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    I've been living the PB for over a year now, and recently I've noticed some striking mental changes (not to mention physical ones). Specifically, although I've never been hot-tempered, I'm surprised at how calm I am throughout the whole day, no matter what happens. Even though I am calm, my tolerance for loud noise like you find in bars has gone way down. I am no longer interested in anything on TV unless it's educational or some kind of documentary. I also feel that I'm becoming re-sensitized to violence.


    Has anyone else experienced things like this?


    Then again, I will be 30 in a couple months. Maybe I'm just turning into an old man, or getting ready to be a "father."

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    I haven't followed a PB lifestyle long enough to say how much of a mellowing effect it has on me, although I can say my anxiety has certainly decreased.


    However, pre PB, I had a change in my perceptions. I can't stand the BEEP of censored language from all the "reality" shows my wife watches. I can't stand the shows period. I hate the mentality of the people on those shows. I also became sensitive to swearing and to some extent violence as I got older.


    One of my tests for a good band, was if it had an Explicit Lyrics sticker on its cover. Now, I judge a good band based on the skill of the artists within it.


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    I think it is hard to say whether a movement towards healthier living causes a positive change in mental health, or if a positive change in mental health leads to a healthier lifestyle. Surely the two are intertwined; an increase or decrease in one area generally accompanies a corresponging increase or decrease in the other. I suppose it is a "chicken-and-the-egg" scenario as to which is the initializing factor.


    As someone who has been plagued by anxiety and addicitons throughout my life, I certainly have noticed a drastic reduction in panic, rage, and destructive appetites since ameliorating my eating and exercise habits. I do earnestly believe that following the PB has made a positive impact on my mental health. However, perhaps I was necessarily in the "right place" mentally to begin the transition. The preliminary desire to improve my quality of life (including mental health) was essential to my perseverence through the initial withdrawal and fatigue as my body realigned itself with a healthier lifestyle.


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    Primalchild-I definitely have noticed a difference in mentality as well. In addition to the positive changes you speak of, I noticed that when I am doing an IF, I am much more focused in school, the longer it has been since I've eaten, the more information I am able to absorb during lecture. I have pondered why that is so and the only conclusion I have come to is that my body is very alert in a sort of primal hunt mode. Since I haven't eaten in sometimes over a day, I am focused to "make the kill," or so my body thinks. I don't think it is related to you being on your way to being an "old man," LOL!


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    I think that how you think and feel is a product of what you are consuming. You can have a desire to change but that can only take you so far.


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    Hi All -


    My father-in-law gave me some Damage Control pills to try a week ago. I definitely notice some unexpected 'mental' changes. Note that my diet and sleep remain the same as before.


    I feel much more calm than before; less physically and mentally nervous. However, I also feel a little emotionally detached from people and things. On the other hand, from time to time I feel like I might cry, like a sad child.


    My appetite is less too. I don't feel the need to overeat.


    Overall, I'm not sure if these reactions are good or bad. I'm on the fence as to whether to continue taking the pills or not.


    Jamie


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    As a follow up from my post earlier today...


    I've been noticing increasing discomfort in my Kidney regions (started yesterday, now more obvious today). I'm thinking that these pills may be too strong for me. Too bad, since I was digging the sense of calmness they brought.


    Jamie


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    Jdktor-They come in packets of 6 per day right? You could just take a lesser amount of pills per day depending on how much your body seems to need.


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    hey..it's definitely not uncommon =D

    it's clinically proven that lower carb intake stablizes one's mood.


    remember, ketogenetic diet is used to treat child seizure. Some types of alzheimer diseases carriers also show great improvement after putting on a ketogenetic diet.


    so of course ur brain is healthier and u are more calm through out the day.


    sugar is just bad news..addiction that makes a lot of people behave irregularly.


    about interests in learning...haha...I truly believe that one good habit definitely brings out a bunch of others like chain effects.

    =D


    eating/living healthy makes me happier too!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpycakes View Post
    I've been living the PB for over a year now, and recently I've noticed some striking mental changes (not to mention physical ones). Specifically, although I've never been hot-tempered, I'm surprised at how calm I am throughout the whole day, no matter what happens. Even though I am calm, my tolerance for loud noise like you find in bars has gone way down. I am no longer interested in anything on TV unless it's educational or some kind of documentary. I also feel that I'm becoming re-sensitized to violence.


    Has anyone else experienced things like this?


    Then again, I will be 30 in a couple months. Maybe I'm just turning into an old man, or getting ready to be a "father."
    I experienced the same points you did.

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