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(Daily Mail)   Ritalin could help obese people lose weight, finally finish reading the Great Gatsby   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 106
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2009-04-07 07:30:43 AM  
Considering Ritalin is similar to amphetamines, I'm not surprised.
 
2009-04-07 08:20:05 AM  
If you find it difficult to finish The Great Gatsby, your mental deficits aren't limited to the attention department, chief.
 
2009-04-07 08:23:31 AM  
kronicfeld: If you find it difficult to finish The Great Gatsby, your mental deficits aren't limited to the attention department, chief.

Nothing is obscure on Fark
 
2009-04-07 08:27:25 AM  
DammitIForgotMyLogin: Nothing is obscure on Fark

Oh goddammit. It's been too long since I've seen that one.
 
2009-04-07 09:29:47 AM  
Timmy listened to the whole book but couldn't recall what kind of car Gatsby was driving in Chapter 7.

Can you?
 
2009-04-07 09:31:48 AM  
or they could try eating healthier and getting their fat ass off the couch to exercise, but that sounds hard. give me a pill to fix me doctor.
 
2009-04-07 10:08:38 AM  
No shiat, adderall was originally developed with being a diet pill in mind
 
2009-04-07 10:08:47 AM  
kronicfeld: If you find it difficult to finish The Great Gatsby, your mental deficits aren't limited to the attention department, chief.

Nobody will willingly read that book. Lots of people had to read it in high school, like I did, but if you picked up that book on your own, you'd put it down within 100 pages because it would bore you out of your mind.
 
2009-04-07 10:44:55 AM  
At first glance, I thought that said "Raistlin could help obese people..."


/And it kind of made sense...
 
2009-04-07 11:38:09 AM  
fark Gatsby, help me finish Gravity's Rainbow.
 
2009-04-07 11:38:44 AM  
It's an amphetamine, what the fark did they expect.
 
2009-04-07 11:39:24 AM  
BULLshiat the entire current generation is like all on ritalin and they are FAT
 
2009-04-07 11:40:20 AM  
UberDave: At first glance, I thought that said "Raistlin could help obese people..."


/And it kind of made sense...


Whats worse, you mentioning Raistlin, or me for knowing who he is....
 
2009-04-07 11:40:24 AM  
UberDave: At first glance, I thought that said "Raistlin could help obese people..."


/And it kind of made sense...


I can't see him doing anything helpful.
His brother on the other hand has been there and done that.
 
2009-04-07 11:40:53 AM  
I was on a Ritalin alternative, and I lost about 15 lbs over 2 months. Same activity level, but I didn't 'graze' as much.

It also helped me kick my WoW habit. I just looked at it one day (bout 4 weeks in) and thought: 'This is boring. I'm going to go finish refinishing my bathroom.'
 
2009-04-07 11:40:57 AM  
No obvious tag?
 
2009-04-07 11:41:07 AM  
The Great Gatsby wasn't that great.

/the book wasn't very good either.
 
2009-04-07 11:41:07 AM  
I was on it for a while a few years ago (they thought I had ADD, but turns out I had sleep apnea so I was just tired all the time). I would go all day without eating because it just wouldn't occur to me.

/totally useless anecdote
 
2009-04-07 11:41:48 AM  
just came for this

i.dailymail.co.uk

/hawwwwwwwwt
 
2009-04-07 11:42:09 AM  
eqtworld: No shiat, adderall was originally developed with being a diet pill in mind

Ahh that's what it was.

It worked great.
 
2009-04-07 11:42:21 AM  
devine: UberDave: At first glance, I thought that said "Raistlin could help obese people..."


/And it kind of made sense...

Whats worse, you mentioning Raistlin, or me for knowing who he is....


It's only a problem if you pretended to be him for a period of time lasting longer than longer than 1-3 evenings per year.
 
2009-04-07 11:42:27 AM  
But it's estimated that around 80 per cent of severely obese patients fail to achieve their target weight by changeing eating habits and lifestyle.

FTFY
 
2009-04-07 11:46:20 AM  
As FredaDeStilleto said, it's like an amphetamine. You won't be hungry and your heart rate will probably increase, burning calories while your fat ass doesn't exercise some more.

You could also try AYDS or aides.
 
2009-04-07 11:46:38 AM  
FredaDeStilleto: Considering Ritalin is similar to amphetamines, I'm not surprised.

ftfy
/used to be on that shiat
//sold it after i got tired of being twacked all the time
 
2009-04-07 11:46:44 AM  
Ritalin makes me eat more.
I really focus on the chow.
 
2009-04-07 11:47:06 AM  
subby

..... or "Ulysses" by James Joyce.
 
2009-04-07 11:48:22 AM  
i took an assload of ritalin this morning. went running, biked to work. still not hungry. i look like a friggin' tweaker though.
 
2009-04-07 11:49:12 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

What an obese person might look like.
 
2009-04-07 11:49:27 AM  
I never finished reading The Great Gatsby, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2009-04-07 11:50:16 AM  
Just do some damn coke like an adult.
 
2009-04-07 11:50:23 AM  
TheWizard: eqtworld: No shiat, adderall was originally developed with being a diet pill in mind

Ahh that's what it was.

It worked great.


