Australian Woman Gets Hypnotherapist To Cure Her Addiction To Eating Snake Lollies
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An Australian woman has enlisted the help of a hypnotherapist to cure her addiction to snake lollies.
While most of us would agree lollies are goddamn delicious, they obviously contain a lot of sugar, which can be bad at high levels.
Kylie is a self-described addict and couldn't stop salivating when A Current Affair plonked hundreds of snakes on her kitchen bench.
The Aussie explained to the Channel 9 programme that her addiction has been 'hardcore' for about 10 years and she consumes around 64 kilograms of sugar every two months from lollies and energy drinks.
The presenters even got a wheelbarrow full of sugar to illustrate this and Kylie admitted that she felt ashamed by her habit.
"How did I let this happen?" she asked herself. "Absolutely disrespectful of me to so many people."
Not only is this habit harmful to her health, but also her bank account. Kylie admitted she has probably spent tens of thousands of dollars over the years on lollies alone.
"These snakes will be the death of me," Kylie said to the camera while chewing on a snake.
She even has a chest - which she calls the 'Viper Chest' - filled with snake lollies.
The programme took a turn when explaining that Kylie used to have cystic fibrosis, which caused her to be in a wheelchair and on an oxygen tank. She was given a new lease on life after getting a double lung transplant, however the drugs given to her post-operation caused her to have transplant-related diabetes.
The condition left her 'exhausted' and 'with no energy' and that's when she turned to the snakes and energy drinks to keep her going.
The diabetes has now contributed to her body rejecting the transplant - she admitted the clock is racing to get her health in order.
"It's not lost on me, every minute of every day that goes through my mind the sacrifice my donor made and my donor's family made to give me another shot at life," Kylie said.
"I owe it to them and I'm so weak that I cannot put down a can of drink. I feel like I'm letting so many people down just because I don't have the fortitude to just say no."
So, she turned to hypnotherapist Mark Stephens, who claimed he could cure Kylie's addiction in three minutes.
Incredibly, after listening to an app and looking at some photos of her holding a piece of fruit instead, Kylie became repulsed by the snake lollies. She said the sugary treat 'looks and feels dirty' to her.
A week after the treatment, Kylie confirmed she hadn't eaten a snake or touched an energy drink.