The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need
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Dr. Smith’s diet has been featured on VH1’s number-one rated show, Celebrity Fit Club, where Hollywood celebrities follow his customized diet plan and compete to lose weight. Now, with The Fat Smash Diet, everyone will have access to the revolutionary eating plan that leads to lifestyle changes and permanent weight loss forever. The Fat Smash Diet is not a gimmick or short-term fix. It is a four-phase diet that starts out with a natural detox phase to clean impurities out of the system. Once this nine-day phase is completed, the next three phases encourage the addition of everyday foods that promote significant weight loss. In just thirty days, most dieters will complete all four phases and be on their way to a thinner lifetime of good health. Best of all, there is no calorie counting, and Dr. Smith guarantees there never will be. As an added bonus, there are over fifty easy-to-cook, tasty recipes that make it easier to stick with Dr. Smith’s plan. The Fat Smash Diet is unlike any other program on the market. In fact, it’s the LAST DIET YOU’LL EVER NEED!
An interesting read Read this book from cover to cover. Found it to be an interesting,informative, helpful read. As with most diet books, this one tends to make diet suggestions that don't seem too practical. In order to achieve solid results, one must conform with the suggested dietary guidelines that oftentimes require purchasing unique items that may not be used too often once weight goals are attained. I realize a weight loss program is a lifestyle change, but to require me to initially cut out meats,starches, etc. as part of the cleansing process in the foundation stage sounds a little extreme to me. Afterall, in school we were taught the importance of proper eating by utilizing the Food Pyramid and encompassing meats, cheeses, starches, fruits, vegetables, breads in our diets on a daily basis. Diet books & programs now seem to shun utilizing some of the key components of the Food Pyramid which only adds to my confusion in my quest to address weight issues. I will utilize some aspects of the book in my weight loss program-some of the recipes sounds mouth watering & tantalizing. ...more info
Common Sense Approach to Life Long Change The book is extremely simple, almost to a fault, but the fundamentals it extolls can change your life. We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables is key to our health. We all know that getting rid of junk food from our diets is crucial. The simple plan in FS will force you to kick out all the junk from your diet immediately and replace it with natural foods high in fiber and nutrition. You will be surprised when you find yourself not craving junk food. I like the fact he has NO restrictions on the amount of vegetables/fruit you can eat. Nothing worse than somebody telling me a I can eat 12 grapes or 1/2 half an apple. Diets like this lead to failure IMHO. I believe we all need a plan, a strict methodology to follow if we want to change. Following this 90 day plan can lead you to the next phase in awareness of your body, diet, and exercise. There are no gimmicks here and I think if your ready to face the fact that the journey to better health is life long, and that there will be no Ho Hos, Dorritos, 1 1/2 pound super burritos in this world, this book can be the catalyst to a positive life change. Its all such common sense, however, after you start this you will realize you have the basics truths of this book your whole life. ...more info
Great Plan This book is well worth buying. It's a very easy diet plan to follow!!...more info
Realistic, and Productive I've struggled with my weight for a long time. Right now, I'm 25 years old, about 35 pounds overweight. About a month ago I joined a gym, signed up with a personal trainer...and ate nothing but junk. Haven't lost a pound.
I started this diet 12 hours ago, and I'm so thrilled and excited for myself. I work a 12 hour day, and spend the whole time sitting, so I've eaten nothing but fast-food for years. This diet is a total overhaul for me. But after reading 50+ reviews and carefully considering what this diet consists of...I'm 100% confident I'll see some results in a couple of days.
This book is short, clear and concise. Some people have a problem with that, but I feel that the way Dr. Ian plans it out is just that simple. And for whatever else there is a message board online, or you can just use common sense.
I think the most important thing is the dreaded "Phase 1 Detox". The truth is, you can cut calories and starve yourself all you want. But if you think that having a burger without the cheese, or iced tea instead of soda will help you, you're wrong. Fat Smash is being straight-up, and telling me to cut the crap, the ONLY way to keep yourself healthy, and keep your body in shape, is to EAT HEALTHY AND WORK OUT. Use this diet to change your life, and stop going on and off tricky diet schemes.
