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(Science World Report)   Not news: Pills, diet programs and exercise regimens aren't effective at treating obesity. News: So researchers try simply paying people money not to eat. Fark: It works   (scienceworldreport.com) divider line 10
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2013-03-08 01:28:02 PM
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payattention: Face it gang, on some level this is absolutely horrifying. Due to corporate programming, our society has been brainwashed to see currency as more important than our own health. They had already gotten the belief pushed to the point where mothers would sell their own children to make some if it, and now we see that people refuse to change their own destructive ways without being promised some of it. Not for a decent reason like living better/longer/healthier... but for currency.

It is times like this that I am ashamed to be an American... the land of capitalism over everything, including your own survival.

/of course, I now have diabetes and have been told to eat better
//not going to do it, but not because I want to be paid to do it
///there are other reasons...


No.  The brain has always had a hard tiem looking at long distant and non concrete payoffs.  Thsi has nothing to do with corporate programming and more to do with how we are hardwired.  You have an immediate desire to eat (and are generally more attracted to bad food) and the thought of what it will do to yoru waist and life expectancy down the road isn't immediate.  The thought of money is much more concrete.

This isn't an american phenomenon at all.
2013-03-08 12:58:18 PM
2 votes:
This is why most stars are skinny.  If being skinny is your job, you will find the motivation to take care of it, most of the time.

I think my minimum price for weight loss would have to be on the scale of a few hundred a month at least.  At least on the order of a part time job.  $20 a month, would NOT motivate me... though, oddly enough, avoiding the $20 penalty for not making my goal might motivate me a bit.  Mostly, though I think it would just motivate me not to participate in the study.

/yes, I sound fat
2013-03-08 01:25:02 PM
1 votes:

payattention: Face it gang, on some level this is absolutely horrifying. Due to corporate programming, our society has been brainwashed to see currency as more important than our own health. They had already gotten the belief pushed to the point where mothers would sell their own children to make some if it, and now we see that people refuse to change their own destructive ways without being promised some of it. Not for a decent reason like living better/longer/healthier... but for currency.

It is times like this that I am ashamed to be an American... the land of capitalism over everything, including your own survival.

/of course, I now have diabetes and have been told to eat better
//not going to do it, but not because I want to be paid to do it
///there are other reasons...


ugh, dude, seriously... it's a miserable way to go out... Uncle had it and refused... first they took his big toe in his right foot, then they had to take his right foot... Despite that he still didn't change eating habits, and no matter how much he claimed he would rather die happy than to change his diet, he couldn't breath for crap, and he didn't exactly have a beaming smile on face every time he had to move around...

he suffered pretty badly...

It's not really much of a change to make
2013-03-08 01:10:49 PM
1 votes:

Girl Pants: Somehow $20 doesn't feel like it'd motivate me enough.


That was my first thought too, but these people probably already do want to lose weight and the chance of winning their lottery is probably even more of an incentive.

If you didn't meet the monthly goals, you had to pay in $20 and there were only 100 people in the study which lasted 12-36 weeks. That could be a nice bonus.
2013-03-08 01:09:36 PM
1 votes:
Face it gang, on some level this is absolutely horrifying. Due to corporate programming, our society has been brainwashed to see currency as more important than our own health. They had already gotten the belief pushed to the point where mothers would sell their own children to make some if it, and now we see that people refuse to change their own destructive ways without being promised some of it. Not for a decent reason like living better/longer/healthier... but for currency.

It is times like this that I am ashamed to be an American... the land of capitalism over everything, including your own survival.

/of course, I now have diabetes and have been told to eat better
//not going to do it, but not because I want to be paid to do it
///there are other reasons...
2013-03-08 01:08:16 PM
1 votes:
If money were that much of a motivator, nobody would smoke cigarettes anymore either.

/i'm in the you'd have to pay me more than 20$ club.
2013-03-08 12:50:15 PM
1 votes:
Eh, I'm skeptical.  Getting paid to be skinny already exists, it's called being a woman, and yet still statistically 2/3rds of them are all hambeasts to some degree anyway

/inb4 "but mah bodybuilders bmi..."
2013-03-08 12:38:46 PM
1 votes:
Apparently people's addiction to money is greater than the addiction to pharmaceutical grade ingredients...

/lost 30lbs in the last month from fasting on fresh, home made juice blend
//yes not eating works... just make sure your body is getting healthy nutrition
2013-03-08 12:35:47 PM
1 votes:
BULLETIN:
"Eat stuff that comes from trees or from the ground."

BIG MACS DO NOT GROW ON TREES OR SPROUT UP FROM STALKS.


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2013-03-08 12:31:38 PM
1 votes:
Breaking News: Healthy food costs more than junk food.  More at 10.
 
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