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SHRED - The Revolutionary Diet

SHRED - The Revolutionary Diet

Dr. Ian Smith's six week diet plan to lose at least 20 pounds.

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This book, written by Ian K. Smith, M.D., is about a six week diet plan that is designed to get those last 20 pounds off. It's concept is all about switching things up and confusing your metabolism in order to see continued success.

Smith got the idea of the book while he was helping a close friend lose some serious weight. After losing about 30% of her starting body fat, she hit a plateau. Smith soon realized it was her success that was keeping her from more success which was how he came up with the idea for Shred. This diet is for those who have hit a plateau in their weight loss journal still have those last few pounds to lose.

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  • You're allowed 6-7 meals a day
  • It is recommended for almost anyone who's looking to lose between 10-100 pounds.
  • Can increase energy levels
  • Food is inexpensive
  • Food can be found in any grocery store
  • The food allowed is actually tasty
  • Making sure you can get all of your meals in can be time consuming and hard for those with a busy schedule.
  • The diet is demonstrated as a way of life therefore if it is stopped, weight regain is possibly.
  • May not work for everyone

This diet combines a low glycemic index diet with meal replacements and meal spacing. About 6-7 meals are to be consumed each day in order to keep the metabolism running. It also incorporates Dr. Ian's concept called "Diet Confusion" which is meant to trick the body and enhance it's performance. Each of the six weeks has a different purpose, directions and name. The weeks are strategically planned to work together as a whole and should be followed to the best of ability.


This book is focused on the diet portion of weight loss therefore no detailed exercise guidelines are given.


This diet is for those who have already been on a long weight loss journey, and are now at a plateau with about 10-20 pounds left to lose to reach their goals. Out of those who have tried this diet, the average weight loss in six weeks was 20 pounds.

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Need clarification on the menu items. I just started this plan on day two. I agree a lot of planning is required. I think more clarification is needed. Grill cheese sandwich what type of cheese and how much? Milk Shake how do you make it? These are just the questions I have scanning through the weeks I'm sure I will have more when I actually get into the weeks.

posted Jun 5th, 2014 12:35 pm



I am now on my second week of the Shred diet. I am very pleased with this new lifestyle change thus far. The guideline and daily meal plan is so very helpful. I am able to write my grocery list for a week. Meal prepping is simple. In the first week I've lost 7lbs!! Which is awesome progress! I don't feel hungry and I'm not thinking about cheating on this plan. I feel so much better in the mornings and throughout the day. The diet is shaping me into a healthier person! Although you're supposed to workout for 40 to 45 minutes most days, I've only been walking on the elliptical for 30 minutes at this time. I plan to up it this week. I did CUT OUT the juice with my breakfast when I realized in ONE cup of OJ there is 22g of sugar...too much. Now I just have one small cup of coffee (one cream, no sugar) or water with my breakfast. I reccommend this diet for sure! I've NEVER been able to stick to a diet before now. This book is easy to follow, I'm never hungry, and I feel awesome! OH yeah and did I mention I lost 7, yes SEVEN, pounds in ONE week. :)

posted Mar 6th, 2014 6:05 pm



I did not lose the 2nd week. Followed plan exactly and exercised every day. Very disheartening. Absolutely too much sugar from all the fruit in this diet. Had the shakes and felt like I was starving. I am going to modify by adding protein and follow the weight watchers program. I only have 10 pounds to lose. This isn't healthy for those with low glucose (like me as it spikes then drops to very low levels) or for those with diabetes or who are borderline. There should be some health precautions right up front!

posted Apr 29th, 2013 8:04 pm



I'm in week 1 and planning is the biggest part. There is a lot of eating, but you don't get hungry during the day and the meals are nutritional. I have lost inches and I feel great. My mom is following the Plan too and the juices seem to spike her sugar levels, so she no longer drinks the juices.
Overall, the Plan is great and I can see myself continuing to eat this way after I have completed the 6 weeks.

posted Feb 5th, 2013 4:15 pm

Mo Lissa


I will say that PLAN, PLAN,PLAN is the key. Ironically, its time for another meal about the time you actually start to feel hungry so the frequent eating works well for me. A lot of your choices are pre-packaged like the 100 calorie snacks made by Nabisco, etc. which makes it easier. The book gives you examples of exercise that are cardiovascular and the recommended time you need to work out each day which I like because I still get to keep my regular routines without having to change everything at once.
Downside: I am not a big vegetable fan so its been a challenge not to repeat the vegetables over and over.
I have about 60 lbs to lose but so far I feel really good (2 weeks in) with more energy during the day and a lot less fatigue at the end of the day.

posted Jan 24th, 2013 7:23 pm


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