Fat sham­ing — the new Atkins

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Living - - FRONT PAGE - DONAL LYNCH

It’s Jan­uary and you’ve tried all those other fad di­ets — but have you tried in­sults about your weight? That might have been what many of us won­dered when Kelly Brook re­vealed that the thing that prompted her to lose a pile of weight was not just on­line trolls taunt­ing her, and cruel pa­parazzi stalk­ing her, but also her boyfriend call­ing her a bal­loon. For good mea­sure her mother also told her she should stop eat­ing.

Faced with this on­slaught, a lesser woman might have crum­bled or in­deed dou­bled down on the cake and bic­cies — but Kelly har­nessed all that neg­a­tive en­ergy into a jaw-drop­ping body trans­for­ma­tion and a food sup­ple­ment en­dorse­ment deal. And in an ab­so­lutely bril­liant piece of poetic jus­tice, she now has the boyfriend eat­ing the food sup­ple­ment stuff — and he “loves” it.

So there you have it, fat sham­ing is the new Atkins, and the fad of the mo­ment — at least un­til some­one comes up with a diet where a loved one lit­er­ally slaps

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