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(Telegraph)   New research shows that being skinny leads to depression, which is why Farkers are some of the happiest people on Earth   ( telegraph.co.uk) divider line
    More: Interesting, depression, Nutrition, mental health, Seoul National University, Dr Agnes Ayton, Obesity, medical care providers, good mental health  
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2017-04-20 11:15:17 PM  
Huh. I'd have guessed being a fat fu*k is a lot more depressing.
 
2017-04-20 11:17:32 PM  
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Apparently Starbucks is trying to stamp out depression with their new Frap.
 
2017-04-20 11:20:49 PM  
Well that explains why I am the way I am. I think I am far too underweight and can't really do much about it at the moment...
 
2017-04-20 11:46:55 PM  
I'm still in recovery mode post surgery, and I'm running at about 25lbs lighter than I was when I went in for surgery. And given the amount of exercise that I'm forcing myself through as part of my rehab, I may keep it off for some time. I was never all that heavy--about 165, and I've been relatively stable there for years--but I'm only about 142 or so now, and even with eating a fair amount, I'm just converting anything I put into the system to shoring up the bone, and knitting muscle and tissue and relatively speedier metabolic process.

The good news is that I've been cleared to bike as of yesterday, so I'm looking forward to getting out there again.

This being said: when I exercise regularly, yes, I feel better. I'm rarely all that skinny though. I have a classic Nihonjin frame, so I'm never going to have shredded abs, because I have great hara. I'm NOT real happy about this low sodium diet right now, but otherwise, I'm not limited, so it's a lot of veggies, and protein from nuts and meats and chick peas and the like, and a bit from bread and grains and pasta. I've had to cut out the cheeses that I like, because of the sodium content, so it's an adjustment. But I'm fair happy.

Then again, given that the alternative last month was "Be wicked uncomfortable and in pain lots" and "six feet under" I'm fairly happy with the outcome. Yeah, rehab sucks, but it's days above ground, so I'll take them.
 
2017-04-20 11:59:18 PM  

hubiestubert: I'm still in recovery mode post surgery, and I'm running at about 25lbs lighter than I was when I went in for surgery. And given the amount of exercise that I'm forcing myself through as part of my rehab, I may keep it off for some time. I was never all that heavy--about 165, and I've been relatively stable there for years--but I'm only about 142 or so now, and even with eating a fair amount, I'm just converting anything I put into the system to shoring up the bone, and knitting muscle and tissue and relatively speedier metabolic process.

The good news is that I've been cleared to bike as of yesterday, so I'm looking forward to getting out there again.

This being said: when I exercise regularly, yes, I feel better. I'm rarely all that skinny though. I have a classic Nihonjin frame, so I'm never going to have shredded abs, because I have great hara. I'm NOT real happy about this low sodium diet right now, but otherwise, I'm not limited, so it's a lot of veggies, and protein from nuts and meats and chick peas and the like, and a bit from bread and grains and pasta. I've had to cut out the cheeses that I like, because of the sodium content, so it's an adjustment. But I'm fair happy.

Then again, given that the alternative last month was "Be wicked uncomfortable and in pain lots" and "six feet under" I'm fairly happy with the outcome. Yeah, rehab sucks, but it's days above ground, so I'll take them.



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2017-04-21 12:21:45 AM  
It's probably because being skinny in America is like being an albino. You're a rare breed, so everyone looks at you funny.
 
2017-04-21 12:29:33 AM  
Farkers need Farkers, so they're the happiest people in the world.
 
2017-04-21 12:48:08 AM  
Being alive in a world with so many dumb people is depressing.
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2017-04-21 01:40:45 AM  
"Let me have men about me that are fat,
Sleek-headed men and such as sleep a-nights.
Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look,
He thinks too much; such men are dangerous."
 
2017-04-21 02:40:31 AM  
Does it have to be all over, or is just the head enough?
 