Its so great that someone laid out a plan to train yourself to stop eating garbage. After reading this book, I can't think of a better way to do it. I'll remember to update after this... right now I'm 153. I'm hoping to get back down to 115. ...more info
The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need I like this book. It was easy to read and comprehend. The meals looked like foods I could purchase without a major change to my budget. So far I am enjoying the foods that I am eating and do not feel deprived. ...more info
Is working It is a good book, it specifies everything you need to do, everything you need to eat, and what NOT to eat.
Is working, I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I have not followed it this past weekend because I had some events, but Im sticking to it as much as possible, I also dont exercise often, in the two weeks I only went to the gym 3 times, so if you do stick to the program, you will probably loose more. I reccomend it.
Thank you Dr. Ian Smith An incredible resource for everyone to own. Dr. Ian has written a great book. The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need has helped change the lives of some of my dearest loved ones too. Watching Dr. Ian Smith on the "Celebrity Fit Club" and following the "50million Pound Challenge" became a habit after reading this book. Thank you....more info
not enough recipes/not specifc info While I found this book and easy read and a great diet to follow (my parents want to try it), there are only a couple concerns I have come across. Before I get to those I just want to say the diet is GREAT---I have lost 14 pounds this past month, but here are just the some things that need to be tweaked in the book (maybe in the 2nd edition). First of all---the first phase should be called the vegetarian/no-caffeine phase. I do not eat alot of veggies (hence my weight problem) and work nights, so I am used to consuming at least one can diet soda or cup of coffee a day. BUT, I got through it just fine and learned to make veggies in different ways with the recipes provided. That gets me to the second problem I had. There are only a handful of recipes in this book and many of them seem to be made for people in Beverly Hills. One of the recipes is for Sea Bass, which by the way, is $24/lb right now and usually expensive (what's wrong with a recipe using Cod or Salmon?). Alot of recipes included uncommon ingredients that I ran to different stores trying to find. Every recipe I tried was pretty tasty and I realize I don't have to go by the recipes alone, but as I've said before, I did not eat very many veggies before, so convenience of different recipes would help. Also--when you are able to eat meat again, you are able to eat 3-4oz of different meats/day---question....is that cooked or uncooked? Some diets say uncooked, but I'll tell you that the 4oz of scallops/shrimp I cooked went right down to about 1oz, so better wording would be great.
Dr. Ian is great, I've watched him on Celebrity Fit Club and he has motivated me eat healthier. Great diet, the book just needs some tweaking....more info
Best diet plan plus it is healthy I read a review of this book, thinking it was just another unhealthy plan, based on the title. I took it out at my local library and when I read it, I found that it is quite healthy. It is based on fruits, vegetables, whole grains and no processed foods. I lost 30 lbs. I decided to purchase it because I want to lose more weight and I want it to be my eating plan for life. The 1st phase is only 9 days and I believe anyone can do this and live a healthy life...more info
Fat Smash Works! I bought this book in the hopes of changing my lifestyle. I'm a huge fan of celebrity fit club, and I always heard about these celebrities feeling great and losing weight because of Dr. Ian's diet plan, but I never thought it would work for me. I read through the entire book before buying it, and it convinced me that I could actually lose the weight and start living a much healthier life. Phase I is incredibly strict, but worth the effort and dedication you put into it. 9 days of nothing but fruits, veggies, milk, yogurt, and the like is hard to do. For someone who loves meat, such as myself, this is the hardest thing to do. I'm currently on day 6, and I've lost 9 pounds! I'm not starving myself or anything - I've done a 30-35 minute cardio workout everyday since day 1, had my 4-5 meals a day, and I've grown accustomed to eating a healthy salad twice a day, with yummy snacks and meals like frozen grapes (great for summertime dieters!) and fresh smoothies made with ice, bananas, strawberries and your 6oz of yogurt sitting. It's so yummy! Once you begin phase II you can start adding in meats in portion-controlled quantities, healthy cereal like cheerios, etc...
