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The Shangri-La Diet => News, Polls, Announcements => Topic started by: Denise on May 20, 2006, 01:29:22 PM

Title: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Denise on May 20, 2006, 01:29:22 PM
Just curious.  For me it was the Freakonomics blog and the authors' NYT article.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: tekayla on May 20, 2006, 01:36:56 PM
I saw Seth Roberts on the CBC (Canadian news program) and then googled Shangri la diet)
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Post by: patsi on May 20, 2006, 01:38:11 PM
I read about it at ivillage.com then Googled it.
patsi
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Carole on May 20, 2006, 01:53:54 PM
On the Dennis Prager show.  I was immediately interested because I respect Prager immensely and the fact that he would talk about it and have Seth on the show was very meaningful. 
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Post by: Alpine on May 20, 2006, 03:05:58 PM
Same here.... Dennis Prager...  :D
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Lyn on May 20, 2006, 03:23:50 PM
Dennis Prager's show. I ordered the book the next day.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Lyn on May 20, 2006, 03:24:33 PM
On the Dennis Prager show.  I was immediately interested because I respect Prager immensely and the fact that he would talk about it and have Seth on the show was very meaningful. 

He's the best, isn't he?
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: jzkc on May 20, 2006, 03:36:25 PM
I clicked on an advertisement in an eDiets newsletter that I get, then googled it, which took me to the calorielab.com article, and from there, a link to these boards.  I went out and bought the book the same day, which was Saturday after it was released on, I believe, Tuesday April 25.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: bekel on May 20, 2006, 05:59:24 PM
The podcast from Instapundit. Googled the diet, found the forums, and ordered the book from Amazon.

I can not find the book in any of the stores around here!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: mimir on May 20, 2006, 07:08:07 PM
From the Freakonomics column in the New York Times. Tried googling at that point, and didn't come up with enough info to try it. Was thrilled when I finally stumbled on an ad for the book. Went right to Barnes & Noble to get it. Borders didn't have it, or at least I couldn't find it there, and didn't want to wait for Amazon.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: SFC on May 20, 2006, 08:13:35 PM
Initially found it on the web a year or two ago in a reference to self-experiementing.  Then re-ignited my interest when I read the NYT Freakonomics column by Dubner & Levitt, which is when I started.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Stephen M (Ethesis) on May 20, 2006, 09:12:04 PM
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For me it was the Freakonomics blog

Same for me.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Sherrie on May 20, 2006, 09:47:33 PM
It was an amazon.com book recommendation. I really only bought it out of curiosity.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Kcbirder on May 20, 2006, 10:33:56 PM
Someone posted about it on a Low Carb board I read.  I was curious enough to want to know more, and I bought the book at Barnes and Noble.  There are a couple people there trying it, and I'll be posting some results as soon as I feel I have something to report.

I've been generally happy with low carb (gotta love those lower lipid numbers!) but I thought I might experiment.  I can even see using SLD in conjunction with LC (oil, of course!) since cutting out refined carbs has so many other benefits.

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Post by: eb4i on May 21, 2006, 07:18:23 AM
Saw it mentioned on Instapundit.com. Read up on it on the net, then ordered the book.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: machvee on May 22, 2006, 06:41:35 AM
Kathy Sierra Blog "Creating Passionate Users".   If SLD can get me below my 240 barrier (no diet has before in the past) then I will be a true believer.   In my 2nd week and 10 lbs. to go.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: lynnkyle on May 22, 2006, 07:48:27 AM
"Creating Passionate Users" blog was also where I saw it. A few days ago I had a vague memory of Diane Sawyer swallowing a teaspoon of oil on GMA (I think). I'm a huge skeptic, though, and needed to see it vouched for by someone I had more faith in.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: splitbamboo on May 22, 2006, 08:30:09 AM
Kathy Sierra Blog "Creating Passionate Users".   

