Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes

Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes

by Ian K. Smith M.D.

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Dr. Ian K. Smith's Shred is the answer to every dieter's biggest dilemmas: how to lose that last twenty pounds? How to push through that frustrating plateau? What to do when nothing else is working? Here, Smith has created a weight loss program that uses all he knows about strategic dieting in one plan--like putting all the best players on the field at once to create a can't lose combination. Shred combines a low GI diet, meal spacing, and meal replacements. Those who follow Shred will constantly be eating (every three and a half hours!), four meals or meal replacements (soups, smoothies, shakes) and 3 snacks a day, over a six week program. Shred also introduces Dr. Ian's concept of "Diet Confusion". Diet Confusion, like muscle confusion, tricks the body and revs up its performance. In the same way you need to vary your workout to see results, switch up your food intake to boost your metabolism.

No matter how often or how unsuccessfully you've dieted before, Shred: The Revolutionary Diet will change your life. Shred has taken the internet by storm, and thousands have already joined Dr. Ian's Shredder Nation, losing an average of four inches, two sizes or twenty pounds in six weeks. Utilizing the detox from Fat Smash Diet, the intense cleanse of Extreme Fat Smash, and varying food of The 4 Day Diet, Shred is a six week plan to a new way of life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250036551
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2012
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 117,027
File size: 899 KB

About the Author

IAN K. SMITH, M.D., is the number one bestselling author of The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash Diet, The 4 Day Diet, Happy, and The Truth About Men. He is a medical contributor on The Rachael Ray Show, host of nationally syndicated radio show HealthWatch, and served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1's hit Celebrity Fit Club. He is also creator/founder of two national health initiatives: the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile. A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Smith was appointed by President Obama to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.

Ian K. Smith, M.D. is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SHRED, SUPER SHRED, THE SHRED POWER CLEANSE and other top-selling titles. He has created two national health initiatives--the 50 Million Pound Challenge and the Makeover Mile—and has served two terms on the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition. A graduate of Harvard, Columbia, and the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine, Smith is an avid fitness enthusiast and sportsman.

