Katie Hopkins: what fat people need is a kick up the arse

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Katie Hopkins is at it again…speaking the truth.

Of course useful taxpayer funded troughers like Boyd Swinburn and hi pals would say that her attitudes are outrageous and if they could just have more funding they could design some new taxes to tax people thin.

The bottom line is Katie Hopkins is right…fat people do need a kick up the arse.>

Katie has just finished filming My Fat Story, a two-part series for the TLC television network, for which she piled on 4st (half her body weight) and ate her way through a staggering 13 ready meals daily to prove how easy it was to shed the pounds. “I’ve always criticised fat people, so I decided to put my money where my mouth is,” says the newly slimmed-down Katie, who believes that obese people are the architects of their own misfortune.

She has little sympathy with the recent EU ruling on obesity as a disability. It’s her belief there’s too much “sympathy, tea and tears” around Britain’s spiralling obesity epidemic, which costs the NHS more than £6 billion a year. “All fat people want is an excuse,” she says. “But fatties have the one thing disabled people don’t have. They have choice. Nobody’s forcing them to shovel food in their faces.” If she sees a morbidly obese person in a disabled parking bay, Katie plans to have this very conversation with them. “The institutions keep offering excuses but what fat people need is a kick up the a—,” she says.

Poverty or lack of education are no defence. “We went to Aldi, did the shop and proved the point,” she says. Katie, who believes there is no such thing as a happy fat person – they’re simply in denial – was appalled to discover recently that some British mothers were feeding their offspring liquidised Chinese and Indian takeaways. “You sit there and you go, ‘No! It can’t be true!’ ” she says. “But that’s what’s going on outside our cutesy little bubble.”  

And a message for the Boyd Swinburns of our society.

Doctors may question the science of Katie’s rapid weight gain – and loss – in My Fat Story, but Katie believes it’s because they’re mired in political correctness. “I’m never going to make The Lancet or the British Medical Journal,” she says. “But as soon as the camera goes off, doctors say, ‘You’re right. Fat people eat too much.’ ”

Anybody, she argues, can lose weight, and to prove the point she brought in a “fat club” of four, who included Amy, a stay-at-home mum, and Tracey, an unemployed 50-year-old who previously had cancer and currently suffers with arthritis. “I was trying to hit all the categories of people who have an excuse,” says Katie, who sent out an advertisement to her 269,000 Twitter followers (the response was overwhelming).

And the excuses?

Health excuses cut no ice with her. The ex-army girl who dreamt of being “Britain’s next major-general” is an epileptic who made 29 night-time trips to A & E last year alone to have her dislocated arms “put back in” (such setbacks only make her more resolute – she likes to be in her running shoes by 8am). “Perhaps that’s why I’m tough on people at times,” says Katie, whose army career ended after her epilepsy was spotted. “It’s because I have my own sense of perspective.” Her weight gain robbed her of all dignity, she says. “I was just this pathetic epileptic who looked fat and ugly and was everything I hated.”

The lesson here is instead of making excuses, and whining to media about how hard done by you are for eating all the pies, get off your fat arse and start at least walking.

 

– The Telegraph

 


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  • Cadwallader

    In 2002 together with a friend I tried to launch a new range of sports attire under the label OIO. This was in Western Australia which is possibly the most conservative place in the world. We approached numerous ad agencies to take us on but each refused after we translated the name: OIO=Obesity Is Optional.

  • Orange

    Anyone else read this while eating Christmas chocolates?

    • Reaper

      I was actually! How did you know? But I only weigh 50kg, so not fat. And only eat chocolate very occasionally.

  • Korau

    There is a New Zealand company that has a product to help. This is an appetite suppressor. I haven’t used it so can’t verify how well it works.

    http://tuataranatural.co.nz/

    I saw a story on this earlier today at http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/64606090/Blenheim-fat-mate-loses-13-5kg-in-8-weeks and I know in my case it’s the appetite that gets out of balance. A little assistance with this may help a lot of us weak willed folks.

    • ozbob68

      I would love it if the pill turned out to be a placebo.

