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Dr. Ian Smith's Four-Day Diet

Dr. Ian Smith's Four-Day Diet

Dr. Ian Smith of VH1's Celebrity Fit Club wants to help you lose weight and keep it off with his best-selling book called The Four Day Diet ($17). No, he doesn't mean you'll lose weight in only four days. He outlines a realistic and flexible schedule of how to rotate eating healthy, inexpensive foods every four days so you don't get bored. The variety keeps your appetite engaged, but it also keeps your metabolism high.

There are seven, four-day phases:

  1. Induction
  2. Transition
  3. Protein Stretch
  4. Smooth
  5. Push
  6. Pace
  7. Vigorous

To learn about what these mean, check out the video interview from ABC after you


Dr. Smith talks about how to deal with temptation, how to know what your triggers are that cause you to overeat or overindulge, and how important it is to be mentally ready to lose weight. This sounds like a refreshingly healthy approach to losing weight.

Join The Conversation
trentsmom trentsmom 8 years
Hello, I am currently on the 4 day diet. To me it is not a diet. It is actually a life change. He is showing you that you eat what you want but in moderations. The book is great and I love he plans. I am currently on my 6th day and I am looking forward to finishing this journey. If you have any questions you can email me at
azsherry azsherry 8 years
I just ordered the book
almostloli almostloli 8 years
this is interesting, his program is realistic and it sounds more like a lifestyle than just a diet program for me!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I saw this on "The Doctors" and it looks pretty cool, especially if you get bored with dieting very easily. His program has cycles of what to eat so you never really feel too deprived or bored. BTW, I love Dr. Smith! I watched "Celebrity Fit Club" just for him. Anyone know if they're going to do another season of that show?
katyharper katyharper 8 years
interesting. Anybody tried this?
celebskin22 celebskin22 8 years
That's interesting. Sounds better than other plans cause you have short periods of goals.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
honeycreepshow honeycreepshow 8 years
that seems interesting and like it might really work. i might have to check it out! dr. smith is very good looking :) haha
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