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NO MORE COUNTING CALORIES!NO MORE WASTING TIME!NO MORE UNREALISTIC DIETS!BUST THROUGH THE PLATEAU!THE NEW YOU BEGINS NOW!
Millions of people have wasted time and money trying fad diets that simply won't work and in some cases even put their health at risk. But that doesn't mean you can't shed unwanted pounds. Finally, here is a scientifically based diet that will not only help you lose weight, but will improve your overall health and help prevent serious medical conditions such as diabetes, health disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis. There's no counting calories because it's already done for you.
The Fat Smash Plan Includes:
--A four phase diet that's easy to follow
--Simple, tasty, inexpensive, fast-to-cook recipes
--An eating strategy to stop the hunger pangs
This 90-day program offers you the opportunity to select the foods you like and physical activities you enjoy. The NEW YOU starts TODAY!
THE DIET PLAN USED ON VH1'S CELEBRITY FIT CLUB
- 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
- gettingme together
WHEN I FIRST WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS BOOK THROUGH MY SISTER I ORDER IT AND LOOK AT IT AND DIDN'T THINK I COULD FOLLOW EVERYTHING BUT I FOUNG GETTING THE FOOD WAS NOT COSTLY AND BEING EATING EVERY DAY AS THE BOOK SAY TO I'VE TRY EVERY BOOK PILLS FOR YEARS SPEND OVER HUNDRES DOLLARS,EVRYDAY FOOD I CAN BUY I EAT THEM ALL THE TIME BUT FAT SMASH DIET IS THE ONE FOR ME I COULDN'T BELIEVE THE FIRST 2WEEKS I NOTICED I'VE LOST WEIGHT I'VE USING THE BOOK SINCE MARCH AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MR. SMITH HAVE CHANGE MY EATING HABITS AND I CAN GET INTO CLOTHES I HAVE NOT BEEN IN OVER 4 YEARS....more info
- Something that finally works
I received this book on a saturday, started the first phase on sunday and after just 9 days of phase one I had lost 15 pounds. I am the worst person for diets, but this is just so simple to do. I realized that I have always loved vegetables and fruits and yougurt, so I did exactly what it says and lost 15 pounds in 9 days. Amazing for me!!! I can't do diets where the food is not everyday food at your local supermarket. I love this book and have it on my coffee table for reference. I am on phase 4 and still loveing it and losing ugly pounds....more info
- Best Diet Ever!
It's very easy. Follow the plan and it will be "the last diet you'll ever need". I'm about to begin Phase IV, and I have already lost 23 lbs. And of course, my fiance has lost 30 lbs., but it's all good. It's the cheapest and most effective diet I've ever been on. Thank you Dr. Ian Smith....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
- all of these books appear the same
I guess it works for some and not for others. I purchased several of Ian Smith's books and they all read the same. I like the concept, but the menus are not that easy to duplicate if you have a low budget....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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The Fat Smash Diet works!
I learned about this diet through a friend at work and figured I'd give it a shot. I'm happy to say that within the first week I lost 7 lbs, and have lost an additional 3 since then, for a total of 10 lbs! It's a relatively easy diet to do, but like any other diet, it requires some dedication. However, as the book says, if you fall off track, it is easy to pick yourself back up. I really loved how easy of a read this book was. Dr. Smith movtivates you to change your lifestyle and presents his weight loss plan in a very clear and concise manner. I think it's a great buy for anyone trying to change their life....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.
Reviewing for Real Page Turners
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- The Smash Diet
Very nice brand new book. The price was very good and much cheaper than my local book store (Books a Million). Easy to read and follow. ...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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- It Works
I am nearing the end of Phase II, and I can definitely say that this diet works if you follow it (and actually even if you cheat just a little bit). I have lost a little over 8 pounds and several inches in my waist and hips. The results also look much healthier than they have with past diets. Even though the weight came off pretty quickly, I'm looking a lot more fit than frail. This is in part due to the fact that I am working out more these days, but I think that the amount of veggies and fruits that this diet requires me to eat also makes a big difference.
