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updated 5/18/2006 5:02:17 PM ET 2006-05-18T21:02:17

There is no more simple premise to a diet than suppressing the appetite to reduce food intake to reduce weight.  And there can be no more simple requirements of a diet plan than to take a regular spoonful of olive oil or glass of sugar water.  Seth Roberts' Shangri La Diet is exactly that simple, and even draws its inspiration from some of the most basic functions of the human brain.  But the reason the diet works is unexpected and not like other weight loss strategies you've heard about.  And the means through which Roberts developed the diet, self experimentation, is also uncommon.  Use the link below to hear Roberts explain his research methods and how flavor, calories and appetite interact through Stone Age reflexes in the brain.

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