If you’re fat, don’t be offended

If you’re fat, overweight, pleasantly plump, obese, borderline munchkin, umpa-lumpa or simply big boned, please don’t be offended. I, myself, am a larger man with a six pack rolled into one, idle muscle which is just bursting to be released. Then again, it is good to be a little larger, and most women enjoy snuggling up to somebody who isn’t a size zero or believes being super-skinny is attractive. Look at James Cordon, a cuddly teddy bear who isn’t ashamed to show his man boobs in public. The fact is, bigger is often better, although there is something I have never understood…

Watching Supersize vs Superskinny, the first thing that comes to mind is: by the time you reach 19, 20, 30 stone, don’t you stop and think ‘I really need to lose weight’? Sure, but for some people the temptation of food is too much, as though beef burgers and chips are the answer to an orgasm now that their partners have problems finding it.

What I also don’t understand is how these contestants say ‘I’m killing myself, it’s hurting, I’m not going to live very long’ and the next minute they’re scoffing down a super-size portion of chips and kebab meat. If your weight issue becomes so extreme, and here I am referring to those classified as morbidly obese, then surely it is your responsibility to do something about it.

I have seen some people who have a gastric bypass and a year later they are still hooked on fatty foods – so, is the whole problem psychological and should that barrier be broken before undergoing any surgery? It is a huge cost to the NHS, and I guarantee that if an obese person stood in front of you, next to a terminally ill person, you would opt to pay for the latter’s medical help.

What I mean by this is that terminal illness is much harder to prevent and I would like to see more money being poured into the NHS for this purpose than middle-aged people wanting a gastric bypass to look good, if they can’t be bothered to diet, or because they think it is free and their only excuse for treatment is that ‘they are suffering from depression’ – unfortunately many people do con the system.

On the other hand, weight issues are common in men and women and they should be provided with the right amount of motivation, help and support to ensure they lead healthier lifestyles.

If you wan’t to really annoy a television audience, just tell them that some of their taxes will go towards paying for surgery whilst the rest of us diet the hard way!


About Cuts, News and Views

The site’s author is a student at the Birmingham School of Media and a journalist for both Birmingham Budget Cuts and Sony Music Entertainment. He is a PR consultant as well as having worked for the BBC. The author also contributes on a freelance basis to The Times and The Guardian. Dean Hill is a member of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

Posted on May 17, 2011, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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