      • Korau

        From http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/business/10628437/Seeds-of-hope-in-obesity-epidemic

        “The trial had been approved by the Health Ministry’s health and
        disability ethics committee and was partially funded by Callaghan
        Innovation, the government research-funding body, Vile said. The product
        and its ingredients were well tested and safe, although diabetics and
        people with heart issues should not take it, he said.”

        So one should assume there will be a control group.

      • Hard1

        It is an extract of grape skins and seeds. Incidentally, soak your supermarket grapes in salted water before eating. You’ll be surprised what comes off.
        I wonder if eating grapes before dinner does the same trick, which is increasing and maintaining your feeling of fullness.

  • Wheninrome

    Energy (food) in energy expended (exercise/actually moving the body in some way)
    if the sum of these are roughly equal no weight gain.
    If energy in is greater than that expended during the course of a day then you will get fatter.
    Less food on the table or in the takeaway bag, less weight gain, more money in the pocket for other things. Poverty might disappear.
    Buy a banana or apple instead of lollies or biscuits, healthier and cheaper.
    This is not rocket science, it is a funny thing called will power.
    I love food / wine and I know I am capable of being a little bit slimmer, however I am not obese under any of the tests going. But it can creep up on you if you don’t think about it as you get older.

  • MrBarrington

    Hmmm…. not sure about a thin person packing on the kilos and then shedding them again is the right test… if you happen to explore the medical side of things there are a huge number of complicating factors about how people put on and fail to lose weight… there was a recent article in New Scientist on this very subject (cover story mid-Nov I think)… and the takeaway was there is still a lot of research to be done on this subject to figure out what is going on at the chemical/cell level…

    It simply isn’t as simple as calling someone fat and demanding that they eat less – for a non-zero portion of the population their bio-chemistry may very well rob them of the ability to lose weight in a sustainable manner no matter what they eat…

    So Ms Hopkins and you Cameron risk being just shouty people… yelling about something that medical researchers are struggling to figure out… note medical researchers not “health advocates”…

    Although if you shove you face full or crap you deserve everything you get…

    • Nigel_F

      I agree that we have different metabolisms, for example I have to consume 2-3 times the RDI to maintain a constant weight, but if you starve someone no matter what their metabolism they will lose weight, therefore fat people need to eat less, they may be blessed with slow metabolisms and should take advantage of this.

      • Wheninrome

        I agree, few fat people among the concentration camp inmates. And certainly don’t see a lot of fat people in Africa when there is a famine on.

    • IKIDUNOT

      If life only was that simple…..still, the overweight people in my environment all eat and eat and eat….I used to be one of them, till I decided: enough is enough. I chose to lose weight slowly (over an 18 month period) and did so successfully (almost 20 kg) and have been on the same weight for some 4 years now.

    • Michael

      I sort of agree, it is a bit shouty, but having lost 30kgs in the last 18months through sensible dieting (I still drink beer, eat burgers and pizza, it’s not all brown rice, chicken and broccoli) and moving (gym, running, swimming), I think it’s (the shouting) needed. Friends and family did not shout at me, nor whispered. I had to have my own come to jesus moment on my weight on my own, you sometimes just don’t notice and the weight “sneaks” up on you. I think some shouting would have helped me sooner, but hey, I figured it out and changed.

      Yup, there will be disagreements forever from researchers and advocates alike. That should not mean the chorus of voices saying “you have a choice” or “you’re not disabled” should stop.

      Also, the fundamental principle of energy in vs. energy out is unchallenged. The basics of healthy percentages of body fat (note, not BMI, which is crap) are understood. Where the challenges are are in the measuring of macro/micro nutrients, the quantities needed based on activities levels etc. However, if people just took note of what they put in their mouths, this would start to change behaviour quickly. A Big Ben mince pie is 428 kcal or a 20min run at 14km/h.

      Information is the key to helping people with weight problems change their lives. Not an orange card for their dashboards and that needs as much noise as possible. That only further enables a negative behaviour.

    • Pharmachick

      Actually only around 3-5% of obesity has any sort of hormonal or metabolic cause. The rest is a net energy issue.

