EAT: The Effortless Weight Loss Solution (Hardcover)

The Effortless Weight Loss Solution

By M.D. Ian K. Smith

St. Martin's Press, 9780312548438, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 12, 2011



Diets are made to go “on” and “off of”, and if you’re like most people—who want to be fit, lean, alert and healthy—you don’t want to diet.  You want to eat naturally and normally, in a way that helps you have the body and lifestyle you deserve to enjoy.  In EAT, Dr. Ian Smith has created a blueprint for you.  It’s a flexible and intelligent plan you can follow every day, in every situation—eating out, working late, traveling, cooking for the holidays—and that will urge your body to perform at its peak. You’ll drop any excess pounds you need to lose.   You won’t worry about what you “can” and “can’t” eat, but will listen to yourself and eat smart.

Dr. Ian’s Ten Simple Rules for Good Eating tell you what the experts know:

--Follow the Rainbow: if you eat color, you’re getting vitamins and minerals in the right package
--Carb Heaven: don’t ban carbohydrates—or any nutrient group!
--The Whole Truth About Whole Grains: they may not be what you think they are, and you should be eating them all the time
--Feel Full Fiber: it’s magic at every meal
--Protein Bonanza: all proteins aren’t equal
--Spicetopia: 5 of the tastiest and healthiest spices in the world
--Size Matters:  how to portion, and secret calories you don’t know about
--You are What You Drink: the miracle liquid and drinks that can wash out good eating
--Unearthing the Organic Truth: it’s not always healthier
--The Power of Snacks: they can help you lose weight!

Cut to the chase with Dr. Ian’s EAT Plan at the end of each chapter, or become your own expert by reading from start to finish.  Either way, EAT is not about denial.  It’s about permission….to live, to fuel your strong body, to eat!


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 Diet," "The 4 Day Detox" and "Happy." 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.

Praise For EAT: The Effortless Weight Loss Solution

"The author's quick, easy-to-follow rules will have adherents making better eating choices that won’t feel like huge sacrifices...Along with the standard fat and calorie charts, the author tackles a variety of questions that often plague those who are calorie conscious...those who need to get started shedding pounds will find good, painless advice for healthy weight loss." --Kirkus Review Praise for Dr. Ian Smith and The 4 Day Diet: “If you ate your way through the holidays, Dr. Ian K. Smith has got a plan to get you back on track.”—Heart & Soul Magazine “The perennially positive diet guru.”—Elle “Dr. Smith is ever the motivator.”—The Dallas Morning News