by Lisa Lozano
Swimsuit season is upon us – if you're not quite ready to hit the beach, Dr. Ian K. Smith says his Super Shred plan can help you lose 20 pounds in four weeks – in a healthy way! He calls it the "crash diet without the crash." Read on for tips!
Tip 1: You Have to Eat
Starvation diets don't help anyone long term. Dr. Ian's plan includes four meals and two snacks per day, to give you energy to exercise and live an active lifestyle.
Tip 2: Eating the Right Foods Will Improve Your Metabolism
Dr. Ian shares a sample breakfast that consists of egg whites, berries, an apple, half a grapefruit and broccoli. "[You] want to have fiber in the morning because it makes you feel full longer," he shares.
Tip 3: The Science of Salad
"Salads are great for meals because they fill up your stomach on a lot of fiber and very few calories," Dr. Ian shares.
Tip 4: Don't Expect to be Perfect
Dr. Ian says, "We don't preach perfection, we just say, 'Do a little better.'" So just do your best!
For more information, watch the video below and check out Dr. Ian's book, Super Shred: The Big Results Diet: 4 Weeks, 20 Pounds, Lose It Faster!, available now.
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