That's where I first heard about it.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Victoria on May 22, 2006, 08:36:30 AM
I saw it on Good Morning America back in November.  I could kick myself for not having tried it then. 
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Post by: terry on May 22, 2006, 10:33:10 AM
Dennis Prager show for me, too.  It immediately made sense to me and I bought the book within a few days.
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Post by: Rich on May 22, 2006, 11:49:52 AM
I first saw this discussed on Marginal Revolution, but I didn't read the paper. After that it was the Freakonomics blog and column mention. But I didn't start SLD until after I read the book.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: CG02Swing74 on May 22, 2006, 01:29:22 PM
Saw the book in Politics and Prose in DC.  I found it intriquing and bought it.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Will on May 22, 2006, 02:43:52 PM
Freakonomics blog
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: nessen_912 on May 23, 2006, 02:00:07 PM
It was sort of by accident that I found out about the SL Diet...I was actually in Borders looking for another specific diet book!  I had heard about this other diet book on television and was curious about it, and didn't want to wait to order it on Amazon.  So I went directly to the store and searched and searched for the other book, which they didn't have.  I was just leaving the store and passing by the new hardcover nonfiction table, and there was the Shangri-La Diet staring me in the face! I picked it up, scanned the back and inside front cover, and thought, what the heck. 

Now, here I am today!  I've just started and I'm really excited about it...I hope to be posting more here soon with results!

 :D
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Atkins Anonymous on May 24, 2006, 10:51:28 AM
I've forgotten but if it was on InstaPundit, I most likely heard it there first. Bought the book from Amazon soon after.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: thechef on May 24, 2006, 11:29:30 AM
I saw a link on the Go Fug Yourself website, which I read daily...such a hoot!  I was intrigued, clicked on the link, and then Googled it.  I then went to Barnes and Noble and bought the book.  And, here I am.   8)
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: ssriley on May 24, 2006, 07:07:25 PM
MSNBC.com and the interview by Will Femia last week. A quick Google search and found this site. Started the SLD on Monday and am already a believer.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: porkypine on May 25, 2006, 06:41:22 AM
Freakonomics blog first, but didn't follow up.

Then, a banner as on ediets.com (where I am about to cancel my membership due to SLD success.)

Reading about it in one place made it "click" the next time I saw it. I'm sure this is standard knowledge for marketers.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Gregg on May 25, 2006, 07:25:34 AM
SLD was mentioned on Instapundit during week of 4/30, so I ordered the book from Amazon on 5/6.  Started on 5/11.  Lost 2 pounds first week.  Will weigh in again this afternoon.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Blueberri on May 25, 2006, 08:08:44 AM
I read a VERY brief, passing reference about it in the comments section of some personal weblog, posted along with a corresponding link to an online article or some such.  I was like "Shangri-la Diet??? -- now that's a new one".  Nearly passed it over, but went ahead and clicked on the link.  And boy, am I glad I did....
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: tenista on May 25, 2006, 10:54:30 AM
Browsing in the diet books at Barnes & Noble on May 20.  I was so intrigued, I immediately read half of it in the bookstore and then went home and ordered it on Amazon. I got the book yesterday but had started it the night before.  It is May 25 today.  I have lost a pound.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Yobie on May 25, 2006, 10:55:48 AM
I was depressed about constant hunger and feeling like a failure.  I had read about Hoodia but the company that holds the patents is not ready to release it yet.  

I had cried and prayed for a solution to my life long struggle with hunger and food.  Wasn't really wanting to search for another diet book but in my desperation I went to Amazon to look for something, ANYTHING and was faced with a big list of titles.  

I tried so hard NOT to click on the SLD book because I didn't believe anything could help me, but I did and here I am on Day 1, sort of.  I will be going out in about 10 minutes to find the book because I don't want to wait for next day delivery - and pay for it too :)

