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Summary

Dr. Ian demands big results from his diet plans: whether on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, State Farm's 50 Million Pound Challenge, or his numerous inspirational appearances across the country, his advice has helped countless numbers of dieters lose millions of pounds. With more than 20 years of experience watching how and why dieters lose weight - and how they don't - Dr. Ian developed a program that actually retrains the brain to diet naturally. In The 4 Day Diet, Dr. Ian distills that program into the acronym SMARTER:

  • Sense of where you are: Don't fool yourself about your habits and what kind of shape you're in
  • Make realistic goals: Don't sabotage your success by trying to do too much too fast
  • Activate your motivational engine: Learn how to be your own best diet coach 
  • Resist temptation: how to put yourself in an environment that supports your diet and keeps you disciplined
  • Think thin: why visualization works
  • Every bite counts: Track your intake, but learn how to enjoy what you eat more at the same time
  • Reward yourself: Indulge yourself in small and big ways along the road to permanent weight loss 
©2009 Ian K. Smith, M.D. (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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  • GinaNC
  • 26-01-09

good book part 2

Apparently I missed the reference guide that came with the book. Customer service sent me an email letting me know that I missed it. I'm much happier now!

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  • Loverna
  • 16-03-10

Actually workd!

This is a great diet because the food keeps rotating. You don't get bored and want to quit. I have been on it for three weeks and lose 12 pounds without feeling like I was dieting.

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  • Robin Chisholm
  • 18-05-13

No actual information included on the diet

What would have made The 4 Day Diet better?

Having concrete guidelines for foods to eat instead of just broadly describing 8 different levels of 4 day diets and 8 chapters of why to diet, then never actually giving a diet or any food recommendations

What was most disappointing about Ian K. Smith’s story?

No specifics, just generic behavior modification ideas. He says the exact food is so important but never actually names one food to have on any of his diet levels. I think the audio performance just ignored the entire premise of the book.

How could the performance have been better?

Actually read every part of the book instead of making random references to CD's, etc that are not included with the audio book. Did not get one iota of information from listening to this second book by Ian Smith despite 4 hours of listening. Very frustrating. Maybe this is just a scam

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger, ripoff feeling

Any additional comments?

Too bad as it seems he did alot of research but didn't bother to convey any useful information in this production. Worthless purchase and I want my money back.

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  • Frances
  • 01-10-12

Buy book instead

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Specific details of the diet plan should have been readily available. The narration was fine and even enthusiastic but what foods are allowed and what foods aren't were not even stated. Instead, The listener was referred to another source for that info. In the end I had to go o the bookstore to look over the diet plan itself.

What could Ian K. Smith have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

State the important information of what is allowed and emphatic is not.

Would you be willing to try another one of Ian K. Smith’s performances?

Probably not.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Clear and enthusiastic narration.

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  • Masscreativity
  • 02-04-09

Its okay

I like the fat smash so much better i lost 12 lbs with in 2 wks following the fat smash diet... i think this is about the same...

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  • AJW
  • 01-04-09

Just so so

There nothing in the book that someone else has not written....