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    Shangri-La Diet - setpoint success at last

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    I hesitated to post a thread about this because I feel like these forums have been overrun with "fad" diets and hacks lately--and because it's honestly so bizarre-sounding that I feel a little silly admitting it--but my success on the Shangri-La Diet has been such that I felt I should share. I've had serious body fat setpoint issues since, oh, college, I guess--six years--and after watching my setpoint slowly creep up throughout my 20s with absolutely NOTHING making any difference, I'm finally losing weight steadily. I've lost 13lb and it's still coming off like clockwork. Nothing else in my diet or exercise regimes changed, and I've experienced no strength losses (I've continued to make gains, actually).

    I use refined coconut oil, 2tbsp/day. I was using unrefined at first but the flavor was too strong.

    Has anyone else done the SLD, and had success? I just felt like I should spread the word, because I know there are some other setpoint-challenged people on these forums, and this has been a big breakthrough for me.

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    I haven't heard about it. Do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    I haven't heard about it. Do you have a link?
    It was new to me too...

    The Shangri-La Diet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Shangri-La Diet

    Seth Roberts and The Shangri-La Diet

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    It's based on the concept that food-reward signals in the brain affect how hungry you are. By consuming flavorless calories in the form of oil, you achieve appetite suppression without actually causing your body to think you're eating less calories, and your body starts to let go of fat, changing your setpoint. There's a much better explanation on Seth Roberts' blog. I haven't read the book, but I hear it's an easy and informative read.

    For people who have been able to lose fat through other means, it's probably not that useful, but for anyone who's been stuck at a setpoint or plateau that IF hasn't broken, I'd say it's worth a look. It's worked wonders for me where literally nothing else did.

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    I find this very interesting and will look into it. I've been primal for over two years and it's never helped me lose weight unfortunately. I've stayed primal because I believe it's the best long term strategy but willing to investigate other ideas as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatseeker View Post
    It's based on the concept that food-reward signals in the brain affect how hungry you are. By consuming flavorless calories in the form of oil, you achieve appetite suppression without actually causing your body to think you're eating less calories, and your body starts to let go of fat, changing your setpoint. There's a much better explanation on Seth Roberts' blog. I haven't read the book, but I hear it's an easy and informative read.

    For people who have been able to lose fat through other means, it's probably not that useful, but for anyone who's been stuck at a setpoint or plateau that IF hasn't broken, I'd say it's worth a look. It's worked wonders for me where literally nothing else did.
    Can you give us a brief rundown on what kind of foods and how much you eat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heatseeker View Post
    By consuming flavorless calories.
    Deal breaker for me right there. Life's too short not to enjoy delicious food.
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    Looks to be safe, and easy.
    I'm actually pretty happy where I'm at, but I would try it if I wasn't.

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    Intersting idea, most truly primal fats arn't flavourless but yummy, like coconut oil and butter, and I personally wouldn't go down the insulin spiking route of fructose in water, to much evidence to suggest that increased insulin is bad in so many ways.

    Still I'd be up for eating a couple of spoons of coconut oil a day if as an N=1, maybe instead of lunch once the flavour of my morning coffee has gone
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    Found this on the Wikipedia link above...

    Based on this research, he developed a new theory of weight control – eating foods with a low glycemic index and eating sushi – on which he lost forty pounds.
    The sushi part ties directly with the success of the potato diet--resistant starch.

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