I hope and pray that this works for me.  Good luck to everyone here.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: gdziengel on May 25, 2006, 11:28:34 AM
"Creating Passionate Users" blog
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: thebookie on May 25, 2006, 06:16:41 PM
Dennis Prager - just a back-handed mention during his "Ask Me Anything" session last Friday ... He said, "If you're holding on to discuss the Shangri-La Diet - don't bother. I won't be discussing it." Then Dennis went on to quickly explain the Shangri-La technique, in a nutshell, for those of us who didn't know what the heck he was talking about. I started practicing the "diet" then and there and put a hold on the book at my library. On subsequent days, I heard the original interview re-broadcast. I trust Dennis - that was a given. But I also liked what I heard from Seth ... he comes across loud and clear as a person w/integrity.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: ranchopam on May 28, 2006, 11:35:30 AM
Hi, I'm also a Dennis Prager groupie. Missed the interview with Seth but heard the tail-end of a discussion Dennis had with a listener who was raving about what the diet had done for her. Dennis was in agreement. So I ran to the internet and got the particulars, took a tablespoon of ELOO and immediately started preaching the Miracle of Shangri-La!  It was slightly embarrassing when friends would ask how long I had been on it. I lied and said a day - it had only been eight hours but, hey, without SLA, I normally would have done a great deal of damage in those 8 hours. It's now been a week and I've lost three pounds. I love the luxury of choosing finer foods now that I'm no longer compelled to eat everything in sight when dinnertime comes around. The Monster has been rocked to sleep. Thanks, Seth.

Ranchopam

Memo to Dr. Ford: You need to lighten up a bit. Try one Tablespoon of ELOO and you'll feel much better.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Turtle on May 28, 2006, 04:19:25 PM
Heard it mentioned on a weight loss forum I frequent, then noticed it amongst the top sellers on Amazon.  I'm sorry, but it sounded so whacky to me that I didn't want to spend money on yet another diet book so I reserved it at my library and just read it this weekend.  I enjoyed it so much I'm now going to order it from Amazon so that I have my own copy.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Stephen M (Ethesis) on May 28, 2006, 04:53:51 PM
Well, one of the people at church I gave a copy of the book to has lost ten pounds already, so I was asked to teach a class on the diet today.  I spent about ten minutes answering questions and told people to get the book at the end.  I was amazed at the enthusiasm and the number of people who had heard about the diet.

Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Rabin the Cat on June 03, 2006, 01:33:05 PM
Stink Ape read about SLD somewhere in the blogosphere; he can't remember where. He told me about it and as soon as my eyes stopped rolling in mockery, I read everything I could find. We ordered the book the day it was released, but were already 2-3 days in.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Isara on June 03, 2006, 10:16:10 PM
A close friend of mine is helping me with an elaborate weight loss scheme of mine (trying to build in rewards & punishments for successes or failures), and he sent me an article just as I started. Figured it couldn't hurt...
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: vcanfield on June 04, 2006, 05:46:07 PM
Another poster mentioned it on the "Let's Do Lunch Diet" website.  Tried it, passed up burger and fries for lunch (that never happens- I mean NEVER) and bought the book that day.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: stardust on June 08, 2006, 12:16:15 AM
I heard about the shangri-la diet when I went onto google and put in "fasting, one meal a day"...I had been reading up on weekly fasting as a way to lose weight and curb the food craving cycles one gets into.  I am in the UK and read the forum info about once a day, just good to see how other people are doing and advice is useful.  My partner and I are doing this diet together and we have both lost about 4 lbs in one week.  Long may it last! Going to go onto amazon website and buy the book today to read on holiday.  I had also read a scientific book on fat, which I had got out from library about two months ago.  I had discussed their findings on the Set Point with my partner, as it had struck a deep chord with me when I read it in the book and I identified with it, as my set point had been around 60kg/133lbs for the last for years but in the last year or two has moved up to 70kg/1581bs.  I had said to him in the time that I had known him he had lost weight but it had always steadily crept back on to the weight that his body was used.  He had never maintained the weight lost and that's what I am interested in exploring at the moment.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: J-Loo on June 08, 2006, 11:48:46 AM
I first heard about the SLD off the Freakonomics blog.  Googled Seth Roberts, found about about the diet and bought the book that day at Barnes and Noble. 

7.5 lbs in one month.  22.5 lbs to go!  :D

Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: xt92879 on June 08, 2006, 01:09:07 PM
I heard about it on livejournal - and found links to Stephen M's blog.

