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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (April 12, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312548435
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312548438
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #819,138 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The author's quick, easy-to-follow rules will have adherents making better eating choices that won’t feel like huge sacrifices...Along with the standard fat and calorie charts, the author tackles a variety of questions that often plague those who are calorie conscious...those who need to get started shedding pounds will find good, painless advice for healthy weight loss." --Kirkus Review
 
Praise for Dr. Ian Smith and The 4 Day Diet:
 
“If you ate your way through the holidays, Dr. Ian K. Smith has got a plan to get you back on track.”—Heart & Soul Magazine
 
“The perennially positive diet guru.”—Elle
 
“Dr. Smith is ever the motivator.”—The Dallas Morning News
 
 

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 DietThe 4 Day Detox and Happy. 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.

More About the Author

Ian K. Smith, M.D., is the #1 bestselling author of THE 4 DAY DIET, THE FAT SMASH DIET and EXTREME FAT SMASH DIET. He is the medical/diet expert and host of VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club". In 2008, Smith created The 50 Million Pound Challenge, a free national weight loss initiative. He has written for a variety of publications, including Time, Newsweek, and the New York Daily News.

Customer Reviews

This book is packed with good information.
Sue Flinn Heck
This is practical life application information on how to eat better.
SP
I have a lot of Dr. Ian’s book and the all are very good.
Ashley Carole

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

75 of 75 people found the following review helpful By SP VINE VOICE on April 16, 2011
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I am not one to read a nutrition book, but after seeing the doctor talk about the book on Rachael Ray, I decided to give it a try. I HIGHLY recommend this book, if you're not one that gets into all the scientific data and jargon that tends to fill so many of the nutrition books; If you want a book that just gets to the basic points of healthy eating that you might not know, and gives you a concise, quick summary of how to achieve healthy eating goals, then this is THE BOOK! I couldn't believe how informative it was without all the extra junk that nobody understands or pays attention to. This is practical life application information on how to eat better. With simple food lists summarizing whats at the top of the list in terms of the healthiest choices to make and it's all the stuff you really need to pay attention to at the grocery store and everyday stuff. This book was very motivational and encouraging to get me and my family started on healthier eating choices. And I understand better the WHY's of many topics such as carbs/whole grains/proteins/etc. that I just thought I knew before. This book is just simply good for you.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Shoshana on April 19, 2011
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Oh, I'm an expert on this...I've read every new diet book to come out for many years. If reading could fix weight problems, I'd be Aphrodite, LOL. But, this book contains all the info I need to have plenty to eat while coming to my ideal weight and prolonging my life. The reason I gave four instead of five stars is that a page suggesting food amounts for a single day would have been helpful. I understand that Dr.Smith wanted to avoid prescribing any kind of regimented meals, but, it was hard to imagine exactly how much would constitute a full day, including snacks. He did offer wonderful portion-size images, actual photographs, to help people see how much IS an actual portion of food. Most restaurant plates come with about 3 times as much food as anyone needs to eat at a meal in order to feel satiated. But, I have just tossed all my old "diet" books, the ideas in "Eat" are exactly what I need to end my yo-yo syndrome. I knew much of this cutting-edge food info, but it was very useful to see it all in one source.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By j larson on April 21, 2011
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I particularily enjoyed this book as it was straight and to the point, not a lot of wasted words trying to get me to understand what I already know: I need to eat healthy and it would be nice to lose 20 pounds while I'm at it. I appreciated the "quick find" tables, and I appreciated the support from his peers (i.e., this is not a book of opinions by the author to manipulate our minds) and most of all, the proper servings sizes demonstrating how far off track many of us have unknowingly gotten. Great read, great reference to keep on hand.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CarmenH on May 10, 2011
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I though this book is great. I plan to use it to plan the type of produce that I am going to purchase. I would also like to add this is not a boring factoid book, I actually could not wait to get to the next page. If you want to change your diet start with this easy read and get out your highlighter and flag your pages.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ORCraftyMom on March 13, 2013
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I'm one of those people who struggle to manage their weight, but I am not able to stick to fad diet plans, no matter what kind of claims are made about how easy they are to make into lifestyle changes. I have read several books about different methods to lose weight and I would follow them for a couple of weeks, but never see them through to the end (the end being my goal weight).

Over the last few years, I've come to the conclusion that I need to focus more on being healthy than reaching that certain weight. In order to be a healthy weight, I need to eat healthier and get more exercise. I have also come to the conclusion that, for me, cutting out the foods that I love most is not going to get me to where I want to be.

I just finished this book yesterday and it reaffirms what I believe to be healthiest track for me. I don't think this is a "diet" book in the same sense that you would read about the Adkin's Diet or the South Beach Diet. My impression is that this is a book to help you eat and be healthier for the rest of your life, not just to reach a goal weight. There are no diet plans to follow, no exercise regiments and no recipes - just quite a bit of basic information and suggestions for how to live a healthier life by way of eating right. The author uses information from things like the Food Pyramid and other readily-available sources to highlight that people need to eat a sensible amount of all food groups and allow themselves to indulge every once in a while on things that may not be as healthy but that they enjoy. The author emphasizes portion control and shows how to read food labels so that people can better understand what they are eating. There is part of a chapter that actually lists comparisons with everyday items for measuring foods (i.e.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Halewis on August 27, 2011
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I read this book and found it very useful. The effortless weight solution puts too much confidence in me to do the right thing.

I've reverted back to his previous book that gives me planned meals and exercise plans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Phillips on November 21, 2013
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This book has help me to make better food choices and to appreciate the need to feed my body healthier foods, to volumize my food.
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