The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need
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The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need

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by Ian K. Smith
     
 

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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. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling diet, featured on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, is available as an audiobook that includes all of the strategies, tips, and recipes from the plan, plus exclusive advice from Dr. Smith

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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. Now the #1 New York Times bestselling diet, featured on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, is available as an audiobook that includes all of the strategies, tips, and recipes from the plan, plus exclusive advice from Dr. Smith to inspire and guide you. 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, heart disease, stroke, and osteoarthritis. The Fat Smash audio program includes:

• The revolutionary 4-phase, easy-to-follow eating plan that leads to lifestyle changes and permanent weight loss

• Simple, tasty, inexpensive, easy-to-prepare recipes which can be viewed when the CD is used on a computer

• Dr. Ian Smith's personal tips for motivation and optimizing success on the plan, and much more—exclusive to the audio program!

This 90-day program offers you the opportunity to select the foods that you like and physical activities that you enjoy. The NEW YOU starts TODAY!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781427200907
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Publication date:
10/17/2006
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.67(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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Fat Smash Diet

CHAPTER 1

The FAT SMASH DIET Philosophy

Diets don't fail people; people fail diets. The FAT SMASH DIET is a program that will never fail you if you open your mind to the great possibilities, believe in yourself, and give a full commitment. The FAT SMASH DIET is designed to be a forgiving program that is as much about helping people make the necessary lifestyle changes to lead a healthier, happier, and longer life as it is about getting rid of extra weight that only increases your odds of developing devastating medical complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. I'm a realist. Most people have a difficult time following diets to the letter, slipping every once in a while when they can't resist the urges or when they've reached a plateau and feel like the weight is no longer coming off. The FAT SMASH DIET understands this and allows you to dial back into the program if necessary, by returning to Phase I, getting back on course, then resuming the program where you left off.

The FAT SMASH DIET is a 90-day program with four phases that will ultimately re-wire your body and its relationship to food and physical activity for the rest of your life. This is not about short-term fixes that will eventually fade and put you back where you started. Instead, this is about life change for the long term! At the end of the 90 days, you will have made small but important adjustments not only in your food consumption, but in your understanding and attitude towards food and the way you view the role of physical activity in maintaining a healthy life. Each phase builds upon the previous phase like the levels of a pyramid that support the ones above it. The foundation and its integrity are what allow the peak to stand, so you must be careful in constructing the building blocks. A strong foundation will allow you to reach the top of your goals.

I have been shocked reading many diet books that say exercising is unnecessary or it's optional based on a dieter's preferences. One of the major reasons why so many people are overweight and obese and dying from preventable medical conditions such as heart disease is because we have become too sedentary! There are numerous studies from the best researchers in the world that show how important being physically active is not just for losing weight, but becoming healthier and protecting things like our blood vessels, lungs, and heart.

Studies also show that those who incorporate a regular exercise program in their schedule will not onlylose more weight faster, but will keep it off for longer periods of time. The problem that most people have is that they associate exercising with going to the gym and killing themselves for two hours, then dragging themselves home exhausted. That's not the exercise I'm talking about. Let's be realistic. It's not like you're training to become an Olympic gold medalist, right? What you need is a regular program of physical activity that will keep your heart rate up and your lungs working. This will also help to tone your muscles and keep your joints active to help prevent certain illnesses like the dreaded arthritis. For each phase I give you very simple exercise suggestions to help you on your journey of becoming healthier and slimmer. Choose those exercises that you like and try to find a partner who is willing to do them with you. Studies have also shown that those who are most successful at losing weight have some type of support system in place—and a weight-loss partner makes exercise more fun!

The FAT SMASH DIET is about smashing the bad habits and demons of the past and constructing a new and improved you now ready to take on fresh challenges and passions while fully enjoying the gift of life. Let's be perfectly clear. Diets are not magic. They are only blueprints. If you carefully follow the blueprint, then what you build can be magnificent. The FAT SMASH DIET is a blueprint that will help people trying to lose just 10 pounds as well as people trying to lose 200 pounds. I'm extremely proud of this program because it teaches the correct principles of healthy eating while at the same timeallowing you to have a slice of cake or a couple of scoops of ice cream every now and again. Almost everything in life is about finding a balance and doing things in moderation. These are the underlying principles of The FAT SMASH DIET. You now are a SMASHER, so go SMASH IT!

THE FAT SMASH DIET. Copyright © 2006, 2007 by Ian K. Smith, M.D. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.

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Meet the Author

Ian K. Smith, M.D., is the number one bestselling author of Extreme Fat Smash Diet, The 4 Day Diet, The 4 Day Detox, Happy and EAT.  He is a medical contributor on The View and The Rachael Ray Show, the diet expert on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club, and host of the nationally syndicated radio show Healthwise on American Urban Radio Networks.  He writes a medical column for Men’s Health magazine. He has written for various publications including Time and Newsweek, and been featured in People, Essence, Ebony and Cosmopolitan, among others. He is a former medical correspondent for NBC and for NewsChannel 4 in New York, where he filed reports for NBC’s Nightly News and The Today Show.  In 2007, he created the 50 Million Pound Challenge, a free national weight loss initiative with a growing list of more than 1.9 million people registered. Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a master’s in science education from Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. A native of Danbury, Connecticut, Dr. Smith currently resides in Manhattan.

