Super Shred Diet | My Pretty Brown Blog

I have been in a plateau for far too long and it started to become so frustrating! I had to realize that ultimately, no one was going to help me reach my goal, but ME! I needed a change. No more excuses! If I want to feel better, look better, train smarter…the list goes on, I have to keep trying. It’s not about being “skinny”, I want to be healthy and fit! *Fit Check* Let me be real—I know I haven’t put in the work to REALLY get the results that I want. I’m tired of making excuses. I am no longer on vacation, I am no longer dealing with winter blues, and I have nothing holding me back. As of today…

It’s official! I kicked off the SUPER SHRED Diet by Dr. Ian Smith! I have been a fan of his books/plans over the years so I know how they work. It will take meal preparation, but the plans are easy to follow, you have options, and you actually get to eat! I tweeted Dr. Ian last week and asked him which method would be best to help me out of my plateau and he said definitively, Super Shred! The previous plan that I discussed here worked for me in the past, but I decided it wasn’t the best for me right now. I also like knowing how many calories I take in daily (vs. counting points).

SUPER SHRED is not designed for long-term use. His book, SHRED, a gradual program that helps you shed unwanted pounds and gives you the tools to lead a healthy life, is designed for those looking for a plan to follow long-term. The SHRED system never leaves you hungry. You get to eat y’all! Did I mention that already?! I absolutely cannot follow “diets” or plans that are too restrictive or won’t allow you to eat real, sustainable food. When I read more about the SUPER SHRED diet, I made my decision and knew it was time to put in the work!


SUPER SHRED is a four-week super-charged program that shares the same principles—meal spacing, snacking, meal replacement, and diet confusion—as SHRED—with twice the intensity and a shorter quick-acting plan. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with SHRED.

I was a little hesitant about sharing about my Shred Life Journey because of doubt. I kept thinking, what if I fail? I had to stop entertaining the negative thoughts IMMEDIATELY and remind myself that this journey is not just about me. There are countless others on the journey to better health. I like when people are real about their journey, because I think more people can relate. Ain’t nobody perfect! I want the struggles, highs, lows and successes…so why not share mine?  Besides, failure is not an option!


Week 1, Day 1 – I’m so not a morning person, but I got my bum up and worked out for 60 minutes (Arc Trainer, Stairmill, and bicycle — daily workouts are described in the SUPER SHRED book for each day). I had to rock my “Strong is the New Skinny” Bondi Band for my first workout!


I have my journal to keep track of everything from exercise, food, moods, whatever! I’ll be posting my Super Shred check-ins over the next four weeks, so stay tuned and make sure you follow me on Instagram. After Super Shred, I will start the Shred Diet. I’m ready for a new start and I’m excited to be a part of the Shredder Nation!!!

Who’s joining me? LET’S GET IT!!!


My SUPER SHRED JOURNEY — Goodbye Plateau!

If you missed one of my #SuperShred posts, find them here!

The Super Shred Journey Begins (Part 1)

Super Shred Week 1 Mid-week Update (Part 2)

Super Shred Week 1 Review (Part 3)

Super Shred Week 2 Review (Part 4)

Super Shred Week 3  Review (Part 5)

Super Shred Diet Week 4: The Homestrech and Results (Part 6)


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29 comments on “My Super Shred Journey Begins! Good-bye Plateau”

  1. I have kicked it up a notch over here too so I can’t wait to follow along on your journey with you. I need all the inspiration I can get for when the days get tough!!! I am so with you on not doing the fad diets, I like to do things that are sustainable and real as well. Best of luck on your journey girl. I know you can rock it!!!!
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    • Thank you, Bobbie! You should totally do it!!! I love it so far. It’s worth it…especially since it’s only 4 weeks! Let’s do this!!!

  2. Sounds so awesome! Can’t wait to follow along! I finally broke through my weight plateau by doing running intervals (cardio 1hr to 1.5hr for 5-6 days) and strength training twice a week! Can’t wait to get your review on this tho!

    • That’s awesome, Natasha! Now, you have me motivated. That’s exactly what I’m about to start doing! I’m so ready to get out of this plateau.

    • Thank you, Madaline! Yes, the program actually teaches a lot of other things that will be beneficial for anyone dieting or not. So…we shall see! :)

    • Yes, they absolutely do! I have the Kindle version and book. Long story. lol But I’m glad it on Kindle because I can go on the web and highlight my meals for the next day! Really great future!

    • The good thing is this “diet” teaches tools to carry out for the rest of our lives. I’m hoping with these tricks, I’ll come right out of my plateau. I’ll keep the updates coming! Thank you!

  3. I have seen his book and even per used it a little and it looks great! It sounds like you are starting off on the right foot, I can’t wait to see your results!

  4. Hi There. Im on day 3 of week 1 and I am hungry all of the time! Do the hunger pangs ever go away? I am following the plan to a T. Do you also have a good protein shake recipe? Thank you!

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