Origin: The Fat Smash Diet was created by Dr. Ian Smith, a medical columnist and medical contributor to ABC’s "The View." He believes that many people give up on diets because they are unable to follow the strict guidelines. Dr. Smith states that his diet is as much about lifestyle changes as it is about weight loss, and it is flexible enough that people are allowed to slip up once and awhile and return to the diet. The diet was used in a made-for-TV celebrity weight loss challenge, "Celebrity Fit Club."
Description: The Fat Smash Diet is a 90-day diet program with four different phases to ease dieters into a regular routine of healthy eating and exercise. This diet is about eliminating bad habits and adapting to a healthy lifestyle.
Likes: Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products.
Dislikes: Fatty meats, fried foods and excessive amounts of sugar.
Looking For: Celebrities who want a weight-loss challenge.
Works Well With: Events featuring motivational speakers.
The principles of the Fat Smash Diet are right on. No one is perfect and no diet is right for everyone. Let's face it, when it comes to food we're all weak and many people have a difficult time working up the motivation to exercise. Dr. Smith says his diet takes all this into account. He has created a diet with different phases, baby steps if you will, to gently ease dieters into a healthier lifestyle. If you temporarily fall off the wagon you can go back to the previous phase and start again. The problem is that this leaves the door wide open for individuals with limited willpower to cheat on their diet and then start it up again. The question is how many times can you slip before the diet stops working all together?