Unfamiliar foods cause weight loss, says the theory behind the Shangri-La Diet. If you add enough spices to a food, it will become unfamiliar.An ice cream store in San Francisco called Humphrey Slocombe has some of the world’s strangest flavors, likely to be unfamiliar until you eat them many times.
In the storeâ€™s first few months, Godby and his business partner, Sean Vahey, scooped from noon to 9 each night, ate nothing but ice cream, traded the leftover brownies for cocktails at a dive bar called Dirty Thieves and still lost weight. Since then theyâ€™ve hired eight employees and â€” hazard of the job â€” each gained back the 10 pounds theyâ€™d lost.
Thanks to Alex Chernavsky.