Anyone here tried the Shangri-La Diet?

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  1. Harry V. Gina

    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    weird thas all im gona say. hopefully to get ceazes attention.
     
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    I haven't read the link but saw something about it on the news a day or so ago. Drinking sugar water or canola oil to trick your body into disassociating calories with taste or something to that effect. IIRC the author admits there is no study to support his diet.
     
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    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    The basic premise is that in stone-age times your body would ramp up your appetite during times when food was abundant (indicated by the consuption of flavorful foods) so that you could store excess calories as fat for lean times (winters). When food was scarce (indicated by the consumption of less flavorful foods) the body would ramp down your appetite so that you could get by easier with less food until food became abundant again.

    Now that food is always in abundance we don't need to store lots of fat for lean times, but our bodies still behave the same way that they did in the stone-age. So when we eat lots of flavorful food at every meal it makes our bodies crave it more and more which of course causes us to gain fat that we will never need to use. This diet tricks the brain into thinking that food is scarce so that your body naturally reduces your appetite.

    According to the inventor of the diet this is done very easily by consuming a few tablespoons of extra-light olive oil, or 1 tbsp of sugar water during a two-hour period each day. By consuming a couple hundred calories that your body considers flavorless food each it day, your brain assumes that food is scarce and suppress your appetite.
     
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    Sounds similar to the blood type diets, which IIRC, have been debunked.
     
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    F&N should get someone to write and market our own diet...
    would somehow have to include pop tarts and BK junior double whoppers.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    funny you say debunked...there is two people doing a show this weekend that are over 215 under 5% that used that diet.

    I myself dont believe in it fyi
     
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    Harry V. Gina How did your family do in Katrina?

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    If I could substitute double-stuff oreo's for the pop tarts I'd be interested.
     
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    Sounds like complete crap to me. Your body is going to know whether you're taking in a surplus or a deficit of calories, doesn't matter what it tastes like or doesnt' taste like.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    i dunno...i get fatter thinking about chocolate when i eat spinach...my nipples leak too...
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    i have actually lost weight, eating 2 double cheese burgers for lunch and 1 hamberger for dinner. and i lost like 2 pounds in a week.
     
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    We should allow substitutes... I'm not a fan of pop tarts myself...
     
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    Weakminded
     
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