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The SHRED Concept
SHRED is a revolutionary diet plan that combines several different strategies in an effort to help users lose weight, increase confidence, and improve overall wellness. Unlike many other programs that simply focus on how many pounds are lost on the scale, SHRED also improves other health factors, such as reducing risk for high blood pressure, decreasing the risk for diabetes, and improving energy levels. With so many programs available it is reasonable to ask why one would choose SHRED over another popular diet. The answer is simple. SHRED allows you to eat normal food that’s inexpensive. It is extremely simple to understand, and it does not require perfection for you to find success. Another important aspect that many SHREDDERs have liked is that the diet can be customized based on the results you’re looking for or any dietary preferences you might have. You will find that making substitutions while SHREDDING is not only allowed but encouraged, as it will not impede your success in any way.
There are many programs that can help you lose weight, but there are few that combine the appropriate balance of challenging you while at the same time not making it too difficult to follow for the long term. One major problem with many diet plans is that while they can help users lose weight, they are so extreme, difficult, or uncomfortable that dieters are unable to follow the guidelines for an extended period of time. The second you stop following the plan, the pounds that were lost pile back on with a vengeance, and often, then some. This is not the case with SHRED. The vast majority of those surveyed who tried the early versions of the program repeatedly commented that unlike other plans they had tried, SHRED was one they could see themselves following forever.
There are many principles at work in SHRED that lead to the tremendous success that so many experience. Ease of use is at the top of the list: each day is thoughtfully planned out so that your need to think about what works and what doesn’t is kept to a minimum. Ironically, many who have been asked about programs that give them the greatest level of flexibility in choosing the foods they can eat say that too much flexibility can actually make the diet more difficult. It’s a struggle to have so many choices in front of them. SHRED spells out in detail each meal you will consume for six weeks, but it also gives you plenty of room to make substitutions so that you can swap out meals if you like.
SHRED is a six-week program. You may well stay on SHRED for more than six weeks, but each six weeks is considered to be a cycle. Based on the hundreds of SHREDDERs who have tried the program and provided feedback, the average weight loss for a cycle is between 18 and 25 pounds. Results, as with any diet program, will vary from person to person for various reasons, but more than with any diet I’ve developed or been aware of, what has been amazingly satisfying is how consistent the weight loss has been. Ninety-three percent of the people who have been on the program have lost weight each week of the cycle. Even better, many who had been using other diet plans and had hit a plateau found that just a week on SHRED got them losing weight again.
In general, those who are closer to their target weight will definitely lose weight but tend to lose weight a little more slowly. This is to be expected, so if you fall into this category, don’t be disappointed if you don’t see the numbers on the scale drop quickly or significantly at first. Look for any progress, whether it be increased energy or losing inches. However, those who have more than 30 pounds to lose will typically start seeing results right away. The average results on SHRED are 6-4-2. In six weeks most people who closely follow the program lose four inches and two sizes.
Once you have completed an initial six-week cycle, if you still have more weight to lose, the program is designed for you to cycle again. After the first cycle, you can reorder the weeks of a new cycle in any fashion that works best for you. This is only one way in which SHRED can be customized to fit your needs. I recognize that there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” when it comes to diet plans, but SHRED comes close.
Each week of SHRED is designed to stand on its own and to be different from the weeks before. Each of the six weeks has a name that reflects the theme for that week. The weeks are Prime, Challenge, Transformation, Ascend, Cleanse, and Explode. While each week represents a leg in your journey, it also builds on those that precede it. The program teaches you how to make smarter choices and has specific strategies embedded in the daily meal and exercise plans: sometimes you will recognize them and other times you will not. The overall effect, however, is that you will continuously SHRED fat. You will see the declining numbers on the scale and a reduction in inches wherever you need to lose them: whether it be in your waist, thighs, or hips.
It has been my experience that programs that start out asking followers to make extreme changes in their dietary and/or exercise habits are least effective over the long term. Users either can never fully engage the program, because it’s asking too much of them, or they are able to do some of the program but not all of it, leading them to become discouraged and drop out altogether. SHRED acknowledges some very basic facts. First, losing weight is not easy and quite often is extremely frustrating. Second, no one is a perfect eater or exerciser and expecting someone—anyone—to be perfect and not have bad days is completely unrealistic. Third, success comes from following a program that one can ease into, rather than a program that starts out too aggressively rigorous and restrictive. People don’t always want to feel like they’re on a diet!
Prime. These seven days prime you for the rest of the plan. This week is an induction into SHREDDER Nation. You’ll learn about the importance of meal spacing, proper snacking techniques, and suppressing hunger without consuming too many calories. The average weight loss this week will be 3.5 pounds. This could be less if you’re within 20 pounds of your goal weight. The further you are away from your target weight and the worse your habits have been prior to starting the program, the more weight you will lose. Many who fit this description have lost as much as 8 to 10 pounds during Prime. One hundred percent of the people who have been on the program—regardless of how much weight they needed to lose—answered in their survey that they had enough to eat, some going so far as to say that there was so much food they couldn’t manage to eat everything on the daily menus.
Challenge is a week that asks you to demand more of yourself. It asks you to release some of your bad habits and adopt some new behaviors that you will have for the rest of your life. This week says that you can do better: you’ll learn after a couple of days that despite early doubts you might have about yourself, you actually can rise to the challenge. This week is a confidence booster, because it shows many dieters that despite their failures in the past or what they have previously perceived to be difficult, they actually have what it takes to succeed. At the end of the Challenge you will be motivated more than ever to truly make a commitment to a healthier lifestyle and to reach the goals you have set forth prior to starting your SHRED.
Transformation week is a critical seven days where most SHREDDERs start truly noticing a difference. Not only will the scale reflect your hard work, but many realize for the first time at the end of this week that they have dropped a clothing size, their energy levels are much greater, and their outlook about their success on the program heightens dramatically. Transformation is designed to be the toughest week of the program. You will be challenged the most during this week, but it’s nothing you can’t handle. Knowing this week is the toughest is half the battle. The other half is putting your head down and getting through it. If you focus, this week will be your best friend. Every day visualize the fat being SHREDDED and your body’s appearance changing.