The diet basically makes you live on vegetables and fruits for the first nine days, and you don't get any kinds of bread until after a month. If this sounds intense, it is. The upside is that you can eat as much as you want all day, but if you don't stock your fridge and keep snacks with you at all times, you will probably cave in to free food at the office, snacks at the coffee shop, etc. If you love junk food and hate veggies, you'll probably do a lot better with something like Weight Watchers, which still lets you keep some of those foods that you like. This will get you faster results, but it's not worth it if you can't follow the diet and are miserable.
I like that this book allows for a lot of freedom when it comes to recipes. You don't have to follow a bunch of specific ones (which for me always entails running to the grocery for expensive stuff I don't have, spending more time cooking than I want to, etc.); you just have to make sure that you stick to cooking with certain foods (namely fruits and veggies). I've noticed in online support groups that this can be a downside if you don't take care to diversify your diet. The book gives you limits on how much of the "allowed foods" you can have each day, but it gives no minimums for what you must have. This worked fine for me, but for people who don't like a good number of fruits and veggies and therefore stick to eating a bunch of bananas or a bunch of sweet potatoes, this could really backfire.
While the book requires that you go back to the beginning of Phase I if you cheat, I will admit that my stomach got a little queasy at the end of Phase I, so I caved and ate half a turkey sandwich. I didn't start over because 9 days of only veggies and fruit was all I could take! The key, I think, is not caving often and not caving with really damaging foods. Phasing in carbs and fat slowly has definitely made me more aware of how much I eat them and why. I've also gotten more used to eating fruits and vegetables on a regular basis. Once you get to the final phase (which you keep for life), the diet looks easy to maintain. It even allows for french fries now and then.
The content of the book is very minimal, but this is a plus for me. I don't want to read through all sorts of funny anecdotes or medical explanations; I just want to know what to eat to lose the weight. The diet is based on enough common sense for the book not to have to spend too much time justifying its approach. The only thing that I would have liked is more recipes. Luckily, you can find some online forums where fat smash dieters share some of their favorites. As the diet gains popularity, I'm guessing that more recipes will pop up....more info
- Best weight loss
If you are determined to lose weight and want to give this diet 100 days of no cheating - you'll lose the weight. Lost 11.5 pounds in 3 weeks. Continuing and working out with Leslie Sansone...feeling great. Easy reading book too....more info
- KEEPING THE FAT OFF
I love to eat and have had problems trying to keep my weight down.
This is a good book for anyone who is trying to lose weight. It is also good for eating healthy. After purchasing this book, this is the only book I need to help me keep the fat off.
- 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
- Lost 20 pounds in under 3 Weeks!!
When my girlfriend first told me she was on this diet I pooh-poohed it - I mean, Fat Smash, sounds like such a gimmicky name! But 6 months later, when I saw her in short shorts and a t-shirt, all thin and trim I had to do a double take! She said even her husband lost weight without being on the diet because she was cooking both of them healthier meals. So I bought the book in Mid August and started. I was hungry and skeptical the first day, but by day 3 I was so excited with my weight loss - about 3 pounds - AND the ease in which I was able to stick to the diet - I mean, to be able to eat as many fruits and veggies as you want ALL day AND sweet potatoes (I used I can't believe its not butter spray on them) was amazing. I dropped 10 pounds in Phase 1. After years of dieting and avoiding carbs it was nice to eat a potato, you know? Anyway, I digress. I am now entering week 4 on the diet in Phase 2 and I've losts 20 pounds. I also dropped about 2 dress sizes. Listen, I'm an average person who doesn't work out as much as she should (but I'm now up to 5 days a week - some days I just use a Jump Snap jump rope or I go hiking) and its working for me. Mainly because the diet makes so much sense. It's so healthy - so what if its a thin book? Who has time to read about the principles of weight loss - I like the 'just tell me what to do' approach to the book. Good luck to those struggling with weight loss - I've got a few more pounds to lose, but I'm so psyched by how I look AND feel thanks to working out, that I think I might just be able to stick with this. Thanks Dr. Smith! ...more info
- TICKLED TO DEATH
I originally bought this book because I was looking for a change of diet. I found that I was always tired. When I came home from work I would take a nap, and when I woke up hours later I was too tired to make dinner so I would grab whatever was easy and go to bed shortly after. I became to wonder if my caffeine and carb addiction was starting to take its toll, or maybe I was just getting old( I am 44).I did some research on the web and purchased this book. I am now in my third week. The first five days were hell. I recommend to anyone who has a major addiction to caffeine to slowly wean yourself off before starting phase one.