I'm still young (in my very early 20s) and I used to feel so tired and listless all the time. After just 6 days on this plan, I have so much energy and I keep a regular schedule for exercise. I'm actually waking up each morning wanting to exercise! Basically - I feel better than I have in years and just about 5 years ago I was in high school. Now that's gotta say something, doesn't it?
If you're looking for a healthy way to lose weight, keep it off, and go through each day feeling great, then this is really the plan for you. If you can make it through the first 9 days, you're set for life!...more info
Smash Diet A little disappointed, re; the content somewhat vague. If you did not review content closely, one would have walk away with conflicting information re; the smash diet....more info
Working already........loss 2.6 by Day 3! Well, I am one of those people who have tried different things to lose weight, and have been successful at losing 20 lbs with Weight Watchers and exercise........but after hitting a plateau and Weight Watchers hitting my pockets I was eager to try something new. It works ya'll. I am down 2.6 lbs in two days. I must say it is not for the faint at heart- I was already working out regularly and watching what I ate (not consistent with my eating) so this has helped me with the "eating part". It didn't bother me that the book was short in text.....I was able to put what I learned into practice right away. I understand that this may be frustrating for someone that has never read up or studied anything about food and how the body metabolizes it. I think it is a great addition to working with your Docter on your own personal plan. But please don't bash it cuz it doesn't work for you......especially if you start this and haven't seen a doctor in years.......there may be other circumstances preventing immediate success. The plan works for most- make no mistake about it.
I have also taken Dr. Ian's advice about doubling up on workouts.....I do the Elyptical machine 5x a week at lunch......and will do Dancing with the Stars Workout dvd several times a week after work to speed up my metabolism even more.
Beginning of Day 3 228.2
48.2 more lbs to go..........I'm psyched!!!!!!
P.S. I think weighing in every couple of days helps "me" stay motivated- it prevents me from cheating cuz I'm like nope- not going there- I'm losing weight every single day. Why ruin it now? Flexibility will come soon enough- hang in there!! ...more info
A straight forward diet plan If you're looking for an easy to stick-to diet, the Fat Smash Diet isn't for you. The first phase (9 days) is a difficult no-meat, no bread, no fun grind. I stuck to it however, and found the results were very good. The best thing about the book and diet is that it's easy to understand and straight forward. My only criticism of the book is that it is sketchy and leaves room for a lot of interpretation in foods allowed, quantities, etc. ...more info
GREAT - EASY TO FOLLOW- MAKES ALL THE SENSE The Fat Smash Diet for me was great. It represents a "clean" way of detoxing and eating in a way that is "smart" and easy to follow. He lays out clearly the concepts and the goals. Breaking it down to three phases makes it psychologically more fulfilling and attainable. ...more info
It's saved my life I've tried every diet I've ever heard of, practically. Weight watchers, slim-fast, the cabbage soup diet, the carbohydrate diet, etc. Nothing ever worked, short of starving myself for a few months, and of course the weight came back on as soon as I went back to eating. This diet WORKS, because he teaches you proper portions, what ingredients to look for, and how to curb cravings. It's not a fad and it's all logical. The best part is the detox, which only lasts 9 days but truly and honestly helps you with cravings. I've already lost 11 pounds and can't WAIT to keep going!...more info
Good Diet I thought this book would have more to it. The diet is very simple with not much explaination. A friend of mine has been on this diet for three months and has lost 35 pounds. I have started this diet, but my progress has been slower. As I said, the diet is simple, which is good, but I wish there were more explaination as to what you might expect going through the detoxification phase, etc. I still recommend this book....more info
Nothing out of the ordinary.... At the end of the day, losing weight means eating right and exercising. This book is short on substance and in a few short chapters, says you should eat right and exercise regularly. For those who don't know how to do either, this isn't a book that teaches you how. ...more info
After one year from completing phase 3... Hello, I thought you might want to hear from someone who's not currently on the diet (as so many reviewers...trust me, I understand their enthusiasm!)
I finished all three phases 11 months ago, and I have maintained all the weight off. I lost 30 pounds, and I feel great. Throughout the diet, I never once felt hungry, or had trouble eating the foods he suggests (in fact, I found it hard to eat so MUCH food, because he recommends snacking and I was a one meal per day person before the diet...and this book taught me that eating like this slows your metabolism.
