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Final week of the Shred Diet

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Okay, due to Easter, I took a week semi-off and ate healthfully, but did not follow the diet. So I just finished the 5th week. I am down another pound. Not bad. For the sixth week I am doing a hybrid plan. I am looking at the Shred and following the schedule, and some of the foods, however am adding in a Low GI diet to the mix. I am tired of the offerings listed for the Shred and am ready to branch out a bit. I am still keeping to low calorie meals. I will let you know how this goes.

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NOIRNATURAL 7/9/2013 4:19PM

    Great info!

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GWTRIKER 4/11/2013 9:22PM

    I am interested in seeing how modifying this program works. I plan on doing a 2nd cycle. If I do a 3rd cycle I can only do it during the week, not able to on weekends.

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Shred Diet: Just ended 4th week

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

I have had a few things going on, but am down 2.6 pounds this week. Week 3 found me ill (cough), so while I easily ate the soups, etc., I didn't follow the diet faithfully and stayed flat for two weeks and just tried to maintain for that time. I then started the 4th week finishing a round of antibiotics. I am now better and did follow the 4th week faithfully. The only things that I am doing differently is about fat. I am eating whole eggs, not just whites. I am also doing my own exercise plan (having exercised for years). I am doing a plan alternating steady state cardio, weight work and intervals. The combination of diet and exercise is proving successful. The fifth week is the "cleanse" week. I now need to go shopping for hibiscus tea. I will blog again about my progress.

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  I'm starting this TOMORROW! I've done my grocery shopping, planned my meals...I'm really excited. I'm documenting my progress too--

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KELSEY54 4/6/2013 9:05AM

    I am finally home after being away all winter. I started a cleanse diet yesterday for 2 days, to get rid of all the crap and sodium, from eating out on the way home, and will start day 1, week 1, tomorrow and back to the gym on Monday. I did lose this winter while away. Any pointers?
Laura. 😉

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GWTRIKER 3/27/2013 9:00PM

    Tomorrow is Day 5 of Week 4 for me. I hope I do as well as you. I have been looking for hibiscus tea, and no luck locally yet. Also have you found cranberries and flaxseed oil for week 5?

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GOODEN66 3/27/2013 5:55PM

    I am in the middle of week two. It been tough to stay on plan. But I am going to make this work.. emoticon

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HALF_THE_GIRL 3/27/2013 5:45PM

    I am on day number two , any advice for me ? I cant believe the shear volume of food you get to eat on this diet , but it does make you pay attention to what you are shoving in your mouth . Great job !!!

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Week 2 of The Shred Diet

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Okay, so today was the second weigh-in on The Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith. I lost 2 ounces. That is all. Oh well. I followed the diet as closely as I was able, and did exercise and weight training. I went to bed sort of hungry a couple of nights too. Well, I am not giving up. I am going into the third week (which is supposed to be the hardest). I will let you know how it goes.

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GWTRIKER 3/16/2013 8:21AM

    Hi, I am just finishing week 2 of Shred. I too have had some problems. Do you know if this is "normal" in week 2? How is week 3 going? Good luck--Donna

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MSFAVRED 3/14/2013 4:07PM

    Hang in there, I know what you mean about the weight loss it not coming so easy for me either. But we only have a few more weeks left so hang in there@ emoticon emoticon

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My First Week of the Shred Diet

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

I started the Shred Diet last Wednesday. I had went a month in a bit of a plateau, and was hoping to jump start my weight loss effort again. I had read about Dr. Ian Smith's new plan on some blog, and was intrigued. It used real, normal food. Didn't require crazy ingredients. It looked very healthy. It also works well with my current exercise plan. So, I started it.

Now that one week is down, I can say it is very doable. It does require planning. It helps to look ahead during the week, so you have the fruit, vegetables, and ingredients required for your meals. I can also say that it seems to work. I am DOWN 2 POUNDS! Being someone who has hypothyroidism and an iffy relationship with weight loss, this is thrilling. This plan is supposed to rev your metabolism, I think it might be working. I will update each weak to talk about how things go. emoticon

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NOCHEESES 8/7/2013 8:20AM

  Congrats to you on your results...I too started last wednesday today. I didnt get the results you did though, but I do feel stronger and better about myself. I ate well all week and exercised with great effort, even skipping one of the rest days. I started at 147.9 today weighed in at 147.0 - gonna keep positive...

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BIGSKY1 3/6/2013 1:01AM

    Good job on the first week - I also have hypothyroidism. Have you also been able to workout every day? I was able to stick to it really well on the first week, then I travelled and didn't do so well for 3 days -- didn't blow it, but didn't get the meals and snacks as you're supposed to and probably had more sodium than I should But I was down 4. I really hope your weighin gives you great news and encouragement -- I think working out is key for me - it makes me more aware of what I eat -- and the price we pay to work it off. I like Turbofire, Jackie Warner, Jari Love DVDs but have a collection of course.

Well, keep upthe good work! :)

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JAZZMINE 3/3/2013 7:16PM

    Congratulations on breaking that plateau! Keep up the good work!


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USMAWIFE 2/27/2013 3:38PM

    a lot of people like the shred. I can't do it as a lot of the foods on it I can't eat now

Good luck to you

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Day 2 of the Shred Diet (Dr. Ian Smith)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I started the Shred Diet by Dr. Ian Smith, yesterday. I had went from the end of Christmas, to February 20th in a plateau. I did lose one pound yesterday, but am hoping this plan will help me move forward. So far, I think it is a very balanced plan. Matter of fact, it is difficult to eat all of the food in the first week. I was looking for a meal plan and this definitely offers that. You do have some choice, but mostly it tells you how and when to eat. I am definitely going to get in my vegges and fruits and calcium too. It works if you are vegetarian, diabetic or have any other dietary restraints. I need to watch too many veggies in one time. It can push me into IBS. So, I will take it easy, but do what I can to follow the diet as well as possible. I have the book on my Kindle, and find that also using the Cloud App on my laptop is helpful.

Note: It is a pain to go back and forth to the plentiful list of snacks, soups and smoothies. I am looking at the diet itself in my Kindle, and the snacks, etc. on my laptop.

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KELSEY54 3/30/2013 9:15AM

    I bought the book when I was away in Fl. I am going to start in next week when I return home. It isn't much different from what I eat now but broken down into smaller meals and mixing it up makes a lot of sense.

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BIGSKY1 3/1/2013 11:56PM

    Hi there - I did a search on Ian Smith's Shred and found your post. I started the Shred diet on 2/23. So far this week, I was pretty good, but today I didn't stay right on the plan. I did work out tonight. But I was going to try to not look - the first 4 days I lost 2#, and this morning, I was down 3#. Tomorrow will be a week.

Anyway - how are you doing? Would you like to encourage each other through this? I'm telling myself - well, it's 35 more days... There's a lot of variety and it's good to eat healthy salads. I've got a nutribullet and I'm using that as a way to get really healthy juice. Hope things are going well for you! emoticon

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GRANDMABABA 2/21/2013 6:14PM

    Sounds like a great plan. Much success!

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