I read about it mid-week, and bought the book over the weekend.

Now I'm almost 4 full weeks in...

I've lost weight, but I wish it would come off faster. :) (don't we all?)
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: chrianna on June 11, 2006, 01:05:42 PM
i read a thread on the t-tapp boards about the diet, read about the book at amazon and then bought my own copy at borders yesterday.  i'm starting today and i'm nervously excited.  as i was telling DH this morning, trying out new diets (unsuccessfully for the most part) has become a hobby for me and it may be something i have to give up if this works :).

as well i'm an academic so while i don't understand all of seth's research (i'm in the humanities, go figure) i have tremendous respect for it.  i also appreciate that he is not marketing a line of shangri-la oils or something  . . .  yet.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Stephen M (Ethesis) on June 11, 2006, 03:43:13 PM
i read a thread on the t-tapp boards about the diet, read about the book at amazon and then bought my own copy at borders yesterday.  i'm starting today and i'm nervously excited.  as i was telling DH this morning, trying out new diets (unsuccessfully for the most part) has become a hobby for me and it may be something i have to give up if this works :).

as well i'm an academic so while i don't understand all of seth's research (i'm in the humanities, go figure) i have tremendous respect for it.  i also appreciate that he is not marketing a line of shangri-la oils or something  . . .  yet.

I'm hoping he'll be marketing a line of flavorless protien though -- so I can find it in any grocery store rather than the chocolate and watermelon flavored things I'm running into.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: CarolS on June 12, 2006, 03:41:24 PM
Surfing around one day and happened on Marginal Revolution  :)
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: melissacb on June 23, 2006, 11:29:33 AM
...totally by accident at my local library.  Lucky me, I found it on the shelf!   :lol:
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: saggi girl on June 23, 2006, 11:34:21 AM
Seth was interviewed by the S.F. Chronicle a few weeks back.  I read the article and was intrigued, but didn't actually do anything further until I recently took my BP and found it was way too high for comfort.  Something clicked in my head, and I remembered the article about Seth.  So I did an extensive internet search, turned up dozens of hits, and decided to do it.  The rest is history.
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Post by: frenata on June 23, 2006, 11:53:24 AM
I read about it on some blog or other. I don't remember. I do remember the blog entry was savaging the diet, and the critique struck me as being so poorly crafted, I followed it upstream to this site.

I happened to have a bottle of ELOO in the kitchen (I hate the taste of olive oil, but I switched to it because I thought it was good for me), so I thought, what the heck? Started on the spot. I saw an effect quickly, so I stuck with it, registered here, bought the book...
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Den on June 23, 2006, 01:47:49 PM
I'm also doing the No S diet, someone on that forum mentioned how well SLD would fit in with No S, and posted the link for this forum.

Started almost straight away - it fits in with No S a treat - the man who devised No S is terrific and gives lots of advice and encouragement (like Seth).

Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: girljedi on June 26, 2006, 03:53:09 AM
Like another entry, I found it on the new book shelf at the library where I work.  (Any other library-folk out there?)
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Marianna on June 26, 2006, 07:01:52 AM
I also love No S--and it works marvelously with SLD!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: akhdar on June 26, 2006, 08:22:52 PM
What is No S, please?

Thanks, Akhdar
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Marianna on June 26, 2006, 08:32:06 PM
No S--google it Akhdar--it is cool!-No Snacks, Seconds, or Sugar except on Saturday or Sunday, Sometimes--there is a board devoted to it--it works so well with SLD--the oil makes the no snacks deal (basically 3 meals per day with nothing in between) quite achievable--I think there are a few other folks on this board who are Noessers.  The man who runs that forum is kind and informative--
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: akhdar on June 26, 2006, 08:36:11 PM
I'm googling as we speak (write!)

