There are countless diets that come and go. Whether it’s the latest celebrity weight-loss regime or that ‘new super drug’ available from some shady internet company, we’ve all seen them. Some of us might have even tried them. But what about the DASH diet? It’s on a lot of people’s lips right now, and seems to have been that way for the last couple of years. That’s why I’ve written this basic overview, to help give you an idea as to what exactly the DASH diet is, and answer a few of those burning questions you might have.
Ah yes, The Paleo Diet. Another in the seemingly unending stream of diets that purports to have the answer to all your weight loss woes, but does it really work? What is it all about? And most importantly, is it for you?
What would you do if you were told you had a potentially fatal disease? How would you feel learning that this disease was like a giant, foreign body in itself, attached to you and capable of producing its own hormones and toxins while stealing critical nutrients from you to feed its self ultimately growing to the point of – directly or indirectly – killing you? This disease will go even further to kick start and support diabetes, heart disease, and cancer for you as well… This disease is obesity.
A few weeks ago, Randy and I were asked if we had ever heard of The Pancreatic Oath. Learning we had not, we were offered a complementary book and asked if we would read and review it. Of course we accepted. Randy and I are always curious of new information pertaining to health and fitness. The Pancreatic Oath arrived kindly in the mail just days later…
The Pancreatic Oath, written by Candice P. Rosen, BS, RN, MSW, CHC, is exactly what Rosen describes it to be – “a Self-Health Book.” It is “NOT,” as Rosen further states, a diet book, nutrition book, diabetes book, or even a self- help book.
Yesterday I told you how we got started on our natural weight loss plan by getting my diet under control and gradually moving the whole family to a healthier way of eating. With that part moving along nicely it was time to get my big butt up and moving. Our natural weight loss strategy was based on a very simple mantra, "Eat Less, Move More". I know that's way over simplified, but mantras should be simple and it helps to remember to work on both nutrition and exercise.