Although it won’t be released until Dec. 31, Dr. Ian Smith gave viewers a sneak peek at his new book “Super Shred” on today’s episode of “The Doctors.”
“Super Shred: 4 Weeks, 20 Pounds, Lose It Faster” (St. Martin’s Press, $14.99) is an evolution of Smith’s book “Shred” (St. Martin’s Press, $18.78), which came out at the end of 2012.
Now a semi-regular on “The Doctors,” Smith profiled a married couple whose lives are filled with processed food, loads of starchy carbs, chocolate and fast food.
“Some of these things are just wasted calories,” Smith said as he pored over two tables laden with their food choices for the week.
Connie, a gastric bypass patient, found a way to eat around her limitations. She has gained back 30 pounds of her previous weight loss and is frustrated.
“I’ll eat one piece of pizza and be stuffed, and then two hours later I’ll eat something else, stop, something else, stop …” she said, and Smith told her that is called “eating through your bypass.”
But Smith said there’s hope for them.
“We’re not going to take away everything,” Smith said. “You’re not going to lose weight if you feel deprived.”
Smith describes “Super Shred” as “an oxymoron – a healthy crash diet.” This latest plan features what Smith calls “calorie disruption." "I’ll disrupt your calories every day” by putting dieters on a calorie rollercoaster he said on Tuesday's show.
Another key principle of the plan is negative energy balance, he said. “I’m going to make your body go into your fat cells – your body needs to get energy from your fat.”
The plan also involves eating every three to four hours, which includes between-meal snacks of 150 calories or less. “I’m going to retrain your stomachs to accept less food per sitting.”