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Ian K. Smith

The 4 Day Diet

The 4 Day Diet

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Dr. Ian demands big results from his diet plans: whether on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, State Farm's 50 Million Pound Challenge or his numerous inspirational appearances across the country, his advice has helped countless numbers of dieters lose millions of pounds.

With over twenty years of experience watching how and why dieters lose weight--and how they don't--Dr. Ian developed a program that actually retrains the brain to diet naturally. In The 4 Day Diet, Dr. Ian distills that program into the acronym SMARTER:

--Sense of where you are: don't fool yourself about your habits and what kind of shape you're in
--Make realistic goals: don't sabotage your success by trying to do too much too fast
--Activate your motivational engine: learn how to be your own best diet coach
--Resist temptation: how to put yourself in an environment that supports your diet and keeps you disciplined
--Think thin: why visualization works
--Every bite counts: track your intake, but learn how to enjoy what you eat more at the same time
--Reward yourself: indulge yourself in small and big ways along the road to permanent weight loss

Author: Ian K. Smith
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: 12/22/2009
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.50lbs
Size: 8.26h x 6.66w x 0.69d
ISBN: 9780312605599

About the Author

Ian K. Smith, M. D., is the number one bestselling author of The Fat Smash Diet, Extreme Fat Smash 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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