Thanks, Marianna!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: jfl on June 30, 2006, 07:18:32 AM
I heard about the diet on the Dennis Prager radio program.  I respect what he has to say.  Sop, what could I lose but weight.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: docsdaughter on June 30, 2006, 07:37:33 AM
I was at a graduation party and someone was talking about it.  Most people ridiculed the idea of consuming oil for weight loss.  I was so frustrated with my lack of weight loss that I went and found the book at Borders, and started.  Perhaps at the next "gathering", I'll have amazing news to report.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: mulville on July 02, 2006, 01:13:39 PM
I read about it in the SF Chronicle, and it actually felt like the answer to a little prayer that something would come along so I didn't have to go on yet another diet, then gain it all  back over time. Something about the article resonated, and didn't sound like just another waste of time. Of course I still have a ways to go, about 17 lbs., then hopefully maintain that, but so far its pretty much "Shangri-La"
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: thinkthin on July 02, 2006, 04:45:38 PM
I found a thread on another board that I frequent and ppl were posting positive results.  They were kind enuff to post the links and here I am.  Just started taking the oil today.   :D   
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: falconcy on July 03, 2006, 01:58:17 AM
I downloaded something from some website, it was a document discussing setpoint theory and it mentioned Seth. Got my interest, and whilst curiosity may have killed the cat, satisfaction definitely brought him back  :lol:

I googled it and from there it was a via CalorieLab and then into here, the rest is history.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: taligator on July 05, 2006, 09:24:57 AM
I heard about it on the T-Tapp (http://www.t-tapp.com) forum. One of the other tappers had heard of it or was doing it and I investigated it. I wasn't a fan immediately though because it seemed sorta silly but I kept reading and learning and came to the conclusion that I'd tried other things (water cure) that people thought were silly and I'd had great results from them so I should give this a fair shot before condemming it.

So here I am .. I started on June 18th.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Susan on July 07, 2006, 08:09:11 PM
I first heard about the SLD in June while listening to the Laura Ingraham show.  Laura announced that she would be interviewing Seth during the show.  Unfortunately, I had to turn the radio down because I was at work.  (Seth said in another post that the interview will be rescheduled.)  I was interested in learning more, so I Googled the SLD.  That led me to several sites, especially this site.  Next day I went to Borders and bought the book.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: gypsydancer on July 08, 2006, 10:05:21 AM
A friend of mine told me about it.  He has been trying to lose for awhile with little success, and had lost  lbs the first week.  Being an open minded, desperate to lose, will try anything kind of person, I googled SLD - read some of the threads on the Forum, and slammed some fish oil caps and SW.  Went that night and bought the book...........

Dorothyann
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: creaky on July 09, 2006, 04:47:19 PM
Through this blog listing of diet sites:  http://www.diet-blog.com/archives/2006/06/29/the_big_blog_list.php 
I found this blog  http://lipsld.blogspot.com/ "Our Lips are SLD - What: My experiences using the Shangri-La Diet to lose 20 pounds. Why: I've tried Zone (tedious to plan), Atkins and South Beach (both boring, missed carbs) and gained it all back. Will this work long term? Audience: Anyone sick of food restrictions who is curious if there is an appetite suppressant to replace carb restriction.

Then I found Seth's site. 

Christy K.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: actionwoman on July 14, 2006, 07:14:08 PM
I found out about it on a fitness forum - the poster linked to the Freakonomics blog, and after that, I read the NYT article.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: frenata on August 07, 2006, 01:19:55 PM
I plan to post my results there as well, as weight loss is a HUGE issue for most of us who are in peri-menopause.

You'll find you have plenty of company in THAT boat...
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Monerz on August 11, 2006, 07:55:51 PM
I saw the advertisement off of eDiet. Was mildly interested, so I decided to do some some research, and just saw the overwhelming positive response it was getting from people. Decided to try it out for myself and I'm SO happy that I did!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: BryanL on August 24, 2006, 11:32:00 AM
Freakonomics blog
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: antgerm on August 25, 2006, 09:03:17 PM
I first read about the SLD method in the S.F. Chronicle. About two week later I bought the book at Amazon and started the SLD method two days later. It's working.




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Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: lisalgreer on August 25, 2006, 09:21:52 PM
the CBC documentary.  :D Sometimes it pays to be a U.S. citizen living in Vancouver  :lol:
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Mexicali_Rose on September 02, 2006, 09:57:15 AM
A friend loan me the book. 