What sucks is they modified the salt mixture so that it is not optimized for either weight loss or concentration. It works OK for both, but I would like to see 2 versions. one for weight loss, one for ADD.

/lasts too long IMO
 
2009-04-07 11:51:18 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com

this just in, stimulants can be used as appetite supressants.
 
2009-04-07 11:53:08 AM  
hey how about changing your diet and getting some exercise. stop staring at the computer as much. still got a problem get your thyroid levels checked even though only about 10% of people with obestiy have thyroid issues. then maybe the getty up and go stuff
 
2009-04-07 11:55:04 AM  
NOT ONLY DID I LOSE 37 POUNDS IN FIVE DAYS!! BUT I FOUND OUT THAT I'M THEDEVIL!!!
 
2009-04-07 11:58:39 AM  
This is dangerous. It's almost like they're claiming how much food people stuff in their mouths is the cause of their obesity, and not some laws-of-thermodynamics defying "glandular disorder".
 
2009-04-07 11:59:39 AM  
Who takes drugs to feel bad? The Great Gatsby would harsh any buzz.
 
2009-04-07 12:02:51 PM  
I've got an ex-housemate that proves this completely false.

/crazy and fat is no way to go through life.
 
2009-04-07 12:04:51 PM  
Let me try to explain this to you:

Ritalin, Adderal, etc. ruin appetite.

This may help you lose weight provided you do normal things, like exercise in conjunction with eating less/eating healthy.

If all you do is eat things that are terrible for you, no ADHD medication with lose weight for you. But if you eat a lot and it's not terrible for you, the medication with make you eat less. That combined with exercise means you lose weight.

No one ever said it's a magic weight loss pill.

/no shiat
 
2009-04-07 12:06:20 PM  
notmtwain: Timmy listened to the whole book but couldn't recall what kind of car Gatsby was driving in Chapter 7.

Can you?


My wife and I have the biggest fights over this damn book. I've tried to read it 6 times. I get to the same part and fall asleep. If I buy any other book there is a fight for a week about how I should finish GG first. I even tried the audio books and I can't tell where I left off because it's all the same. She has a 1st Ed of it....So I got a kick out of your reply.
 
2009-04-07 12:09:17 PM  
i would say more but I have to finish this post so I can reload it and see if anyone responded to what i said.

Kthxbye
 
2009-04-07 12:10:29 PM  
cynispasm: fark Gatsby, help me finish Gravity's Rainbow.

I second that. Only book I could never finish.

/spent half the time looking up references
 
2009-04-07 12:13:15 PM  
img1.fark.net

Ritalin is cocaine's clean-cut little brother. And Cocaine is why Hollywood and the fashion industry are full of people who are freakishly slim even into their '40s.
 
2009-04-07 12:15:02 PM  
Wait, that was supposed to be img1.fark.net
 
2009-04-07 12:20:09 PM  
eqtworld: TheWizard: eqtworld: No shiat, adderall was originally developed with being a diet pill in mind

Ahh that's what it was.

It worked great.

What sucks is they modified the salt mixture so that it is not optimized for either weight loss or concentration. It works OK for both, but I would like to see 2 versions. one for weight loss, one for ADD.

/lasts too long IMO


Am I the only one who was prescribed adderall and the bottle litterally says "amphetamine" instead of any drug name? I agree it works great and made me not feel hungry, and I got tons of stuff done. I didn't like the side effects though especially the feeling it gave my heart and how I literally couldn't sleep even if I wanted to sometimes.

When we were going through my grandmas stuff we found "pep pills" from the 60s that she had been taking even while she was pregnant with my uncle. They were just amphetamines. She probably needed it though- by then she was on her 6th kid.
 
2009-04-07 12:21:40 PM  
Heh. I went on something similar for narcolepsy about the same time I finished finals, was dead broke until my first paycheck came in, oh, and my job involved me moving on my feet at least 5 hours a day.

I didn't realize how much weight I lost until a family party in September when everyone kept gasping at me. And then I noticed my skirts were all hanging almost off my hips.

But you know, smoking helps you lose weight too... there was a doctor on NPR once who said that was a pretty great weight loss drug, and he would be prescribing it if not for the damn lung cancer...
 
2009-04-07 12:23:30 PM  
TheWizard
I was on a Ritalin alternative, and I lost about 15 lbs over 2 months...
crystal meth?
 
2009-04-07 12:26:50 PM  
ace in your face: She probably needed it though- by then she was on her 6th kid.

Schoolteacher was she?

/oh wait, maybe she was having her 6th kid...
//my bad
///but was she hot?
 
2009-04-07 12:27:53 PM  
GAT_00: Nobody will willingly read that book. Lots of people had to read it in high school, like I did, but if you picked up that book on your own, you'd put it down within 100 pages because it would bore you out of your mind.

Um, I actually picked it up on my own a few months back and quite enjoyed it...

/I guess I shouldn't admit that I read Babbitt during the same period...
 
2009-04-07 12:28:42 PM  
Third_Uncle_Eno: subby

..... or "Ulysses" by James Joyce.


This.
Whenever I start reading that, I get
this (popping)
song stuck in my head.

/other than this book, stream-of-consciousness does it for me
 
2009-04-07 12:28:58 PM  
Haven't people known this for years?
 
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