Thursday, June 08, 2006


Aversion Therapy

Here's a wild concept: aversion therapy. I'm not talking electrodes or the Clockwork Orange treatment. Try carrots and celery.

Eat a sensible diet of 1000 to 1500 calories a day (300-500 calories per meal is do-able). If you have any inclination for indulgences (cookies, chips, chocolate, etc.) swap out the craving for carrot stick and/or celery sticks. Eat those until the cravings pass or you're full. Every time the urge hits you hit the sticks. Before you know it, your stomach will associate cravings with carrots. You'll hate it, but this will re-program your cravings. After about three or four days, you'll associate treats with carrots and the dissatisfaction that they bring.

Here's a quick comparison of small orange snacks: carrots are 10 calories per ounce; cheetos are
162 calories per ounce.

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