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    I had the idea of scales which overtime lower your weight when you use them making you think your loosing weight. Do you think this placbo affect would make you loose weight in because you believe you are?

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    Who would buy those. Obviously you're not going to think you're getting lighter if your clothes don't get any looser.
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    No lol
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    Well you wouldn't buy it yourself.. think of it more of a mythbusters thing. :P

    I'm wondering more would the effect of thinking your loosing weight, actually make you loose weight.
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    (Original post by imhiya)
    I had the idea of scales which overtime lower your weight when you use them making you think your loosing weight. Do you think this placbo affect would make you loose weight in because you believe you are?

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    I would think they'd be more likely to make you put on weight, as it would look as though your weight was staying the same, or at least going up less than it actually is...
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    Nope. Losing weight isn't as natural of a progression as recovering from an illness is. Thus, covariation cannot occur and the misattribution cannot be formed.
 
 
 
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