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Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes
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 RevolutionaryDiet 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!
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I was really excited when this book finally arrived in the mail. I made a cup of tea and set to reading it that night same night. I read through the opening pages, through a few days of the plan, the first pages of every week and surfed through the recipes. With just doing that, I texted my workout buddy and said that I got the book and starting Monday I was going on this diet. She bought the book and we both stared Shredding that Monday. It's been a week now and I'm starting to feel different. I feel lighter in my face and my work uniform fits a little differently. The plan is pretty simple, pretty straight forward however the hardest part for me is staying on schedule. While at work I can't just say to my employer "it's time for me to eat, I can't work right now" That's not how the world works. So most days I'm slightly off on my times, but I am trying very hard. It's easier on the days that Meal 2 is a protein shake. That I can shake up on down in seconds. I do really like that it tells me what to eat. I've been dieting for year and have been successful but I have hit a long lasting plateau and I think this may be my answer. Seriously, if this works out I will be telling everyone. No one will escape my stories of this book. I have high hopes for this plan and I'm sticking to it. Although it has only been a week at this point, I'm still excited, and I love this book. My only complaint right now is that this (like a lot of other diet plans) does not account for a vegetarian or vegan. I, myself am vegetarian. I'm making my own substitutions on meals with meat, and doing so very carefully, but I feel that for a plan that tells you exactly what to eat, should have a menu for non meat eaters. P.S at the end of my 6 weeks, I will update this review.read more
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Sometimes a diet book breaks through the clutter to become popular- think The Scarsdale Diet back in the 70s. One that has caught the zeitgeist recently is Dr. Ian Smith's Shred Revolutionary Diet- 6 Weeks, 4 Inches, 2 Sizes.The book evolved from Smith's Twitter feed, where people who had hit a weight loss plateau had been asking him for help. After getting many requests and hearing back that many of them had lost up to 20 pounds, he created Shred.Shred is a six-week program that must be followed exactly to obtain the maximum effect. Each week is designated- Prime, Challenge, Transformation, Ascend, Cleanse and Explode- with its own goal. Prime sets you up to begin the program, for example.The book is well-laid out. Each chapter takes you through every day with specific instructions as to when to eat the four meals and three snacks, giving you the options for each meal and snack and choices for the exercise requirement for the day.While Smith is very rigid in his instructions, there seems to be enough choices that make it doable for most people. He gives you the calorie counts for each meal and snack, and options to get to those calories. Fruits and vegetables are key, as is drinking a cup of water before each meal. I think it would easy to follow this book day by day.I talked to two women who are in the fifth week of this program and they generally had good things to say. They both found the most challenging part was to eat at the specific times required- 8:30am, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 7pm, 8:30pm. It requires a lot of planning, and you must stick to these times to be successful.On the flip side, the schedule means you don't have to think about it; you know you will have to eat at these times. One woman believes this plan is best for someone who has "hit a plateau or just wants to reset the kind of food" one eats. It has helped her break her addiction to sugar, and she has cut way back on drinking diet soda. She has lost 9 1/2 pounds, and may do another six weeks to continue her progress.Another woman I spoke with says she feels great. Her skin and hair look better and she has been "sleeping better than I have in a long time." She does wish that the portion sizes were more specific and the week where you have to drink the pure cranberry juice was very difficult (the Cleanse week). She has lost 7 pounds and believes that if " you are willing to put in the time, money and energy" you can be successful.I think if you are the kind of person who follows instructions closely (say someone who attended Catholic elementary school), this diet will work for you. There are enough options for your meals and snacks, and Smith lists lots of 100, 150 and 200-calorie snacks in the back of the book that I found so helpful even if you are not on the diet.He also has several Smoothie and Soup recipes (both are big options in the diet) that look wonderful too. You don't need to be on the diet to find these delicious and helpful.read more
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