The Shred Diet is a cycle diet, which means that if you haven’t hit your goal weight after six weeks, you can repeat the cycle of weeks in a different order. Once you’ve hit your target weight, you’ll be in the maintenance phase, which means that every 4 weeks you choose any week of the diet and follow its plan for 7 days. Once you’ve kept the weight off for a period of six months, you can commit to a week of the cycle to do every eight weeks, like a tune-up for your metabolism.
Whether you’ve just started the Shred Diet or are maintaining your new, fabulous body, you’ll want to see these tips from Dr. Ian Smith. Discover his “3 S’s” to shred your fat for good.
1. Shredder Smoothies
Full of vitamins and nutrients, smoothies are an ultra-convenient way to eat fruits and veggies and a great weight-loss tool. The perfect meal for a busy on-the-go mom, smoothies contain tightly controlled calorie counts and are super easy to make.
Try Dr. Smith’s Blueberry-Pear Smoothie.
Try these Oz-approved smoothie recipes.
2. Shredder Snacks
Snacks are misunderstood in the weight-loss world – many people don’t realize that snacks can help you lose weight rather than gain it. If consumed in moderation as a way to relieve minor hunger pangs, snacks are a perfect bridge between meals and prevent you from consuming too many calories at your next meal. Choose snacks between 100 and 150 calories. Some or Dr. Smith’s favorites include shrimp cocktail, olives stuffed with blue cheese, an English muffin pizza, or a banana with dark chocolate. Try these shredder snack recipes.
3. Shredder Soups
Soups are a great way to fill up on fewer calories. Convenient, fast, full of nutrients, and inexpensive, soups are a great way to break up the monotony of dieting. Be careful to select a choice that has less than 180 milligrams of sodium.
Try Dr. Smith’s wife’s Chicken Noodle Soup recipe.