prestigious health authority (NIH). So, while this plan is certainly conducive to assisting the general public in losing weight and reducing blood pressure, it certainly isn’t groundbreaking, or new.
So whoever came up with the glorious DASH Diet Eating Plan is rather brilliant, though I think they could have done better with the name, it is a bit long and not so catchy. They’ll have no shortage of people stupid enough to part with their hard earned money for a silly book full of common sense eating ideas. The hard part will be for those consumers to get off their fat lazy asses to follow through on the DASH Diet Eating Plan. Good luck.
More Headlines on DASH Diet:
Dash Diet Helps Keep Teenager Girls Slim and May Prevent Future Health Problems
Babble (blog), on Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:18:35 -0700
The Dash Diet is a diet originally designed for people with hypertension, or high blood pressure. Dash stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension. This diet has been proven to lower blood pressure in studies sponsored by the National Institutes …
US News Diet Ranking Brews Controversy
HealthNews, on Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:08:09 -0700
By Susan Brady, Last updated on June 07, 2011 Yesterday, US News and World Report released its diet rankings, a review of 20 diet plans evaluated by a panel of twenty-two diet and nutrition experts. The government-endorsed DASH Diet was deemed the best …
DASH Diet, Weight Watchers Top List of Best Diets
myGLOSS, on Tue, 07 Jun 2011 09:48:40 -0700
US News and World Report has released their rankings for the 20 most popular diets and how they fare comparatively and topping the list are Weight Watchers and the little known DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). …
DASH Diet Proven as the Key to Stay Slim and Healthy
International Business Times, on Tue, 07 Jun 2011 09:48:04 -0700
If you want to prevent obesity, diabetes, high blood pressures, and all their attendant diseases, the DASH diet may pave a bright future for you – and for teenage girls, there is a better news. DASH diet was initially targeted at reducing blood …