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Snacks yer lot, Gina (woman addicted to potato chips gets sick)
The Sun Online ^ | Monday, July 4, | By JEROME STARKEY

Posted on 07/04/2005 5:07:18 PM PDT by Cowman

Snacks yer lot, Gina By JEROME STARKEY A WOMAN nearly died after eating nothing but CRISPS for three years. Gina Gough, 22, was rushed to hospital with severe stomach pains after scoffing 15 packets a DAY. She suffered jaundice and her weight had ballooned from 9st to 14st. Doctors first thought she had picked up the highly infectious liver disease hepatitis and sealed her in an isolation ward. But they later discovered her condition was a result of an addiction to high-fat, chemical-rich potato snacks. Gina, a nursery nurse, from Cannock, Staffs, needed four-and-a-half hours of emergency surgery to remove a massively inflamed gall bladder. It had swollen to the size of a tennis ball and could have exploded at any moment. After the operation, surgeons found gall stones almost 1½in across. Talking about her crisp addiction, Gina said yesterday: “I’d start off with a packet for breakfast and then I’d have a second one. I wasn’t tempted by any other food.”

Gina began snacking on crisps after losing her job in 2000. She said: “I was depressed but felt good after crisps. “My mum used to tell me that all the crisps I ate would make me ill but I shrugged it off. “I didn’t think anything this bad could happen to me — but I could have died.” Gina insists she got high on the fat and chemical additives in the crisps. She is calling for health warnings on packets. Gina is now eating low-fat meals, regularly exercising and has lost more than 20lb. She said: “I used to be a very happy-go-lucky person but I started to get mood swings and became very snappy.”

Research by US scientists suggests fat and sugar in high quantities have a similar affect on the brain as heroin and cocaine. Dr David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said Gina was lucky to be alive. He added: “Crisps should be eaten only once every couple of weeks.”


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: addiction; gallbladdersurgery; health; idiot; potatochips
Betcha can't eat just one
1 posted on 07/04/2005 5:07:19 PM PDT by Cowman
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To: Cowman
She said: “I used to be a very happy-go-lucky person but I started to get mood swings and became very snappy.”

Starvation will do that.

2 posted on 07/04/2005 5:10:12 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: Cowman

These things rock, and the sour cream & cheddar variety are my favorite. They have 1/10th the fat of the regular chips.

3 posted on 07/04/2005 5:14:26 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: Cowman; MadIvan

Let's see . . . she started at nine stone, which is more or less 126 pounds, and ended at 14 stone, which is around 196 pounds.

Did no one around her notice a 70-pound gain?

I have co-workers who offer to run up and down stairs with me when I get up about four pounds. (But in case y'all get indignant, they are very diplomatic. They're trying to help me wedding-prep.)


4 posted on 07/04/2005 5:18:21 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: kezekiel
the sour cream & cheddar variety are my favorite. They have 1/10th the fat of the regular chips.

Careful, if you eat too many you will get snappy.

5 posted on 07/04/2005 5:18:41 PM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: MadIvan

BTW, since I omitted it in the last post, ping for a math conversion check!

Do I have it right - a stone is 14 pounds or so?

(And if by some strange freak of chance you know WHY a stone is 14 pounds or so, I would just love to hear the reason. I'm odd that way.)


6 posted on 07/04/2005 5:19:21 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: kezekiel

Those aren't the ones with Olestra, are they?


7 posted on 07/04/2005 5:19:38 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: Cowman

Given that she packed on about 70 pounds, she should have gotten a clue about 30 pounds ago.


9 posted on 07/04/2005 5:20:12 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Xenalyte

No, these are baked... olestra is the stuff that came with the warning "may cause greasy stool." Eww. I'll pass.


10 posted on 07/04/2005 5:22:04 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: kezekiel

Good to know! 'Cause, like you said, eww.


11 posted on 07/04/2005 5:27:11 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: Bob

Sheesh, my clothes start to fit wrong when I get six, maybe seven pounds over ideal weight.

If I gained 70 pounds, there is exactly ONE item in my closet that would fit . . . a J. Peterman caftan.

I am SO not kidding.

Yes, I own a J. Peterman caftan. (Actually, the household owns two . . . one belongs to Xena's Guy.)


12 posted on 07/04/2005 5:28:59 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: Xenalyte

So... what's caftan?


13 posted on 07/04/2005 5:31:50 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: Cowman

Maybe it was the MSG and other artificial flavorings that caused the addiction. Some guy on Coast to Coast claimed that MSG can be extremely addictive, in addition to causing migraines, drowsiness, etc. Of course the next night's guest insisted that half of earth's inhabitants are descended from extraterrestrials, so I don't know how reliable Coast to coast's guests are.


14 posted on 07/04/2005 5:33:14 PM PDT by giotto
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To: kezekiel
So... what's caftan?

A Caftan is the guy in charge of a ship... Sheesh! I thought everybody knew that.

15 posted on 07/04/2005 5:34:44 PM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Cowman
But they later discovered her condition was a result of an addiction to high-fat, chemical-rich potato snacks.

What chemicals are they talking about? I work in a potato chip factory, and they consist of potatoes, oil, and salt. I guess salt would qualify, but most people wouldn't consider them chemical-rich.
16 posted on 07/04/2005 5:36:45 PM PDT by deaconjim (Remembering Reagan)
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To: kezekiel

It's a Mumu.


