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The 4 Day Diet

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The 4 Day Diet

By M.D. Ian K. Smith

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312373580, 256pp.

Publication Date: December 30, 2008


Take weight off fast with Dr. Ian Smith’s Customized 4 Day Diet Modules!

You can follow The 4 Day Diet straight through for a month with stunning results. But only you know how you eat—and how you diet. Customize your own program in whatever order works best for you—or just repeat the modules you like best. Only the first two are doctor’s orders:

  • Induction (detox/cleansing)
  • Transition (to reintroduce food groups)
  • Protein Stretch (to avoid plateaus)
  • Smooth (eat pizza or even French fries!)
  • Push (the sprint—you’re almost there)
  • Pace (catch your breath and keep going)
  • Vigorous (lose those last few pounds—for good!)Dr. Ian Smith’s diets really work. And his motivating tips and tricks will help you stay on the program, enjoy your progress, and feel your success from day one.

    Features more than 60 recipes for meals and snacks—food that will make you forget you’re on a diet!

  • About the Author
    Ian K. Smith, M.D., is the number one bestselling author of "The Fat Smash Diet," "Extreme Fat Smash Diet," "The 4 Day Detox," "Happy" and "EAT." He is a medical contributor on "The View" and "The Rachael Ray Show," the diet expert on VH1's "Celebrity Fit Club," and host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Healthwise" on American Urban Radio Networks. He writes a medical column for "Men's Health" magazine. He has written for various publications including "Time" and "Newsweek," and been featured in "People," "Essence," "Ebony" and "Cosmopolitan," among others. He is a former medical correspondent for NBC and for NewsChannel 4 in New York, where he filed reports for NBC's "Nightly News" and "The Today Show." In 2007, he created the 50 Million Pound Challenge, a free national weight loss initiative with a growing list of more than 1.9 million people registered. Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB and received a master's in science education from Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. A native of Danbury, Connecticut, Dr. Smith currently resides in Manhattan.