A weighty issue

According to the Department of Health, obesity is one of the biggest health challenges we face in the UK. Although Paul Mason is an extreme case of the super obese, the situation is likely to become more common. Currently almost one in four adults and one in six children in England are obese, and the UK is already the fattest nation in Europe. If the obesity epidemic continues at this rate, by 2025 nearly half of men and a third of women will be clinically obese. (Source)

A documentary, which was aired on Channel 4 on Wednesday night (5 January 2011), follows his life as he gets ready for life saving surgery to make his stomach smaller. Read more…

World’s fastest swimmer Michael Phelps consumed nearly 10,000 calories a day and stayed perfectly fit. The only difference is that Phelps would burn the excess fuel. Read more…

MICHAEL PHELPS' DIET
Breakfast: Three fried egg sandwiches; cheese; tomatoes; lettuce; 
fried onions; mayonnaise; three chocolate-chip pancakes; five-egg 
omelette; three sugar-coated slices of French toast; bowl of grits;two cups of coffee
Lunch: Half-kilogram (one pound) of enriched pasta; two large ham 
and cheese sandwiches with mayonnaise on white bread; energy drinks
Dinner: Half-kilogram of pasta, with carbonara sauce; large pizza; energy drinks

Guiness record for biceps

Bodybuilder Moustafa Ismail gives his reaction after being awarded the Guinness World Record for his 79cm (31in) biceps. Speaking in London, Egypt-born Ismail, who lives in Massachusetts, says he lifts weights to look better, and eats 3kg (6.6lb) of protein and six meals a day to achieve his unique shape. (Source)

Calorie restriction

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