    • steve and monique

      The thing is that many overweight people used to be thin and I think that is the point Katie is trying to get across. It is a choice, although people that are wheelchair bound is a different kettle of fish i’m sure but if you can’t do the physical exercise required to keep yourself at a healthy weight then don’t consume an amount of food that you can’t realistically burn off or this is what happens. It isn’t rocket science, it’s common sense.

  • Damon Mudgway

    My main barrier to weight loss (I’m 105 kg should be 90 at 6’3) is my love of that stuff called food:-)

    • The Accountant

      And beer.

  • James Howlett

    I would honestly love it if obesity were any more complicated than intake of energy vs output of energy. It would be simply awesome if human beings could produce more energy than they consumed.
    Just consider the ramifications of this: If, in this scenario, we figured out the true cause of obesity we would, overnight, solve the worlds energy problem – goodbye nuclear/oil/solar and everything! Whatever is causing people to be obese, storing energy when they are already using more energy than they consume could then be co-opted to all other areas where there is a need to produce energy.
    All this nonsense about hard work and exercise and discipline and healthy eating is taking away from the real focus: obesity is the key to perpetual motion! Am I the only one who sees this?

    • Hard1

      Our bodies store fat for the hungry times to come. Is there any other reason?
      If you are eating more than an airline meal, then you are eating too much.
      When you lose weight, you are digesting yourself. Losing weight is the equivalent of a normally fit person doing the Coast to Coast, in other words, almost impossible. The ability to trim down has nothing to do with your intelligence. It is simply very, very difficult. A persons hedonistic mind has perfected the art of overriding every basic instinct that we have. Every meal becomes the Last Supper.
      The vast majority of Obese people are victims of their own appetites. Very few have medical problems that causes fat retention.
      One thing is certain. If you go on a juice diet, you will lose fat.

  • terrynaki

    went out on xmass eve,was the biggest one in the pub,im 120 kg 5/10 height,Ive decided to do the Atkien deit and exercise until end of May,will be interesting.

    • James Howlett

      Best of luck ‘naki. I didn’t get up to 120 clicks but do still remember having a similar ‘moment of clarity’ experience. Haven’t tried Atkin’s but hope it works for you.

    • johcar

      Atkins is great – I lost a shed load of weight on that diet some years ago. Unfortunately, I also had a heart attack a few months later. I’m not saying the two things are necessarily related, but let your doctor know….

  • Huia

    To my way of thinking that really is a bit like telling a person with deep depression that they actually need a kick up the arse and to take control of their lives and to perk up.
    There are all sorts of reasons people gain weight, I have one very close to me and have monitored her food for her to try and help her (at her request) I have had a front row seat in the battle and have somewhat changed my mind about the problem. Weeks when the food has been limited so much so that I seriously don’t think I could have lived like that myself, have seen a slight weight increase and no she was not cheating. I really do believe now that there is more too it and that bodies can treat food differently. We have all heard the bit about the fat people in concentration camps but why should people have to completely starve themselves so they can have societies approval and be like everyone else?
    Different body shapes, different genes, different nationalities, different reactions to food. I really don’t think this woman really knows what she is talking about, she is skimming the surface of something far deeper and skinny people who have never had a problem will be right there on the band wagon with her .
    Some men can drink copious amounts of beer and develop that lovely beer gut whilst the joker standing next door to them can do the same and be as skinny as a rake.

    • The Accountant

      I’m overweight and agree wholeheartedly with Katie Hopkins.

      • spanishbride

        I am over weight and I agree too. I can make all the excuses I like for being over weight but I choose to munch all those chips and I choose to not exercise as much as I could. I am too busy, I am stressed yes they are factors but in the past when I have been determined I have always lost the weight despite the odds. I obviously value the comfort of food right now more than the pleasure of fitting my old size 12 jeans.That is my current choice but I can and will change when I choose to.

        • The Accountant

          We are in danger of following the Americans on the whole “I have a condition” route, rather than I am a product of the choices I make. A very dangerous rabbit hole to go down.

