I understand whatcha mean. And YES! I do think smell can give pleasure.That's pretty interesting though. But I have a question about it: If you were to entirely be nourished from smell alone and not through taste, hearing etc. would the pleasure/happiness it brings be enough to satisfy, or would it be a souless, depressing experience? Half the reason I eat sweet foods or chocolate isn't really for the texture, but the chocolate/caramel/sugar etc. raises my mood in their own way. If I survived only on smell, would it be as fun (or bring to an emotional high?) It's the same for music.
Sorry to journey off on a tangent there. It's an interesting article. I don't think I would like to try that without eating or drinking for several weeks.
Do you have a link to that study?I had a theory that maybe you could kid your body that it was getting exercise by just thinking about exercise rather than having to bother to actually go and do it. You could then get fit whilst lazing around. I wasn't totally convinced by my theory but I still try it now and then, not sure how well it works as I'm over weight and puff if I have to run for a bus. But I did read an article by some scientist who had done research on the subject. Not sure how well I would do by living on smell alone. After smelling the pie I rather think I wouldn't have the self control not to eat it.
Don't know if you just mean Luke, or me too or something, but I wasn't replying to anyone in particular. For that matter, neither Luke nor I mentioned *any* of the posters, so I don't believe we were specifically replying to anyone here.And, if you were to actually read my posts, what you are arguing against,
I think it would only be interesting in a very morbid way. If you do try it, then please thoroughly document your crazy quest. That way others can learn from your mistakes.Calm down, I'm not agreeing with that part. All I said was it would be interesting to try and see if it would 'satisfy' hunger.
I don't condone actually trying to live off only smells, or smells and water. You will die.Alright. It is morning for me where I am, and I haven't had anything to eat. I'm a breakfast person, and get very light-headed when I don't have it. Right now I am sniffing a large canister of peanuts. I was thinking if I get the same nourishment, I should start my day off with a lot of protein if I am going to try this. Also, they have a strong scent. (I probably won't be able to try it for dinner, for my I still have parents, and that wouldn't turn out too well.
I woke up with that empty gurgle feeling in my stomach, but I know longer have the empty feeling. I don't feel exactly 'full' but now that I stopped smelling I'm getting hungry again. Am I supposed to be smelling it constantly?
What is the deal with water in this?