The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You’ll ever need
The Fat Smash Diet is not a gimmick or short-term fix. It is a four-phase diet that starts out with a natural detox phase to clean impurities out of the system. Once this nine-day phase is completed, the next three phases encourage the addition of everyday foods that promote significant weight loss. In just thirty days, most dieters will complete all four phases and be on their way to a thinner lifetime of good health. Best of all, there is no calorie counting, and Dr. Smith guarantees there never will be. As an added bonus, there are over fifty easy-to-cook, tasty recipes that make it easier to stick with Dr. Smith’s plan. The Fat Smash Diet is unlike any other program on the market. In fact, it’s the LAST DIET YOU’LL EVER NEED!
From the Back Cover
About the Author(s)
IAN K. SMITH M.D. is a medical contributor to ABC’s "The View", a columnist for Men’s Health, and the medical/diet expert VH1’s "Celebrity Fit Club."
Contradicts Itself?, June 28, 2006
I really wanted to love this book, and since I don’t have a television, I had no idea what to expect beyond what I read on Amazon. These things are highly personal, but there’s no way I could follow this diet.
The basic precept of the plan is wonderful: Eat reasonably and make exercise a part of your life. The 90-day plan is supposed to build healthy habits that become your lifestyle, so it’s not so much a "diet" as a long-term life change. In the Philosophy chapter, he even uses the word "balance," which is, I believe, a concept missing from our society as a whole.
That said, however, the plan seems to me to be unrealistic, i.e., no whole-grain bread or pasta for over a month, and the ultimate exercise goal is for you to have a routine of one intense hour per session on five days of each week, in addition to lifting weights at least twice a week. And his assertion that an occasional slice of cake is acceptable doesn’t come into play until after the eighth week of the plan.
I suppose that this plan COULD work for a celebrity who’s livelyhood depends largely on his/her apperance, and possibly even for a single person who cooks only for him/herself and doesn’t have a lot of obligations to others, but I really don’t see how a person like me (44-year-old homemaker, mother of a ten-year-old and a two-year-old who tries to cook healthy meals for her family and keep everyone active) could possibly stick to it.
Instead of this book, I recommend Dr. Andrew Weil’s 8 Weeks to Optimum Health as a significantly more balanced and realistic plan for the rest of us.