Wednesday, 24 January 2018

'DASH' to it!

So I'm going to switch topics for a minute here. 

I have high blood pressure. 

And I don't say that jokingly because of my crazy days with kids.

I have diagnosed high blood pressure that I take medication for. 

I have for about 5 years now. 

It's part genetics, part diet, part weight. 

I kept getting tired of them just saying that it was my weight when I knew people heavier than me didn't have that problem, and I know of cases of people who are lighter than me do as well. 

So even though I don't think my weight is 100% to blame, it's definitely something I want to work on. 

I tried different meal plans but I never connected with them because they weren't focused on my high blood pressure issue. 

That is until I found the DASH diet. DASH stands for Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension.

I'm 3 days in, and even though I've had a couple slip ups, I'm good for most of the day and I'm finding it easy to do!

Heck I've lost 3 pounds since Monday ;). 

It has 2 phases. 1st phase you cut out fruit and grains. 2nd phase you add them back in but with whole grain options only. Not a huge fan of white bread as is, thank goodness. 

So I just wanted to let you guys know what I've been up to in terms of eating. 

I'm liking the ease of it and how consistent I've been even though it's only been two days. 

Hope to keep you updated in future posts!

-M.

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