Seth Roberts has an interesting chart from someone who kept meticulous records for YEARS of his experience before and during the SLD.
Seth's Blog » Blog Archive » Ten Years of Weights, Including Two Years on the Shangri-La Diet
More detail here:
Shangri-La Diet: Two years of data
I think the 2nd link will clear up some of the gnashing of teeth over the complexity and details.
By the way, I have never bought any of that nonsense about "you must eat xzy exactly 123 minutes before/after blah blah blah." Really, 15 minutes will wipe out any benefits? That's just silly.