I'm 42, and I am back to what I weighed in high school.
I can't say enough about this diet, and I've turned a few people on to it, though, they came from very bad eating habits, so it's been harder for them to eat steamed veggies, and brown rice.
I have to say, I can eat what I want, when I want, and how much I want (I'm a nurse, and I eat cookies and cake all night long, pretty much) and my metabolism is still revved up.
Throughout the year, I have put on a pound or two, but I take it back off quickly as soon as I feel it by going back to phase two.
It's not hard, and it's well-worth sticking to....more info
Not Just a Diet This book is great....I got it for my boyfriend and he's really changed his way of eating and his outlook on food....I def recommend it!...more info
Recipe Book? The book is composed of about 70% recipes. The "meat" of the book is really basic with charts here and there to make even that seem just a little longer than it really is. Nothing special =/...more info
Like the plan I liked the plan. It's spelled out pretty basic. I think it's better to start when the weather's warm. The detox doesn't seem so bad in the summer when you usually eat light anyway. I mainly followed the "allowed lists" because it gave me structure. I noticed increased strength from the regular exercise and nutritional food, and I felt a lot better eating mostly fruits and vegetables. I almost didn't go back to meat. I am only eating meat once a day, most days. I am nearing the end of phase two (9 days for phase 1 and 3 weeks for phase 2)and I have lost 10 pounds - and I cheated a few days while on vacation. And I've noticed a big difference in my clothes. I can even wear a necklace now that I couldn't wear before. I like the way it emphasizes slowly taking off the weight and changing your eating and exersise habits. So far it's a good plan for someone who doen't want to figure out what they can eat. It's spelled out for you....more info
I LOVE FAT SMASH!!! I am proud to say that I finished the diet about 5 months ago, all the way through, cheating maybe once during the 3rd phase (which, by the way dr ian says is okay as long as you get back to where you were) and I lost 25 pounds.
Now I can eat the pizza, burgers, fries, and yes even potato chips, however I am a lot smarter in my choices. For instance I'll only eat wheat bread and pasta (occassionally going to the white but only when there's no other choice and that doesn't happen often), I substitute water for carbonated or sweetened beverages, I only eat fried food MAYBE three or four times a month, instead of chips I'll get pretzels (although when I'm truly craving doritos I'll treat myself but I've honestly only had a handful of doritos maybe twice in the last 5 months, and I have a serious sweet tooth so every once in a while I'll reward myself with a piece of cheesecake (my FAVORITE dessert EVER!!!) and it is perfectly fine to have a couple of chocolate chip cookies for dessert or as an afternoon snack. I even indulge in an alcoholic beverage on the weekends when I go out.
I still eat every 3 hours, I don't eat at least 2 hours before I go to sleep, I eat lots of fruits and vegetables for snacks, drink lots of water, and I work out only 15-20 minutes 4 days a week doing yoga or Pilates (I'll also run about 3 miles whenever the weather is good and I wake up early enough). I have successfully kept the weight off for the five months and I'm thinking about going back on the diet to lose 15 more pounds so I can hit my ultimate goal!
But I just wanted to share my story because a lot of people may feel like quitting but trust me in the end it will be all worth it. You can eat the foods you were craving the first 8 weeks (in moderation of course) and you can keep the results. I LOVE this diet. My sister and mother both started after seeing the results it gave me and my mother lost 15 pounds and sister has lost 20. It's just amazing and I thank Dr. Ian from the bottom of my heart because I've struggled with my weight ever since the 7th grade. I had always been active (3 and 4 sport athlete) but the weight never seemed to come off. My mother put me on all kinds of diets that just never worked so thanks to Dr. Ian Smith, at 23 I can FINALLY like what I see when I look in the mirror.
