Friday, March 31, 2006

The Return of the Shangri-La Diet

About a year ago, I tried Seth Robert's sugar-water diet. I called it the "Sweetwater Diet"; the essence is that you drink sugar (fructose was recommened) dissolved in water as an appetite suppressant. It didn't really work for me at the time. There was a strong initial effect, but it wore off and I found myself gaining weight despite (or because of?) all the sugar water. I dropped the diet after a month. As of today, a year later, I weigh 15 pounds more than this time last year. It's not quite as bad as that sounds because I have more muscle than I did then - I credit Maya for that - but not all the gain is muscle. I'm at a local maximum and I want it to stay a local maximum, all downhill from here.

Seth Roberts' book is finally out and he calls his protocol The Shangri-La Diet. There are more options (Sucrose is fine now! Extra-light olive oil works too!) and much clearer instructions. Armed with the new information, I can see a few things I did "wrong" before so it's worth another try. Current glen-weight: 191. We shall see...


At 12:45 PM, Blogger Stephen said...

Have you finished a book review? If so, I'd like to see a link.

I'm glad you updated your experiences, I've linked to them from my blog, along with my own (44 pounds so far).


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