I can see them in certain lights. yes, there would be "punitive measures, but that doesn’t mean they come and wreck your shit when you mess up. It’s more for someone that needs that extra accountability for some task, say an addiction of some sort (even to nicotine).
I’ve read about Belial (iirc) asking someone to give up fast food for something else he really wanted. He even gave them a cheat period after a while. When he ate it, with Belial’s encouragement, they felt sick as hell, as their body had re-adjusted to food without all of the extra stuff in it (“additives”). Wish I could recall that thread, but I saw it on here.
Not a bad idea if only a little extra accountability is needed. When I quit cigarettes, it was cold turkey, but if I had been following this path, I may have done it to help give MYSELF that extra nudge to keep going. I did it on my own, but if an extra nudge is needed for something legitimate, I’d say go for it.