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Response to restrictive diet,

My body rebels in riot…

Just one more snack–

The tummy is packed–

But I keep trying to try it.

Little or no preparation,

Ensures bad complications…

No celery

To encourage me,

With complex carbo. mastication!

It’s called starvation reflex,

Less food puts more stress…

On reserve fat–

Got lots of that–

Adequate supply of that!

I know what to do,

Intellectually too…

Must think ahead

By eating less bread,

Preparing to succeed before I chew.

–Jonathan Caswell