Ian K. Smith
Medical and Diet Expert and New York Times Bestselling Author

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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BLAST THE SUGAR OUT!Lower Blood Sugar, Lose Weight, Live Better
St. Martin’s Press

Ian K. Smith will guide you to eat well—and frequently—while controlling carbohydrates and dropping pounds to get to goal. You will lose weight on this diet—and start losing fast.

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.

Watch Dr. Smith explain the benefits of single-ingredient foods on the Steve Harvey show.

See Dr. Smith share 20 foods to transform your body in 20 days on The View.

Read the interview with Dr. Smith in Men’s Journal.

Discover part of Dr. Smith’s clean shopping list on the Rachael Ray Show.

Learn more about Ian K. Smith here and follow him on Twitter.

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