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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ian K. Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Mystery Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1969 in Danbury, Connecticut

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Illinois Connection

Dr. Smith completed the last two years of his medical education and graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Ian K. Smith, M.D. is a physician and author best known for his appearances on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club series, The View, and as a correspondent for NBC News. He is also the host of HealthWatch with Dr. Ian Smith, a nationally-syndicated daily news feature heard on American Urban Radio Networks. In April 2007, Dr. Ian Smith launched the 50 Million Pound Challenge. The challenge is a national health initiative encouraging people to come together and take control of their health by getting fit, losing excess weight and turning back the deadly toll of weight-related diseases that threaten nearly half of Americans. The Challenge is a free campaign supported by national civic and health organizations. It is helping cities, civic groups, friends and families team up to help reverse the epidemic of excess weight and create a culture of healthier living.He resides in Manhattan, New York City.

Published Works

  • The Blackbird Papers: A Novel, Broadway, 2005
  • The Take-Control Diet , Ballantine Books , 2005
  • The Fat Smash Diet: The Last Diet You'll Ever Need , Vermillion, 2007
  • Extreme Fat Smash Diet, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007
  • The 4 Day Diet , St. Martin's Griffin, 2009
  • Happy: Simple Steps for Getting the Life You Want , St. Martin's Griffin, 2010
  • EAT: The Effortless Weight Loss Solution , St. Martin's Griffin, 2011
  • The Truth About Men: The Secret Side of the Opposite Sex, St. Martin's Griffin, 2012
  • Shred, St. Martin's Press, 2012

Selected Titles At Your Library

The blackbird papers /
ISBN: 0767920449. OCLC Number:

Doubleday,. New York :. ©2004.

After a Nobel prize-winning professor is found murdered, FBI agent Bledsoe is accused of the crime when he investigates a suspicion that the killing is related to his brother's research on the deaths of hundreds of local blackbirds.

The take-control diet :
ISBN: 0345487141. OCLC Number:

Ballantine Books,. New York :. 2005, ©2001.

The fat smash diet :
ISBN: 0091917050. OCLC Number:

Vermilion,. London :. 2007.

Extreme fat smash diet /
ISBN: 0312371209. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Griffin,. New York :. 2007.

Explains how to lose up to twelve pounds in as little as three weeks, with three cycles of dieting for different weight loss goals, real-world exercise guidelines, lists of permitted foods, recipes, and a host of tips and tricks to keep dieters motivated.

The 4 day diet /
ISBN: 0312605595. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2009.

America has lost millions of pounds following Dr. Ian Smith's Fat Smash diets. Now, Smith has developed a program that allows readers to avoid the normal pitfalls of dieting: boredom, no treats allowed, too much repetition, plateauing. The 4 Day Diet is a program of four-day modules: Induction (detox/cleansing); Transition (to reintroduce all food groups); Protein Stretch (to avoid plateaus); Smooth (allowing some formerly forbidden foods like pizza and French fries); Push (the sprint just before the final stretch, back to a stricter eating plan); Pace (a comfortable module to catch your breath); and Vigorous (to lose those last few pounds). You can follow it straight through, or you can customize your own program. After the first two modules, you can do the remaining five in whichever order suits your schedule or preferences or you can repeat modules. Includes over sixty recipes and a snack list.--From publisher description.

Happy :
ISBN: 0312672772. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Griffin,. New York :. 2011, ©2010.

A practical guide to understanding the importance of family and learning how to be more optimistic and enjoy life's simple pleasures.

Eat :
ISBN: 0312548435. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. ©2011.

"With EAT, Dr. Ian Smith has created a diet book in the flexible spirit of Mireille Guiliano's French Women Don't Get Fat or Michael Pollan's The Food Rules: it doesn't dictate quantities, portion sizes or verboten foods. Instead, it intelligently and persuasively lays out the ten simple rules anyone can internalize and follow in any situation for stress-free weight loss and lifetime maintenance. Dr. Ian's rules are straight-forward and simple: once a reader understands why whole wheat bread is almost nutrition-free, but whole grain bread is a magic food; why soda--both regular and diet--can sabotage any diet; why "diet" food may be having a distinctly non-dietetic effect, EAT will become their bible. Fans everywhere will ask each other: "You look thinner--are you doing EAT?" Dr. Ian's Ten Simple Rules for Good Eating: - Choose Color - Go Organic Only Selectively - What's the Natural State? - Size Matters - Gorge at the Protein Bonanza - Tap the Power of Awesome Carbs - Taste Matters - Sharpen Your X-Ray Eye for Hidden Calories - Whole Grains All the Time - Drink Smart (Don't Let Liquids Wash Out Your Good Eating)"--

The truth about men :
ISBN: 1250004276. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York :. 2012.

Debunks popular beliefs to reveal what today's men think about such topics as commitment, beauty, sex, and relationships, counseling women on how to understand a man's needs and motivations in order to promote more fulfilling relationships.

ISBN: 1250035864. OCLC Number:

St. Martin's Press,. New York, N.Y. :. ©2012.

Offers a weight loss plan that incorporates a low glycemic index diet, meal spacing, and meal replacements to help dieters lose as much as four inches, two sizes, or twenty pounds within six weeks.

Speaking Engagements

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