Is there any correlation between positive emotions and a better metabolism?

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  1. h0llyw00d

    h0llyw00d GT Alum and UF Fan for life OT Supporter

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    Just curious... I've started dating this really great girl, the first girl I've dated in 3 and a half years (college, I was more the "player" for a while) Anyways, I started dating her, I was at 297, and now I'm at 277... I've been eating the same, and I have a job now too, but its just a cashier job at Ikea. I was wondering if there's any positive correlation between positive emotions (like love/caring for someone and happiness) and weight loss or a better metabolism... anyone out there I'm rather greatful for an answer as to why I'm shedding lbs.

    trust me though, I'm stoked I'm dropping it...
     
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    odd, but possibly....

    how long of a time period?
     
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    you were a player at 297 pounds?:eek3:
     
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    you're probably n ot on your ass all of the time now
     
  5. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I know that negative emotion, sadness or depression take my hunger away and my metabolism slows down to a crawl. It would make sense to me that the opposite is true as well.
     
  6. Its not about your metabolism its about how much you eat.

    People typically eat more when they are depressed.
     
  7. V!

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    You may feel better about yourself, which in turn may lead to your eating habits
     
  8. Phineas Q Stork

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    You probably dont as much because you are busy following her orders all day long
     
  9. As a cashier you are probably standing up all day for longer periods of time. You probably cant eat as often as normal because of your shift.
     
  10. h0llyw00d

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    it was over a 2 month period (oct1-today)

    yes, I was a "player" at 297... I got mine every now and then, true college style...

    I do stand up a lot, take the stairs more these days, but I just don't feel like I've changed my habits really, and the weight is just dissapearing
     
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    there is an assosication between being depressed and weight gain
     
  12. ralyks

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    Being happy = more endorphins/dopamine (responsible for controling mood/appetite/body temperature), so possibly. I'd imagine the effect is stronger the other way around (losing weight = feeling better).
     
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    False. When depressed there are some eating problems, but it could be to eat too much or not enough. In fact, because people don't have any motivation when depressed, they tend to eat less and lose weight.
     
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    Bruised Lee John Kune Do, puncher of faces

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    you are doing more cardio due to the extra humping?

    EDIT: beat me to it
     
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    Are you kidding me?.....People that are depressed actually eat more and gain weight

    If you don't know that simple fact, then you really need to get out more........SOME people may lose weight when depressed, but the majority gain weight
     
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    It depends on the personality type and why they eat, if they eat because it makes them feel good that could be why, but I know tons of people who don't eat alot because they're quasi-depressed. Bulimic/Anorexic people are often depressed.

    Don't try to claim your opinion as fact, you look like a tool.
     
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    or at least copy and paste some study
     
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