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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (100 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Seth Roberts Narrator: Alan Sklar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN: 9781400172573
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Psychologist and professor Seth Roberts has spent years analyzing why most diets don't work. A maverick with a curious mind, and a yen for self-experimentation, he started by asking a simple question most experts haven't tackled: What makes us feel hungry in the first place? After scouring the scientific literature and tirelessly testing various theories and practices, Roberts hit upon a simple, effective strategy for controlling the body's internal "set point"-that is, the thermostat that controls weight gain or loss. In lowering his set point, Roberts was able to lose thirty-five pounds in only three months, and he has kept it off for five years. With the publication of this unique and groundbreaking book, Seth Roberts's program will be available to anyone who wants to lose weight-a little or a lot-and keep it off. The Shangri-La Diet includes specific instructions for tailoring the program for individual needs and goals, as well as expert tips, variations, success stories, and an illuminating explanation of how Roberts devised the diet and why it works so well. A diet program simple enough for anyone to try, The Shangri-La Diet has the potential to radically change the way we think about weight loss-and deliver remarkably easy, sustainable results. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Alan Sklar is an expert at narrating self-help programs. Here he pushes his voice into a youthful range that sounds great as he presents the author’s revolutionary ideas with understated dignity.”

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  • Alan Sklar is an expert at narrating self-help programs. Here he pushes his voice into a youthful range that sounds great as he presents the author's revolutionary ideas with understated dignity. AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 1/20/2014

    " Something you sort of have to check out for yourself. I heard about it from the Ada's Rules book. If works, I think it could make dieting and following other plans a lot easier, if it doesn't work then no harm no foul as long as your are using healthy oils, like flax or walnut. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seligne | 1/1/2014

    " I went thru this book twice (it is short) and still cannot explain to anyone how its prescription of consuming sugar water and oil will change my weight "set point". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teena in Toronto | 12/31/2013

    " According to this guy, all I have to do is have three tablespoons of sugar in water a day to curb my appetite. Sound wacky! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa Greer | 12/28/2013

    " Wacky stuff, but you gotta love an innovative guy who invents this kind of diet: drink oil or sugar water to stave off hunger. :) And it worked for a lot of people... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 12/20/2013

    " This was really good; scientific, easily understandable. A simple solution that should have been easy enough to implement, long term... I'll say no more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike Klein | 6/14/2013

    " Bottom line--I'm going to try this diet. The psychology of dieting is an important and often overlooked part, in addition people have had some success with this. Well written and always careful not to over promise. We'll see how it goes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth Laura Edlund | 9/16/2012

    " A psychologist experiments on himself. And then uses Internet forums for research. Three stars for entertainment value (loved the title), but the science...? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie Magar | 10/18/2011

    " This diet was mentioned in the book Freakanomics and sparked my interest. It is a whole new concept of how to get rid of those extra pounds by resetting your "set-point" to a lower level. I read the book in a hour or so last night and I started the diet this morning. I'll see how it goes:) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 8/31/2011

    " Interesting book. If the science in it is sound, it may be an effective way to control appetite. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Harris | 12/16/2010

    " Very interesting concept here. Again, I'm a nut for any new diet/health book just to learn about new concepts. This book was featured on Good Morning America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 gita | 11/25/2010

    " i asked to my self before, is there a diet without reducing numbers of food to be eaten, without doing too much exercises? well, this book has answers of my questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven Peterson | 11/6/2010

    " I read this quite a while ago--and used it, too. I had lost 20 pounds on the Atkins diet and, after going to maintenance, the weight started coming right back. I tried this approach (using light olive oil) and it stopped the weight gain. Kind of yucky, but it appeared to work for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 9/27/2010

    " Great concepts and ideas. Hope it works for me. Tried weight watcher's but I started gaining weight again. Hopefully this will get and keep the weight off. I'll keep this review updated on the progress. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steven | 9/5/2010

    " I read this quite a while ago--and used it, too. I had lost 20 pounds on the Atkins diet and, after going to maintenance, the weight started coming right back. I tried this approach (using light olive oil) and it stopped the weight gain. Kind of yucky, but it appeared to work for me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie | 4/5/2009

    " Very interesting concept here. Again, I'm a nut for any new diet/health book just to learn about new concepts. This book was featured on Good Morning America. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/23/2008

    " Wacky stuff, but you gotta love an innovative guy who invents this kind of diet: drink oil or sugar water to stave off hunger. :) And it worked for a lot of people... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gita | 8/1/2007

    " i asked to my self before, is there a diet without reducing numbers of food to be eaten, without doing too much exercises? well, this book has answers of my questions. "

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About the Author

Seth Roberts, PhD, is a tenured professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the scientific journal Nutrition, and has published dozens of scientific articles on topics that include health, nutrition, and weight control. Articles about his work have appeared in the New York Times, Harper’s, and such major scientific journals as Science and Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

About the Narrator

Alan Sklar, a graduate of Dartmouth, has excelled in his career as a freelance voice actor. He began narrating audiobooks in 1996, winning seven AudioFile Earphones Awards and earning several “Best Voice” awards. He has also worked as a stage actor and as a promo announcer at WPIX-TV in New York City. His dream is to be an opera singer, a role for which he hones his bass-baritone operatic skills in the upstairs shower of his home.