So for anyone who wants to lose weight with a reasonable and practical diet and lifestyle change than I HIGHLY recommend this book....more info
KAY I read the book all the way through before starting the program. Very easy to follow and I have experience success after a short time!...more info
Fat Smash Diet This book was truly an inspiration....I have lost a total of 13 pounds since having the book and will work the plan all the way through the 90 days. I was inspired by a story that I read and that is why I ordered the book.... The book I purchased was a used copy, but it was in mint condition as all the other items that I've ever purchased from this site. Thanking you in advance....more info
It works great for a low-thyroid condition! Yes it is a simple book and perhaps a simple diet but it works! Isn't that the goal? No diet is easy but, this one is very effective. I have suffered form a low thyroid for years and even on medication I couldn't loose the weight I wanted until I followed this program. I not only lost weight, I also lost inches! I have been able to got back and forth with it effectively any time I need to loose a couple more pounds. Just follow the regiment. Dr. Ian's three categories really help you understand how little you have to eat and how much exercise you need to do in order to loose weight. Yes, the exercise portion is necessary.
I am thrilled with my results! This regiment is not for lazy people! I got used to the amounts of both food and exercise and now I am an avid walker. If I don't do my daily cardio, I feel sad. This book helped me get hooked on cardio. I know I sound like an infomercial but that is because I only have good things to say about the book. Thanks Dr. Smith!
The Fat Smash Diet Book I have just finished reading this book and I am impressed with it. Dr. Ian is very straight forward and gives you and easy plan to follow. I only wish he would come out with a recipe book as well. ...more info
I cheated This book has a good basis, if you have the willpower. :) Phase I lasts 9 days, you can eat beans, vegetables, fruit, light yogurt, skim milk, brown rice, oatmeal and egg whites. Besides the obvious foods, you can't eat any kind of meat (fish included), cheese, no soda (even diet), or coffee! Ugh, by the 3rd day I broke down and ate jerky, and I never did give up coffee. I ate some chicken by the 5th day. It's hard having a social life during those 9 days because you can't really eat much, plus with all the beans and vegetables you're eating do you think anyone wants to be near you??? (flatulence people!) It would have been easier if I was single, but when you have to cook supper for your husband plus make yourself some beans and rice, it's not fun! I never did follow thru with the other 3 Phases, but have been eating much more healthy, and plan to do a no meat day once a week. Plus, I've been implementing more fruits and vegetables in my diet. After Phase I my complexion became more glowy, so if you have willpower, go for it!...more info
Diet Book I have about 10 pounds I'd like to lose. When I have time the tread mill works great. I also don't eat fast food or anything fried. So, I figured I'd see that this diet was all about. You basically send your body into shock with nothing but fruits and veggies for a week and then control your portions over a three month period. If you don't have kids then it would work. The portions don't work with a family. I suggest using common sense when eating and exercise. You also won't get hit with emails everyday about diet and exercise either!!!...more info
So far, so good. After the overwhelming urge left me to sell my soul for a burger on day 3, I've come to terms that it's been pretty fun coming up with new recipes (zucchini matchstick "spaghetti" with tomato/garlic/basil/bell pepper sauce - 1 tbsp evoo total!). I'm at the midpoint of Phase 1 and have gotten over the initial craving of sugar and the follow-up craving for bread and pasta. My only cheat was a skim-milk latte today. Although I'm overweight, I have never tried to diet before because I just disagree with how ridiculous (bacon!?) or short-sighted many of them are - I like that this requires a life change and an overall evaluation of one's own relationship with food.
This is pretty difficult and will freak out even your closest non-vegan friends when you tell them about it...particularly the absolutely no booze for three months thing. Best to do with a buddy or support structure of some sort. You need to schedule out your meals, because you'll feel full after you eat; but if you miss your next time window by too much, you'll suddenly feel ravenous.
My only criticism of this book is that it seems to have been written quickly and edited poorly - I had to do a ton of web searches to clarify pretty simple things, which shouldn't be the case in any text purported as a serious health aid. Too many gaping holes that should have been filled, and would have need to have been if Dr. Ian wasn't on TV and in need of a book to place in front of him during his panels. It is unclear, for instance, if in Phase 1 one is okay to eat just some, or even all, of the food listed. The recipe section has some glaring errors - listing parmesean cheese (a no-no) in a Phase 1 recipe. Finally, for such a restrictive diet, there are only a handful of recipes.
