Wendy Jarich knows the DASH diet was not designed for weight loss or weight management, nor is it touted as a way to lose weight. However, it often does help participants control their weight, as many greatly reduce their intake of bad fats and simple carbohydrates. Overall, DASH dieters will have the most success controlling both their blood pressure and weight if they commit to a regular exercise program in addition to eating healthier. Wendy exposes that The DASH diet is not a fad diet, but is endorsed by both the National Institutes of Health and the American Heart Association. It is advisable, however, to join a support group if you are considering the DASH diet, as it can be much less structured than other diets. Some participants may find that getting sound advice and guidance is difficult without a support network or consultations with a physician or dietician. Overall, however, the DASH diet can be an excellent remedy to hypertension and heart disease. Wendy suffered from hypertension and found the solution in the foods she ate.