To help in weight loss it is suggested that a person would be moderately physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. Some precaution to keep in mind is by adding high fiber foods one could have certain effects such as gas, bloating and diarrhea. It is important to stay well hydrated and increase water intake or it could cause constipation. Also, the increase in potassium may be a problem for persons with kidney problems so like most diets it is always best to consult a doctor before starting. The reason why I chose this diet plan is that I suffer from hypertension. It developed while I was pregnant for my son and it has never reversed. The DASH diet plan has been suggested to me by my doctor while I continue to take medication as well. Although the articles state that this is not geared for a weight loss diet they all stated that while changing your diet, weigh loss is probable. The diet is safe and effective compared to some on the market because it does not involve supplements or food plans other then what is readily available, it is just about making healthier choices. The Mayo clinic suggests changing gradually, rewarding success and forgiving sip ups, adding physical activity and getting support. The only downfall I can see is the cost of fresher and leaner foods, but it would worth it for my family’s sake.