Harvard-trained Ian K. Smith, M.D., has discovered that combining the slimming effects of clean eating with the fast results of intermittent fasting turbocharges metabolism. Women are losing nearly 2 pounds a day!
Beverly Simon was shocked and thrilled. After months of steadily losing weight following the diet advice of weight-loss expert Ian K. Smith, M.D., the 60-year-old retired engineer had hit a plateau. But then—as if by magic!—she dropped 15 pounds in just three weeks. And that wasn’t all: Her energy soared, her sleep improved, her blood pressure evened out and her painful body-wide arthritis subsided. “My doctor was amazed,” says Beverly, who credits her 100-pound weight loss with helping her avoid knee replacement surgery. The only change she made to Dr. Smith’s clean-eating plan? Introducing intermittent fasting. She couldn’t believe how easy it was, and she wanted to tell others about her success, so Beverly sent a Facebook message to Dr. Smith, who also hosts the syndicated radio show HealthWatch. “I know Dr. Smith’s passion for helping people,” Beverly says. “I thought, If anybody can get the word out there, it will be him.”
Excerpted from First for Women