17 posted on 07/04/2005 5:37:44 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: kezekiel

"Caftan" is essentially Arabic for "muumuu."


18 posted on 07/04/2005 5:39:31 PM PDT by Xenalyte (End women's suffrage! Hasn't the country suffered enough?)
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To: TADSLOS
It's a Mumu.

I have one of those! She likes to go for motorcycle rides.

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19 posted on 07/04/2005 5:42:52 PM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: kezekiel
These things rock

Baked 'potato chips' have the flavor of cardboard. Baked Cheetos are the only 'healthy' snack that has a bearable flavor.

20 posted on 07/04/2005 5:56:40 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Cowman

I feel her pain.

I decided to go on a diet after today and trying to get rid of all the "bad stuff" is making me sick - cake, chocolate, cookies, ice cream.......


21 posted on 07/04/2005 6:14:40 PM PDT by Jaysun (No matter how hot she is, some man, somewhere, is tired of her sh*t)
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To: Cowman
A tranlations from British English to American English is required. Herewith, my effort:

A woman moron nearly died after eating nothing but crisps potato chips for three years. Gina Gough, 22, was rushed to hospital with severe stomach pains after scoffing scarfing 15 packets bags a DAY. She suffered jaundice turned yaller and her weight had ballooned from 9st 126 pounds to 14st 196 pounds. Doctors first thought she had picked up the highly infectious liver disease hepatitis and sealed her in an isolation ward. But they later discovered her condition was a result of an addiction to high-fat, chemical-rich potato snacks. Gina, a nursery nurse, from Cannock, Staffs, needed four-and-a-half hours of emergency surgery to remove a massively inflamed gall bladder. It had swollen to the size of a tennis ball blowed up real good, and could have exploded at any moment. After the operation, surgeons found gall stones almost 1½in across. Talking about her crisp tater chip addiction, Gina said yesterday: “I’d start off with a packet bag for breakfast and then I’d have a second one. I wasn’t tempted by any other food.”

Gina began snacking on crisps chips after losing her job in 2000. She said: “I was depressed but felt good after crisps tater chips. “My mum Momma used to tell me that all the crisps chips I ate would make me ill but I shrugged it off. “I didn’t think anything this bad could happen to me — but I could have died assumed room temperature.” Gina insists she got high on the fat and chemical additives in the crisps chips. She is calling for health warnings on packets. Gina is now eating low-fat meals, regularly exercising and has lost more than 20lb. She said: “I used to be a very happy-go-lucky person but I started to get mood swings and became very snappy a fat bitch.”

Research by US scientists suggests fat and sugar in high quantities have a similar affect on the brain as heroin and cocaine. Dr David Haslam, chairman of the National Obesity Forum, said Gina was lucky to be alive. He added: “Crisps Potato chips should be eaten only once every couple of weeks.”


22 posted on 07/04/2005 6:16:26 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (What happens in Waxhaw STAYS in Waxhaw.)
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To: Hunble

Speaking of dosage charts..... ^-^


23 posted on 07/04/2005 6:18:01 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: Xenalyte

Thank you for explaining that. I had no idea what a 9 st or a 14 st was.


24 posted on 07/04/2005 6:22:21 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: giotto

>>>Maybe it was the MSG and other artificial flavorings that caused the addiction.

IMO, it is the nicotine. Potatoes are a nightshade plant. Even though most of the nicotine is in the leaves, it does get to the fruit too.


25 posted on 07/04/2005 6:25:01 PM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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To: deaconjim

Keep up the good work - I eat more than my fair share of them.


26 posted on 07/04/2005 6:26:38 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Spec.4 Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: kezekiel
Also caused anal seepage.
27 posted on 07/04/2005 6:35:35 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: Cowman

Nah thats the Captain, the Caftan is the thing all those sailors walk around to pull up the anchor.


28 posted on 07/04/2005 6:44:49 PM PDT by sgtbono2002
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To: TASMANIANRED

29 posted on 07/04/2005 6:51:51 PM PDT by kezekiel
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To: sgtbono2002; Cowman

Heck no. A Caftan is what you get when you sit out in the pasture in the sun all day.

I'm a city boy and even I know that!


30 posted on 07/04/2005 6:53:16 PM PDT by Wombat101 (Sanitized for YOUR protection...)
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To: kezekiel

LOL.

Reminds me of South Park.


31 posted on 07/04/2005 6:55:01 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

lol!


32 posted on 07/04/2005 6:58:03 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Three guys walked into a bar. The fourth one ducked.)
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To: Calpernia
Even though most of the nicotine is in the leaves, it does get to the fruit too. Tuber, a potato is a tuber. A tomato is a fruit.
33 posted on 07/05/2005 3:47:29 AM PDT by Cowman (Just when you hit the bottom of the stupid hole you notice the guy next to you is digging)
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To: Xenalyte
(They're trying to help me wedding-prep.)

*sigh*

34 posted on 07/05/2005 3:56:33 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Looks like the Supreme Court wants to play Cowboys and Homeowners.)
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To: Cowman

Oh yes. Sorry. Technically it is a Tuber. I was kind of trying to make a broad sweep meaning fruit as in 'result of'. I was trying to include all the plants like peppers, potatotes, tomatoes, artichokes and such.

But a potato is a tuber :)


35 posted on 07/05/2005 5:59:27 AM PDT by Calpernia (Breederville.com)
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