Bless her!  I read it, checked out the blogs mentioned in the book, and started the next day.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: anacara on September 02, 2006, 07:46:25 PM
The book caught my eye in a book store.  I think the cover here is different from the US cover.   It is quite stylish - all white with an image of a few green olives and some olive leaves sitting in a little pool of olive oil.  The title and blurb (also nicely designed) I think is the same, but what really hooked me was the "No-Hunger, Eat-Anything" bit!

I had a look at the book, began to feel a small sense of excitement ("what if this really works...?"), had a look on the internet, and started the next day (no need to put off such an easy "diet"!).  I was broke so I finished reading the book standing up in various book stores (probably slept well too!).  A week later, I bought the book out of gratitude to Seth.  It has changed my life.

I look at people with a weight problem on the street and think "Shangri-La".  I wish I could tell them about it, but they would just think I'm a lunatic.  Oh well, I guess it will become common knowledge eventually.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Agi on September 03, 2006, 08:36:03 PM
First heard of it on a Low Carb forum. Someone posted a link to the NYT article. From there I did a bunch of research through Google. Bought the book from Amazon.com, but started the diet before the book arrived. Been doing it for a few weeks now. Mastering the more advanced appetite suppression techniques. I rather think my weight loss may be a bit slow kicking in at first. But I have a very good feeling about all this and plan to stay the course for a long time.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: continuum on September 13, 2006, 07:22:58 PM
Put another "tic" mark in the "Heard Seth on the Dennis Prager Show" column.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: dgrillot2000 on September 13, 2006, 08:54:03 PM
I look at people with a weight problem on the street and think "Shangri-La".  I wish I could tell them about it, but they would just think I'm a lunatic.

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Me too.  The urge to run up and shout Shangr-la at an obviously overweight person is almost uncontrollable   :D  .
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: K-Mac on September 20, 2006, 03:52:24 PM
I heard about it from my new boss on my first or second day on the job.  I thought I had gone to work for a crazy person!  He gave me a copy of the book and after reading it, I was hooked.  It all makes so much sense.  Now I find it humorous to see the looks on people's faces when I tell them about it!   :)
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: lisau39 on September 25, 2006, 08:15:47 AM
Woman's World article
lisa
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Gem on September 28, 2006, 10:39:15 AM
Womens World magazine.  I have been buying them occassionaly for some years now and have never yet tried any of the "diets" they contained, until now.  My first reaction "this sounds too good to be true, too easy, but what the heck, OO can't hurt".  Well this is only my third day and to my amazement it is working.
All I can say is Thank you, thank you and thank you Seth Roberts!!  :D
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: kaysgram on September 30, 2006, 01:12:42 PM
I read about it in Womans Day
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Keturah on September 30, 2006, 01:57:23 PM
Womens World Magazine
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Tazzia on September 30, 2006, 06:03:54 PM
I'm one of the lucky ones who helps choose new books for our library. When I saw the words "Shangri-La and Diet" in the same title, I thought it would be hoot to read (and of course, I was thinking of our loyal patrons too!) I'm the first of our staff (mostly peri-menopausal ladies) to try the diet.
Its been 3 weeks, and I'm experiencing all sorts of goodies: serene, uninterrupted sleep, Incredible Shrinking Body Parts, and finally, finally, appetite suppression. No pounds lost yet, but not surprising - I'm paying an extended visit to PMS-ville...this too shall pass.
I look at the book (Thank you Seth) as a framework of sorts - a foundation to build on...but the support to create this healthier life - it's all here. Thanks to all of you!

