Every year brings a new fad diet-and-exercise regimen, like the protein-heavy Atkins diet, the caveman-like Paleo diet and the liquid-only juice diet.
The author of Super Shred Diet, has designed a four-week supercharged weight loss plan that combines the themes: foundation, accelerate, shape and tenacious to help your weight-loss goals become a reality.
Created by Dr. Ian Smith, the Super Shred diet relies on portion control with nutrient-dense foods. It’s detailed in his new book, released on Dec. 31, titled “Super Shred: The Big Results Diet: 4 Weeks, 20 Pounds — Lose It Faster!”
“Super Shred is that quick boost,” said Dr. Ian Smith. “You’re starting the New Year off, you want to see quick results and people say it’s a program they can follow because they can mix up foods. You’re just not always eating vegetables; you’re not always eating fruits.”
Dr. Smith says the plan involves scheduling meals, mainly of plant-based foods in controlled portions, to create a “negative energy balance… where your body extracts energy from stored fat, thereby boosting calorie burn and reducing fat.”
“Counting every calorie you eat in a day can be extremely difficult to do,” Dr. Smith told the Examiner in December. “Measuring is a completely different proposition and easy to accomplish. Most dieters don’t realize that simply by cutting back as little as 20 percent at each meal, they can lose a significant amount of weight,” he added.
There are three main elements required for safe, effective, fast weight loss, according to Dr. Ian Smith:
•Sliding Nutrient Density: Toward the latter part of your day, eat more plant-based foods.
•Calorie Disruption: Vary your calories and foods from day to day, week to week.
•Negative Energy Balance: Create a state where your body extracts energy from stored fat, thereby boosting calorie burn and reducing fat.
According to Dr. Ian Smith, to get your metabolism running, you need to learn to eat every two to three hours. Each meal and snack throughout the different phases of the plan is designed to boost fat-burning while keeping you satisfied and not feeling hungry. Variety is key. By switching up your food intake, you’ll lose weight faster, according to Dr. Smith.
Here’s an example of how the timing approach works:
•7:30 A.M. Awake
•8:30 A.M. Meal 1
•10:00 A.M. Snack 1
•11:30 A.M. Snack 2
•12:30 P.M. Meal 2
•4:30 P.M. Meal 3
•7:30 P.M. Meal 4
In an excerpt of Dr. Ian Smith’s Super Shred Diet Plan Book, he explains, “Each day you stick to the program is one day you get closer to your goal. Each day you overeat, skip more than one meal, or eat food that’s not on the daily menu is considered a slip, and it takes you backward, away from your goal. If you slip when you are less than halfway through the week (days 1 to 3), go back to the beginning of the week. If you slip on any of days 5 to 7, just go back one day and do it again. If you slip on day 4, do day 4 again. Minor slips, such as having one extra small snack or eating your meal 30 minutes later than scheduled, do not necessitate your starting over.”
He adds, “No one is perfect and you’re not expected to be. But at this point you will know if you had a major slip or just a minor slip. Not being honest about it only affects you and your results, so you are cheating no one but yourself and the results you will achieve by the end of the week.”
Best of all, the shred diet allows coffee as well as three alcoholic beverages per week and one diet soda per day.
Included in his book are recipes, tips on exercise and details on how to progress through the stages of “super shredding.”
“Super Shred” your diet
Dr. Ian Smith shares some of his quick tips to help you beat the battle of the bulge.
‘Shred’ Weight-Loss Program
Dr. Ian Smith’s book “Super Shred: The Big Results Diet” claims you can lose up to 20 pounds in four weeks.
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