Robert based his Shangri-La Diet from the idea that the human metabolic system evolved during the Stone Age when mankind was subject to a low availability of food followed by an alternately high availability.
They had plans to try and return to their early sound with a follow up album, but violence between Weiland and Dean DeLeo while on tour to support Shangri-La caused the band to have another breakup.
Roberts believes that in order for the Shangri-La Diet to be effective, the dieter must break the "taste-calorie association", thereby lowering the "set point".
When Weiland was released from jail, the band released Shangri-La Dee Da, which debuted to significantly less fanfare than the band was used to.
The Shangri-La Diet was created by Seth Roberts, an associate professor of Psychology at the University of California Berkley.
Warning: The Shangri-La Diet has not been conclusively evaluated and found to be a categorical method of weight loss.
Roberts spent years trying to perfect the Shangri-La Diet, using himself as a guinea pig to study the diet's effects.
The Shangri-La Diet should be considered more of a fad diet than a healthful way to lose weight.
If luxury is what you are after, then you've found your Shangri-La in Hotel Nikko.
Roberts uses a foundational "set point" theory of weight control for the Shangri-La Diet.