I lost about 25 pounds on the Shangri-La Diet before my attention wandered to other hobbies. But I still keep an occational eye on that community. One of the most impressive results is this chart showing various reports from folks on the diet.
This data is tainted by the how it is self reported, but none the less it is amazing. The other day Seth reported some fun data for one dieter, who lost about a pound a week for two years! He wrote a nice posting a while back about the fun he is having with his little community of users. And this is a nice research result that makes complete sense given the diet’s punitive explanation, i.e. that standardization make food more fattening.