This would be amazing if it were to be revised and re-released. I foolishly bought the follow-up book hoping that it would have some more info, but it's for the folks looking to lose the "few pounds" versus the major stuff. Really, no added help there.
I don't know if I have lost any weight yet, but I certainly feel better. The acid reflux is gone, which is a nice unexpected side effect. I'm looking forward to seeing the results after Phase 1 is over and overall am glad that I'm trying this out - I'll never eat like I used to again! ...more info
Very Satisfied We are very satisfied with the Fat Smash Diet book and the transaction in general....more info
It worked. Me? Not so much.... I am totally happy with my purchase of this book. After reading it, I thought it was going to be wayyyy harder than it was. Especially phase one. But before I knew it, day 5 had come and I hadn't really missed any of the crap I was eating before I started. Water is my new best friend, where I thought iced tea (store bought) was the healthier alternative to pop. I lost 7 pounds in the first phase and continued on to lose 14 pounds total in about 5 weeks. The good news is: I did all that by following the plan and not exercising. The bad news is: I didn't exercise. I whole-heartedly believe that this plan works, but like any plan, you have to be active. With the new year here, and with my knowledge on how to eat better; (PORTION CONTROL PEOPLE); I can definately reach my goal weight. And dont forget to check out Dr. Ian's site 50millionpounds.com to track all your weight loss success!...more info
review the person i purchased this book from was outstanding as far as time delivered, and email confirmations of purchase. i recommend buying from this person!...more info
fat smash review The book came in very good condition and very promtly. The book itself is very informative and easy to follow. The support staff is also very good....more info
A good way to start your weight loss! I lost over 6 pounds during Phase I of this plan. The first couple of days with no meat were a little rough, but after a while you get used to it. I took advantage of eating Tofu....more info
Yes! I did the detox portion only to jumpstart myself, I lost 12 lbs in 9 days. Although I gained a few lbs back, it gave me the jump start I needed to get back into the gym and a firm foundation to get back on the right track. I lost 40 lbs in 4 months. Mix of exercise and eating better will help anyone that has the blahs...more info
The Fat Smash Diet I received my book today. Thanks for the speedy delivery. It is easy to read and I am ready to get started on phase I of the program....more info
It worked for me! I'm not a great dieter... I'll be the first to admit that! But I started this plan just after Thanksgiving of 2006, and by April of 2007, I'd lost 60 pounds! And no, I didn't weigh 300 pounds! I went from a size 16-18 to a size 10-12. I loved this plan because its cut and dry, easy to follow. I also discovered a lot of ways to make healthy food that actually tastes fantastic. After 2 or 3 weeks on this, your cravings disappear! This has totally changed the way I eat food, which is the goal of all diet plans.
I should note, that as always, diet alone doesn't produce these kinds of results. I was doing at least an hour of cardio, 5 days a week. I just started back up on Phase I in hopes of losing my last 20 pounds!