Ascend is an important turnaround week. Imagine that for the last three weeks you have been descending into a pit. Last week you finally reached the bottom and started to regain strength so that you can climb your way out. The seven days of Ascend have been specifically constructed so that you are now exiting the darkness and ascending toward the light. You have already completed the toughest week of the program, so Ascend will come as a relief. You will continue to work hard, but the work will not feel as strenuous as it did the week before. Reinvigorated after three weeks on the program, you are now energized to finish the rest of the cycle at full speed.
Cleanse is a week that pays special attention to enhancing your liver’s ability to detoxify your blood. All of us—even those who eat as healthfully as possible—accumulate some level of toxins in our bodies. We want to eliminate these toxins as efficiently as possible. Sometimes livers can be overwhelmed, so occasionally it’s beneficial to give them a little boost in carrying out their jobs. Certain foods can provide this boost by activating special enzymes in the liver that facilitate the cleansing process. There are also foods that work to increase the activity of the gastrointestinal tract. This creates a physical cleanse. This week you will do both. Not only will you improve your physical health this week, but you will continue your weight loss: some will lose their largest amounts during these seven days.
Explode is the last week of the cycle. It’s meant to help you end the cycle with a bang. For some, this week will be their last and they will have reached their goal. For others, Explode is a launching pad into the next cycle. At this point in the program SHREDDERs will have gone through the toughest as well as the easiest portions of the cycle and now are using all they have learned to explode into a new lifestyle that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. The purpose of SHRED is not only to get rid of excess weight and the bad habits that have contributed to the problem, but to position you so that you no longer have to be on a diet. No longer will you need to read the plan or follow the meal plans to the letter; you will now be eating, drinking, and exercising in a manner that you can do for the rest of your life.
A lot is made in every diet about what you eat, how much you eat, and how many calories you consume. These three factors, of course, have a tremendous impact on whether the body will gain weight, maintain weight, or lose weight. But a factor that is lost on many people is the spacing of meals. Research has continuously shown that spacing your meals and snacks in a regular manner can be extremely advantageous to weight loss. Hormones such as insulin and cortisol play a role in weight gain and, subsequently, weight loss. New research has shown that keeping hormone levels as consistent as possible and avoiding spikes in their release and, their concentration in blood levels can be an added benefit when dieting.
SHRED pays as much attention to when you’re eating as it does to what you’re eating. Throughout the six weeks, the plan guides you to strategically time your meals. Everyone understands the relationship between calorie counts and weight gain, but for many it might come as a new concept that the timing of your meals and snacks can be a reason why you are or aren’t losing weight. Many of us have extremely irregular and unhealthy eating schedules: SHRED can get you on a routine that will not only help you lose weight, but prevent you from having those intense bouts of hunger between meals.
We can learn a lot from the world of weight lifting. There’s a well-known principle when it comes to lifting weights called “muscle confusion.” Not everyone believes in this principle, but it has its ardent supporters and has been around for a long time. I find it to be an interesting principle. The basis of muscle confusion is that if one performs the same exercise—let’s say for two months your workout regimen involves lifting five-pound dumbbells every other day for ten repetitions per set for three sets. After a period of time, your muscles start to accommodate to the exercise. This means that the more often your muscles perform this routine, the more efficient they become at it. The more efficient they become at performing the exercise, the more likely you are to plateau and not burn as many calories. Basically, the muscles are no longer impressed or stressed enough by the exercise because they have seen it too often for too long, and so they know what to expect and how to best deal with it. They no longer need to expend the same relative effort that was required when you first started the exercise routine. The more you do the exercise the less of a return you get for your efforts.
The theory of muscle confusion says that it’s possible to confuse the muscles and prevent a plateau by varying the types of exercises, sets, repetitions, and weights. So instead of using the dumbbells in the same fashion every time you work out, try a different machine, a different amount of weight, or a different number of repetitions. The belief is that if you do this you will continue to challenge the muscles and optimize growth and caloric burn.
While this theory typically applies to muscle growth, SHRED adopts a similar theoretical approach when it comes to nutrition. The idea is that by eating the same food all of the time, a couple of things can happen. First, there’s an increased chance that you will reach diet boredom. At some point you will tire of eating the same thing and the temptation to eat something that’s not on the plan increases to the point where you start sampling off the menu. One small sampling leads to bigger sampling, until eventually you are barely following the plan and making up your own rules as you see fit. The second thing that could theoretically happen is that by eating the same food all of the time, the body becomes acclimated to eating those foods and more efficient at processing them. This increased efficiency means less energy needed for digestion. So varying your nutritional choices can keep the body guessing, and it’s this guessing that could keep up your metabolism and keep your body off kilter. SHRED introduces a variety of foods in the hopes of decreasing your chances of food boredom and possibly increasing your metabolism.
Dieting is 80 percent mental and 20 percent physical. Why is it that two people who have the same plan to follow can have such different results or levels of engagement? Why can some people who do the work to lose weight keep off the pounds, but others who have also succeeded end up gaining them back? Why do some people give up after only a couple of weeks on a plan, even though they are experiencing success? In many cases, one’s mentality is a large part of these answers. The mental aspect of dieting can never be overstated. Willpower, discipline, motivation—these are universally mentioned by the vast majority of dieters who say they have tried to lose weight in the past, but have not been successful. Regardless of how good a plan might be, if one doesn’t believe in it and follow it, success will not be achieved. SHRED has built-in strategies that grow confidence and keep you inspired to stick with the plan and achieve success. In fact, many are so concentrated on the food and exercise as they are going through the cycle, they don’t even realize they are also developing the mental toughness critical for success.
Many programs penalize users if they stray from the plan or don’t give 100 percent. SHRED will never do this. SHRED is what I like to call a forgiving plan. SHRED understands that no one can eat or exercise perfectly, so it never requires or expects it. Many who have followed the plan have sent me e-mails expressing confidence that they will never return to the bad habits that put them in the difficult predicament from which they have finally emerged. They often speak about how for the first time, after many failed dieting attempts, they now have the willpower to do what they have always known is the right thing to do. SHREDDERs develop a new mental approach not just to food, beverages, and exercise, but also to the entirety of life.