I had a major headache for five days. So bad in fact, that I had to come home from work early one day. But after that, all was well. This diet is easy to follow, and it works. I feel great. After the first five days, I felt better. I no longer require a nap. I have the energy to complete the exercise part of this plan. I have lost 12.5 pounds so far( an added plus, since I just was looking to feel better). I am very encouraged by my results. I am also looking forward to the next stage, so I can eat bread. Moving from stage to stage is like getting a reward. I was so excited when I moved off phase 1 because I got to eat meat. I had turkey and it was the best turkey ever! I no longer crave caffeine or sugars or carbs. I am enjoying the fruits and vegetables. I am enjoying my new found energy. I am also enjoying the loss of weight. I recommend this book to anyone who not only wants to lose weight, but to those who want to feel healthier. I feel 10 years younger. I get compliments from co-workers about the weight loss but also about my skin tone and my increased energy level. I also have noticed that I am more relaxed, calmer than I used to be. Must be the lack of caffeine. ...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!
- 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
- 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
- NOT A DIET
No counting calories, no starving. This is not a diet book but a lifestyle change in eating. You will ease into the program and it will become part of your everyday style of eating. YOU WILL SEE THE WEIGHT SLOWLY FALL AWAY. also try Finger Licking Different....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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Great concept, not so good book!
I am on day four of the Phase One program. It is rough for me because my list of veggies that I enjoy is very limited. My hunger is reduced but it never goes away. I am a very structured person so the lack of details and structure for the food list is troubling to me. I don't think the lay out of the book is benefical for new dieters because of lack of reasons for why certain foods are not included. The chapters are too short and the order of the book is not very good. I am confused about whether in Phase II and on if you can have one serving of meat and one serving of seafood a day? But I love the concept and will stick to it till the end. This is an excellent book for people who have tried diets before and are familar with the concepts since he does not go into great detail in the book. But if you are committed to making a life change this is the book to purchase....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.
- Great diet but the book itself needs some editing
I've had this book for a while now, but I wanted to wait to write my review until I made it to phase 4. (the last phase in the book)
The book itself is small. But that is not a problem because the principle is pretty basic. The diet is simple to follow and it doesn't require a big huge book to explain how it works.
There is only one reason I didn't give this 5 stars, its because the book contradicts itself. For example, on Phase I, in the chapter on Phase I the books says you can't have juice, for example orange juice. But then, you flip to the back where the receipes are and orange juice is on the very first page as a breakfast recipe. Hmmmm so which is it? Can I have it or can't I? There are a few other spots like this, for example english muffins and peanut butter. So yes, some parts of the book can be confusing.
BUT!!! Even with the weird parts here and there, the diet itself is SOLID. The main concept and food limits in the phases WORKS. Plus if you join the fat smash forumn online, you can figure out the contradictions, plus get a ton of support.
My husband and I started this diet 01/01/08. Today is 3/06/08 so we've been at it for a little over 2 months.
I am 5' 5" tall and my starting weight was 134 lbs. I wanted to lose 15 lbs. Today I weigh 116 lbs. I have lost a total of 18 lbs in 2 months on this diet.
My husband is 6'0" tall and his starting weight was 264.5 lbs. He wanted to lose a lot more than me of course. Today he weighs 230.5 lbs. He's lost 34 lbs!
*update to fix weight, my husband started at 264, NOT 164! Also please note, he is now down to 219 lbs!! I'm so proud of him!!
I am working on maintaing my weight and my hubby is still taking the lbs off. I can tell you that Fat Smash changed both our lives for the better. We are much more educated about food and we also appreciate food a lot more now. This honestly is the last diet you will ever need.
Bottom line... IT WORKS. If you have tried other diets and failed, don't give up! You don't have to give up because Fat Smash is the diet you've been looking for your whole life. This is one diet that will not let you down.
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