Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Aromatherapy for the Large of Butt

I didn't bring my lunch today. So I went to a local sandwich shop that I love and got a turkey/ham sub, lovingly dubbed The Animal. Their specialty is hot subs, which are to die for. The manager, Michelle, is a whirling dervish of activity - a little tiny thing that never stops moving.

Well, Michelle is on vacation this week. The shop was full, which, when Michelle is there, means a 10-minute wait for your food. Today I sat there for half an hour in the middle of the most tantalizing smells you can imagine. Before I got my sandwich, I ate my chips AND my cookies (which were supposed to last me 3 days) and STILL I had to sit there. The saliva glands were working overtime, which got me to thinking....

Is there such as thing as aromatherapy for someone trying to lose weight? What is the smell that smells good but doesn't make you want to eat it?

Definitely not this:


But maybe this?


Or this?


Or this? (Oh wait, how did that get in here???? He was supposed to be a cucumber blossom!)
Oops... there it is!

Do YOU have a scent that makes you feel lighter than air and supresses your desire to eat?

10 comments:

nikki said...

i can't say it supresses the desire to eat, but i love my husbands cologne! i also love the smell of clean laundry and the the air after a good spring rain.

Jeff said...

The smell of vomit does it for me. Not eating for hours! I wonder if they market that. . .

ablondeblogger said...

LOL @ Jeff!!! I was going to say that, too.

Try Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea perfume. It's light, springy and airy and makes you want to be active and healthy (at least for me).

Love the guy photo, lol!

Janet said...

I was wondering...What is it about store made sandwiches that makes them taste ten times better?

Sayre said...

I personally love the smell of the cucumber blossom hand stuff - smells so clean!

Nikki - those are great too. Unfortunately, our "after the rain" smell doesn't last long because it turns into steamy sweatbath almost as soon as it stops raining!

Jeff - oh THAT's lovely! I wonder where I could find "VOMIT" perfume to dab on my wrist?

Dawn - I'll have to check out that EA Green Tea perfume (sounds much better than Jeff's idea). Oh, and the "guy photo"? that's a really young Brad Pitt.

Janet - I have no idea why that is. And the really weird thing is that they taste even better because Michelle is in the room! Like they have to be the best sandwiches they can be because their drill seargent is watching..

Oh, The Joys said...

It's not a scent, but I heard that mint works... er, for some people (not for ME.)

Alice in Wonderbread said...

oh oh! I have two tricks I learned:

1. Listerine breath mint strips. Makes everything taste like crap.

but- if it's the smell that's the problem try....

2. Halls menthol lyptus cough drops. That 'vapor action' consumes your nostrils and you don't want anything.

And another thing I have to do is when I smell the stuff that made me fat, I think now (intentionally and hopefully automatically over time): "That's not the smell of delicious. That's the smell of FAT. And I don't want to be fat anymore because it's taken far too much from me than any pleasure I've gotten from that smell of FAT."

Credit for these tricks goes to Dr. Stephen Gullo (author of Thin Tastes Better and The Thin Commandments- basically the same book ten years apart, organized differently and I find the latter easier to follow).

Nikki said...

You know, I was just thinking...

I wish my cucumber plants would grow something like this guy. LOL

factor 10 said...

When I worked at Bath and Body Works, ladies either thought the lotions made them hungry or thought they took the edge off of their hunger...The smell of plumeria nauseates me to this day. I think it was all in their heads--like watching someone who THINKS they're getting drunk, and gets the artificial buzz? Didja hang out with that kid in high school?

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I've never seen "Vomit" perfume, but there is, of course, "toilet water." I'm just saying...