Adventurous in Canada
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: daBish on October 01, 2006, 04:36:29 PM
Women's World magazine.  Funny, I worked at UC Berkeley for 26 years and never heard of Prof Seth Roberts until 3 months after my June retirement . . . !  Well, it is a big campus!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: madisydsmom on October 01, 2006, 08:26:12 PM
My favorite magazine - Woman's World
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: LDNurse on October 05, 2006, 11:07:44 AM
I saw the title on Woman's World magazine and bought it. I never buy magazines (other than a subscription to People). Great eye popping title and good article.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Sheri on October 05, 2006, 07:08:55 PM
I bought Woman's World and read about it...it sounded different to me, so today I started it and am keeping my finger's crossed my stomach can handle it!   :D

Looking forward to some great results!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: tlaff on October 05, 2006, 07:25:14 PM
Woman's World buy it every week and every week try a new diet until now I hadn't found one I could stick with. I have been Shangri-la-ing for 8 days now and down4 lbs. Cannot wait to reach my FIRST goal !!!! Thank you Seth Roberts you are a true life saver!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: mj on October 12, 2006, 10:23:55 AM
read about it in woman's world & thought I would give it a try.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: SILENT on October 12, 2006, 11:22:13 AM
read about it in woman's world & thought I would give it a try.

I also read it in womans world
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: klgas on October 12, 2006, 11:26:46 AM
Heard last 3 minutes of Dennis Prager......... thought I could remember the website without writing it down. Couldn't. Forgot about it.  A month later I was in Borders and found the book.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: garfysmom on October 22, 2006, 05:04:55 PM
I read the article in Woman's World, but didn't have the guts to try until today.  Today is the 4 month anniversary of my husband's funeral.  I want to be back with him one day, but I want to look my best for him first.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: lvivianka on October 22, 2006, 05:41:49 PM
I read Woman's world's weekly diets. this one seemed to be so different but so easy, so I tried it; read the book and joined this group. except for oil, no special foods to buy, no calories to count, no special exercises to do. it can be done without anyone noticing since you can eat everything (but with AS you might not want to eat anything). therefore I do not have to make a different dinner for my husband while I munch only cabbage or carrots or proteins or carbs. and when you visit someone you can eat their food without broadcasting that you are on another diet :D
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: TMS on October 25, 2006, 11:58:12 AM
I actually occasionally read Marginal Revolution.  I had read the NYT Magazine column and filed it away in the back of my mind.  Then when I saw the book on Marginal Revolution I looked at that as an impimatur of validity so I looked into it.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Julia Dream on October 25, 2006, 06:41:35 PM
First, I saw this diet on the net, but didn't have any money for oil. (I mean, I'm a college student, so at times, I get a bit poor, but I've got some money in my bank account now for just this emergency.) Anyway, I forgot about it and the next week, my mother's best friend called me and told me about 'this amazing diet'. Before she said anything, I knew what she was going to say. Of course, she said Shangri-La...And, a week later, after my paycheck, I got some oil.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: lindylou on October 25, 2006, 09:26:21 PM
I saw it in the Woman's World Magazine at the grocery store.  So I picked up and looked at it briefly.  Than I thought I'm buying it.

Went home read the article than drove 60kl to the Chapter's bookstore and got it there.

Lindylou :D
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: anacara on October 26, 2006, 05:42:46 AM
First, I saw this diet on the net, but didn't have any money for oil. (I mean, I'm a college student, so at times, I get a bit poor, but I've got some money in my bank account now for just this emergency.) Anyway, I forgot about it and the next week, my mother's best friend called me and told me about 'this amazing diet'. Before she said anything, I knew what she was going to say. Of course, she said Shangri-La...And, a week later, after my paycheck, I got some oil.

Hey Julia Dream!  Firstly, great name.  Secondly, soon you won't need to worry about money for oil - with the savings you'll make on all your other food, you'll have more than enough for your oil supply!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: timmmmyboy on October 26, 2006, 05:57:31 AM
When I went looking for some sort of diet that I could find that would be "doable" I went to Ask Metafilter (http://ask.metafilter.com) where I usually go to find some answers. After searching a bit I found a thread about weight loss recommendations and someone mentioned the Shangri-La Diet having been "popular with nerds." I'm not too sure what they meant by it but hell, I'm a nerd so I figured I'd trying it. Maybe the reference was the idea that without scientific proof, Seth was in effect "hacking" his body to lose weight. In any case it's working and I'm happy!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Marianna on October 26, 2006, 07:07:29 AM
I saw that reference on MeFi too and wondered about it--my interpretation was that those considered a bit brainy and computer savvy were getting into SLD--since I consider myself to be in both those categores :lol: I agreed!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: CarolS on October 26, 2006, 06:28:56 PM
Hey!  I resemble that remark  :)

