How the ‘Cell Phone Diet’ Works
Every time her cell phone rings, my patient, Rose, hears the Rocky theme. Each time she looks at her cell phone, she sees her target picture. It is a photoshopped picture of herself at her goal weight. Every morning, she plans what she’ll eat with her calorie-counting app, and then enters the calories of what she ate throughout the day. She says, “I have it with me all day, every day, so it’s like having you at my side all the time, helping me be successful.”
My patients are calling it “The Cell Phone Diet.” They apply as many of my “therapeutic psychogenic” techniques as they can think of with the use of their cellphones. They download……….