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Get Fit With Dr. Ian Smith From The Doctors

Have you been eating healthy and working out but you still haven’t noticed any results? Whether you’re trying to lose 20 pounds, or you’re just hoping to tone your stomach before summer, I’ve got everything you need to know.

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Ian Smith. Yes, THE Dr. Ian Smith who co-hosts the show The Doctors. He took the time to speak with me about some of his methods for getting fit and staying healthy.

Dr. Smith’s diet plan, SHRED: The Revolutionary Diet focuses on two key components. First is “diet confusion,” which according to Dr. Smith, is similar to muscle confusion. He noticed a lot of people were eating right, and working out regularly, but were still unable to lose their desired amount of weight.  

He said, “They weren’t doing anything wrong, they just needed to do a new right.” He said by switching up your diet to other healthy choices, your body will be off of that plateau, and it will also boost your metabolism.

The second component of the SHRED diet is meal spacing. Dr. Smith explained that we should be eating at least every three to four hours. He explained, “The body prevents insulin from spiking when you eat spaced meals, and insulin causes weight gain.”

I mean, who wouldn’t want to try this diet? Anytime I’m encouraged to snack, I’m on board!

Dr. Smith also said integrating interval training into your fitness routine is one of the most effective methods for weight loss. Interval training incorporates cardio with large muscle toning which can allow your body to lose three times more weight than standard exercise such as walking on a treadmill. 

With his workouts you can no longer say “you don’t have time.” Dr. Smith has a 27-minute workout called the SHRED 27 Burn as well as the 15-minute SHRED 15 Burn. Come on, we all have 15 to 30 minutes we could spare each day. Dr. Smith’s workouts are all about convenience, and with no added equipment, there’s really no excuse. 

Dr. Smith is going to be headlining the live event, Exploring Rheumatoid Arthritis, on May 8 at He explained that Rheumatoid Arthritis affects people of all ages. Little did I know, many people in their twenties can get it. The best way to understand and protect yourself is to listen and learn about the information that is out there. Dr. Smith said we need to ask our doctors questions and gain a better understanding to not only help ourselves, but also loved ones who are also affected. 

 Make sure to educate yourself by registering for the event this Thursday on

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