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    Cool How can i make my Mum stop the diet cokes?

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    She's been a prolific diet coke drinker for decades now! She knows it's bad, but she won't get off the crack. She is 60, very lean, VERY active(on her feet moving from sun up to sun down, literally), does not eat particularly much and what she does eat is crap(rice cakes/crackers ffs ), but the coke is probably really having an effect. I don't want to be looking after some demented woman in 30 yrs after the aspartame has ravaged her cognitive apparatus, no thank you very much.

    I know you cannot make anyone do anything, other than by gun point, but how do you coerce really stupid people into making better choices?

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    Have her watch "the bitter-sweet truth" or something such as that on youtube.

    condition her to associate pain with diet coke by beating her whenever she's drinking one.

    /in b4 board backlash re: "really stupid people"

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    They won't unless something life threatening happens to them, or someone they love. Even then it may not help. My grandfather grew up smoking cigarettes, cigars, and drinking like a sailor. Around the age of 65 he started to have heart failure, and his kidneys were shutting down. He now has to go to dialysis 2x a week for the rest of his life at the age of 72. He looks horrible, and you know what...? This weekend he was smoking yet another cigarette, and drinking a beer. Stupid.

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    seconding iniQuity's suggestion about pain association.

    I went that route with a programmer friend and kept putting thumb tacks in his redbulls. He now hates thumbtacks.
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    She's basically healthy living a basically healthy lifestyle. I'd chill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iniQuity View Post
    Have her watch "the bitter-sweet truth" or something such as that on youtube.

    condition her to associate pain with diet coke by beating her whenever she's drinking one.

    /in b4 board backlash re: "really stupid people"

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    That's slightly medieval. I was considering more an electric collar, where i can 'zap' from a distance with a remote control, thus removing the son-is-a-torturer association.

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    Here is the video iniQuity was referring to.
    Its 90 minutes but its really informative.
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    Your motivation for her stopping the diet coke is a personal one and nothing to do with her health - you just don't want to be stuck looking after a demented woman. You can always just throw the woman into a nursing home. Anyway she's a stupid person (your words) and not worth any more discussion!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocco Hill View Post
    I don't want to be looking after some demented woman in 30 yrs after the aspartame has ravaged her cognitive apparatus, no thank you very much .... how do you coerce really stupid people into making better choices?
    I don't know. Perhaps some deep introspection will help. What would coerce you? Oh, wait, you're the selfish prick, it's your Mum that's stupid. What a family.

    Then again, maybe she's not stupid, maybe she's trying to drink herself into an early grave because she's despondent about her child rearing failure.

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