Nanny is right about obesity
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.