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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:
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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.

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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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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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... "

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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.