Copyright © 2012 by Ian K. Smith, M.D.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 The SHRED Concept 1

Chapter 2 How SHRED Works 9

Chapter 3 Week 1: Prime 14

Chapter 4 Week 2: Challenge 42

Chapter 5 Week 3: Transformation 69

Chapter 6 Week 4: Ascend 97

Chapter 7 Week 5: Cleanse 125

Chapter 8 Week 6: Explode 167

Chapter 9 SHRED Snacks 196

Chapter 10 SHRED Smoothie Recipes 207

Chapter 11 SHRED Protein Shake Recipes 239

Chapter 12 SHRED Soup and Stew Recipes 244

Index 261

What People are Saying About This

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Shredder Nation speaks:

"I had no idea how much my life would change in only a month. With Shred I'm down a total of 27 lbs. At my age and metabolism, it's a miracle. I am a SHREDDER for life." —Beverly   

"Week 2 day 3. Lots of energy. Down 5 pounds already!"—Maggie

"Got my measurements taken today and I was down 1/4 inch in all areas, even my trouble spot arms! Body fat percentage was slightly down too."—Nicole

"I started Shredding twenty days ago. I've lost a total of 10 lbs. I don't miss all the junk food and fast foods I used to eat. I'm never hungry on the Shred diet. This is the lifestyle change I truly needed."—Karen 

