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The 50 Million Pound Challenge

Encouraging African-Americans to unite to collectively drop 50MM pounds.

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  • Established: 2007
  • Founder: Dr. Ian Smith
  • Career Highlights: Celebrity Fit Club; medical contributor on The Rachel Ray Show; author of The Fat Smash Diet and Extreme Fat Smash Diet
  • Accessibility: Book, online tools
  • Diet Type: Healthy eating and increased exercise
  • Gender: Male, female
BACKGROUND

The 50 Million Pound Challenge is an amazing way for the African-American community to unite and overcome the vastly growing health crisis of obesity. Headed by Dr. Ian Smith, known for his Fat Smash Diet and role on Celebrity Fit Club, and partnered by State Farm Insurance, The 50 Million Pound Challenge's goal is to bring African-Americans together to collectively lose 50 million pounds during the next two years. To date, Dr. Ian's fight against obesity has helped people lose more than 1.1 million pounds- and the number just keeps rising.

While Smith's cause was formed as a way to bring the African-American community together to lose weight, it has never been exclusive by race. In fact, During Biggest Loser Season 7, The 50 Million Pound Challenge partnered with the show to bring more awareness to our population as a whole to live more active, healthy lifestyles to turn-around our growing obesity epidemic.

PRO
  • Promotes healthy diet and exercise
  • Provides tools and information to lose weight and improve your health
  • Socially unites the community
  • Although The 50 Million Pound Challenge is targeted toward African-Americans, all events and programs are not exclusive to African-Americans. Anybody can participate regardless of social/ethnic background
  • Dr. Ian Smith is a well-known and trusted weight loss expert
CON
  • A consultation with a physician should be scheduled prior to starting the program
DIET and NUTRITION

The 50 Million Pound Challenge provides vast information related to dieting, healthy eating habits, and balanced meals. The program shares some of Dr. Ian's simple tips and guidelines for eating healthy. He points out that it does not require drastic changes to your diet, just smart replacements for some of the more unhealthy items, as well as smarter portion control.

Your diet should include:

  • Fruits
  • Whole- or multi-grain breads
  • Low-fat or skim dairy products like milk, cheese and yogurt
  • Lean protein sources like chicken, turkey and beef
  • Vegetables, just be conscientious of how you're preparing them. Also, stay away from those are too starchy like white potatoes.
  • Make healthy beverage choices like water, 100% juices and herbal tea without sweetener
  • Eat breakfast and don't skip meals
EXERCISE

The 50 Million Pound Challenge also provides information about exercise - anything from simple walking to jumping rope. You should commit to some cardio exercise 3 times a week, about half an hour each session, and steadily increase that to 5 times a week for 40 minute sessions. You're advised to go more slowly if necessary, as long as you keep a consistent schedule that you're comfortable with. Try to make two days a week focus on strength training, in half hour sessions.

CONCLUSION

The efforts of Dr. Ian Smith and The 50 Million Pound Challenge will clearly be a historic movement and hopefully greatly improve overall American health. This program has received ample praise and attention in the news and media, as well as on blogging and consumer sites. Taking advantage of this program is a fantastic way to improve your body and health and live a longer, happier life. You're encouraged to increase your exercise schedule by about 10% every three weeks.

Common Misspellings

The 50 Million Pounds Challenge, Challange, The Fifty Million Pound Challenge


Related Diets: Celebrity Fit Club, New Day, Your Way, The Biggest Loser At Home Program, The Fat Smash Diet, Discovery Health National Body Challenge


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(Page 1 of 5, 91 total comments)

Velma McDowell

I would to have a copy of the 50 million pound challenge diet

posted Apr 10th, 2013 8:56 pm


winning12

The new website is challengewellnesscommunity.com. It has the 30 day plan on there. Hope this help

posted May 28th, 2012 8:31 pm


melissa

Love this diet after my daughter was born i could not get off the extra weight. With this program I lost 25 pounds.

Now I would like to restart it but having a problem getting on the website....

posted May 5th, 2012 2:10 pm


Ashley

I lost 30 pounds in 3 months over the course of the summer. It was easy because, you are eating a lot of food that actually makes you full and wont be hungry again until the next scheduled meal. Nice snacks as well. I would like to start back up with this again.

posted Apr 13th, 2012 4:03 pm


LaTonya

I liked the diet as well lost about 20lbs. I would like to use it again but I can not get on the website as well, does it still work or have they brought it down?

posted Apr 9th, 2012 3:04 am


I'MADIVA

I have tried it and loved it. Got back on in December and so far I have lost over 25lbs. Is anyone else have a problem getting on to there Website??

posted Mar 14th, 2012 9:25 pm


Stephanie Rembert

Please send me info on the 30 day Diet and Reviews. Thank You

posted Jan 15th, 2012 6:40 pm


Loban

I lost over 50 lbs on Trim 360 and am still using this program to maintain my results.

I was a type II diabetic and was on a high dose of blood pressure medication. After losing the weight, I am no longer on any medications! Trim 360 allowed me to regain my health.

I owe Dr. Rachman and his team for their ongoing support and assistance.

posted Nov 1st, 2011 3:39 pm


Louis Blanton

I have lose 20 lbs and still going.

posted Jun 18th, 2011 11:14 am


Doretha Howard

I tried it before. It is an excellent prog.

posted May 22nd, 2011 9:02 pm


Janice Davis

I am on my 27th day of this meal plan. I have lost weight and I am pleased. The last time I weighed I had lost 7 pounds. I do feel better about myself. BUT my husband is diabetic and his blood sugar spikes after some of the meals. Help!

posted Jan 28th, 2011 8:33 pm


Adrean

I've been very thin all my life. Had kids and picked up weight; so doing diets is not anything I'm used to. I tried this plan, and lost 6 pounds within a week. Plus, it didn't even feel like I was on a diet. I think this website rocks!!!

posted Jul 18th, 2010 9:14 am


shawanda staley

I am a nurse major and sometimes its hard to sit and eat a healthy meal but when i joined this club I lost 15lbs in one week, I ran and told all my friends, family, and colluges and strangers about this club

posted Mar 6th, 2010 6:33 am


Trish

It's just a static website - nothing new has been posted except by bloggers. I have not received a single e-newsletter, nor has anyone on my team. I think it's crap, and only good for logging your weight, there are much better sites than this!

posted Jan 21st, 2010 10:03 am


blondie

I find its alot of food but am going to give it a try. Sounds like a healthy lifestyle which we all need.

posted Jan 20th, 2010 2:24 pm


Donna

I have been trying for yeard to loose weight with no success I eat right but I do not exercise much because my lower back and my shin hurts my weight is 250 lbs and i am 5ft 7.5 ins tall

posted Jan 20th, 2010 9:34 am


beverly

if you need t lose weight then take action! something like this is a blessing compared to ediets considering its free! sitting there moping and saying you need to lose weight wont do anything get your fat a*** up and do something for once and put your cakes and burgers down its not that hard! duh

posted Jan 2nd, 2010 2:47 am


pamela rivers

i really need to lose weight.

posted Jan 1st, 2010 9:57 pm


Mechie

Ive been seeing the challenge on tv for months now but just deciding to try it. My 1st day will be tomorrow and I'm looking forward to big results. Thanks Dr. Smith.

posted Nov 28th, 2009 8:00 pm


David J. Freeze

my weight is 348 pound i need to loss fat for me and my family or i will die with a bad heart or high blood and choke my heart beat real fast wind i go up stair Please help me

David J. Freeze

posted Nov 22nd, 2009 3:34 pm



 

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