Dr. Ian Smith has a new weight loss book out called The Shred Revolutionary Diet. What’s so revolutionary about it? He claims it’s “diet confusion,” not eating the same food all the time. While Dr. Smith does allow choices among several alternatives in his day by day meal plans, the choices are pretty much the same every day.
Each day consists of four small meals and three even smaller snacks. Meal One has a piece of fruit and a cup of fruit or vegetable juice along with a carbohydrate or protein or both. Meals Two and Three are usually fruit smoothies, protein shakes, salads and/or low calorie soups. Meal Four is generally a more typical serving of white meat and lots of vegetables.
The timing of the meals is supposed to be important. Dr. Smith says to eat a meal every three or four hours and have snacks in between. That works out to having something to eat every hour and a half. Wouldn’t it be more effective for a dieter not to constantly be thinking about food? Dr. Smith claims research shows eating this frequently keeps hormones on a more even keel, but he does not cite the research study.
Dr. Smith does insist on cardiovascular exercise five days a week. That can’t hurt.
Probably the most helpful section of the book is pages of snack suggestions at both 100 and 150 calorie levels.