When I went looking for some sort of diet that I could find that would be "doable" I went to Ask Metafilter (http://ask.metafilter.com) where I usually go to find some answers. After searching a bit I found a thread about weight loss recommendations and someone mentioned the Shangri-La Diet having been "popular with nerds." I'm not too sure what they meant by it but hell, I'm a nerd so I figured I'd trying it. Maybe the reference was the idea that without scientific proof, Seth was in effect "hacking" his body to lose weight. In any case it's working and I'm happy!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: CarolS on October 26, 2006, 06:29:49 PM
I saw it on Marginal Revolution - the one and only time i read that blog - maybe i should read it some more.

I actually occasionally read Marginal Revolution.  I had read the NYT Magazine column and filed it away in the back of my mind.  Then when I saw the book on Marginal Revolution I looked at that as an impimatur of validity so I looked into it.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: par on October 26, 2006, 07:12:43 PM
WW Article :)
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: SILENT on October 26, 2006, 07:27:19 PM
WW Article :)

Welcome to the board
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: rps930 on October 26, 2006, 07:56:21 PM
Woman's World, while waiting in grocery line, went back to oil aisle, and got some eloo, then ordered book from Amazon, AS had already kicked in before the book got here.  The book is great, and am so glad to have found this site, so many great supporters, and I love success stories.  Just keep thinking this is to good to be true, have control over food for the first time that I can remember...
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: akbev on October 26, 2006, 11:52:05 PM
Just heard about it today from my dil's grandmother so I haven't even started yet, but will 1st thing tomorrow! I ordered the book from Amazon and can hardly wait to read all about it.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: SILENT on October 27, 2006, 06:37:00 AM
Welcome to the group  :D
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: spark on October 27, 2006, 06:06:04 PM
SIL (Sister-In-Law) told me about it
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: mamenie on October 29, 2006, 01:27:15 AM
I read Seth'a interview in Charles Platkin' newsletter.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: luv2teach on October 29, 2006, 06:21:26 AM
A co-worker told me about it - then I googled it to see what it was all about
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: pnstate1986 on October 31, 2006, 04:40:47 PM
Read about it in Women's World
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: sandywings on November 01, 2006, 09:08:41 AM
Read about it in the WW article; then bought the book.
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: aerosmith girl on November 10, 2006, 08:11:48 AM
I was surfing the internet on a way to lose weight. SLD came up, never heard of the diet or
Seth Roberts. So glad I did find it, just started Monday and now being Friday, have lost 3 pounds.
Only 17 more pounds to go, yeah!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Clarinette on February 15, 2007, 06:33:36 PM
I was searching the internet for a diet and search for '' Weird way to loose weight''  :P
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: lvivianka on February 15, 2007, 08:31:11 PM
yep, this is a weird way, but good :?
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: AnnP on February 23, 2007, 08:54:06 PM
Steven M (Ethesis) blogged about it, and did an interview with Seth.  I read about some of the references, and when I saw the Marginal Revolution link, I was REALLY interested.  Not that Steven's 70 lbs. weren't inspiring!  I got the book for my birthday last month and I've been doing this for about a week. 
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Dez on February 24, 2007, 03:59:50 PM
Google.  I was looking for a fast easy way to lose weight, I came upon a blog by a woman...Cathy- I think her name was, who describd her experiences with it. I figured that shangri-la was about as fast and easy as it gets!
Title: Re: How did you hear about Shangri-La?
Post by: Del on February 25, 2007, 01:18:02 PM
My brother (who's a securities broker) demanded that I read Freakonomics so he'd have someone to hash it out with and I read the extra articles at the end, did some research.  Read the book.  Did some more research.  Constructed my tracking sheets and tried it.  *BEAMS*

Del