The Shangri-La Diet: Losing weight the oriental way!

After Seth Roberts, a psychologist released his book The Shangri-La Diet in 2006, it received a lot of critical acclaim for revolutionizing the way we thought of nutrition before the turn of the decade.

Though other diets might require you to spend heaps of money, this one functions on a minimalist plane, eventually leading to suppression of your appetite and consequent weight loss.

How does the Shangri-La diet plan work?

The Shangri-La Diet is entirely off track from your standardized weight loss plans. At the outset it might seem to be strange to say the least, being based on Seth Roberts’ perception of a ‘set point’.

The ‘set point’ is an abstract weight, which a person strives to hold onto being propelled towards it by their brain. If your current weight is lower than your set point, your appetite tends to increase while it decreases when your weight is several notches above the set point.

Fast foods can raise the set point while bland food can lower it.

What do you have to do? Just consume between a 100 and 400 calories worth of food every day, keeping in mind that you should only intake flavorless food like fructose water and edible oil like olive oil.

The flavorless food should not be within one hour of eating or having finished your meal. Seems a bit bizarre? Don’t fret as you are in the safe hands of Seth Roberts who had come up with this paradigm defining way of weight loss based on the research of Pavlovian psychology.