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Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
VirtuousWm54 More than 1 year ago
A Lifestyle plan that works regardless of age or size SHRED has changed my life in a dramatic way. Before I started SHRED I was on another program where I had lost 40 pounds and had been on a plateau for over a month. I started with Shred in August while following Dr. Ian on twitter and here I am in December 45 pounds lighter and beginning to live the best years of my life. I am 54 years old and have never felt this great as far back as I can remember and I am talking at least for the past 25 to 30 years. This is no joke, my health has taken a dramatic turn, I went from high cholesterol (265 highest ever) now to 188, high blood pressure to normal blood pressure, size 24/26 to size 18/16, pre-diabetes to normal glucose levels and from basically no exercising (use to hate it) to exercising at least 6 days a week. Shredding has taught me what is the best and healthiest way to eat when I am eating out and my portions have become smaller. I am never hungry cause I am in the habit of eating 4 small meals a day plus my snacks. The foods you eat are affordable and found in your local grocery stores. There are no gimmicks or quick fix with Shred, it's a way of life and something you can live with everyday. This is a plan that I have incorporated in my household and now we all are eating healthier, working out together and living a healthier lifestyle. The book is easy to read, the instructions are easy to follow. My first month on Shred I had lost 27 pounds which is a miracle and this was done by eating 4 small meals a day plus healthy snacks and starting with cardio (walking, Zumba and elliptical). I would highly recommend this book to those who want to live a healthier life, eating the right way and the benefits will be 20 pounds in 6 weeks. It works and the awesome thing about Shred, it is affordable and all foods are easily accessible. I am no celebrity, a single middle class mom/grandmother who took the wisdom of Dr. Ian and made it worked for me. By this summer I plan on being at my goal weight and intend on keeping it off because I have found a plan that I love and enjoy doing. The book is worth buying and you will find it useful as you pursue your dream of being a healthier/slimmer person. Get the book and start shredding.
ERDocsMom More than 1 year ago
I wish I would have bought the paper version. Some of the charts re times of eating are unreadable on the Nook. Also, there is a lot of going back and forth to the recipes and the days to see what you need on hand for the week. Not as easy with the Nook version. I start the Shred Diet tomorrow so I'll get back to you on the diet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you want a easy effortless way to drop weight and get active - this is the book for you. I was lucky enough to get a preview from Dr. Ian and this program helped me lose weight easily. Buy this, you won't regret it!! Love Dr. Ian Smith
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is already a bestseller for a reason, it really works! I am using this book in combination with an amazing book called the Hungry Chick Dieting Solution, which a good friend recommended to me. The Hungry Chick Dieting Solution is helping me to improve my eating habits and The SHRED Diet is my support for everything else. For the first time in my life, I am actually losing weight. I have lost 10 pounds already and I am not going back to the way I used to be. Both books are must haves. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don' t do a lot of reviews,but I have to tell how good this book is.First of all,I started the shred process on, January 7, 2013, today I weight myself a week later January 14, 2013,in have lost 6 pds.I have tried everything to lost weight,but this book is truly importative,does not feel like a diet,like most books,and plan.You don't have to buy different food,it' s regular food,that I already have,which is a plus for me.i m so happy in can not wait to see the new me,which I have been trying to do for awhile.Now with shred I can do it!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good, direct way of helping you lose weight the healthy way. The meals are outlined and very easy to understand. I'm currently on week 3 (Week 3 is really a challenge!) and I have lost 5 pounds. I was not so much concerned about losing a lot of weight but moreso with increasing my metabolism and this program has definitely helped. Dr. Smith also included lots of recipes which makes it that much easier to follow. I do recommend purchasing the paper book as opposed to the Nook version. It is difficult to follow on the Nook because you have to continually refer to the book. A lot of the charts are really small in the nook as well. Great program, though!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think I willl buy the paperback as it is to time consuming to keep going back and forth in turning pages. The charts are to small to read in the Nook. I am voing to try it. I am a Diabetic and need to have a certain amount of Carbs a day. I am only allowed one snack a day.
Sandi1950 More than 1 year ago
This book is a good book and is well written and the diet could work, but I quit using it. It would be much more useful to me to have a hard copy instead of on my nook. Too hard to find information from page to page.
bookchickdi More than 1 year ago
The book is well-laid out. Each chapter takes you through every day with specific instructions as to when to eat the four meals and three snacks, giving you the options for each meal and snack and choices for the exercise requirement for the day. While Smith is very rigid in his instructions, there seems to be enough choices that make it doable for most people. He gives you the calorie counts for each meal and snack, and options to get to those calories. Fruits and vegetables are key, as is drinking a cup of water before each meal. I think it would easy to follow this book day by day. I think if you are the kind of person who follows instructions closely this diet will work for you. There are enough options for your meals and snacks, and Smith lists lots of 100, 150 and 200-calorie snacks in the back of the book that I found so helpful even if you are not on the diet. He also has several Smoothie and Soup recipes (both are big options in the diet) that look wonderful too. You don't need to be on the diet to find these delicious and helpful
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It really works. I'm so glad I didn't listen to the negative reviews.
tallred63 More than 1 year ago
This plan is realistic and totally do-able!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book! Easy to follow. On my first week, so far so good. Excited about getting to the sixth week, time going by so slow. Can't wait till sixth week to see my weight lose. Great plan Dr. Ian! Your one in a million. Thank-you