        • Marby

          Ditto SB. When you next choose to lose weight again try intermittent fasting. Im doing it and it really works and is not hard. Go to Dr Mercollas site and search for the article. A study was done by a Dr using a group of women and it seems to have worked quite well. With most of them finding it much easier to stick to than a constant diet. Eat normally one day, fast the next…etc. The great thing is, on the fasting day you can still eat 500 calories, which is very easy to do in the summer with salads about. Its not hard because when you are having a tough day only eating 500 c you can handle it because you know that the following morning you can have your eggs on toast! Its the easiest dieting Ive ever tried.

  • The Accountant

    Fascinating theory around temperature and weight – http://t.co/fv8tthvpCQ

  • 1951

    Luv her, can we make Katie a Patron Saint of something.
    Seriously though she has a point about the exercise, on a whole those with weight issues generally aren’t as active as the perhaps they should be. Secondly, as with the discussion prior to this, obese people are likely to be undernourished. I don’t mean ‘they don’t get enough to eat’ but that they most likely ‘lacking nutrients required for body to maintain health’. We need to get back to eating more whole, fresh, plant based foods, reduce animal protein from around 23 to 25% back to 10 to 12%. Watch the balance of minerals & vitamins. Even with a well balanced diet there can be insufficient uptake of some vital minerals like magnesium, zinc due to unavailability or age. Once the body has sufficient, the appetite becomes less demanding.

  • Ratchette

    To start weight loss – cut out alcohol and fatty food. Eat sensibly. Exercise more.
    After two weeks get a result and be motivated
    Now how difficult is that ?

    • You’ll get even better results if you cut out carbs instead of fatty foods

      • damm good thrashing

        For better results than that…..eat less food of all kinds

      • I.M Bach

        Spuds are out, bacon’s in.

    • Pharmachick

      I’m with Cameron on this – got really heavy a few years ago and by adopting proper Atkins lifestyle lost a ton of weight.

    • Tom

      And take away those shop rider trolleys from half the fatties that can’t be bothered walking.

  • Andy Brown

    What is the story with the large people who park in the disability parking?

    • steve and monique

      Was wondering that myself. Fat isn’t a disability, it’s a choice

  • Disinfectant

    Katie Hopkins is obviously a target now for those who don’t like free speech.
    She is now under investigation by the Police for tweeting about Ebola when a nurse with the disease was flown from Glasgow to London for treatment. She is alleged to have made the following comments; “little sweaty jocks”, “Sending us ebola bombs in the form of sweaty Glaswegians just isn’t cricket”. “Glaswegian ebola patient moved to London’s Royal free Hospital. Not so independent when it matters most are we jocksville”. Then in a last salvo which she aimed at the Scottish first Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, she tweeted; “Dear small woman, the people of England would like to thank you for the healthcare we are providing for your ebola victim”.
    My take on this is, she is railing against the partial devolution of power to Scotland following on from the recent referendum, which comes at a disproportionate cost to the other U.K taxpayers.

  • GMAK

    This is so true. I am a fatty. I carry currently 20 – 25 kg more then i should (but down by about 10 kg on my heaviest about 8 months ago). It isnt easy, nobody promises that but it is achievable. Step by step, kilo by kilo. Sometimes I plateu, infact I am in one now. Now that xmas is out the way it just means a another tweak. Increase exercise or decrease eating or both and start on the next 10kg

    • I.M Bach

      Cut down on your carbs. This guy has three, way too many.

  • I_See_Crazy_People

    Like everything else, it is everyone else’s fault. Not my fault I eat too much. Not my fault I couldn’t be bothered to get an education. The Left has made everyone a victim.

  • I.M Bach

    I am 177cm tall, weigh 81kg and apparently should be 78. I like bacon, pork fillet, chicken thighs and bourbon. If I really wanted to I could cut out……..reading about how overweight I am.

  • steve and monique

    I hope they screen it here in primetime and in schools and at the obesity and diabetes clinics at the hospitals. Apparently one of the four “panelists” she got in is now suing her for hate crimes. Better have your lawyer on standby then, there are a lot of people who think like Katie, no one likes the truth when it points out their faults and they are forced to take personal responsibility – Heaven forbid. That’s what Boyd is here for, to remove that from you and blame everyone else.

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