Anything anyone consumes effects them period. Ever hear the saying? " You are what you eat."
My self confidence has very little to do with my feelings, in fact, I am an extremely confident and independent person, this has been the case for
many years, there were only touches of emotional issues that seem to be attributed to nothing in particular.
Eating or drinking things will changed moods and emotional states, this is a proven fact. If you think I am kidding eat or drink allot of sugar for a
few days and see what happens. Or drink allot of beer, wine or whiskey and see what occurs. Things we put in our body change moods, some subtly
others more pronounced.
What I have felt is an increase of physical energy like never before, even when working out, or playing hockey which I do 5 to 6 days a week. I can
tell this just by my work out strength, endurance, play time and speed on ice.
And not consuming bad foods, well my diet was very strict even before. I almost never ate fast food unless I had nothing else available and I would
say that was maybe twice a year. I have been going to the local farmers market every Saturday for 10 years and I make all my meals at home, so my
eating habits where actually by most people standards, way above average. My close friends here on ATS will vouch for that, lol.
Impossible to determine? Not really, getting rid of the daily monkey lethargy was huge.
Subjective? everything is subjective, so why even bring that into the mix.
Testing criteria? I have tested for years, this diet seemed to do the trick within about 10 days and kept getting better everyday.
Psychological change? Damn straight it helped that as well, now I have even more piss and vinegar mentally.
I personally know that you can't have one without the other, when you have a physical improvement the mental always greatly improves and personal
mental sharpness increases greatly.
So placebo effect has nothing to do with my particular case, but I understand how would ask this particular question.
Only thing I can say is, prove it to yourself, then all this subjective, placebo, testing, statistics conjecture goes right out the _
My saying is "Just do it"
Originally posted by RedBird
reply to post by Realtruth
Reply to OP:
Might I suggest that your self-valued sense of well-being is subjective, and that without actual testing criteria, it is impossible to determine if
your new diet has actually improved your health.
It could easily be the case that the simple act of "knowing" that you are no longer consuming "bad" foods has improved your outlook on life, and
increased your sense of self worth.
To that point, I will suggest that what you are experiencing is an increase in self confidence - not improved physical health. All of the symptoms you
originally described sound to me like psychological issues, and you seem to have defeated them by applying placebo medicine to yourself in the form of
edit on 17-11-2010 by Realtruth because: (no reason given)