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Shangri La Diet

Has anyone one out there tried this? What happened?

Tue. May 30, 10:03pm

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I have not tried it, I did go and google it to see what it was about.

If you are looking for something different... try eating mini meals... ~200 every 2 hours. and start right when you get up... not after you have had a shower and yadda yadda.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 10:40 PM

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fructose is bad period. If it was sugar, as in cane sugar in the water, that be would better. Fructose is a metabolic inhibitor for most people.

olive oil and canola oil are NOT tasteless... almond or soy oil are much blander than olive (extra light or otherwise) and canola...

Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 11:49 PM

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well, his explanations are kindof dumb, but OTOH it fits with my experience. Moving to blander food TOTALLY helped cut my cravings. And I have been taking omega-3 fish oil in pill form when I start to crave a snack at work. It seems to help. It gets me some healthy oil, and makes me less hungry without adding all that many calories. Supposedly Greeks drink olive oil as a beverage, and they are healthy. IMO, it really is all about controlling the cravings, rather than "calories-in / calories-out". Or, rather, controlling cravings is the best way to control calories in. But if I followed exactly what he says, first of all I'd be too hungry and second of all I'd feel like a freak. Why not use the same principles more sensibly? Bland, unprocessed food. Occasional small doses of fat or sugar to satisfy mini hunger rumblings. The trick, of course, is "small" :)

Tuesday, May 30, 2006, 11:55 PM

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I don't think unprocessed food is bland. I think it's simply not filled with addictive additives. Hence why cravings stop. My homemade dressaings taste better than kraft, my chicken soup tastes better than campbells. Unprocessed foods are also more likely to be calorie dense than processed foods, so you get more nutrients, and more satiety from less food. More satiety = less cravings.

Many people believe you need fat to burn fat- it's just a matter of what kind. Olive oil is incredibly beneificial. I think almond oil is high in polyunsaturates too.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 12:47 AM

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this sounds like a lame attempt to coin some new fad diet for all of the people who are desparate to try anything to lose weight. please, be realistic. there just is not any magic potion or combination of potions to lose weight and keep it off healthfully. try to channel that belief in these bogus diets into motivation. good luck!

Thursday, June 15, 2006, 9:47 AM

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shangri la

I'm going to give a it full go this week with just the sugar water. Oil would make me gag. I've tried it a few times during the week and completely lost my appetite for lunch and just picked at dinner. No weight lost but from reading the posting elsewhere about it, it happens all of a sudden.

Sunday, June 18, 2006, 7:38 PM

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to the 9:39 poster

this thread seems to harsh on the IDEA of this diet, rather than your pursuit of it's benefits, at least in my opinion. i say, whatever works for you and maintains your health-go for it! diets in general are not for everyone, so especially a controversial, pretty new diet is going to generate some nay-sayers. just stay educated about what you are putting into your body and remain aware of the effects-and keep us posted on your success with this diet! good luck!

Monday, June 19, 2006, 10:14 AM

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