2017-04-21 04:59:48 AM  
I just happen to be depressive enough for two.
 
2017-04-21 05:26:56 AM  
New research shows that being skinny head leads to depression

FTFThem
 
2017-04-21 06:12:53 AM  
This seems somewhat backwards. Seems more likely to me that one consequence of being depressed means you wouldn't necessarily eat more or more often (e.g. snack) than the minimum of calories to get you through the day, whether you exercise or not.

On the other hand, depression can also causes people to overeat, so.
 
2017-04-21 06:25:23 AM  
Yay! One more thing to blame it on.
/6'5" 157.8#
 
2017-04-21 07:25:34 AM  

Niveras: This seems somewhat backwards. Seems more likely to me that one consequence of being depressed means you wouldn't necessarily eat more or more often (e.g. snack) than the minimum of calories to get you through the day, whether you exercise or not.

On the other hand, depression can also causes people to overeat, so.


No sweat, they covered the correlation angle in the article.  The anxiety/defeatism/depression cycle definitely makes one cut back to sustenance.

/counts calories on packages to make a high score, still underweight
 
2017-04-21 07:44:59 AM  
Wait...I thought that Farkers were happy because of the heavy drinking.
 
2017-04-21 07:46:39 AM  
Our collective weight doesn't bring happiness. It's beer that brings happiness.
 
2017-04-21 08:04:30 AM  

ChubbyTiger: Our collective weight doesn't bring happiness. It's beer that brings happiness.


No, beer is just proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. You have to step through that door, grasp that beer, and accept the happiness. Beer is naught but a portal to happiness. The real power is yours...
 
2017-04-21 08:11:52 AM  

hubiestubert: ChubbyTiger: Our collective weight doesn't bring happiness. It's beer that brings happiness.

No, beer is just proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. You have to step through that door, grasp that beer, and accept the happiness. Beer is naught but a portal to happiness. The real power is yours...


That's pretty deep for 8 am.
 
2017-04-21 08:27:14 AM  
Its true.   I think I would be willing to trade a few years of my life to be as happy for 5 minutes as the woman in pink opening her soda.
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2017-04-21 08:44:47 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Its true.   I think I would be willing to trade a few years of my life to be as happy for 5 minutes as the woman in pink opening her soda.
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You mean Hidden Valley Paunch on the left?
 
2017-04-21 08:55:11 AM  
I've been fat and I've been skinny, and both have their ups and downs. It's getting oldthat's really depressing.
 
2017-04-21 09:24:21 AM  

ChubbyTiger: hubiestubert: ChubbyTiger: Our collective weight doesn't bring happiness. It's beer that brings happiness.

No, beer is just proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. You have to step through that door, grasp that beer, and accept the happiness. Beer is naught but a portal to happiness. The real power is yours...

That's pretty deep for 8 am.


I am one of Fark's resident Buddhists. ;)
 
2017-04-21 09:34:46 AM  
That doesn't explain the politics tab, though
 
2017-04-21 09:46:03 AM  

AquaTatanka: Vaginosilicosis: Its true.   I think I would be willing to trade a few years of my life to be as happy for 5 minutes as the woman in pink opening her soda.
[img.fark.net image 800x479]

You mean Hidden Valley Paunch on the left?


Worst Hidden Valley ever.
 
2017-04-21 10:12:07 AM  

Vaginosilicosis: Its true.   I think I would be willing to trade a few years of my life to be as happy for 5 minutes as the woman in pink opening her soda.
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Its not a soda - its salad dressing (prob ranch which is going onto the pizza).
 
2017-04-21 10:12:08 AM  

mcreel: Yay! One more thing to blame it on.
/6'5" 157.8#


Dang boy, I thought I was skinny.  You have me by 4" and only 5 lbs.
 
2017-04-21 11:22:22 AM  

Sugarbombs: Niveras: This seems somewhat backwards. Seems more likely to me that one consequence of being depressed means you wouldn't necessarily eat more or more often (e.g. snack) than the minimum of calories to get you through the day, whether you exercise or not.

