For those who haven’t seen the programme, Ms Hopkins (self declared fat hater) decided to educate the masses by gaining 3 stone in weight and then shifting it ASAP. The phrase ‘eat less, move more’ was rammed down our throats as she rammed meal after meal, snack after snack down her own revolting throat.
Not only was this a ‘No-Sh*t- Sherlock’ approach to diet and exercise but it was also an incredibly naive experiment. No great surprise there, given who we’re dealing with, but even the doctors who checked her out before her bingeing began said that it was unwise and that they didn’t recommend her going ahead.
But go ahead she did, determined to prove her points.
If you eat a lot and don’t move - you get fat.
When you stop eating and take up exercise - you lose weight.
Really?! Oh, Ms Hopkins where would we be without your wisdom?
Now … here’s where I have the problem. I am considered to be a ‘normal, healthy weight’. I have no issues with food but I’m well aware that there are people who do, and to imply that it’s as simple as ABC to shift weight if you have an eating disorder is ignorant and small-minded.
Of course Ms Hopkins would have no problem going back to her old eating and exercising habits - it’s who she is and she’s clearly also someone with a naturally high metabolism. Although, as the rugby players pointed out when they first saw her skeletal-bikini-clad bones, she could do with keeping on a few of those gained pounds. Quite frankly, she looked like an under-nourished ten year old with an old lady’s head glued on top.
We are now all well aware that Ms Hopkins wouldn’t employ a fat person - a statement she’s incredibly proud of. After learning more about her through this programme, how would she feel if someone told her they wouldn’t offer her employment because she’s epileptic? Not nice, is it?
And now that we’ve been ‘enlightened’ on weight-loss, I wonder if she’d like to try bulimia or anorexia for a few months - and then oh-so-miraculously snap out of it. Or how about alcoholism? Or here’s a good one … pop your dressing gown on and sink into the depths of depression/panic attacks/anxiety and then show all the sufferers how simple it is to shed your gloom and start living again.
Because it’s really that simple, isn’t it Katie?