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For those who have never hear of the Smash Diet, here is a brief explanation. For the past couple of years, there has been an addicting show that dieters and celebrity fanatics can’t help but to tune into every once in awhile. On VH1, “Celebrity Fit Club” has taken celebrities, such as Kelly LaBrock, Chasity Bono, Gary Busey and Wendy Kaufman (the Snapple Lady) through an intense exercise and dieting program. If you ever wondered what diet the celebrities were following, it is called the Smash diet.

 

Dr. Ian Smith, who has served as a medical consultant for the nationally syndicated “The View” and a medical columnist for Men’s Health magazine, created the Smash diet. His Smash diet has gained acclaim as the way the celebrities have turned their eating habits into fat loss results. The Fat Smash Diet is the fourth book written by Dr. Smith. When you are interested in following this diet, you can order the book from the official website: http://www.fatsmashdiet.com/, which also provides testimonials from individuals who have experienced the diet program.

The Smash diet is not promoted for dieters with short-term goals. It is intended to aid dieters in achieving successful results through a few lifestyle changes. The Smash diet strives for permanent weight loss, which is broken into four different phases. With Phase 1, dieters begin with a natural detox, which is supposed to cleanse the body of impurities that may be clogging the body’s system. When following the diet, after the completion of Phase 1, a dieter may experience a 9-day weight loss result of 5-8 pounds.

After Phase 1, the other phases begin to take over where you combine everyday foods that are available at both the household and restaurants. The Smash diet takes into consideration the different eating habits of dieters, such as those who are vegan or vegetarian.

With the Smash diet, counting calories are a thing of the past because Dr. Smith has created a list of allowable foods so that the obsession with calories is transferred to a focus on healthy eating. Dieters who have been on the Smash diet have reported to feel as if they were not on a restrictive regimen because the diet allows you to eat smaller portions of normal foods. The book offers a variety of easy-to-follow recipes that make deciding what to eat on the diet even easier. The Smash diet is meant to take 90 days to complete, creating dieting habits that will change food interaction and the body towards a future of healthy eating.  


When following the Smash diet, below you will find a few sample recipes for when you have reached Phase 2 of the diet:

Chicken and Summer Vegetable Broth (171 Calories)

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 Quarts chicken stock

1/2 Eggplant, diced

1 Zucchini, diced

1 yellow squash, diced

1 red bell pepper, diced

1/2 cup Roma tomatoes, diced

1/2 cup green beans

1/2 cup lentils

1 Bay leaf, whole

Salt and pepper to taste

1 TB fresh basil, chopped

1 TS fresh parsley, chopped

1 TS fresh thyme, chopped

Directions

1. Simmer lentils and bay leaf in chicken stock for 40 minutes.

2. Add the rest of the ingredients.

3. Simmer ingredients for 15 minutes.

4. Add herbs and serve at once.

Kidney Beans with Sautéed Shrimp and Asparagus (438 Calories)

Ingredients

3 cups Kidney Beans, cooked and drained

12 oz. Raw Shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 TB Olive Oil

2 TB White Wine

2 cups Asparagus, steamed and chopped

2 cups Vegetable Stock

1 TB each Fresh Basil and Thyme, chopped

To taste Salt and Pepper


Marinade for Shrimp

Ingredients

2 TB Fresh Lemon Juice

2 TS Fresh thyme, chopped

4 TB Basil

1 clove Garlic

1 TB Extra Virgin Olive Oil

To taste Salt and Pepper

Directions

1. Combine marinade ingredients.

2. Add shrimp and put into the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

3. Drain marinade.

4. Heat olive oil in a sauté pan over high heat.

5. Cook shrimp for 2 minutes on each side.

6. Add garlic and toss for a couple of minutes.

7. Add kidney beans ad white wine.

8. Cook for 1 minute over high heat.

9. Add stock and bring to a simmer, then add the asparagus.

10. Heat all of the ingredients until they are hot and the shrimp is white and clear in color.

11. Remove from the heat and add the fresh herbs.

12. Season to taste with salt and pepper.





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