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am pretty sure this diet will work. I have tried the smash diet before I got pregnant and I lost about 8 pounds in 2 weeks. This book somewhat mimics his other books; therefore, I know it will work. I can't wait to lose these extra baby pounds. :) I plan to combine it with my insanity workout... I am so excited!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the worst diet book since the infamous "Beverly Hills Diet". It reads like it was written by a 10 year old for 8 year old readers. The diet itself is a low calorie, low fat, low sugar , low GI and totals about 1000 calories a day. After six weeks anybody would lose weight. The recipies are pathetic. He has a one egg white, yes, one, omlette. How do you cook that. Other helpful recipies tell you the peel the banana before putting it in the blender. Who would have known? Finally you are supposed to do 40 minutes of cardio five times a week. He suggest about a dozen exercise machines and then repeats the same list 29 more times just in case you forgot what machine to use. The people giving the book 5 stars must not have read it or are friends or family members. I would have given it no stars but I had to give it at least. The book was a total waste of $12 and I am mad as hell for wasting the money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it's a good book. it's it gets redundant but otherwise it works. my only complaint is that some content cannot be printed from my nook which defeats the purpose of buying an eBook
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My husband lost 30 lbs and I lost 10... The Shred Diet really works!!  It taught us how to eat balanced meals, incorporate all the food groups back into our diet and most importantly not to skip any meals or snacks.   That was the best because you are eating almost all day. My husband is no longer a borderline diabetic and his blood pressure  is under control with only one medicine instead of two. We are healthier now, have tons of energy and feel amazing!!! Thank you Dr. Ian Smith, we are Shredders for life!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great! If you do not succeed in losing the pounds, inches, or clothing sizes it could only be because you did not follow the book's diet and exercise regime. For those who claim the book is a waste of money - there are more successes with this book than those who have bought it and gave up, were not motivated, and thought it was too much for them to do. As far as the foods go, some of the items take a little getting used to, however, you can always purchase the variety of Egg Beaters (Three Cheese, Southwestern, etc.) or add your own vegetables and spices to the egg whites for flavor. Dr. Smith provides recipes in the back of the book for other meals. His meal plan will keep you satisfied - you will not go hungry. As a matter of fact, he encourages you not to feel you have to finish a meal if you are satisfied. Remember we eat to live - not live to eat. I am 5'4" and as a result of being on Prednisone (a steroid used to treat inflamation) I went from 128 pounds to 180 pounds. It was difficult to shed the excess weight after being on the steroid for over 5 years. I gave up trying. But once my physician told me my cholesterol level was indicative of me needing to be placed on medicine, I told him that I would get the weight off. Now people look at me and think I weigh between 112 -120 pounds. I really weigh 140 pounds and my cholesterol is in normal range - I am 56 years old. It take determination and conviction of purpose to follow a program that is in your best interest.
jaray More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome diet! I have lost 10 lbs in 3 weeks! i am an aweful dieter. But this is one diet I can follow. I wanted to lose 10 lbs before my vacation and I've already done that and still have 3 weeks before my vacation, so anything else is bonus for me! Since I started this diet, I bet I have gotten 15 other people in my work place (which is a Hospital) to buy the book and get healthy. I feel so much better. I have more energy! I have chronic migraines & I haven't had a migraine (knock on wood) since I started this diet! I'm loving it! I just feel so much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is not very easy to read on the Nook. I would have preferred the paper version. In addition, if you are a stickler for accuracy, as I am, this book might drive you crazy. For example, in the list of 150 calorie snacks, it lists 50 Goldfish crackers. In the list of 100 calorie snacks, it lists 40 Goldfish. The math doesn't work. Another example, for week 6, Dr. Smith says all the smoothies and protein shakes will have different calories, so pay attention. But as far as I can tell, they are all listed with 200 calories. Otherwise, the diet was easy to follow, and I'm down about 12 pounds. I'll take it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is another book I have only been able to browse through. The information I see in this book shows me a very basic, logical approach to losing weight. I see no extreme approach, only logic in that small frequent meals/snacks will make the body want to burn off the excess fat. This approach of course includes some basic exercise & smart meals & snacks. Snacking on chips, etc. will not bring the desired results! But eating good nutritional foods, which we all know we should eat, along with some unexpected snacks that most of us love, I believe will help keep me doing the "right thing" & lead to weight loss that I really need. This looks like a real common sense plan. Good luck to everyone who buys this book. I see success for all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be same old same old.  He's said the exact same things in his previous books.  Nothing revolutionary here whatsoever.  Plus, he talks in all that phony baloney jargon about his plan being effortless.  Everyone knows dieting isn't effortless.  I feel like this guy is full of it and I really didn't appreciate that about the book. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very specific diet concept using easy to find foods to change the way you eat for a healthier life!
JenJen22 More than 1 year ago
Loved this diet, worked very well. On week five and have lost over 11 lbs so far and I have this and next week left. It does repeat in the book as it goes through each days meal plans for you. It is very detailed on what you can eat each day. I would recommend the real book and not the nook version. I have the nook version and I had to type the whole meal plan up. The paperback would have been much better. But for anyone looking to lose those last 10-20lbs this is the way to do it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need the book because you need to refer to it almost daily. I am on week 2 and already lost 6 pounds. Very healthy diet. I am never hungry & all of the foods are things I eat already. The first diet that I feel that will work for me!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first diet that I have tried that works for me and I see results weekly. I am motivated to continue my healthier lifestyle learning to incorporate more fruits and vegetables and keeping my metabolism in fat burning mode. Thank you Dr. Ian Smith for this revolutionary diet, I am starting to love the skin I’m in again!