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Fat Smash Diet 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 51 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recommend this book and this diet for everyone who has tried it all and failed. It is so easy to follow, made for real people with real lives, and never once have we been hungry. My husband I I started this 9 months ago, both very overweight. My husband has lost 92 pounds and I have lost 68. The diet is one you can easily live with and adapt too. The phase I is a little tough, but hang in there and I promise you it will be so worth it. We started out with walking, just 2-1/2 blocks and rested for 20 mintues then back home at the start, now I breeze through the mile walk without resting and back home. This book has given us a change of eating that we can easily live with and maintain. It gave us quality of life back without feeling deprived. Buy it and try it, you won't be dissapointed.
Ma-B More than 1 year ago
Dr. Ian Smith, has come up with a way to help you lose weight and keep it off. If you are looking for a diet that works, I suggest that you read this book and you will be on your way to losing weight and feeling great. I lost 15lbs and counting within the last 2 months. It teaches you about portions, cleansing the body, etc. You have to get this book!
LionessLH More than 1 year ago
Okay, I like this book. I started out of course doing the 9 day detox and would not believe how good I felt after awhile. I was hungry at times, but I truly believe it was becaise my body was so use to eating bad crap all the time. I would eat one or two meals all day, and that was usually McDonalds for lunch and chicken fingers and fries for dinner. Seriously. I am just in phase 2 and I have lost 5 pounds. I am telling you, it works. I am a person that sits at work all day. No activity. I use to drink beer and eat bad, got a man gut. I am working at at, but have so much more energy on this diet. With working out as directed and eating more veggies and fruits, I am looking so much better...Please try it if you are serious about bringing your sexy back.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My husband and I decided we needed to live a healthier lifestyle and started Phase I the week following Thanksgiving. We were able to enjoy some of the traditional Christmas food and we STILL LOST WIEGHT! We finally finished all the diet phases and have lost a combined 60 pounds. We have so many friends on the Fat Smash Diet that we joke that we should get a commission on the book sales. I would encourage anyone who wants to live a healthier, more fulfilling life to give it a try. I tell everyone that it's not really a diet, but rather living healthy. Look at it this way, I would rather spend money on fresh fruits and vegetables than medicine to keep me alive. Good luck for those seeking longer life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Fat Smash Diet is great! Hits the spot where other diet books have failed. I highly recommend it, and have seen some inches and pounds come off since I have been following it. I have to say, this book coupled with a great fitness-motivation book, 'Build Your Mind, Your Body Will Follow' have really worked well together. I don't think I could follow The Fat Smash Diet as well, without having revved up my motivation with 'Build Your Mind, Your Body Will Follow'---a MUST read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I lost 13 pounds during the 2nd phase! I found the book to be easy to understand and follow. I found the last phase hard to maintain, but I found the 4th phase works for me to continue to lose weight slowly. I highly recommend the book for those who are interested in losing weight and keeping the weight off. I hate exercising but the book motivated me to lose weight at each level (except the last - 1 hr. is toooo long). I am planning to try his next book to lose my last 15 pounds fast.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just completed Phase 1 of this diet and lost 9 lbs! I do not have much weight to lose so I was shocked to lose that amount of weight in such a short time. I found the book very easy to follow. Lists of what you can and can't eat, it doesn't get much easier that than. With each Phase I have something to look forward to. I am starting Phase 2 now and am excited by all the foods I can add back into my diet. Once you reach Phase 4 it is all about a new lifestyle. The new lifestyle doesnt restrict you from eatting foods just explains you should eat them in moderation. For the first time in my life I am excited to eat healthy and exercise!!! I recommend this to anyone looking to lose weight!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I lost 11 lbs in PhaseI. In week one of Phase II lost 2lbs. I will follow this diet until I reach my goal. You cannot judge the book unless you use it. It is a simple to follow, healthy and successful way to lose weight.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked this diet book a lot because it is a multistage system where each stage limits the types of foods you can eat but NOT how much you can eat! The first phase is a cleansing phase and that makes a lot of sense. The last phase is a maintenace system and has the most food types available to you. The book ends with a lot of excellent, excellent receipes for each phase and also some charts with useful information. This is also a brief book that is fast to read and very very easy to use. Exvellent!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We have been watching the show and wanted to see if it was real to an average person. After Phase 1, which was difficult I lost 7 pounds in the first week alone. I love how simple it is. He doesnt complicate things and you have flexibility to eat what you want within the food groups. Thumbs Up, Weight Down!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I heard about it on the radio and finally when the book came out i decided to try it. I lost 15 pounds in 4 weeks. The detox is a little challenge but I am very happy with the results. TRY IT!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I train people and and always keep my eye out for good diet books. This one stood out because it is the diet plan that is used on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club show. First of all, The Fat Smash Diet isn't really a diet, its a weight loss plan. It includes a well laid out diet plan as well as a reasonable exercise plan. The idea behind this is not a trendy one but a sensible one, you don't count calories, but you change your eating habits slowly over the book's 4 phase plan- and meanwhile you add exercise slowly and progressively over time. As you can see, such plans have been proven to work, and will probably last as the aim of the book is to change your eating and exercise habits for a lifetime- amen! A good book that will benefit many, I give it 5 stars easy. One caveat though. As the first sentence of Chapter 1 warns, 'diets don't fail people, people fail diets.' Like every weight loss plan you'll ever read about, it can't help you if you don't find a way to stick with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i must say that i had tried many diets before i tried dr. ian smiths fat smash diet. and none had worked. but honestly this diet amazes me and my doctors. with my health actually improving due to the weight loss i am having on this diet i have never been more please with a book purchase. i recommend this book. it is tough but it is worth it if you are ready to change your life
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MrHeGotGame More than 1 year ago
I dropped 12lbs in ten days with little exercise. I feel off the map but I'm starting the program back after Thanksgiving..
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