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Ian K. Smith

Medical and Diet Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author

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Illinois, New York



Dr. Ian Smith, author of then no. 1 New York Times Bestseller SHRED: THE REVOLUTIONARY DIET, served as the medical/diet expert for six seasons on VH1’s highly-rated Celebrity Fit Club, and is the creator and founder of The 50 Million Pound Challenge and The Makeover Mile.  He was also recently appointed by President Obama to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition.  Dr. Smith is a medical contributor on the nationally syndicated television show “Rachael Ray,” and the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show “HealthWatch” on American Urban Radio Networks.  Dr. Smith is the former medical correspondent for NBC News network and for NewsChannel 4 where he filed reports for NBC’s “Nightly News” and the “Today” show as well as WNBC’s various news broadcasts.  He has appeared extensively on various broadcasts including “The Oprah Show,” “The View,” “The Tyra Banks Show,” “Larry King Live,” “Anderson Cooper 360,” and “Showbiz Tonight.” He has written for various publications including Time, Newsweek, Men’s Health, and the New York Daily News, and has been featured in several other publications including, People, Essence, Ebony, University of Chicago Medicine on the Midway, Cosmopolitan, and Black Enterprise.

A highly-sought after speaker, Dr. Smith’s work has been honored by several organizations, including the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for his coverage on the momentous events beginning on Sept. 11, 2001.  He is also very active in charitable causes.

He is currently a national advisory board member for The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity.  Dr. Smith has also served on the boards of the American Council on Exercise, the New York Mission Society, the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities.

Dr. Smith graduated from Harvard College with an AB (class of ’91) and received a master’s in science education from Teachers College of Columbia University. He attended Dartmouth Medical School and completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Dr. Smith is the author of nine books: the #1 New York Times Bestseller Shred, Truth About Men, the New York Times Bestseller Eat, Happy, the #1 New York Times Bestseller Extreme Fat Smash Diet, the #1 New York Times Bestseller The Fat Smash Diet, the New York Times Bestseller The 4 Day Diet, the critically acclaimed The Blackbird Papers (2005 BCALA fiction Honor Book Award winner), Dr. Ian Smith’s Guide to Medical Websites, and The Take-Control Diet.

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Super Shred: The Big Results 4 Weeks 20 Pounds Lose it Faster
St. Martin's Press

Using the same principles—meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement and diet confusion—that made his SHRED a major #1 bestseller—Dr. Ian has developed what dieters told him they needed: a quick-acting plan that is safe and easy to follow at home, at work, or on the road.
Shred: The Revolutionary Diet
6 Weeks 4 Inches 2 Sizes
St. Martin's Press

Dr. Ian K. Smith's Shred is the answer to every dieter's biggest dilemmas: how to lose that last twenty pounds? How to push through that frustrating plateau?...
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St. Martin's Press

Dr. Ian K. Smith's Get Ready to Shred is the key to jumpstarting significant and permanent weight loss. If you've asked yourself: how to lose that last twenty...
The Truth About Men
The Secret Side of the Opposite Sex
St. Martin's Press

Men don’t have glass heads. What’s going on in there? Do they mean what they say? And what are they not saying? Why does anyone in a relationship with a man...
St. Martin's Press

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EatFeed Your Body and Starve the Fat
St. Martin's Griffin

Diets are made to go “on” and “off” of, and if you’re like most people—who want to be fit, lean, alert and healthy—you don’t want to diet. You want to eat...
Trade Paperback
HappySimple Steps for Getting the Life You Want
St. Martin's Griffin

Happiness isn’t the too-brief rush that comes from getting something you’ve wanted—it’s the lasting great feeling that comes from becoming someone you want to...
Unabridged Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio

The 4 Day Detox will cleanse your body, help you lose weight fast, and focus your mind on what you can do when you commit to change. ...
Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Griffin

Take weight off fast with Dr. Ian Smith’s Customized 4 Day Diet Modules! You can follow The 4 Day Diet straight through for a month with stunning results. But...
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Extreme Fat Smash DietWith More Than 75 Recipes
St. martin's Griffin

Dr. Ian Smith’s Extreme Fat Smash Diet is safe, fast and ultra-effective—taking his proven weight loss system to its hard core. No gimmicks, no denying...
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The Fat Smash DietThe Last Diet You'll Ever Need
St. Martin's Griffin

Dr. Smith’s diet has been featured on VH1’s number-one rated show, Celebrity Fit Club, where Hollywood celebrities follow his customized diet plan and compete...


Health, Wellness, Exercise & Nutrition: Dr Ian K. Smith discusses the basic elements of living a healthier, happier life through exercise and nutrition

The Obesity Epidemic: Dr. Ian looks at the obesity epidemic in America today, and what we can do to fix it.

Health Disparities: Why are African Americans suffering from higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and other diseases? Dr. Ian looks at the causes and cures.

The Science of Happiness: Dr. Ian's discussion of the physiological and psychological elements of living a better life.

The Future You: Dr. Ian knows better than anyone how to achieve your future self, and achieve a healthier, happier and longer life.




Praise for Eat
"The author's quick, easy-to-follow rules will have adherents making better eating choices that won’t feel like huge sacrifices...Along with the standard fat and calorie charts, the author tackles a variety of questions that often plague those who are calorie conscious...those who need to get started shedding pounds will find good, painless advice for healthy weight loss."
--Kirkus Review

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