The Fat Smash Diet
The Fat Smash Diet: What It Is
If Hollywood glamour is your thing, the Fat Smash Diet could be
exactly what you're looking for. Ian K. Smith, MD, used this diet on VH1's
Celebrity Fit Club, where Hollywood celebrities followed the plan and
competed to lose weight.
The Fat Smash Diet is not meant to be a quick fix, but instead a
lifestyle approach focused on eating healthful, filling foods, and getting lots
of exercise. Smith offers an easy-to-follow, low-calorie diet plan, including
long lists of foods to enjoy (and those to avoid), plus more than 50 recipes
and tips to help dieters change unhealthy behaviors. Smith claims this will be
the last diet you'll ever need, regardless of whether you want to lose 10
pounds or 200 pounds.
"Dieting should not be complicated, painful or
unrealistic. The Fat Smash Diet is a simple diet that is easy to follow,
and teaches people how to choose the right foods to foster weight loss," the
Smith's promise is that you will change your relationship with food and see
results in nine days. "On average, most people lose 6-8 pounds in the first
phase, then it slows down to a few pounds a week in the other phases as you
increase calories," he says.
If you're fond of junk food and need help learning to eat right and boost
your exercise, the Fat Smash Diet may be the diet plan you're looking
The Fat Smash Diet: What You Can Eat
The Fat Smash Diet is a 90-day program divided into four phases.
Smith is adamant about not counting calories in this plan. The only calories
you'll see are associated with the more than 50 recipes.
Phase 1 of the plan is a nine-day "detox" period designed to cleanse the
impurities from your system and rid you of all your bad habits, so you can
begin to prepare your "temple." Calories are significantly reduced and water is
used to flush the body. You are told to eat four to five meals, whether you're
hungry or not. Skipping meals is not allowed at any phase.
In the first phase of the Fat Smash Diet, food choices should be
eaten raw, grilled or steamed. Fats are limited to a maximum of 3 tablespoons,
with 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil per day. Allowed foods include unlimited fruits and vegetables (except white potatoes or
avocado), chickpeas, lentils, tofu, and beans. It also permits limited amounts
of brown rice; low-fat, skim, or soy milk; oatmeal; low-fat yogurt; egg whites;
and herbal tea. This is the total menu for nine days.
Phase 2: Foundation is a three-week period introducing additional foods,
maintaining the schedule of four to five small meals throughout the day, and
enjoying them simply prepared as defined in phase one. Foods allowed in limited
quantities in this phase include avocado, lean meats, seafood, whole egg,
cheese, a variety of whole-grain cereals, granulated sugar, butter, fat-free
mayo, coffee (10 ounces a day), fruit juice, diet soda, lemonade, and club