I wouldn’t say I’m addicted to fast food but I also wouldn’t say that I’m actively avoiding it either.  I think I’m like most people when it comes to fast food, it’s just more convenient and well….faster.

However, if there were some way I could kick the habit for my own health’s sake I’d be on board for sure.  Turns out there could be.  Amazon is selling an electric-shock bracelet called the Pavlok that promises to help you sort out your issues, whether they be spending too much time on the internet, biting your nails, cursing or eating fast food among others.  What happens is every time you slip up, the strap gives you a 350-vold electric shock, just to nudge you in the right direction and remind you not to cheat.  There is even an option for your friends to download an app that will allow them to give you a zap if they catch you slipping up.  Not sure this particular feature is a good idea considering the kind of friends I have, however it works, it works.  Much the way we train animals associating an unpleasant reaction to an unwanted behavior, thus making that behavior far less desirable to continue and eventually remove it all together.  The Pavlok 2 is currently on sale on Amazon for $199 but there is another similar bracelet for sale called the “Shock Clock Wake Up Trainer” for around $130.  As with any purchase I would advise anyone thinking of purchasing one of these kinds of bracelets to read all the reviews first