tremendeoso! This is a tremendous, power packed little book! Easy to read - short and sweet but right to the point. ...more info
If you've got the time, this will work! I started on the diet after reading the book about a month ago. I will be done with phase two in 5 days. I have lost 15 lbs so far! I am 5'5" and went from 161 lbs to 146 lbs. I spend a good amount of time every day preparing and packaging food (mostly fruits and vegetables) so that I wont cheat. 5 meals is quite a lot to prepare for if you are used to eating out/grabbing something quick to take to work. I have also been going above and beyond with the work out requirements. I have maintained a vegetarian plus seafood diet even though in phase two you can add in some meat if you like. Besides the plateau I hit the week after detox (which was 10 lbs in 9 days), I am losing now usually 1 or 2 lbs a week. This diet has been working great so far and my goal is to get to 125 - 130 lbs. Besides the slight vagueness of how much to eat how many times a day for certain food, and discrepancies with the recipies and "allowed" foods for certain phases, this diet will work. I would not recommend it for people who don't like fruit and vegetables, vegetarian foods, love meat and potatoes, or don't like working out. ALL are ESSENTIAL to your success. If you cant give up meat and potatoes diet, I would recommend something like Weight Watchers which is more flexible....more info
A Doable Program I have struggled with weight and healthy eating all of my life and I have finally found a program that doesn't take away from my body, but gives to it. I am experiencing success and I highly recommend this to anyone who is about to give up on dieting. This is not really a diet; it is a move to change!...more info
The Fat Smash Diet It works!!! You really have to stick to the 1st 9 days of Detox, but if you really want to lose you won't care. Every time I want to lose my book is here. Really gets you eating healthy....more info
Weight Watchers is much better! I tried this diet and after the 9 days of detox I had only lost one pound and felt lethargic and bloated. I then joined Weight Watchers and lost 3.6lbs the first week eating regular foods on a points basis. Well anyway, I was really dissapointed by this book because I had really high hopes that it would work.The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need...more info
Phase I really works!!! I read the book in less than a hour. It was easy reading and straight to the point. To do this diet it will take commitment and discipline. The vegetable soup recipe was good and will get you through a couple of meals along with a salad. The unlimited fruits helped my "sweets" cravings along with eating 4 to 5 meals a day. I did not miss the meat and bread; but I love cheese and that's probably what I missed the most. Of course the unlimited vegetables was a good thing for me, because I don't always eat enough vegetables. You have to get creative and plan your meals to make it through phase I. I lost 6.5 pound in phase I. I felt good throughout phase one, and I never felt irritable or fatique. I'm looking forward to continuing with the rest of the diet; my goal is to lose between 25 and 30 pounds.
Also, exercise is so important in this plan, so if you are not one to exercise, this plan might not be for you. ...more info
The easiest most successful diet ever I bought this book on May 15th and started the diet on June 1st. As of June 26, I have lost 13 pounds and my boyfriend has lost 22. Most of the weight loss was in our stomach. We didn't even work out regularly! For only eight dollars, this book did what a lot of much more expensive diets and gym memberships didn't. ...more info
Experience this New Eating Revolution! This 90-day program has four phases that will move you into a new lifestyle. The phases are: detox, foundation, construction, and the temple. There are directions to help you bust through your plateau and lose those last few pounds. Lastly, there are quick, easy recipes that you can prepare and eat on the go. The recipes are arranged according to the phases and will give you something to look forward to as your change of lifestyle becomes permanent.
Dr. Smith makes things easy for you. The phases are lined out with a certain number of days for each along with a detailed food plan. This is a quick read as there aren't many details as to why of some of the plan. Being on a diet is hard, but changing your lifestyle along with millions of others is phenomenal. The appendix provides you with exact exercise activities, how to read food labels, body mass index and other useful information. Take control, eat for life, have fun and exercise with a friend - this book is the key.
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BAD DIET! Of all the "diet" books I have read, this is the worst. It is too restrictve for people who have lives. Where is the portion control? I would not recommend this to anyone....more info
Fat Smash Diet I couldn't stay on this diet. It made me weak and the initial detox faze was to long for me....more info
For real results, join Weight Watchers! Everyone is looking for a quick fix and this is NOT IT!! Being a fan of Celebrity Fit Club, I was looking forward to Dr. Ian's advice (even though he is a vegetarian and I am not). I have been a trainer for 10 years and this is the worst advice ever. If you really want to lose weight sensibly, join Weight Watchers or hire a Registered Dietician. One thing I have learned over the years, doctors are NOT dieticians NOR are they fitness trainers. Never eat less than 1200 calories per day and do not DEPRIVE yourself of foods you love. Simply eat them in moderation...i.e., eat one cookie instead of 10. Weight Watchers teaches you to eat sensibly with proper portion control and you have to weigh in each week which makes you accountable for your eating. Keep a food journal, walk 30 minutes a day and keep your portion sizes reasonable and you will be healthy. ...more info
Great book! This book is really easy to read and gives you a step by step guide to be successful in losing weight and redesigning your eating habits. ...more info
So Easy! This is the easiest diet that I have ever done! The directions are really easy to follow, and I lost 20 pounds in the first 3 weeks!...more info