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India Arie Exclusive Interview

Interviewed and written by Aaron Robinson - Editor

When Dr. Ian K. Smith began writing a program where he sent bits and pieces of weight loss tips to his social network friends, he didn’t realize the amount of attraction that he would receive. “I found out that people on the program were sending me in the results of how much they lost and how much exercise they did eventually. At the end of 6 weeks their actual weight lost was 20 pounds, 4 inches and 2 sizes,” says the medical/diet expert. The program has also caught individual’s attention such as Dr. Oz. “Dr. Oz heard about the program that became a phenomenal. He actually gave it to some of his viewers and he saw the same results. They did an entire show on SHRED in January.”

Today, SHRED, The Revolutionary Diet: 6 Weeks 4 inches 2 Sizes is still #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, helping thousands of people (SHREDDERS) on the SHRED program lose weight. “When it comes to dieting, a diet should not be expensive or complicated and it should not ask you to eat perfectly. SHRED asks you to eat a little better but not perfectly,” exclaims the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile.

Having written nine well-known books, he gives two greatly distinctions of SHRED, The Revolutionary Diet. “On the SHRED program you eat four meal replacements and 3 snacks a day. You eat 3-4 times a day. You keep your metabolism ravished [and] you keep your insulin levels nice and stable.” He continues. “The second thing the program does is called ‘Diet confusion’…that’s very analogous to the concept of muscle confusion that weight-lifters use…use the type of food that you eat and the calories that you count in day to day, week to week. That keeps your body up tittered,” plainly he expresses.

Sometime people become bored with their food while they’re on their diet. Dr. Ian K. Smith is a strong believer in switching up foods and encouraging people to change up the type of foods they eat over a period of time. However, there are cases when an individual may have a tough time beginning a diet. Enthused to empower and help others, Dr. Ian K. Smith gives advice. “I always said that diet is 80% mental and 20% physical. People have to start dieting when it’s the best time for them. You don’t start dieting when you’re going through some type of hardship. Diet requires all of your focus.” 

Dr. Ian K. Smith is also a humanitarian. He has won numerous awards for his work, as well as teaming up with notable organizations that have made a remarkable difference to mankind. He was recently appointed to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition by President Obama. He shares with the readers his experience. “Well it has been a wonderful experience. When the president appointed me I was very honored. We worked very closely with the first lady Let’s Move campaign. I’m very excited that we have a first family that’s not only verbalizing their interest in people eating healthy but they also live that kind of life,” excitedly the doctor conveys who is proud of being on the council with like-minded people who are trying to get the country to eat better.

Many times in the black community, people tend to not be conscious of the importance of health issues. The United States census reports that there is a far less number of males than women who visit the doctor’s office. Unfortunately, in underprivileged areas the seriousness of the health issues tend to go ignored. “I think that as either African American males or females, we have to eliminate these fears about becoming health conscious by having a better understanding of who we are and what we are, and what makes us tick from a stemological standpoint. We as a community in order to live happier, healthier and longer, we have to be invested in who we are and what we are in an extreme of knowledge. Medical knowledge and having an understanding of what’s going on with you may be a little scary at times, but the knowledge itself is what people need to actually call for a resolution to live a healthier life,” sharply says Dr. Ian K. Smith.

Every since a youth, Dr. Ian K. Smith wanted to become a surgeon due to his curiosity of how the body works from a scientific and education standpoint. During his later days in life he changed his specialty from a surgeon as he was becoming a medical correspondent for NBC News. Dr. Ian K. Smith concludes our interview by saying. “I am a believer that we all have some control of our health destiny. I don’t believe in residing our self. When it comes to our health, we should try to control as much as possible.”

For more information visit Dr Ian K. Smith at www.doctoriansmith.com Twitter:@doctoriansmith    
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