Shred by Ian K. Smith, M.D.
The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes

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I loved how each week’s program details would start off with a narrative discussing where you are in the diet, outlining goals and tips to get through the week.
-Skinny Mom

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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!

 

About Ian K. Smith, M.D.

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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.
 
Published December 24, 2012 by St. Martin's Press. 289 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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Diets in Review

Above average
on Jan 24 2013

This diet is for those who have already been on a long weight loss journey, and are now at a plateau with about 10-20 pounds left to lose to reach their goals.

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Weighty Matters

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Reviewed by Yoni Freedhoff on Jan 09 2013

Both men and women following - not sure why Dr. Smith is so fond of juice.

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Science Based Medicine

Above average
Reviewed by Val Jones on Apr 08 2012

The Shred diet is a reiteration of sound nutritional and exercise principles...If it didn’t wander off into the liver detox fantasy world in chapter five, it would be a sensible book indeed.

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Evil Cyber

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Reviewed by Evil Cyber on Mar 22 2013

Hidden under a veil of buzzwords like “shred cycle,” “diet confusion” (derived from the equally stupid muscle confusion), “detox” and “cleansing,” Shred in practicality...is the shorthand of all successful diets.

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The Mom Buzz

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Reviewed by Erin Tales on Jan 11 2013

Even though it is “The Revolutionary Diet“, it does count on the reader combining proper eating techniques, meals and exercise together for a recipe of success.

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Skinny Mom

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Reviewed by Marisa Vandergriff on Jan 11 2013

I loved how each week’s program details would start off with a narrative discussing where you are in the diet, outlining goals and tips to get through the week.

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The Crazy House Reviews

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Reviewed by Sarah Lewis on Jan 09 2013

The plan is easy to follow, uses regular foods that anybody can get at their local supermarket and best of all, we are constantly eating!

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Dr. Oz Fans

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Reviewed by Cathy Herard on Jan 02 2013

Although...a little challenging...very pleased with the results.

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