Nanny is right about obe­sity

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DAR­REN “Dibsy” Mc­clin­tock, 27, weighed over 30st and was “eat­ing him­self to death” on take­aways. So his wor­ried pal Mike Hind be­gan hand­ing out leaflets to fast­food joints in Mid­dles­brough, urg­ing them to stop serv­ing him It was the wake-up call that Dibsy needed and he’s now swapped his 2,000 calo­rie “parmo” snacks – deep fried chicken in cheese sauce – for healthy grub. Per­sonal trainer Mike has also got him on a fit­ness regime. Dibsy said: “As soon as I saw the leaflets say­ing I was killing my­self, it hit home mas­sively. I’ve been in de­nial too long.” He is lucky to have a friend like Mike. But mil­lions of other peo­ple are still in de­nial about their weight, por­tion sizes and calo­rie in­take. So, while I of­ten moan about the nanny state, I wel­come the news that Pub­lic Health Eng­land wants to make restau­rants shrink pizza and pie sizes and force food firms to cut calo­ries in ready meals. They are serv­ing us well in the fight against deadly obe­sity.

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