On the other hand, depression can also causes people to overeat, so.

No sweat, they covered the correlation angle in the article.  The anxiety/defeatism/depression cycle definitely makes one cut back to sustenance.

/counts calories on packages to make a high score, still underweight


Yeah, the article is kinda useless as regards the correlation / causation thing. From my own experience, when I'm depressed I have to *force* myself to eat anything. During a particularly bad period I once went from my fighting weight of 210lbs +- 10 to 140lbs.

/ cheap microwave burritos are useful in such situations.
 
2017-04-21 11:33:56 AM  

Saiga410: mcreel: Yay! One more thing to blame it on.
/6'5" 157.8#

Dang boy, I thought I was skinny.  You have me by 4" and only 5 lbs.


What's sad is that I put on 15 pounds in the last six months.
 
2017-04-21 11:46:34 AM  

ecor1: Vaginosilicosis: Its true.   I think I would be willing to trade a few years of my life to be as happy for 5 minutes as the woman in pink opening her soda.
[img.fark.net image 800x479]

Its not a soda - its salad dressing (prob ranch which is going onto the pizza).


I'm well aware what is in that bottle.   But I think its coin flip at best she doesn't just empty it straight into that calorie funnel of hers.
 
2017-04-21 01:04:33 PM  

hubiestubert: ChubbyTiger: hubiestubert: ChubbyTiger: Our collective weight doesn't bring happiness. It's beer that brings happiness.

No, beer is just proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. You have to step through that door, grasp that beer, and accept the happiness. Beer is naught but a portal to happiness. The real power is yours...

That's pretty deep for 8 am.

I am one of Fark's resident Buddhists. ;)


Even so, it was early. On a Friday, no less.
 
2017-04-21 02:50:47 PM  

Vaginosilicosis: Its true.   I think I would be willing to trade a few years of my life to be as happy for 5 minutes as the woman in pink opening her soda.
[img.fark.net image 800x479]


Is that soda or blue cheese dressing?
 
2017-04-21 02:53:23 PM  

mcreel: Saiga410: mcreel: Yay! One more thing to blame it on.
/6'5" 157.8#

Dang boy, I thought I was skinny.  You have me by 4" and only 5 lbs.

What's sad is that I put on 15 pounds in the last six months.


You were 6'-5" and 142#? Holy shiat, Skeletor.
 
2017-04-21 04:23:16 PM  
While the articles authors are simply guessing at the reason for this correlation, may I suggest possible undernutrition? Fat people are likely getting enough of... everything. Skinny people might not be, and they can't stand to skip a meal as easily.
 
2017-04-21 04:34:53 PM  

cyberspacedout: While the articles authors are simply guessing at the reason for this correlation, may I suggest possible undernutrition? Fat people are likely getting enough of... everything. Skinny people might not be, and they can't stand to skip a meal as easily.


We're fine as long as there is caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine available. Food is for when we are hungry. Not 3 or 4 or 5 times a day. That's why we aren't fat fu*cks. That and being blessed with a high metabolism.
 
2017-04-21 10:12:26 PM  

John Buck 41: cyberspacedout: While the articles authors are simply guessing at the reason for this correlation, may I suggest possible undernutrition? Fat people are likely getting enough of... everything. Skinny people might not be, and they can't stand to skip a meal as easily.

We're fine as long as there is caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine available. Food is for when we are hungry. Not 3 or 4 or 5 times a day. That's why we aren't fat fu*cks. That and being blessed with a high metabolism.


But I say that as a skinny guy myself... well, perhaps formerly. The metabolism does allow down slightly in the 30s. Three meals a day works fine for me - I just don't eat a farkton of food.
 
2017-04-21 10:13:02 PM  
*slow down

Grrr, stupid phone
 
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