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Dr. Ian shares 'Super Shred' diet tips and recipes: Lose 20 pounds in four weeks

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It's the season of making (and trying to keep) New Year's resolutions such as losing weight. On a recent episode of "The Doctors," Dr. Ian Smith discussed how his "Super Shred" diet worked for two women. Plus: Get his recipes to take off the pounds fast while feasting.

  • Beverly gained weight until she suffered as much emotionally as she did physically. She had high blood pressure, pre-diabetes symptoms and high cholesterol. "I did not care about myself," she explains. "Basically, what I was doing was committing food suicide."
  • Cheryl started gaining weight after grad school, and although she succeeded professionally, she didn't take care of her health personally. "As my career grew, I grew."

Both women lost weight with Dr. Ian's help. As to why this diet worked and others failed? They found it delicious, didn't suffer from cravings and felt the meal plan was affordable, effective and - particularly important for these busy women - time-efficient.

It's all detailed in a new book by Dr. Ian: "Super Shred: The Big Results Diet: 4 Weeks 20 Pounds Lose It Faster!" (click for more information).

The plan is a four-week turbo-charged weight loss plan that uses Dr. Ian's original Shred diet as the basis. Similarities:

  • meal spacing,
  • snacking,
  • meal replacement
  • diet confusion

The difference: It's twice as intense and effective. You can use the "Super Shred" plan on its own or to complement and kick-start his Shred diet book: "Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes" (click for more information).

Both plans are based on the following theories:

  • A diet shouldn’t be confusing
  • It shouldn’t be expensive
  • It shouldn’t make you feel you’re doing something wrong if you don’t follow it to the letter

Give the recipes a try below, and click here now to get "Shred: The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes." And if you want to boost your results, get "Super Shred: The Big Results Diet: 4 Weeks 20 Pounds Lose It Faster!" by clicking here.

Dr. Ian's Green Energizer Smoothie

Total time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2
Under 200 calories
Ingredients:
• 1 1/2 cups kale
• 1 cup orange slices
• 1 small frozen banana
• 1 cup coconut water
• 1 cup green grapes, frozen
• 5 pineapple chunks
• 1/2 medium pear
• 1/4 medium Granny Smith apple
• 1 pinch cayenne pepper
Directions:
• Combine all ingredients in a blender, and puree until smooth.

Dr. Ian's Bean Protein Extravaganza

Total time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Under 150 calories per serving
Ingredients:
• 2 teaspoons olive oil
• 2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
• 1 small red onion, peeled and chopped
• 1 cup tomato paste
• 1 teaspoon dried thyme
• 1 1/2 cups fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 1 19-ounce can of cannellini beans
• 1 15-ounce can of black beans
• 1/2 cup celery, sliced
• 1/2 cup peeled and thinly sliced carrots
• Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
• Heat olive in a large saucepan, and saute the garlic and onion until tender.
• Add the tomato paste and thyme.
• Bring to a boil, then add all the beans, celery and carrots.
• Cover, and cook on low heat for about 15 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.
• Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Copyright © 2013 by Dr. Ian K. Smith. Reprinted by permission of St. Martin's Press. All rights reserved.
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